Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Events in Puerto Morelos

There are many traditional events surrounding Easter in Mexico. The following is the schedule of events for Thursday (Jueves), Friday (Viernes), Saturday (Sabado), and Sunday (Domingo) at the church in the Puerto Morelos Town Square.



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Amber Pierce-Schulz is the Broker/Owner of Mayan Riviera Properties, specializing in Puerto Morelos Real Estate and Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals. We are members of AMPI and Federally Certified Realtors.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Price Reduced! Huge 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo Steps From the Beach Now $275,000 USD!

The price has just been reduced on this spacious 2 Bed/2 Bath condo!
Located on the second floor, this is one of just six units at the gorgeous Las Iguanas complex.  
At 1600 square feet, this is much more than a vacation spot, it's a home!
Features include a bright and airy full kitchen and open dining/living area
 and two large bedrooms, complete with a jetted tub in the master suite.  
Las Iguanas is located in the heart of the village and just steps from the Caribbean!

NOW $275,000 USD


Mayan Riviera Properties Listing # 211005
Click HERE for more information!

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Amber Pierce-Schulz is the Broker/Owner of Mayan Riviera Properties, specializing in Puerto Morelos Real Estate and Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals. We are members of AMPI and Federally Certified Realtors.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Clocks forward 1 hour tonight!

Daylight Savings Time goes into effect on April 6th at 2 am. So, set your clocks ahead 1 hour tonight!

FYI:
  • Mexico is not on the same Daylight Savings Time schedule as the USA and Canada. (Mexico stayed on the old/former schedule.)
  • We'll be falling backward 1 hour at 2 a.m. on October 26, 2014. 
  • Our time zone is: UTC/GMT -6 hours



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Amber Pierce-Schulz is the Broker/Owner of Mayan Riviera Properties, specializing in Puerto Morelos Real Estate and Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals. We are members of AMPI and Federally Certified Realtors.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mauricio The Hammock Man: A Family In Need


We might stay up too late. We may drink a bit too much. But one thing we Puerto Morelians do really well is look after our own.

Many of you know Mauricio, the long time Hammock vendor in the Mayan Handicraft Market. His two sons have recently been diagnosed with a kidney disease and both need kidney transplants.

A Facebook Page has been established to help share their story, fundraise, and update us all on their recovery. They have established a PayPal account and details for you to send a donation can be found on the Facebook page.

-- My personal best wishes to Mauricio and his family. --

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Amber Pierce-Schulz is the Broker/Owner of Mayan Riviera Properties, specializing in Puerto Morelos Real Estate and Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals. We are members of AMPI and Federally Certified Realtors.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Mayan Riviera Property Real Estate Listings

I have had several people ask me about our real estate listings, and how it all works here in Mexico.

Licensed? Affiliated?

If you've been attending our weekly workshops, you already know this. The real estate licensing is optional. However, that may be changing! AMPI, the Association of Realtors in Mexico, submitted a law to the Quintana Roo state legislature that would (FINALLY) require licensing by the state of Quintana Roo. It's in the works, and we are pushing hard to make that happen!

Until licensing is required, what should you look for? There are several indicators that someone is a professional: 
  • There is an optional federal certification. It's a great sign if your Realtor has theirs!
  • They are a member of AMPI. This is a peer-reviewed organization that offers many opportunities for continuing education to its members. Make sure your Realtor is a member!
  • Does your Realtor have a business license? If your Realtor doesn't have a business license, then they aren't taking their profession seriously. They don't have the proper tax ID numbers, receipts (which are tax deductible for you!), and permits to be running a business. This is definitely a minimum requirement.
  • Do they place your property in the MLS of Mexico? There is a national MLS in Mexico. Make sure that your Realtor can promote your property through this network to other realtors. Remember -- Professional Realtors work together to sell your property, the same way they work in the USA and Canada.

The listings on your website --- Are they everything that is For Sale in Puerto Morelos?

We include a lot of properties on our website. Our listings are priced to sell, have all of their paperwork reviewed PRIOR to listing, and are great options for buyers. 

Yes, there are things that aren't on our site. Oftentimes, it's for good reason! 
  1. Fraudulent Sales Listings! Many properties are 'listed for sale' by sellers who won't report the full value of the purchase in the new deed. You heard right! They require buyers to commit tax fraud and also purchase their capital gains baggage as a part of the purchase. Sound ridiculous? We think so too! There isn't a chance that you will us promoting a property like that, or advising you to buy it!
  2. Not Market Value! We have a common saying: "Do you want to sell or do you want to list it for sale? There's a difference!" Our listing prices stand up to their comparables. If it isn't within a reasonable market price range, we don't waste our time ---- or yours ---- promoting it.
  3. The paperwork isn't in order! We require an extensive list of paperwork copies, and sometimes an external review, to be sure that our listings are ready to sell! Our sellers all have quotes on their tax liabilities at the time of listing. Our listings are ready to close!
  4. It's THAT house! We know the Puerto Morelos area! We have turned down listings because of ongoing problems that we were aware of. We want to feel comfortable with you buying any of the properties that we have listed. Our goal is to have happy sellers AND buyers! 
We happily work with other professional agencies to be sure that buyers find the right property, no matter who has the listing. However, we don't want to waste your time with properties that aren't suitable for purchase.



Sellers:

If you are considering selling your Puerto Morelos property, my sincere advice is to list it with a local agency. We can easily schedule showings, we know our market, and we work with all of the agents in the Riviera Maya and Cancun. Get your property listed here in town. We'll market it to agents everywhere!







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Amber Pierce-Schulz is the Broker/Owner of Mayan Riviera Properties, specializing in Puerto Morelos Real Estate and Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals. We are members of AMPI and Federally Certified Realtors.

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