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Retire in Mexico?

What may have been a shock to many in 2010 when I announced that I would be leaving the US and moving to Mexico please understand that I did not come to that decision over nite I had been planning my retirement ever since I turned 60 back in 2008 I was pretty sure I had done as much research as possible my first mission was to decide where in Mexico best suited my needs and wants
I elected to plant my flag in Rosarito Beach for a number of reasons the most important was easy access to my grandchildren in the US second was lifestyle having been a avid surfer in my youth the dream of all older surfers was a condo on the beach Rosarito won this debate hands down I had spent many hours with a San Diego realtor looking for condos on the beach up and down the coast the average price for a two bedroom condo on the beach ran $500,000.00.the realtor than asked if I had ever considered buying in Mexico I like many had heard the horror stories about buying Mexican beach front property was I in for a surprise!

Mexico Wants Foreigners to Buy Beach Homes

Mexican congressmen voted on Tuesday to change a law that makes it difficult for foreigners to own beach homes in Mexico.The law prevents any foreigner from directly owning a home that is located within 50 kilometers of Mexico's coasts. Foreigners in Mexico are also banned from owning homes that are located within 100 kilometers of the country's international borders.Congressmen from Mexico's house of representatives argued that the law was "outdated," that it hampers investment in the country, creates unnecessary bureaucracy and no longer matches reality.They pointed out that thousands of Americans and Canadians already own beach homes in Mexico anyways, and many more are interested in buying.

After much searching I found my perfect condo click the link below for a tour asking price almost half of what I found in the San Diego area.

My Condo

Granted finding a place to stay is important however there are a lot of other things one needs to do before you plant your flag and make the move such as legal status opening bank accounts setting up utilities etc one of the first things most Americans have to come to grips with is learning Spanish over the past few years my everyday Spanish has improved however I do cheat and that is I always carry my iPad with me and thanks to many language apps today it is possible to communicate with anyone anywhere in the world

Retirement in Mexico has other benefits like getting involved with worthy causes which also lead to great friendships of locals and other's with similar interests allow me to offer a suggestion

Baja Horseback Riding at its Best!

At All The Pretty Horses of Baja – Rescue & Rides, our work with horses and other animals that have been abandoned or suffering from neglect is a labor of love. Nothing gives us more joy than to see what plenty of food, good care and kindness will do for horses (dog, cats and squirrels too) that need a helping hand. First, we make sure they know they can depend on us and in return, our animals give joy to us and everyone they meet.

The  internet has a lot of links to many expats who like me made the move south of the border my best advice to those exploring the options of early retirement is plan on at least a week or two vacation in Rosarito Beach I will meet with you and take you on a personal tour of my home town and show you where to bank where to set up private mail box and some of the best taco stands in all of Baja I must admit after spending the last two years here Mexico has exceeded all of my expertations to arrange a personal tour or have a online consultation call me at 

1-888- 289-7587
You can also send me a personal email or send me your info
Robby Noel

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The 10 Best Places to Retire in Mexico

As an artist who is neither a real estate salesperson nor a travel agent pushing an agenda, I feel it’s time to have a real look at the very best places in Mexico to retire with real pro’s and con’s so the reader can really make an informed decision on where to go that serves their needs, interests and ambitions.

So writes “Johnny Punish” ( in edited excerpts from his article written originally as an exclusive for (Your Key to Making Money!) and under the title The Top 10 Places to Live and Retire in Mexico and the reasons why.

AARP Best Places To Retire

With its profoundly rich Indian and Spanish culture, its spectacular beaches and charming colonial hill towns, its real estate bargains and its proximity to the United States, Mexico is the undisputed number one destination for American retirees. It boasts thriving expat communities in Lake Chapala, near Guadalajara; San Miguel de Allende, in Guanajuato; Baja California; and Cancún, in the Yucatan. They all have their attractions, including a low-cost, laid-back lifestyle, but our choice in Mexico is the Puerto Vallarta region, located on the Pacific Coast in the state of Nayarit. Its combination of first-class urban amenities and charming palm-fringed villages have made it an appealing retiree draw as well as a popular tourist destination, without the serious crime that blights some other parts of the country.

The World’s Top Retirement Havens in 2013

Exotic tropical islands, temperate mountain valleys, miles of deserted beaches, First-World cities packed with ultra-modern amenities, and ancient vineyard-shrouded hill towns…

Among the top retirement spots in the world this year, you’ll find great variety in the cultural offerings, climates and lifestyles. Each destination is desirable in its own way, but they all offer something increasingly hard to come by at home: A good quality of life for a reasonable price.

Among these 22 destinations, you’ll discover places where you can save tens of thousands of dollars on world-class health care administered by English-speaking and U.S.-trained doctors…find beachfront condos for less than $90,000…and see that a couple can live well on just $900 a month excluding rent.

One Million Americans in Mexico Can’t All Be Wrong

Reports are that approximately one million Americans live in Mexico. While it’s hard to verify that number, it’s not hard to imagine that it’s true. Some are working, of course, for U.S., Mexican, or other foreign corporations. You’ll find them in cities like Mexico City, Queretaro, and Monterrey.

And some live in Mexico just part-time…spending winter months in vacation homes where the weather is always warm and the cervezas are always cold.

Many Americans in Mexico, however, have moved there to enjoy their retirement years. They live in Mexico full-time and enjoy better weather, a more relaxed lifestyle, and a host of other benefits—including afforda

Get The Expat Guide To Retiring in Mexico

The foremost concern has to be your financial situation. Although, many people have had a retirement plan in place for years, in the past decade the foibles of the economy and the all-too-human plan managers have diminished, if not totally decimated, too many of those plans. Don’t let the recent economic upheaval ruin your retirement. There are options available.

Whatever your personal situation is, developing a concrete plan is essential, our guide is a great foundation for your plan. If you’re reading this, then retirement in Mexico has crossed your mind. Living in Mexico, as we do, is a viable option especially in the circumstance of diminished resources because living in Mexico is much cheaper than living in the US or Canada!

If you haven’t done it yet, check out our budgeting tools, the Cost of Living Chart and the two interactive budget forms, the Estimate Budget Form and the Budget Planner Form on the Budget Forms page. But, bear in mind that the budgeting process using our forms does not include insurance protection of any kind, nor does it include any regular monthly payments (credit card, auto loan, mortgage), so you will have to factor them into your personalized budget using our “beginning” budget as a starting point.

Retire in Mexico Guidebook Mexico: The Trick is Living HereSo you want to learn the trick to retire in Mexico? I lived in Mexico on a budget for 7 years and after accumulating a set of hard-earned how-to knowledge, I developed a helpful e-book.  My book Mexico: The Trick is Living Here  will help you live or retire (or travel extensively) in Mexico. It will help you answer the questions you have about cost of living by giving example costs and clear descriptions of what you get for your peso in Mexico.  This book will help you envision what your life might be like once you retire in Mexico.

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