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Typical Mexican-style home in Guanajuato, Mexico

What Are U.S. Medicare Residence Requirements for Expats in Mexico?

We get a lot of questions from expats about U.S. Medicare residency requirements. Do I have to visit the U.S. every 6 months? Can...
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Moving to Mazatlán for the Second Time

Maureen Geraghty sits on the beach in front of her condo, relaxing at the end of another day in proverbial paradise. Watching the sunset...
Forest on the fringe of Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara Is on Mother Nature’s Doorstep

Many cities in the world end gradually, petering off into suburbs followed, in turn, by a never-ending succession of small towns. Guadalajara, instead, ends...
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How to Get a Credit Card in Mexico

Relocating to a new country comes with financial tasks like moving funds, opening a local bank account and getting a credit card. Like many expats...
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Cost of Living Is the #1 Reason Expats Live in Mexico

Cost of living is the #1 reason expats live in Mexico. Our new Expats In Mexico 2022 Survey reveals that when asked to choose...
Island of Isla Mujeres

Finding the End of Their Rainbow in Isla Mujeres

It all started for Dawn Fleming on the 405 freeway in L.A. in 2003. After years of living the SoCal lifestyle in Orange County,...
Healthcare in Mexico at San Javier Hospital in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

How Good Are Doctors in Mexico?  

As part of an online discussion, I remember telling a woman living in a small town in Illinois, that medical care is most often...
The south shore of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Is Puerto Vallarta the Best Place to Retire in Mexico?

There are many great places to retire in Mexico, as evidenced by the over 1.2 million expats living in cities throughout Mexico. But a...
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May Means Mother’s Day at Lake Chapala

May is our hottest and driest month of the calendar year. Most folks look for shelter indoors midday and reach for chilled liquid refreshments...

How the Notary System Works for Home Buyers in Mexico

If you plan to purchase property here, you will need to know how the notary system works for home buyers in Mexico, and also...

May Continues Religious Observances in San Miguel de Allende

The month of May continues religious observances in San Miguel de Allende that date back to the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th...

Semana Santa in Puerto Escondido  

As we begin to emerge from the pandemic in Mexico, one of my great joys was observing Semana Santa in Puerto Escondido for the...

How to Navigate the Offers to Purchase Process in Mexico  

The real estate business is hot right now with many new buyers coming into the market, so this is a good time to review...

Differences Between Expats Who Rent or Own Homes

Hopefully by now many of you have read our recent article, “Cost of Living Is the #1 Reason Expats Live in Mexico.” Since we...