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Harriet Murray

Harriet Murray
Harriet Murray's 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. Email: harriet@casasandvillas.com.
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Due Diligence Before Buying Real Estate in Mexico

You have found your dream property and want to make an offer. Everyone involved is very friendly and seems very nice. You trust your...
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Does Your Real Estate Agent in Mexico Follow AMPI Guidelines?

Does your real estate agent in Mexico follow AMPI guidelines? There is a particular ethical and moral way in which buyers and sellers should...
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The Bay of Banderas Real Estate Market Is Coming Back

The Bay of Banderas real estate market is coming back from the major downturn we experienced over the last decade. Puerto Vallarta and the...
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The ABCs of the Condo Homeowners Meetings in Mexico

If you own a condo, you should know that the condo homeowners meetings in Mexico are the top authority for the running of the...
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Condo Owners in Mexico Should Learn the Laws to Protect Their Rights

The best advice I can give today is that condo owners in Mexico should learn the laws to protect their rights. For example, the...
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How to Sell Your Home in Mexico in an Overbuilt Market

Real estate markets go through cycles and when construction outpaces demand, we end up in an overbuilt market. Today, I want to discuss how...
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What Should a Real Estate Listing Agent in Mexico Do for You?

If you’re planning on selling your home, what should a real estate listing agent in Mexico do for you? First, your agent will see your...
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Yes, Some Real Estate Agents in Mexico Do Violate Anti-Trust or Anti-Monopoly Laws

In my blog last week, I asked the question: “Do some real estate agents violate anti-trust or anti-monopoly laws in Mexico?” The answer is...
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Do Some Real Estate Agents Violate Anti-Trust or Anti-Monopoly Laws in Mexico?

Do some real estate agents violate anti-trust or anti-monopoly laws in Mexico? Because real estate brokers and salespeople frequently cooperate with one another in...
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Don’t Leave Your Brain at the Border When Buying or Selling Real Estate in...

My friend Bruce Greenberg spent time in Puerto Vallarta and in Arizona practicing as an appraiser. He was an asset to our growing real...