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The Basics of Condo Insurance for Expats Investing in Mexican Real Estate

Whether you are buying property in Mexico as a home or an investment, you have already discovered the high investment potential of Mexican real estate and will want to protect it. Some expats have put every cent they have into their new dream home and are looking forward to retiring in the warm weather. There are also expats who think of it as a business, buying one or more vacation rentals that create revenue while they are back home. As a property owner anywhere you need to purchase homeowners insurance to protect your investment, Mexico is no different. One difficulty expats experience...

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Survey Says…Mérida is the Best Place to Live!

Looking for the safest place in Mexico with an excellent quality of life at an affordable price that you can call home? You will find it in Mérida. Mérida continues to be nominated as one of the best places to live out of 305 cities, leading the index created by the United Nations Organization of cities with a better quality of life. Mérida attracts significant investments both domestically and foreign, and many foreigners seeking a new lifestyle and early retirement are drawn to Mérida. This colonial city is chock-full of culture, museums, and history, but it also offers a low...

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Points to Consider When Purchasing Land in Mexico

Obtain an Active Cadastral (Property Survey) Ensure the measurements of the property match the those of the cadastral and confirm the property the seller is selling is the same as the legal deed. Infrastructure and Utilities Is the infrastructure in place for new construction? Are utilities and water available? Are there extra fees involved for connecting to water and sewer? Is there internet and tv services available in the area? These services may or may not be relevant to you. Zoning and Permits Research the zoning of the property. Depending on what you plan to build on the property you need to be...

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One Million Dollar Wrongful Death Case Settled in Mexico

MexLaw recently settled a wrongful death claim out of court for one million USD; this is one of Mexico's largest out of court settlements in history. The case was settled to the mutual satisfaction of all parties within nine months. When tragedy touches your life, you need a litigation law team that can obtain the fair restitution you deserve. Trials can drag on for years, they are costly and emotionally draining and delay the healing time of the victims. This tragedy took place in Mexico, making it extraordinarily unusual that the settlement was this substantial since in most cases the...

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Time Restraints and Mexican Immigration

These are some of the most common questions we receive regarding immigration and time restraints in Mexico. When I arrive in Mexico as a tourist how long can I stay? As a tourist, you will enter Mexico on a Visitors Permit (FMM) this permit will typically grant you a maximum 180 days which cannot be renewed in Mexico, you must leave the country before it expires. If by chance you overstay your permit, you will be required to report to INM immigration at the airport and pay a fine before you leave. How long do I need to stay out of the...

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