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Number of Boomers Surfing the Internet on the Rise

May 22, 2013

In the past year the number of people aged 50 and older who spend time online has nearly doubled to just over 40 percent, according to a recent Pew Research project.

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - "Let your fingers do the walking" has taken a timely twist. Recent trends show that baby boomers are the fastest-growing group using the internet. Their digits are dancing over keyboards, and in the past year the number of people 50 and older online has nearly doubled to just over 40%, according to a recent Pew Research project. In the United States, there are almost 16 million people aged 55 and older using Facebook.

In the retirement Mecca of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the trend is apparent, especially on the beach. You can see the popularity of smart phones, iPads, tablets and mini laptops as you stroll along busy stretches. These areas are located in front of restaurants and hotels so internet accessibility is only a click away. There is more finger tapping than paper rustling.

A good number of retirees thinking about buying property in the Banderas Bay area have done their research online. "Many clients that come into the office already know what they want to see before they even get to town," says Gustavo Lopez, a real estate agent with Ron Morgan Properties in Puerto Vallarta and Bucerias.

"Potential buyers watch videos, look at photos, check out neighborhoods, and do price comparisons, occasionally they know more than some agents." He also says it helps to be more knowledgable about buying property in Mexico and what is offered. This in turn give buyers confidence.

If most of the research is completed before arriving in Puerto Vallarta, a lot of time is saved because it won't be wasted running all over the place looking at properties. The extra time can be spent on the beach making a final decision about a possible retirement condo... or where to eat your next meal.

Ron Morgan Properties specializes in luxury real estate in the Marina Vallarta area and beyond to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and Punta de Mita, as well as along the southern shores of Banderas Bay, from the Romantic Zone, Amapas and Conchas Chinas down to Mismaloya and even Costa Alegre. For more information, visit

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