Mazatlan4Sale Newsletter June 2020 Help Your Community!

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This Month’s Featured Property

Spacious and gorgeous Home, located in the heart of the Golf Course of the El Cid Golf Resort. Antique house that belongs to one of the eldest families in El Cid. Hidden corners and spaces. Finest dining rooms, huge bedrooms, patio to have all family together and make memories.
High ceilings, long corridors, parking spaces. Pet friendly. Love friendly.

Perfect for you and your family to create a space you can call HOME!

24 Hour El Cid Security

Back Yard Overlooking the El Cid Golf Course

Perfect for Large Groups and Family’s

5 Bedrooms / 6 Bathrooms

1 Hot tub
1.5 Work Studio ( Art Space )
1 Laundry Room

1 Full Kitchen
2 Full Dining Rooms
3 Living Rooms

Gas BBQ on the Patio
A/C
Washers & Dryer
WiFi
Fully Equipped Kitchen Perfect for cooking or entertaining guests

Learn more about this great opportunity with Mazatlan4Sale and talk with one of our friendly agents about how this can be your next home.

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June weather forecast and climate
Mazatlan, Mexico

Average high temperature in June: 31°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July, August and September (32°C). Months with the lowest average high temperature are January and February (24°C).

Average low temperature in June: 24°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are July, August and September (25°C). The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (15°C).

Average rainfall in June: 36mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (223mm). The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is April (1mm)

Check more detailed Forecast Here!

Mazatlan’s Community Needs Your Support

Our MAZATLAN community is in desperate need of FOOD!

So many people have lost their jobs and have no support or help from the government.
As we weather the national -lock-down, it’s crucial that together we support small town economies, local stores, and mom -and – pop shops that are especially hurting during these times.
Currently 80% of the restaurants in Mazatlán are closed due to the Covid-19 health emergency, their expenses are very high, with utility bills, rent, payroll, and etc.  Many businesses are closed and people stay unemployed without any support or help from the government.
There are more than 8000 families just in the restaurant sector along that depend on this activity, that are currently living in anguish.
Not all people are able to provide first need products to their families.  For Example: The guys and gals who sell trinkets at the stop lights are now asking for food in exchange for their goods.
We would like to suggest random acts of kindness to your maids or gardener or anyone who is around you and needs your support. It would be very appreciated in these difficult times.
My friends’ gardener, a family of five, had four people laid off.  One of our clients prepaid three months ahead to help them put food on the table.
Unlike Canada and the USA, a lot of people here are more worried about food than COVID-19
A Christmas bonus in June would be helpful, A $1000 pesos goes along way
If you need help getting money to someone or if you would like to donate towards making more food baskets, let us know… we are doing everything we can to help support the community.  A little bit truly does go along way here.
We put together 11 family food baskets this week for $500 pesos each. In the US $500 pesos that’s $22.51 USD and Canadian = $31.00 CAN


Each Family Basket Includes the Following:


2 Loafs of Bread
Milk
Carton of Eggs
Oranges
Cucumbers
Carrots
Limes
Potatoes
Tomatoes
Mixture of Peppers
Rice
Pasta
Pancake Mix
2.27 Kilos of Shrimp

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COVID -19 Has Not Stopped Construction in Mazatlan

Main roads in construction:

  • Golden Zone
  • Bosque de la ciudad
  • Gutierrez Najera (Playa Norte)
  • Av. Miguel Aleman (Playa Sur)

Camaron Sabalo

Main avenue in Golden Zone

Bosque de la ciudad
Famous park behind the Malecon

Av. Miguel Aleman (Playa Sur)

Av. Gutierrez Najera (Playa Norte)

25 new subdivisions are currently under construction in Mazatlan

The construction industry maintains 18,000 active formal jobs in the port.

Mazatlán, Sinaloa (May 20, 2020). “The construction sector in Mazatlán maintains more than 18,000 formal jobs active with the IMSS, which gives the port economy a boost during the Covid-19 coronavirus contingency situation”

Read more Here!

Malecon

90% improvement in look of the Avenida del Mar Parks and Gardens staff have placed 18,300 plants in the area and plan to finish the work this week

Mazatlan remodeling of Rafael Buelna Ave completed in November

The second tender will be launched next week by the State Government for the concrete structure

Read More Here!

 

Top 10 Reasons to Move to Mexico

There are many reasons for moving to Mexico: the people are welcoming, the cost of living is low, and buying real estate in Mexico is safe and easy. Mexico’s climate is generally warm and can, in fact, get downright hot in the summer. Tequila and guacamole are both plentiful (so survival is assured) and can accompany the many delicious regional foods throughout the country. Oh, and many of the beaches are world-class destinations and a casual wardrobe is all you will need for nearly every occasion.

All this can be had for costs that can be half or less than life north of the border. In fact, many report a lifestyle that is greatly enhanced while their cost of living has significantly decreased. One more thing…the medical care is good to excellent and costs pennies on the dollar compared to prices north of the border. That goes for medications too (which rarely need a doctor´s prescription).

Top 10:

  1. Close to the U.S.
  2. Lower cost of living
  3. Affordable property
  4. Excellent healthcare
  5. Beautiful beaches
  6. Rich culture
  7. Expat heavens
  8. Laid back lifestyle
  9. Friendly people
  10. The food

Read more Here!

 

Cost of Living in Mexico

Why We Moved to Mazatlán, Mexico, with a Detailed Look at Our Expenses

Before moving to Mexico in 2008, Lionne and I spent hours searching for information online about the
specific costs associated with living south of the border — but we never found anything. The sites we
stumbled across would only say that the cost of living was cheaper. Cheaper than what?

We Settled in a Beautiful Beach Town of Mazatlan, Mexico up the west coast along the Sea of Cortez.

Before moving to Mexico, we sold everything, and used some of the money we had to buy a home
(fixer-upper) in a gated community. Home prices around that time started around $150,000 USD.

NOTE: Electricity can be expensive in Mexico, so we always monitor our usage closely. The amount
shown in the chart was our monthly average from Jan – March. The most expensive electric bill that we
have ever received was around $205 USD during the summer months when we are running the AC more
often.
NOTE: The medical insurance is through Juan Chong Ins. We chose a plan that does include the United
States. There is a $500 USD deductible here in Mexico and a $1000 USD deductible if we are in US.
Since routine healthcare is not very expensive in Mexico, we generally pay for things out-of-pocket. Our
doctor will come to our house for $500 – $600 Pesos.

What About Food, Gas Etc.?
The cost of groceries, eating out, entertainment and even gasoline. I didn’t list those in the chart
because they are all variable expenses that we can easily control by modifying our behavior.

So how much money will you need a month to live in Mexico? That magic number depends on three
important factors: 1) where you want to live, 2) the amount of debt you have, and 3) the type of lifestyle
you’re looking for.

In our case, we kept our monthly costs low by buying a modest home when we moved. Since our
reoccurring expenses are generally less than $600 USD a month, we have enough disposable income left
over each month to live a very active lifestyle (e.g. travel, eat out, visit local attractions etc.).

 

Mazatlan4Sale Team

If you are thinking of investing, and take advantage of a strong U.S. dollar to purchase property in Mexico. The problem now becomes finding the ideal property while still living in your home country.

Here are Five Tips to Help you Accomplish your Goal:

  1. Determine Your Budget

This is probably the most important one because it will define what options you have. If your intention is to live in a small Mexican village in the interior of the country, your budget can be relatively low; however, if your intention is to live near the coast inside a gated golf course community, the cost will be significantly higher. It’s important to set a realistic budget.

In Mexico, most real estate transactions are still cash only, meaning that you will be expected to pay the full amount to obtain the property. Financing options are available, but a substantial down payment is often required (30% – 50%). Also, the interest rates tend to be much higher than what we are used to in the United States or Canada.

This is one of the reasons that Lionne and I decided to sell everything in the U.S. before moving to Mexico. We were able to use the money to eliminate our debts and buy a Home outright in Mexico. Now we continue to live debt free due to the low cost of living here.

  1. Narrow Your Search Ahead of Time

Mexico is large country and you should narrow your search to a town or limited geographic area. If you don’t know yet, you might want to travel a bit more before investing.

  1. Find a Trusted Real Estate Professional

This is the most challenging part of the entire process because most people are relying on Internet searches to find real estate agents or developers.

It’s important to keep in mind that anyone can build a professional looking website in a matter of minutes. Unless you have personally met the person or been referred by a trusted source, you have no way of knowing for sure if the person is who they say they are. Be leery of anyone asking for excessive personal information (e.g. social security number) or a security deposit for a property sight unseen.

  1. Plan a Trip or Two

If you are seriously looking at property in Mexico, it’s inevitable that you will have to visit Mexico at least once or twice during the process. I would recommend holding off on the Tequila shots until after the real estate negotiations are done…. LOL.

  1. Hire an Attorney

Before signing a contract, it’s a good idea to have a Mexican real estate attorney review it. This could save you a lot of headaches down the road.

Although it’s a good time to invest in Mexico, don’t foolishly rush into a real estate deal without doing your homework first. It pays to be a little cautious and to remember the old saying: If it’s too good to be true it probably is.

Mazatlan4Sale Team

Vacation Rentals / Property Management / Real Estate Sales

 

Trying to Satisfy That Mexico “Itch” with Music and Margaritas

Hey, everyone! Just checking in from our new reality of self-isolation, social distancing and wearing masks in public.

So much has changed, so quickly. It seems like only yesterday that Lionne and I were laughing with friends down at our favorite beach bar located near our home in Mazatlan, Mexico. Now that bar, like many other businesses in Mexico, is closed and will likely remain so until sometime in June.

Last night, I found myself feeling particularly nostalgic for the good old days, so I started playing different songs that remind me of Mexico. What started as a pity party, turned into a real party when Lionne and a bottle of Tequila joined in.

It wasn’t long until we were laughing, dancing and singing along to the tunes. I’m referring to Lionne and I, not the Tequila. It’s a bad sign if Tequila joins you for a duet.

Anyway, we had a great time.

If anyone reading this is thinking of doing something similar to take a break from the monotony, here are a few songs from our list to get you started.  The last one is from our favorite, and local artist Brenster here in Mazatlan, Mexico

If you have any song suggestions for us, feel free to leave them in the comments section.

Moon Over Mexico (Luke Combs)
Video Here!

Seashores of Old Mexico ( George Strait)
Video Here!

Mexico ( Jimmy Buffet)
Video Here!

I live for Tuesday’s ( Brenster)
Video Here!

Stay safe and healthy!

Hasta Pronto in Mazatlan!

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