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Merida´s Colonial Homes: Conservation of Pasta Tiles

Merida’s expats and visitors are investing in neglected colonial homes and mansions. Foreigners are purchasing these properties at a low price and restoring them to their former glory. In fact, there is an initiative in Merida for the recovery and conservation of these historic homes, which may include tax breaks for qualified properties. One of the first characteristics you notice about these homes is the flooring, and if the restoration is intended to preserve the home’s history, it includes handmade pasta floor tiles. The term “pasta floor” does not mean someone dropped spaghetti on the floor. The term refers to...

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The Legal Process of a Personal Injury Claim in Mexico

Injuries happen without warning, and they can not be scheduled for a convenient time or place. Some injuries occur on vacation in Mexico and as a result, you may lose employment, wages and end up with financial debt for medical treatment and rehabilitation. What if the incident was not your fault? Who is responsible for your loss? You may have a personal injury case on your hands. When accidents happen at no fault of your own, it is hard to think about what you need to do besides getting medical treatment. You need to think about the accident as a...

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Social Media and Collecting Evidence in a Digital Age

These days it seems much of our communication is carried out online, whether it be through text messaging, tweeting, Facebook or other social networks. We use these online services to stay connected, to post about our lives, concerns or beliefs. The online experience can have a negative impact on us, or it might be beneficial. Investigations by employers, police or lawyers into a person's social media have become increasingly routine, gathering evidence to build a case, or provide an alibi. There are many situations where researching a person's online persona can be useful in a legal situation. Here are a few...

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What Is There to Love About Merida?

When foreigners dream about relocating to Mexico, they typically picture sandy beaches and a turquoise ocean. But do they know about Merida? The capital city of Yucatan is located in the southeast of Mexico, 20 miles away from the Gulf of Mexico. Living in Merida provides the luxuries of city life, rich culture, theater, and fine dining. Merida is an authentic Mexican city, with Spanish colonial buildings and haciendas. It has all the modern-day amenities and conveniences expats appreciate which most colonial cities do not offer, and the beach is 30 minutes away. Merida may be the best of two...

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Mortgaging Real Estate Investments in Mexico

Mexico is the most popular country for Canadians and U.S. citizens looking for a second home or retirement investment. The cost of investing, taxes, and maintenance are considerably lower in Mexico. Most foreigners move to Mexico for the culture, food, and the weather, but for many others finances play the key role, realizing their nest egg may not be adequate for them to retire comfortably. You can enjoy a greater quality of life living on a fixed income in Mexico. One of the advantages of purchasing Mexican real estate is that it will practically pay for itself with the potential to...

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