A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!


Visit Expedia…

Expedia is my favorite place to book airfare, and they handle hotels, car rentals, cruises, etc. I like the organization of the site for figuring out what flights I want. Click on the suitcase to take a look.

I was very pleased to win an award for this blog! Even better for you: click through for lists of all sorts of award-winning travel blogs.

Tripbase Blog Awards 2009

Tripbase Blog Awards 2009

Expensive! And are you sure you want it?

If you are thinking of living in Mexico City for a few years or more, you might be interested in purchasing a home which you could later resell, much as many people do in the U.S. when they move.  But it may not be your best choice in Mexico City. If you can afford something on the upscale end, you can find a nice selection of both homes and condos, some in gated communities. But affordable middle-class housing is a challenge. Mexico’s middle class is looking for it too, and there just isn’t that much. Add to that the relative rarity of mortgages, and renting may begin to look more attractive. Also, reselling isn’t always so easy.

While real estate in Mexico City may be less expensive than in many parts of the United States, it tends to be the highest in the country, comparable to some of the most expensive beach resort areas. And you do not get fresh air with it!

Mexico City as a place to be has many pluses and minuses… the link takes you to my assessment of them. Also, do read my page on investing in Mexican real estate in general.

If you are interested in real estate in the Mexico City area as an investment, you presumably know what you are doing… which I don’t!

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