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Ben Pitre

Ben Pitre
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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.
Hacienda Swimming Pool in San Miguel de Allende

Country Life in San Miguel de Allende  

I’m in the real estate business, so when expats ask me for property in San Miguel, the most common request is for something within...
Landmark Parroquia De San Miguel Arcangel cathedral

El Centro Is the Heart of San Miguel de Allende  

Always at the top of the list of places to visit in Mexico and the world, San Miguel is indeed a very special place....
Woman beautiful sunset

The San Miguel de Allende Real Estate Market  

The San Miguel de Allende real estate market came to a grinding halt on January 1, 2019, almost as if brakes were applied. The...
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...
Cityscape

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...