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Playa del Carmen Condo – Modern Lifestyle by the Beach

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 18, 2010)  One of the most attractive lifestyle options for just about anyone from young investors to retirees is a modern lifestyle in a beachfront community. Playa del Carmen condos offer this combination at its best. One newly developing neighborhood at the north end of downtown, Coco Beach, provides one of the best examples, offering buyers: Very close access to the beach. - The residential .. (Real Estate)

Using a Mexico Mortgage to Plan for Retirement

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 14, 2010)  While more and more Americans and Canadians are planning to retire in Mexico, sometimes the prospect of buying a retirement property ahead of times still seems to put an overly large strain on the budget, even considering the fact that property prices are considerably more accessible in Mexico. One option to help make this more accessible is a Mexico mortgage. Viable mortgage options .. (Real Estate)

A Little Taste of Europe for Your Playa del Carmen Retirement

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 14, 2010)  While the thought of living in Europe is intriguing, when it comes right down to retirement, something a little closer to home, a little more accessible, and a lot more affordable would be nice. Playa del Carmen retirement offers all of these advantages, plus, as a little bonus, it even offers a little taste of Europe. If you choose to retire in the north half of Playa del Carmen's .. (Real Estate)

Cheap Mexico Real Estate for Retirement – Variety of Locations

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 14, 2010)  For most of us, when it comes to planning our retirement, it's important to consider our budget carefully, making sure that we have the necessary amount saved, and that we don't overspend that amount when retirement begins. Together with the warm weather, this is the main reason why many Americans are considering Mexico retirement communities. Many of the communities which retirees are . (Real Estate)

Buying a Mexico Home in Puerto Vallarta – Your Range of Options

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 14, 2010)  While Puerto Vallarta may be best known for its condos, it is actually also a top choice for Mexico homes. The ranges of possibilities within Puerto Vallarta homes is fairly large. The following are a few samples reflecting some of the possibilities. 1. An Inexpensive Home - $80,000 USD 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms living space: 96 sq mt (1033 sq. ft. ) lot: 149 sq mt lot (1600 sq. ft. ) . (Real Estate)

Playa del Carmen Villa with a Mexico Mortgage – Pros and Cons

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 14, 2010)  For many people, owning a comfortable property near the beachfront, like a Playa del Carmen villa, near the beachfront is a dream come true. The good news is that this dream is more accessible through mortgages available directly from banks in Mexico. A number of villa developments in Playa del Carmen have made arrangements to make this process more direct and easy. In addition to the .. (Real Estate)

Cancun Real Estate – Increased Air Traffic Benefits Market

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 14, 2010)  Cancun real estate enjoys the benefit of being one of Mexico's most important centers for international activity, including tourism, high-profile events, business conferences, and music and culture. One of the most important indicators and results of this is the success of the Cancun International Airport, which also provides the direct benefit of easy travel for those who buy real .. (Real Estate)

Tulum Real Estate to Benefit from New Expressway Bypass

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 14, 2010)  In the past couple of years, Tulum real estate has been gaining a good deal of attention for its high potential to become the Yucatan Peninsula's next booming market. In addition to growing tourism, and plans for a new international airport, plans are also being made for a expressway bypass. This bypass will benefit the real estate market in a few ways. The project involves the .. (Real Estate)

Buying Playa del Carmen Land – Choosing Your Realtor

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 14, 2010)  Within the Playa del Carmen real estate market, one of the most interesting property types is that of land. Because of the fast population growth (it is one of Latin America's fastest growing communities) and increasing demand from North American and European buyers, prices have certainly risen, sometimes making buyers hesitant to go in this direction. On the other hand, the value of .. (Real Estate)

Advantages of A Playa del Carmen Condo on Coco Beach

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 14, 2010)  Coco Beach is, for the time being, the place at the north end of downtown Playa del Carmen where all the beachfront and tourist action ends; for now, the beaches beyond are fairly quiet and empty. But this is changing, the neigborhood is becoming trendier, and the main focus of development is moving quickly in this direction. For this reason, there are several real benefits to owning a .. (Real Estate)

Top 10 Reasons to buy a Playa del Carmen Home in Playacar

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 14, 2010)  Playacar is the original gated community in the Playa del Carmen area, located right next to downtown. This combination of benefits makes it one of the top choices for a Playa del Carmen home that is safe, quiet and pleasant, while still be close to all the tourist activity of downtown. The following are the top 10 reasons to buy a home in Playacar: 1. Safe, Gated Community Playacar .. (Real Estate)

Playa del Carmen Real Estate – International Cuisine Show

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 12, 2010)  Over the past few years, Playa del Carmen real estate has been one of the fastest growing markets in Mexico and Latin America. Along with this growth has come an atmosphere of an international community and lifestyle; this atmosphere has been developed through a significant expat community, a large European population (mostly Italians) and a growing number of international cultural .. (Real Estate)

Where Can You Still Find a Good & Cheap Mexico Beachfront Lot?

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 12, 2010)  There are a number of places in Mexico where you can find a cheap lot near or even on the ocean, but the trick is to find a cheap Mexico beachfront lots that is in a good location, near services, accessible and ideal to build your retirement or vacation home on. Imagine buying a cheap lot next to the beach, but the lot is 4 hours away from the nearest store on a bad road! Besides the .. (Real Estate)

Mexico Real Estate – Hotel Rates Could Affect Cancun Market

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 12, 2010)  A recent analysis of world-wide hotel prices could be of significance to Mexico real estate buyers; while the world on the whole is reported to have increased in price per room by about 2% during the first trimester of 2010, Mexico, on the whole, has dropped 7%, according to the Hotel Price Index report from Hotels.com. While this could be taken as a good sign for buyers who are .. (Real Estate)

Mexican Retirement Lifestyle Made Easy – Activity Clubhouse

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 12, 2010)  How do you imagine your retirement? Playing cards or bocce with the neighbors, enjoying drinks at a poolside, relaxing on a large lawn or going for calm walks on a wide beachfront? One Mexican retirement community in Playa del Carmen, La Escondida, has included several innovative features to ensure that all residents – retirees and families – enjoy the best of the .. (Real Estate)

Mexico Real Estate – What you get for $150,000 in Puerto Vallarta

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 12, 2010)  When beginning your search for Mexico real estate, it's always good to know that there are some accessibly priced options available; with recent economic situations, many buyers from the U. S. or Canada now are looking for the best priced option that suits their needs (as opposed to the emphasis on added luxuries that tended to take precedent over price not that long ago. ) Even in a .. (Real Estate)

Playa del Carmen Homes – Walk Everywhere, Safely

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 06, 2010)  Two key factors in choosing a home to live in are safety and convenience. This is likewise true when choosing your Playa del Carmen home to enjoy life in a beachfront community. For this reason, it is important to choose a home that offers both. In terms of safety, Playa del Carmen is in general a very safe area. This very good level of safety is even higher in gated communities, which . (Real Estate)

Buying Puerto Vallarta Land – Step #1, Your Agent

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 06, 2010)  Buying Puerto Vallarta real estate is a dream for many Americans and Canadians, wishing to enjoy a wonderful beachfront lifestyle in a happening city with very large expat population, blended with a rich local culture and history. One option which buyers may consider is that of Puerto Vallarta land. Considering the current market conditions (defined by a large supply of condos making .. (Real Estate)

A Playa del Carmen Villa for Your Family

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 06, 2010)  Why is a new Playa del Carmen villa in a gated community a good idea for your family? Consider one new development of 6 villas just north of the downtown area, which offer the following features: Security and Safety When we have children, thinking about their safety is #1. These villas are located in a gated community, with 24 hour security present at the gated entrance. No one will .. (Real Estate)

Mexico Real Estate on the Beachfront; Cancun Condos at their Best

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 06, 2010)  In the Mexico real estate market, one image which has grown strong as the defining idea for the ideal expat life in this country is that of beautiful condo overlooking a wide, white beach, with turquoise water beyond. Where did this image come from? The classic Cancun condo in the city's hotel district . . . While a number of other cities also provide an excellent beachfront lifestyle, . (Real Estate)

Yucatan Real Estate – Culture, History and Modern Comfort

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 06, 2010)  Yucatan real estate is focused around the colonial city of Merida, the largest city and cultural center of this area of Mexico. When people think of Merida and Yucatan, images of colonial architecture and ancient pyramids come to mind; but it is just as important that this city offers modern conveniences, excellent opportunities in cheap Mexico real estate, and even some important .. (Real Estate)

Playa del Carmen Real Estate – Taxes Put to Good Use!

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 06, 2010)  While Mexico property taxes tend to be fairly low, it is nevertheless important for buyers to see that these funds will be going to good use. In the case of Playa del Carmen real estate, two facts help indicate this. One is the amount of new large-scale infrastructure projects, the other is the recent raising of its credit rating by Standard and Poors. At the end of August 2010 the .. (Real Estate)

Mexico Retirement Lifestyle – Community Clubhouse for Social Activity

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 06, 2010)  One of the main factors for choosing a community for your retirement will be the number of nearby spaces for getting to know people, spending time with friends, etc. This is why La Escondida, a Mexico retirement community, in Playa del Carmen, has included a community clubhouse in its design. This clubhouse will serve as an integral part of a larger design focused on developing a .. (Real Estate)

Playa del Carmen Condos Benefit From Fifth Avenue Investment

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 06, 2010)  The Mexico condo market in beachfront tourism areas are heavily dependent on that industry, and can benefit greatly from tourism focused investment, in terms of lifestyle, property value, and rental income. Playa del Carmen is no exception. This is why it's of great importance for Playa del Carmen condo buyers that the city is currently planning heavy investment into Fifth Avenue, the .. (Real Estate)

Cheap Mexico Beachfront Lots – Your Key to Real Estate Investment

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 06, 2010)  Have you ever invested in real estate? I don't mean BUY real estate, I mean INVEST, where you actually see a return and make money. There are a lot of different complaints and excuses from those of us with lower-middle incomes, like big-time real estate investment is controlled by and only accessible to the rich. But here's a little secret; you don't have to be rich to invest in real .. (Real Estate)

Playa del Carmen Real Estate Search – Choosing Your Agent

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 Thomas Lloyd (October 06, 2010)  When looking for Playa del Carmen real estate, it can definitely be a good idea to take a little look around while you're down on vacations, see what's for sale, what kinds of neighborhoods you like, etc. But what about your agent? Easy, just call the number on the sign, right? No. Here's a very important point: your search for the agent to represent you in your real estate search and . (Real Estate)

Ten Things To Remember When Buying A House

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 George Manty (September 30, 2010)  Buying a home is a stressful time for even the most experienced hands. You’ll hear a lot of advice from neighbors and experts alike during the process. Here’s a list of 10 things you might not have thought of when it comes to purchasing a new home. 1. How long are you in for? Life moves fast these days. The world of living in the family home for 40+ years isn’t a .. (Real Estate)

FAQ – Buying Cancun Properties on a Mortgage

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 Thomas Lloyd (September 28, 2010)  Have you ever wondered about the possibility of buying a Cancun property on a mortgage? The following are some of the most common questions buyers ask, and you have probably asked yourself. Are mortgages available from Mexican banks? Yes. Mexico mortgages are available directly from banks here. Most banks in Mexico are international corporations, such as Scotiabank and BBVA Bancomer. .. (Real Estate)

Mexican Retirement Lifestyle – Environmental Responsibility

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 Thomas Lloyd (September 28, 2010)  More and more retirees from the United States and Canada moving to Mexico to enjoy warm weather, and relaxation are taking interest in environmental responsibility in their new community. This is why it is important to note Mexican retirement communities, such as La Escondida in Playa del Carmen, which are taking decisive steps to help their residents enjoy comfort while respecting the .. (Real Estate)

Playa del Carmen Condo – Off the grid?

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 Thomas Lloyd (September 28, 2010)  How do you imagine life “off the grid?" In the middle of a forest, in a bazaar looking home that once belonged to someone who looked like a lumberjack? Try this; a beautiful, comfortable condo in a nice gated community near the beachfront, with all services close by! In the Playa del Carmen condo market, the idea is growing little by little that a high-quality development can .. (Real Estate)

Can I Retire on The Beach? Try These Cheap Mexico Beachfront Lots

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 Thomas Lloyd (September 28, 2010)  How much can you afford for you retirement property? Enough for to live on the beachfront? If you're thinking, “No way!" think again. Consider these cheap Mexico beachfront lots and the benefits they include for a very low price! The lots are located on a stretch of virgin beachfront, near a fishing village called Sabancuy in the state of Campeche, on the Yucatan Peninsula. .. (Real Estate)

Mexico Real Estate Land – What You Get for $100,000

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 Thomas Lloyd (September 28, 2010)  A dream for many of us is to buy a lot in Mexico, near the beach, with warm weather all year round, and have the home of our dreams designed and built exactly as we want it! Mexico real estate offers land in many price ranges, sizes and locations for just about any use. The following are 3 examples of residential lots you can get for $100,000 USD. Lot #1 - Costa Maya, Yucatan .. (Real Estate)

Retire in Mexico – Low Cost of Real Esate & Living

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 Thomas Lloyd (September 22, 2010)  Combined with warm weather, beautiful beaches and lush, green nature, one of the main attractions for those choosing to retire in Mexico is that world-class services and a high quality of life is available for a very low price. This having been said, many of us take a look at some feature listings and think, “Oops – maybe the groceries are cheap, but I can't afford that .. (Real Estate)

Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Playa del Carmen Home

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 Thomas Lloyd (September 22, 2010)  Why buy a Playa del Carmen home? Of course, the main motivation is the wide beaches, stretching out for miles and miles, and the warm climate, all year. The following are our top 5 specific ways enjoy this setting. 1. Family Vacations When most people buy a large 3 or 4 bedroom home, walking distance from the beach, in a gated community, close to stores and restaurants, they are .. (Real Estate)

Should I Invest in Cancun Land?

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 Thomas Lloyd (September 22, 2010)  The Cancun real estate market has grown incredibly over the past few decades since the city was founded as Mexico's first Integrated Resort Community, and these days by far the largest focus is on the beautiful beachfront condos out along the Hotel district, and in large new communities such as the Cancun marina on the north end of town. There is, however, still room for Cancun land .. (Real Estate)

Playa del Carmen Retirement – Downtown Lifestyle

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 Thomas Lloyd (September 21, 2010)  While the majority of focus for Playa del Carmen retirement is on the gated communities and resorts away from the tourist activity and noise of central Playa del Carmen, there are actually some quiet, peaceful residential neighborhoods directly in the downtown area, which present an ideal option for an active retirement lifestyle, within walking distance to just about everything. The .. (Real Estate)

How to Choose you Playa del Carmen Condo Investment

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 Thomas Lloyd (September 21, 2010)  When choosing a property for your investment, you will need to consider a set of key factors determining the possibility for good return both from rental income and from property appreciation; while Playa del Carmen condos follow many of the rules generally associated with real estate investment, the following are some of the main points with specific information from Playa del Carmen. . (Real Estate)

Playa del Carmen Real Estate – Growth Plan Cares for Environment

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 Thomas Lloyd (September 21, 2010)  An ever growing trend in Playa del Carmen real estate has been to incorporate environment-friendly aspects into the design of the property, whether in the form of an eco-community, which uses solar power and keeps much of the natural vegetation in tact, or a state-of-the-art development using the most energy efficient designs. Buyers have been noticing these trends, and taking them into . (Real Estate)

Buying a Playa del Carmen Villa – Factors to Consider

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 Thomas Lloyd (September 21, 2010)  When buying a villa in Mexico, there are several key factors which you will want to consider. One development of new Playa del Carmen villas will serve as a good example of how these factors can be combined to provide the ideal lifestyle for your life in Mexico. Location The first point you will want to consider is the overall location. These villas, for example, are located just .. (Real Estate)

Mexican Retirement Lifestyle – Clean Air, Clean Community

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 Thomas Lloyd (September 21, 2010)  One new “boutique community" in Playa del Carmen – an innovative, upscale gated Mexican retirement community for residents of all ages, called La Escondida – has moved ahead in leaps and bounds from other developments and even gated communities in terms of offering its residents a distinct lifestyle. One area in which it has moved ahead of the pack is in concern for .. (Real Estate)

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Benefits from Promotion in Tourism

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 Thomas Lloyd (September 21, 2010)  In many of the favorite destinations for American and Canadian expats, Mexico property value is closely tied into tourism activity, and this is certainly the case of Puerto Vallarta properties. For this reason, buyers will be interested in knowing the progress of Puerto Vallarta's tourism promotion. While Puerto Vallarta already fairs very well in tourism, the are continues to introduce . (Real Estate)

Mexico Real Estate – Random MLS Searches; Fun and Useful

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 Thomas Lloyd (September 21, 2010)  Do you want to have some fun with your Mexico real estate search? Consider a random MLS search – generate a random number between $50,000 and $1,000,000 and find the property with the closest price. "Why would you waste your time doing this?" you might wonder. Besides having some fun just looking at random properties out there, it's actually not a bad exercise early in your .. (Real Estate)

Mexico Beachfront Lots – Least Expensive vs. Most Expensive

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 Thomas Lloyd (September 21, 2010)  Are you considering buying a beachfront lot in Mexico? To help you get an idea of the range and variety out there, consider these two possibilities, both located on the Yucatan Peninsula; one is probably the cheapest beachfront lot development available with a full set of services and connections, in an up-and-coming area, and the other is a similar size but already in an established .. (Real Estate)

Mexico Real Estate Investment Benefits from Times Square Ad

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 Thomas Lloyd (September 21, 2010)  One of the main driving forces behind Mexico real estate in beachfront communities is the strong tourism which has been growing in these areas for the past couple of decades; for this reason it is important for investors to know that the government is investing large amounts of funds in promoting these areas, as well as developing tourism infrastructure to increase the quality of .. (Real Estate)

Buyers Guide for a Fannie Mae Owned Homes

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 Lacey Lingenfelter (September 16, 2010)  Fannie Mae's national lending program HomePath is worth a look If you fit the profile - typically buyers with little cash on hand or small-scale investors looking for a deal on a foreclosed house - a little-publicized national lending program could be just what you need this fall. Here's what it offers: - Minimal down payments - 3 percent for buyers who plan to live in the house, 10 .. (Real Estate)

Ohio Columbus Real Estate - The MLS Search

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 Rebekah Whitman (September 15, 2010)  While investing in Ohio Columbus real estate market there are certain factors that you need to consider. First and foremost, you need to find a place where you can get authentic information about the Columbus real estate market. The multi listing sites (MLS) are one of the best places to begin your search. There are several MLS sites based in Ohio where you can get such information. .. (Real Estate)

Inexpensive Retirement Living in Mexico; Cheap Mexico Real Estate

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 Thomas Lloyd (September 14, 2010)  More and more retirees are looking for ways to live well with an active and comfortable lifestyle, but stretch their retirement savings a little further at the same time. Many observers are realizing that living in Mexico is an excellent way to address this combination, due to the country's high level of quality in services and infrastructure, while still offering an inexpensive .. (Real Estate)

Yucatan Land for Your Retirement; Planning Ahead to Save

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 Thomas Lloyd (September 14, 2010)  If you have been drawn by the warm weather, charming old cities, beautiful beaches, lush nature and colorful culture of Yucatan for your retirement, one option you can consider is Yucatan land. While properties in Yucatan tend to be very well-priced, excellent options in Yucatan land can be found at even lower prices, allowing you to save more of your retirement funds to enjoy life .. (Real Estate)

Top 10 Reasons to Buy these Playa del Carmen Villas

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 Thomas Lloyd (September 14, 2010)  A development of Playa del Carmen villas in the relatively new community of “El Cielo" are a very attractive option for living in a gated beachfront community at an accessible price. But don't take our word for it, take a look at the facts. The top 10 reasons to buy one of villas are: 1. Close to the beach – At only 900 yards from the beachfront, residents can enjoy a .. (Real Estate)

What You Can Get for Under $100,000 – Mexico Retirement Properties

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 Thomas Lloyd (September 14, 2010)  More and more, American and Canadian retirees are looking for good deals on properties for retirement – especially in a warm and convenient place to live, if possible. While Mexico real estate definitely offers high-end luxury (albeit still at a much better price than back home), it also offers some very good and affordable properties for retirement. Here are three sample .. (Real Estate)