3 Steps for Successful Real Estate Transactions in Puerto Vallarta

When Tropicasa Realty opened for business over 20 years ago, summer marked the “slow season” in the Puerto Vallarta real estate market. But as our destination has grown, real estate investment is a 12 month a year booming marketplace, with buyers throughout North American interested in buying property in Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. The process […]

Protecting Your Puerto Vallarta Property from the Sun

When owning a property, protecting your home from the sun is important for many reasons, including keeping the interior of your home cooler and limiting the use of your air conditioners, and keeping paint and fabrics on indoor and outdoor furniture from fading under the strength of solar rays. Here are two ways to help […]

Tips for Great Summer Gardening in Puerto Vallarta

With the summer months, comes the rainy season in Puerto Vallarta. And while our rains usually roll in hard and fast in the late afternoons, leaving sunny days, for the most part, those heavy rains can both make your garden lush and green, but also cause some damage without proper preparedness. We have a few […]

Forgetting the Fear of the Fideicomiso

Many buyers get nervous when they hear about the “fideicomiso” system, which is the manner in which residential property can be purchased by foreigners in the “restricted zones”, that is land which is 50 kilometers from the coast or 100 kilometers from the border. This system is part of the Mexican Constitution, designed to protect […]

Hotel Investing: The Move from Luxury to Lifestyle

The Puerto Vallarta region is a hotspot of interest for investors in the hospitality industry, with remarkably high tourism rates which continue to rise year after year, bolstered by numerous factors including the beauty and security of the destination, excellent airline connectivity, and vacation amenities and activities that appeal to a broad range of traveler […]

Finding the Right Listing Agent for Your Home

For most people, real estate investments are a major, if not the key element, of their personal financial portfolio. More than just financial interest, people have an emotional and sentimental investment in their properties, so if you are considering listing your Puerto Vallarta home for sale, choosing the right real estate agent that can see […]

Understanding the Ejido

Ejido land (pronounced eh-hee-do) is a term you may come across when considering real estate in Puerto Vallarta or other parts of Mexico and it isn’t something easily understood, because the concept is not found in other parts of North America. In a simple history, after the Mexican Revolution and under the Mexican Constitution, large […]