Let’s put things into perspective. You are traveling somewhere unfamiliar and do some research beforehand. That way you make sure you know everything about the country you’re visiting. When researching Mexico, you find out that there are certain things that jump out safety-wise. Safety in Mexico has long been … [Read more...] about Safety in Mexico: Putting Things into Perspective
Safety in Mexico
Is Mexico safe? With the news and media blowing things out of proportion, many people ask that same question every day. Well, the U.S. Department of State travel advisory says that most of Mexico and many tourist destinations are very safe to visit. See what they had to say: “Mexico Travel Advisory LAST UPDATED: … [Read more...] about Is Mexico Safe?
For years, Mexico has been a top destination for visitors, expats and retirees. Sadly, the violence related to drug cartels and TV shows present the whole country as a very dangerous place; when the reality is that violence is located in certain border areas. The Yucatan Peninsula has not suffered the escalating … [Read more...] about Yucatan Peninsula: A Safe Haven for Visitors, Expats and Retirees
One of the main concerns of many of our retired clients has to do with health insurance, after all an accident, emergency procedure or sudden illness could throw anyone’s budget out of balance. Even with the very reasonable prices offered by doctors and pharmacies in Mexico, it is important to have a few backup plans … [Read more...] about IMSS Insurance For Foreigners
Playa del Carmen has a nice balance between downtown small city living and quiet residential neighborhoods. Playa car is one of the most well-known, gated community choices in Playa del Carmen real estate. This quiet, Beverly Hills like, section has been around for a while and is also the most seen since it is … [Read more...] about Is living in Playacar much safer than Playa del Carmen downtown?
Most often when clients are searching for homes in Playa del Carmen they are more comfortable with seeing real estate options that go from 30th Avenue to the beach. And surprisingly the main reason for this is because people assume that once you cross the 30th Avenue it becomes dark, gloomy, and scary and only for … [Read more...] about Consider choosing a home on the other side of 30th
Probably about half the Mexico real estate we find for buyers is gated with some kind of security – security guards, card entrance, security code, etc. For some buyers this raises the question - “Is the gated security necessary? Will I be victim to theft and other crime if I buy in a non-gated community or … [Read more...] about Is Gated Security Necessary for My Dream Home in Mexico?
One of the most common hesitations that future Mexico real estate buyers have is that of security. With, the way much of the media portrays Mexico, this is not surprising. As I have often pointed out, this image is far from the reality of living in Mexico. The good news is that the word is spreading; those who have … [Read more...] about Mexico Real Estate – “Mexico Maligned” & Mexico Defended; Terry Denton Sets the Story of Safety in Mexico Straight