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Viewpoint Blog - Expats in Mexico

Harriet Murray

Harriet Murray
Also from Puerto Vallarta, Harriet Murray's Viewpoint Blog provides expert advice on buying and selling homes in Mexico. Harriet has owned Cochran Real Estate in PV since 1997. She is a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), President of AMPI Vallarta and a Member of the International Real Estate Federation.
International banking

Money Laundering and the Real Estate Industry in Mexico

Money laundering and the real estate industry in Mexico is a topic of great interest to the Mexican government as drug cartels and crime...
Interior design of a home in Mexico

How You Should Market Your Home in Mexico

How you should market your home in Mexico depends a lot on the current state of the market. When a real estate market transitions...
Downtown Puerto Vallarta

Questions About Condominiums in Mexico

A large part of the housing market in Mexico, especially in coastal resort areas like Puerto Vallarta, is condominiums. From time to time I...
View from a home in Puerto Vallarta

Is Real Estate Licensing in Mexico Needed?

You may not know that selling real estate in Mexico, unlike the U.S., Canada and most other developed countries, does not require licensing and...
View from a home in Puerto Vallarta

Facts to Know As a Buyer or Seller of Mexican Real Estate

I’m going back to basics again with facts to know as a buyer or seller of Mexican real estate since so many of our...
View of a pool Puerto Vallarta real estate

Hype Versus Truth in the Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Market

Several weeks ago an article on the Internet describing appreciated home values in the upscale Conchas Chinas area was circulated to many local owners...
Yellow living room in Puerto Vallarta

Mexico Real Estate 101 for Expat Buyers and Sellers

I think it’s useful once in a while to dust off my Mexico real estate 101 for expat buyers and sellers manual and refresh...
Courtyard in San Miguel de Allende

The San Miguel de Allende Real Estate Market

It was a pleasure to visit the San Miguel de Allende real estate market last week, particularly since it is one of the top...
Village of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Buying Mexico Real Estate Outside of Popular Tourist Areas

A growing number of buyers in our Puerto Vallarta market are interested in buying Mexico real estate outside of the popular tourist areas. More...
Family budget and expenses

Pricing and Other Pitfalls in Mexico Real Estate

I spend a lot of time in my blogs on pricing and other pitfalls in Mexico real estate because pricing in particular is such...