Keller Williams Worldwide comes to Mexico

Keller Williams Worldwide Expands into Mexico

The new KW Mexico team is led by Operating Principal Mario Aviles and includes Jorge Carbonell, Teresa Anderson, Barbara Gaxoet and Roberto Obregon.

“We want to take the Mexican real estate industry to the next level,” Aviles says. “Our goal is to make KW Mexico the leading real estate company for new generations around the country. Communication, commitment and integrity are the values that will make KW Mexico the real estate company of choice for brokers, agents and clients.”

With 120 million residents in Mexico and a rapidly expanding economy, the Mexican real estate sector is poised for explosive growth and is ready for the culture that is the thread of Keller Williams.

“One of our opportunities is the ability to revolutionize the real estate market in Mexico,” Obregon said. “There’s a lot of potential on the development side.”

Keller Williams, which is the largest real estate franchise by agent count in North America with more than 100,000 associates, announced the expansion plans this week at Mega Camp convention in Austin. The Texas-based company started expanding beyond North America in 2012, and has regions in the countries of Dubai, Indonesia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK and Vietnam. After record-setting years for growth, productivity and profitability, the company is on a path to become the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count, transactions and volume.

“We are constantly looking for the right business leaders to share the Keller Williams mission, vision and culture around the world,” said Chris Heller, president of Keller Williams Worldwide. “We are excited by the opportunity to work with Mario and his talented team to help real estate professionals in Mexico grow their business and serve clients at the very highest level.”

KW Mexico will emphasize opportunities for real estate professionals to grow and develop their business skills through leading-edge systems and models, education and technology.

“Keller Williams brings to Mexico great opportunities for wealth building and professionalism,” Gaxoet said. “It’s a perfect fit for our family-based networking culture.”

“Keller Williams will begin a red wave for a new generation of real estate professionals,” Carbonell said.

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For business opportunities through out KW Mexico, including agent teams and profit sharing  – please contact me!

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Los Cabos Relief Efforts for Hurricane Odile – largest hurricane to hit Baja California

 

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The Los Cabos area was devastated when Hurricane Odile surged into the baja on Sunday night. My family personally survived the terror.  The area will get worse in the near days due to no power, no communications, no inbound travel, no gas for generators, and no water.

The organizations below are ones that I am personally aware of that are either on sight currently or preparing efforts and teams immediately.  Anything you can do to contribute will make a difference!

Thirst No More

Craig Miller, founder of Thirst No More has agreed to help lead efforts in Cabo. There’s no one better for this type of work. He’s asked us to raise money to help put together PAKS (Primary Assistance Kits). These kits are designed to meet the very basic needs of people who have lost everything. PAKS are typically in some sort of plastic containers that can be used to store the items or also to store clean water. The contents include things like soap, wash cloths, towels, sandals, a toy, plates, forks, matches, a cooking pan, flash light with batteries, some food… We also like to give tools like tarps, saws, hammers, and nails that can be used to build temporary shelter. The standard price for a PAK is $50.00 USD and it includes everything in one PAK, as well as cost of getting it to the victims.

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When you think of Cabo, most people are thinking of the beautiful resorts and scenery. What many of you don’t know, in the outskirts of Cabo, there are poverty stricken people that live in homemade shacks that they call home. Their “shacks/homes” have been demolished and there are literally thousands misplaced as we speak.
Please go to the Thirst No More website. On the bottom right hand corner you will see a “DONATE” tab, click on it. This will lead you to the next page where you will see a “CLICK HERE” tab underneath the big BLUE DONATE, click on CLICK HERE. Under the drop down tab, select “CABO RELIEF” all the way at the bottom of the list.

Every penny of your donation will go directly to our relief work in Cabo. Thank you for helping us with this effort. We need purification tablets donated as well. If you’re in the Houston area you can drop off at The Waters Church — visit their website for location at www.iamthewaters.com 

Bisbee ’s Cabo Relief

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“We’re creating a call to action throughout the global sport-fishing family to help those who have suffered so much in this natural disaster,” Bisbee says. “We’re donating $250,000 in seed money to the Bisbee’s Cabo Relief Fund and ask our generous fellow anglers to help out by donating themselves.

“We’ve developed a two-prong approach that will really make a difference. In partnership with Club Dust (Club Dust on Facebook) volunteers will arrive as soon as the airport reopens and start assessing the situation to provide critical shelter, from tent cities to rebuilding homes,” Bisbee adds. In addition to providing critical shelter in Cabo San Lucas in the storm’s aftermath, the second step to recovery is helping those individually-owned sport-fishing businesses that were directly impacted get back to work.

The money will be routed through the Rotary Club International’s Boulder City, Nevada Club to get where it’s needed the most.

For online donations  click here 

YachtAid Global

YachtAid Global has “a lot in the works” for Hurricane Odile relief, Drewelow says, “every yacht big or small that intends to head south to Cabo needs to bring aid. Recovery will take months.” YachtAid Global is coordinating some efforts with Marine Group Boat Works, which has a facility in Cabo San Lucas, too. Marine Group Boat Works’ San Diego yard is collecting items that are of critical immediate need:

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• drinking water: “water is running out,” Drewelow says. “If power comes on or people get fuel for generators, water can start flowing again in extremely limited quantities.”
• basic first-aid items like bandages, antiseptics and ointments, and hand sanitizers
• food with long shelf life: beans, tuna, canned meat, boxed milk and other beverages
• shelter: pop-up tents, rolls of heavy-duty plastic sheeting, canvas tarps, and small-diameter (¼- to ½-inch) ropes to secure the tarps
• clothing

If you’d like to donate any of these items, you can mail them to:
Attn: Cabo Relief/Leah Yam
Marine Group Boat Works
997 G Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910-3414
If you have questions, contact Leah Yam at Marine Group Boat Works at (619) 427-6767. You can also donate funds via YachtAid Global’s donation page.
Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association
Donations are currently being collected to submit to a transport company in Tijuana, which will take supplies to Los Cabos.

Items needed: flashlights with batteries, trash bags, dust masks, mosquito repellant, tarps, rope, saws, nails, hammers, tents, sleeping bags, water purification tables, used clothing/shoes, matches, candles, etc.

For monetary donations (NO CASH PLEASE) make checks payable to LBSCA (Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association). Please write Hurricane Odile 2014 in the Memo section of the check.

Laguna Nursery has kindly offered to accept supply donations and donation checks at their landmark nursery business site: Laguna Nursery 1370 South Coast Highway Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (HOURS: 8am-5pm 7 days a week)
Or you can mail checks to: LBSC P.O. Box 1011 Laguna Beach, CA 92652.
For more information contact: Phone: (949) 492-0883 info@lagunabeachsistercities.org

Casa Hogar

Casa Hogar is a local home for 41 boys ages 3-17 that will need funds to continue and re-build. The facility was severely damaged as the boys survived the hurricane overnight in a class room — however their most important treasure survived! This organization operates solely from private donations. Your gift provides for the needs of the boys including food, housing, transportation, education, medical and dental care and a loving staff the boys consider their family. You enable us to provide a happy and supportive home where every boy is assured a future by either returning to their family, through adoption or a post Casa Hogar education/work plan tailored to their needs.

For donations online via paypal click here 

Mexico Red Cross

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Donations via paypal 

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Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and what ever you can contribute at this time of need!

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Vacation in Cabo – things to do that are fun for the family!

What to do in Cabo with the family….

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the Favorite Beaches

My kid’s favorite beach is Medano.  Within walking distance to town, this is where you find the most action. You can take a  boogie board, a freesbie, or a football for shore side fun.  If you want to get in the water … my kids like to jet ski, double parasail, and ride around on the banana boat.  For a morning adventure, visit Cabo SUP for paddle board rentals.  That’s my personal fav!  The guys at Cabo SUP can also get you any of the water sports you need, in addition to kayak rentals if someone isn’t quite certain about the SUP.

For a fun afternoon, you can take a glass bottom boat out around the arch and stop off at Pelican Rock area to snorkel.  Bring your own gear – or in busy season you can rent gear out there or use a tour service. We usually bring our own lunch and drinks – however you can always find something good to eat – oysters, doughnuts, fruit, or burritos in high season.

Our favorite beach spots:  The Office for breakfast, Baja Cantina, the dive shop by Billygans (kids love their smoothies and nachos), or even the Sand Bar.  Billygans or Baja Cantina Beach Club will provide beach lounge chairs and umbrellas with food and drink purchase. Most places will have 2×1 drinks. My favorite – the skinny margaritas while the kids like their “miami vice.”  Parent warning: stay away from the Mango Deck during Spring Break – the contests are adult oriented!

If you have a car, check out these other favorite sandy spots.  In San Jose, Zippers is a fun beach bar that always is a feel good spot.  With a kids play center, satellite TV,  rental boards and surf lessons – there is something for everyone!

For kids surf lessons – there is a great program at Cabo Surf Hotel that guarantees they will be surfing!

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Zip Lining – We have tried both locations: Costa Azul and Wild Canyon.  Both are great, the kids preferred Wild Canyon because of the animal display and the new suspension bridge.  The zip lining is the best we have ever done – thrilling for the kids! Be prepared to buy the photos as you cannot take your camera with.  Transportation from your hotel is provided.

Snorkel Cruise – For a trip out further for snorkeling, try Pez Gato to Playa Santa Maria or Cabo Escape to Chileno Bay.

Sunset Cruise – Cabo Rey is a fun boat for a sunset dinner cruise or a whale watching breakfast (in season) cruise.  Perfect up close view of the arch with good food and drinks. For a more private catered adventure or your own charter – sail with Captain Bob.

Swim with the Dolphins – Dolphin Discovery is a must do adventure. In a natural habitat in the marina area of Puerto Los Cabos, it is educational for the kids and provides a great experience for any age. They have free transportation from any hotel.

Other fun things to do:

Horse Back Riding or ATV Riding on the beach (sunset time is best)

Glass Factory  (go in the morning, demonstrations until 1 pm)

Cerritos Beach Club (live jazz music in the sand on Sunday afternoons)

Todos Santos (check the events calendar – and must stop into Hotel California for a Mango Margaraita!)

Cabo Pulma (best diving and snorkeling in the area)

Whale Watching (Dec – March)

Deep Sea Fishing

Release Sea Turtles (Fall)

San Jose Organic Market (Saturday 9-3, Nov – June)

San Jose Art Walk – (Thursday evenings, 5-9pm Nov – June)

 

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Golf Condominiums selling now at Quivira Golf Course Los Cabos Mexico

Golf and Ocean View Master Planned Community at Sunset Beach

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This open one bedroom two bathroom condo is the perfect getaway or investment property! Luxurious finishes as you would expect – travertine flooring, granite counters, alder millwork, sliding doors that open the space to a grand ocean & Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course View. Very spacious layout that provides a kitchen island with seating for four – and a dining table that hosts 6! Great for entertaining! The private master suite has dual sinks, tub, private toilet room, plus a custom closet system.

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Community amenities and services: Beach Club to included beach cabanas with flat screen TV’s and audio systems, outdoor grill pavilion for private dinner parties, beach fire pits, pool, private beach massage, kid’s club, casual dining at the Oceanside Bar & Grill, coffee bar with wi-fi, and telescopes for whale watching and star gazing. The Golf clubhouse will have a pro-shop, grill and restaurant/bar, private areas for golf members, and practice facilities including private members only areas. Copala neighborhood club house located within walking distance will have a complete gym, exercise decks for yoga & meditation, pool, steam rooms, kids play grounds, deli cafe, and bike paths. In addition, a neighborhood vehicle is provided to get you anywhere on property you want to go… or connect you to the transportation system that leaves hourly for downtown.

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Pre Construction incentives going on NOW!
Developer financing provides monthly payments from $1200 per month.

Come take a Hummer tour out to the site today! Appointments booked daily!

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Phase Two – Now Open | Copala at Quivira Los Cabos |Pueblo Bonito Full Ownership Real Estate

Welcome to a Golf and Ocean View Master Planned Community at Sunset Beach — located off the 16th fairway of the Signature Jack Nicklaus golf course.

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This open 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom condo is the perfect getaway or investment property! Luxurious entry that opens with views straight to the beach! Finishes as you would expect – travertine flooring, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, alder millwork, sliding wood grain aluminum doors that open the space to a grand ocean & golf course. Very spacious layout that provides a kitchen island with seating for 4 – and a dining table that hosts 6…Great for entertaining! The private master suite has dual sinks, tub, private toilet room, plus a custom closet system. Plus two other guest suites. The terrace runs the entire length of the condo providing ocean views from the great room, the master suite and the 2nd guest suite. This floor plan provides the largest terrace in the building…lots of outdoor space to take in the beautiful views of the sunrise and enjoy the cool summer breezes!

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Community amenities and services: Beach Club to included beach cabanas with flat screen TV’s and audio systems, outdoor grill pavilion for private dinner parties, beach fire pits, pool, private beach massage, kid’s club, casual dining at the Oceanside Bar & Grill, coffee bar with wi-fi, and telescopes for whale watching and star gazing. The Golf clubhouse will have a pro-shop, grill and restaurant/bar, private areas for golf members, and practice facilities including private members only areas. Copala neighborhood club house located within walking distance will have a complete gym, exercise decks for yoga & meditation, pool, steam rooms, kids play grounds, deli cafe, and bike paths. In addition, a neighborhood vehicle is provided to get you anywhere on property you want to go… or connect you to the transportation system that leaves hourly for downtown.

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Pre Construction incentives going on NOW!
Developer financing provides monthly payments from $2000 per month.

Come take a Hummer tour out to the site today! Appointments booked daily!

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Quivira Golf Club on track to open Spring 2014

 

Recently, we had the privilege of sitting down with Brad Wheatley, the new Director of Golf out at Quivira Golf Club to talk about the upcoming opening of the course.  A few questions and answers from the discussion are provided:

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Upon property completion, what exactly will the Quivira Golf Club facilities include?
 
The first of two 18 hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses is scheduled to open for play on June of 2014.
Clubhouse with full service golf and lifestyle shop, indoor and outdoor dining facilities, and a complement of full-service, resort-style concierge services.

What type of membership is offered?

Property owners at Copala will be eligible to apply for an individual annual membership or a residential annual family membership on an invitation only basis. Club Members will have full access to all of the Quivira Golf Club amenities.

What does an Annual Individual Residential Membership include?

Residential Annual Indivdual Membership at Quivira will include access to the golf course, golf carts, and use of practice facilities without additional charges for member.

In addition eligibility to participate in club tournaments, special events, and group instructional clinics.

What does an Annual Family Residential Membership include?

Residential Annual Family Membership at Quivira will include access to the golf course, golf carts, and use of practice facilities without additional charges for member, spouse of member, and all children under 25 years of age. In addition the parents of the member and spouse have the ability to enjoy the facilities when in residence without additional charge.

In addition eligibility to participate in club tournaments, special events, and group instructional clinics.

What is the initiation deposit for membership at Quivira golf Club?
There is no initiation fee for the annual membership.

What is the process to apply for membership?

The property owner must complete a membership application. Upon processing and acceptance, Quivira Golf Club will welcome the candidate as a new member. Membership photo identifications cards will be issued thru the concierge services in the clubhouse. This card will be required for all charges to the membership account at the club.

What are the annual dues for membership?

Dues for the annual membership program are $ 7,000 usd for the individual annual membership and $ 10,000 usd for the family annual membership. 16% iva tax is applicable

May I have my own private golf cart and store it at my home?

Private golf carts are allowed and encouraged at Quivira. Private carts must be leased thru the club with the lease charge being applied directly to the members account. Carts will be identical to the clubs fleet with the exception that private golf carts will include headlights and for use on the developments surface streets.

I have children/family that do not qualify under the above conditions, what would their privileges be under my membership?

Children not qualifying for membership privileges and any other “extended family” grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, sisters) may use the facilities for a reduced rate as established by The Club. Accompanied family and extended family may use the facilities as many times as they wish, however, The Club reserves the right to restrict family and/or extended family access if activity or other factors dictate.

How many times may a non-member utilize the facilities as a guest?

Any particular guest may only utilize the golf course facilities 6 days during any calendar year. Multi-round golf tournaments (or tournaments during which play is on more than one day) will only be considered as one guest visit.

If I am not available to play are my guests still able to play or visit unaccompanied?
Yes, on a space available limited basis. Unaccompanied golf guests are restricted to a maximum number per day.(to be determined by management from time to time) Unaccompanied guest requests to use any of the club facilities must be made thru the golf shop and are at the discretion of management. Quivira Golf Club may further restrict unaccompanied or sponsored groups as activity or other factors dictate.

If I play more than 18 holes per day with my guest(s), is the rate the same?
Guest rates are based on eighteen holes of play, not a full day’s usage. Space available additional golf will be charged at 50% of the prevailing rate.

How many golf guests may I host per day?
Currently, any member may only host 3 golf guests per day. This will allow each group to include one member and not exceed the maximum group size (foursome.) For example, Mr. and Mrs. Smith are members and they want to host 6 guests. Mr. Smith would host one group of 3, and Mrs. Smith would host the other group of 3.

If an individual member wishes to host more than 3 guests per day, the additional guests may only play in a pre-approved unaccompanied guest tee time and will be subject to the unaccompanied guest fee.

How are guest fees charged? Can my guest pay directly?

Accompanied guests and unaccompanied guests may pay for their own guest fee using a major credit card or cash.

What is the dress code – both in the Clubhouse and on the golf course?

It is expected that members and guests will dress in a fashion befitting the surroundings and atmosphere at The Club. Sleeved shirts and shoes are required at all times in the Clubhouse and dining areas. Silk screened t shirts, cut-offs, halters tops, tank tops or swimsuits are not appropriate golf attire.

If I do not plan to visit Los Cabos for an extended period of time or cannot use the facilities for some reason, does The Club offer a “leave of absence?”

The Club does not offer a “leave of absence” due to the typical use patterns of our membership.

Does The Club allow “fivesomes”?

Requests for fivesome play must be made when the tee time is made. All fivesomes are subject to golf shops discretion. Members must observe all club pace of play regulation and maintain their position on the golf course.

May I use my cellular phone at The Club?

Cellular telephone use is prohibited in the Clubhouse. Cell phone usage on the golf course will be at the discretion of the user and only with the prior approval of his/her playing partners. Cellular telephones are also prohibited in and around all golf practice areas. Telephones should be set to silent or vibrate mode while on the property.

May I pay my monthly charges by credit card?
Yes, The Club offers and encourages this option to automatically debit your credit card for the payment of your monthly statement. Statements will be available on line at the Quivira Golf Club membership website or will be sent to the appropriate billing address if requested.

Is tipping allowed at The Club?
Cash tipping is not permitted by Members of The Club, or their guests, to any Club employee. All tips/gratuities will be charge to the members account and distributed to the staff. Members may also show their gratitude for the staff each year by making a contribution to the employee holiday fund. Such contributions will be charged to the members’ account.

Are my pets allowed on the property?
With the exception of assistance animals (guide dogs), pets are prohibited on the golf course, practice areas, and clubhouse and beach club areas.

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Day of the Dead ~ Dios de Muertos

Day of the Dead or in Spanish Dios de Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to remember, honor and pray for friends and family members who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased. November 1st is dedicated to deceased children and November 2nd is dedicated to deceased adults.

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Some of the elements that stand out in a traditional offering of the dead:

Lamp or Star Light – to guide the deceased

Different Colors of Cut Out Paper – Represents the union between life and death

Banquet – of the deceased favorite food and drink to celebrate

Burning Copal Incense – represents the passage from life to death and keeping the spirits away

Salt – purifies so the soul won’t be corrupted

A Cross on the Floor – represents the four cardinal points

A Path of Flowers to the Door of the Alter – guides the soul to the offerings

Toys – for the fun of the deceased children

Candles – Ascension of the spirit, the symbol of love guiding the soul to the alter

Personal Belongs of the Deceased – Photos or something the deceased used

Typical Regional Food Offerings – Rice, mole, seasonal fruits

Glass of Water – to mitigate the thirst of the soul and strengthen them for return

Pan de Muertos Bread – Represents the generosity of the host, and the gift of the earth itself

Flowers – White represents the sky, fellow the earth, purple the mourning, and marigolds guides the spirits in this world

Skulls – Made of sugar or chocolate and represents the friends and family who have died

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There are alters to visit around the Los Cabos community, at the resorts, or even down on Medano Beach.  The above alters were photographed with permission at Hacienda El Coyote Restaurant.

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Quivira Los Cabos – opening late Spring, 2014

Quivira Los Cabos
Opening Late Spring, 2014

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“Unique, exciting and exceptionally diverse Oceanfront Golf”  – Jack Nicklaus

The Quivira Golf Club, designed by Jack Nicklaus, is located next to the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort & Spa and will only be open to Pueblo Bonito Owners and Guests.

With seven holes of the eighteen holes playing to or along the ocean, Quivira Los Cabos will have the most oceanfront play of any course in Los Cabos. Even the practice facilities are located next to the ocean.

The Golf Course has an extremely unique topography, with natural terrain including massive sand dunes, rugged cliffs, white-sand beaches, private coves, and desert canyons, all of which provide the setting for holes that hug the coastline and wind through the rolling hillside.

Jack Nicklaus says that the course offers many spectacular shots, not too difficult for the average golfer, while pros will find this a good challenge and an exciting golf course to play.
Special prices will be available for Pueblo Bonito Owners.The result is a truly one-of-a-kind golf experience – what many anticipate to be one of the best courses in Mexico and abroad.

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The Circus Comes to Town! The Circus Comes to Town…in Cabo San Lucas!

 

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The big top went up a few days ago as the circus rolled into Cabo San Lucas. The bright colored tents and flashing lights at night have attracted the attention of many locals and even a few visitors.

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Truly worth it to see how this family of circus performers from Beijing can pull off such an event without the production and hype of a Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas.  With a family of 12 young Chinese acrobats, that range in age 9 to 20 years old, impress even the hard core “cross fit” fanatics with their core strength and amazing balance. We truly appreciated less use of animals and more acrobatics and gravity defying feats!

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Even though all in Spanish, the circus proved to be a fun “cultural” event for the family. It was a great experience to listen and watch the expression and emotion of the Master of Ceremonies, aka    Fernando the Clown to gain the meaning of the story he was telling in the show.

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Try to catch this “old fashioned” circus, before it rolls out of town onto the next stop in Mexico.

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Separating Fact from Fiction … Can a Non-Mexican Own Land in Mexico?

 

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CAN A NON-MEXICAN OWN LAND IN MEXICO?
In the late 80s, and with the advent of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Mexican government recognized that it was crucial to make foreign investment in Mexico safer and easier for non-Mexicans. Because the Mexican Constitution prohibits non-Mexicans from purchasing or owning real estate within 30 miles of the Mexican coast, an innovative and secure method of holding title was created. This method allows non-Mexicans ownership through a Mexican Property Trust called a Fideicomiso.

WHAT IS FIDEICOMISO?
It is a trust, much like an estate trust in the US which gives the purchaser all the rights of ownership. This is not a lease. This is a Trust establish solely for the ownership of land in Mexico. Basically, the Department of Foreign Affairs issues a permit to the Mexican bank of the purchasers choice, and the bank acts as the Trustee for the trust and the Purchaser is the Beneficiary of the trust. The Trust is not an asset of the bank, the bank simply acts as the Trustee to hold the Trust.

WHAT ARE THE PURCHASERS RIGHTS?
The purchasers rights are the same as property ownership in the US or Canada, including the right to enjoy, sell, rent, improve the property, etc. Again, the Trust is NOT to be confused with a land lease.

WHAT IS THE TERM OF THE TRUST?
The Trust has a initial term of 50 years and is automatically renewed at the end of the term for an additional 50 years. At this time the Trust can be renewed for perpetuity, allowing for long term control of the property and allowing the Homeowner to pass on the property to future generations.

CAN THE TRUST BE TRANSFERRED?
Yes. The Trust can be transferred to another buyer or to another person via a Cesion de Derechos, (Succession of Rights). There are fees for each transfer, which are calculated by a Notary in Mexico.

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