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Ben Pitre

Ben Pitre
Ben Pitre has worked in real estate for decades as a builder, renovator, sub-divider and syndicator in the U.S. and San Miguel de Allende. He has also been a long-term residential and industrial landlord. He is almost certainly the only real estate agent in San Miguel who has both demonstrated Japanese flower arrangements for the San Miguel Garden Club and fought in public boxing exhibitions (4-0). Ben is an agent with 1st International Realty and can be reached at benpitre@gmail.com.
An Air ballon over San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Real Estate in San Miguel de Allende in This Time of Virus

Life in San Miguel de Allende, like everywhere, is much changed in recent weeks. We now have seven cases of the virus, all contracted...
Portillo Chair from Adjuntas del Rio, Mexico

A Community of Wood-Working Craftsmen Near San Miguel de Allende

I have maintained a home in SMA since 2003 and have been a full-time resident almost all of this time. Imagine my shock to...
Tzintzuntzan, Michoacán, Mexico

The Day of the Dead in Mexico

The Day of the Dead in Mexico, which mixes beliefs from Catholicism and traditional pre-Columbian beliefs, has grown and evolved over the centuries. In...
The Desert After Rain Outside of La Paz, Mexico

The San Miguel Cactus and Succulent Society

As a child growing up in South Louisiana, I was very fortunate to have taken a long car trip every summer with my grandmother...
aerial view of the main square

The Little Things I love About San Miguel de Allende

Before I tell you about the little things I love about San Miguel de Allende, I’d like to apologize for the geographical error I...

Is San Miguel de Allende Less Safe Than a Year Ago?

Is San Miguel de Allende less safe than a year ago? Sadly, yes. At least 68 homicides were committed during the first half of...
Businessmen shaking hands

Sometimes Real Estate Transactions in Mexico Go Bad

Sometimes real estate transactions in Mexico go bad. And they can go bad in ways an American or Canadian might never imagine.When you buy...
Street in San Miguel de Allende

The Hippie Area of San Miguel de Allende

Now that I live in the San Miguel de Allende of Bentleys and 10,000 sq. ft. houses, the San Miguel often called the most...
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel in San Miguel de Allende

The San Antonio Colonia of San Miguel de Allende

In the last 50 years, San Miguel de Allende’s growth has transformed the city from a small town to a bustling tourist destination of...
Panoramic view of San Miguel de Allende

My Things Have Changed in San Miguel de Allende

My things have changed in San Miguel de Allende in the last 50 years. Most visitors are shocked to learn what the developed area...