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This Month's PV Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Casa Sirena, Zona Romantica

Located just 1.5 short blocks from Los Muertos Beach, the Malecón, and walking distance to great shopping and some of Puerto Vallarta's best restaurants, Casa Sirena is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath beautifully furnished condo, so all you have to bring with you is your swimsuit.

Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit Vehicle Registration
Tropicasa Realty

Now that you have hopefully paid your Puerto Vallarta property taxes online using the instructions in our recent real estate blog post, if you own a vehicle and haven't yet registered it for 2021, you will want to do this now to save 5% for early payment before the end of March.

Why Canadians and Americans Prefer Puerto Vallarta
Tropicasa Realty

Did you know that over 1,000,000 Americans and Canadians already call Mexico home, making it the top choice in the world for North Americans to expatriate? And, of all the country's varied and wonderful destinations, Puerto Vallarta is a top choice for expats looking to purchase a second home.

Delivering Valentine's Day Romance in Puerto Vallarta
Tropicasa Realty

These last months, as we have been sequestered at home with our loved ones, we've found that spending so much together sometimes makes loving them a little challenging. But that is all the more reason to do something extra special and romantic for Valentine's Day in Vallarta.

This Month's PV Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Vista Mismaloya 3

A beautiful turn-key income opportunity or quiet retirement oasis, Vista Mismaloya 3 is a 2 bedroom, 3 bath contemporary condominium in a 6 unit building in the charming Mexican pueblo of Mismaloya. Just a short drive south from downtown Puerto Vallarta, this condo has it all!

Adding Succulents to Your Puerto Vallarta Landscaping
Tropicasa Realty

Adding landscaping to your Puerto Vallarta property not only creates visual appeal and enhances your enjoyment of your home, but also adds to its value. For those homeowners that don't have a green thumb, or much experience with tropical landscaping, succulents are a great option.

Setting Up Cellphone Service in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Tropicasa Realty

One of the many reasons that owning a home in Puerto Vallarta is so attractive to foreign buyers is the affordable cost of living. One of the things that Americans and Canadians discover is much less costly is the monthly expense for their Mexican cell phone.

Puerto Vallarta Living: A New Home for the New Year
Tropicasa Realty

As we make our New Year's resolutions, after a long year of living smaller, quieter lives, many of us are considering what's really important, and that's one of the reasons Tropicasa Realty agents have been busy helping potential homeowners find new properties in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Tropicasa's January Hot Property in Puerto Vallarta
Pinnacle Signature 401

Located in the heart of the Romantic Zone, Signature by Pinnacle has become the new trend in Puerto Vallarta living. Condominium 401, a professionally decorated two bedroom corner unit with ocean & city views, is a great choice for those who dream of owning a home in paradise.

Tourtière: A Canadian Holiday Tradition Made in Mexico
Tropicasa Realty

Tropicasa Realty agent Roger Dubois has kept a family culinary tradition going during his many years living in Puerto Vallarta by baking tourtière for the holiday season. Here are 12 recipes for these savory baked meat pies that are part of his French-Canadian heritage.

Celebrating the Holidays Virtually from Puerto Vallarta
Tropicasa Realty

As 2020 has taught us, being apart doesn't mean you can't stay connected, especially in the digital age! If you'll be hosting virtual holiday parties from Puerto Vallarta with friends and family back home, Tropicasa Realty has a few tips to keep things merry and bright.

This Month's PV Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
La Estancia 1503, Flamingos

Villa La Estancia is a AAA Four-Diamond Resort that prides itself on its luxury amenities and concierge service. Villa #1503 is a tastefully decorated 2 bedroom 5th floor suite that has the option to be used as a 1 bed/1.5 bath master suite with a lock-off 1 bed/1 bath guest or rental suite.

Buying Property in Mexico: Which Visa is Right for You?
Tropicasa Realty

If you are purchasing a home in Puerto Vallarta, which sort of visa will best suit your needs is something you will need to consider. Tropicasa Realty offers a brief overview of the different types of Mexican visas for which you can apply and what the requirements are for obtaining each.

Tropicasa: November's Hot Property in Puerto Vallarta
Nõmada Boutique Habitat, Romantic Zone

Located in the center of the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone, Nõmada is a boutique collection of 28 homes featuring four thoughtfully-crafted floor plans in a residential setting that was designed for effortless ownership, traditional craftsmanship and contemporary living.

Vallarta Mourns the Loss of Mary Beth 'Maria' O’Connor
Wayne Franklin

Tropicasa Realty was saddened to learn of the passing of our long-time co-worker and dear friend, Mary Beth 'Maria' O’Connor. Whether serving clients or reveling in her friends, she lived life with an unyielding strength and enduring passion that was an inspiration to all who knew her.

New Condo Development in Vallarta Opens Sales Center

The first step on your new journey begins now, as Tropicasa Realty announces the October 12 opening of the sales center for Nomada, a boutique collection of sustainable residences for the global adventurer, located at Púlpito 183 in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone.

What's the Real Cost of Living in Puerto Vallarta?
Tropicasa Realty

When potential homeowners come to Tropicasa Realty agents to start their search for a second home in Puerto Vallarta or Riviera Nayarit, they frequently ask not just about the cost of housing in the Banderas Bay region, but about the real cost of daily living here.

This Month's PV Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Casa Amanda, Zona Hotelera Norte

Welcome to Casa Amanda! Conveniently located near Plaza Caracol in Colonia Diaz Ordaz, this 6 bedroom, 6 bath, modern home sits on a closed street in a safe residential neighborhood that offers peaceful living amidst the bustling North Hotel Zone of Puerto Vallarta.

How to Get Your Driver's License in Puerto Vallarta
Tropicasa Realty

While you are able to drive a car in Puerto Vallarta with a valid Canadian or US driver's license, many people living here full or part time get a Mexican driver's license. The lifestyle experts at Tropicasa Realty explain the process of acquiring a license from the State of Jalisco.

Tropicasa: September's Hot Property in Riviera Nayarit
Bolongo 3P, Riviera Nayarit

In an idyllic location between La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and Punta Mita, nestled above a beautiful sandy beach, you'll find the exclusive Bolongo development that's home to Bolongo 3P, a spectacular and spacious 4-bedroom, 4.5 bath condominium that's ready for your personal touch.

Choosing Mexican Floor Tiles for Your Home in Vallarta
Tropicasa Realty

While there are many modern properties on the Puerto Vallarta real estate market, some buyers are drawn to a more traditional Mexican home. One of the hallmarks of this design is floors made from Mexican tiles, which come in a variety of colors, patterns and styles.

Why More Young Families are Moving to Puerto Vallarta
Tropicasa Realty

While relocating to Mexico with children in tow was once seen as a very adventurous move, more and more young families are moving to Puerto Vallarta. Yes, it's an adventure, but a wise investment both financially and for their family lifestyle. Tropicasa Realty gives us a few reasons why.

Tropicasa: August's Hot Property in Puerto Vallarta
Sierra Del Mar 2 Norte

Welcome home to Sierra Del Mar 2 Norte, a 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath condominium in the private, gated community of Sierra del Mar Los Arcos - just minutes from all the wonderful shops, dining and nightlife options that downtown Puerto Vallarta has to offer and yet so wonderfully different.

Watching Foreign Television from Your Home in Mexico
Tropicasa Realty

If you have purchased a home in Puerto Vallarta, it's likely that you'll want to watch television shows and news stations from the U.S. and Canada. While cable and satellite services are available here, one of the most popular options is to use streaming sites.

Connecting to the Internet in Your Puerto Vallarta Home
Tropicasa Realty

With everyone continuing to stay home, and Tropicasa Realty agents working online to help clients with all of their real estate needs, it seems like an appropriate time to talk about the internet service providers in Puerto Vallarta that can help you stay connected.

Tropicasa Realty's July Hot Property in Puerto Vallarta
Indah Condo 11B, Amapas

Sophisticated 11th floor home with breathtaking views! The design of this 3 bedroom, 3 bath, fully furnished condominium focuses the main living, dining and kitchen area on its signature feature - the Bay of Banderas and the Pacific Ocean beyond.

Tax Obligations for Rental Property Owners in Mexico
Tropicasa Realty

With a strong tourism industry, buying a second home in Puerto Vallarta is a popular choice for investors, because properties in the Banderas Bay area are easily rentable. But it is important that owners who rent their property understand the rental income tax obligations in Mexico.

Is Your Puerto Vallarta Home Ready for Summer?
Tropicasa Realty

Now, as we are staying at home as much as possible to help keep our community healthy, is the perfect time to take on a few DIY projects to keep your Puerto Vallarta property in good health during the rainy season. Tropicasa shares DIY ways to ready your home for summer.

Tropicasa Realty: Hot Property in Nuevo Vallarta
Villa Zamia, Nuevo Vallarta

Located in Nuevo Vallarta at El Tigre, a beautiful gated golf course community with 24-hour security, an impressive fitness center, and beach club, Villa Zamia is a beautiful 5 bedroom, 5 1/2 bath home, featuring a big back yard pool area overlooking the golf course.

Can You List Your Vallarta Home in Today's Market?
Tropicasa Realty

Tropicasa Realty clients have been asking about the viability of listing their Puerto Vallarta property in this market. While it may seem like a disadvantageous time to list your home, here are a few compelling reasons to consider this as the time to go to market.

Tropicasa Realty's May Hot Property is in Nuevo Vallarta
Villa Nuevo Paraiso, Nuevo Vallarta

Welcome to Villa Nuevo Paraiso! Conveniently located in Nuevo Vallarta, this gorgeous 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath, canal-front smart home was recently remodeled, with particular attention given to making the home energy-efficient and more elegant.

Keep Your Puerto Vallarta Home Safe During COVID-19
Tropicasa Realty

Having been part of the Puerto Vallarta community for well over twenty years, the helpful real estate agents at Tropicasa Realty offer tips for protecting your home, your health, and the health of others, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tropicasa Supports Vallarta Food Bank, Our Community
Wayne Franklin

As Puerto Vallarta faces the challenges of this pandemic, Tropicasa Realty has pledged to contribute to the good work of the Vallarta Food Bank, which will ensure that about 200 families a week will have the food that they need to sustain them over the next month.

How Vallarta Stays Connected While Social Distancing
Tropicasa Realty

The Puerto Vallarta community has come together to protect the health and welfare of our city by staying off the streets as much as possible. The real estate agents at Tropicasa offer tips for keeping yourself mentally and socially engaged while social distancing.

This Month's PV Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Villa Magna 267, Nuevo Vallarta

Located in Villa Magna, one of the greatest beachfront developments in Nuevo Vallarta, this beautiful 2-Bedroom + Den, 3 Bath, fully-furnished, condominium boasts an open layout and panoramic ocean views. This Pet Friendly condo also has assigned parking and affordable HOA fees.

Tropical Terrace Flowers that Thrive in Puerto Vallarta
Tropicasa Realty

If you own a condominium in Puerto Vallarta, the terrace will probably be one of the areas in which you spend the greatest amount of time. The experts at Tropicasa Realty tell us about tropical plants that will transform your balcony into your own personal Eden.

No Car? No Problem. Getting Around in Vallarta is Easy!
Tropicasa Realty

One of the questions our clients frequently ask when buying a second home in Puerto Vallarta is if they will need a car. Depending on you where choose to live, for the most part, you don't really need to own a vehicle to quickly and conveniently get around town.

Tropicasa's February Hot Property in Puerto Vallarta
Vista Mar 6 Casa Esperanza, Amapas

Located in the hills of Amapas, only a few minutes drive from downtown Puerto Vallarta and the city's Romantic Zone, you'll find Vista Mar 6 Casa Esperanza, a 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, furnished condominium that is pet friendly and move-in ready!

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle - Where Luxury Meets Lifestyle
Tropicasa Realty

Finding the right neighborhood for your lifestyle is an important part of looking for a new home in Puerto Vallarta and the Banderas Bay region. Tropicasa Realty tells us about La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, a lovely beach town located between Bucerías and Punta de Mita, Nayarit.

LGBTQ Community's Impact on PV's Real Estate Market
Tropicasa Realty

Puerto Vallarta has a lot to offer the LGBTQ community. So, it is certainly no surprise that this segment of the tourism sector has made a major impact on the local real estate market, and is one of the largest demographics for foreigners buying a condo or home here.

This Month's PV Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Las Moradas 7

An independent home for the price of a condo in the hills of Amapas, just a 5 minute drive from downtown Puerto Vallarta and the city's Romantic Zone? Yes! Act quickly to make Las Moradas 7, a two-story, three bedroom home with partial views yours.

Selling Your Puerto Vallarta Home Over the Holidays
Tropicasa Realty

During the holiday season there are more potential buyers in town, falling in love with our city and the idea of owning a vacation property in Puerto Vallarta. But is listing your home or condo for sale at this time of year a good idea? Tropicasa Realty examines the pros and cons.

Local Development Wins International Property Award
Tropicasa Realty

Tropicasa Realty, the exclusive listing agency of Pier 57, congratulates the developers of this landmark building in the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone for being named one of the Top 40 Residential Developments in the Americas by The International Property Awards.

Tropicasa's December Hot Property in Puerto Vallarta
Copa de Oro 201, Romantic Zone

Conveniently located in La Zona Romantica, an easy 5-minute walk to the beach, downtown, restaurants, bars and shops, Copa de Oro 201 is a fully-furnished, 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath condominium in the highly desirable Copa de Oro building on the south side of Puerto Vallarta.

Hot on the Vallarta Real Estate Market: Colonia Versalles
Tropicasa Realty

With apartments, condominiums, single-family homes and villas on lots that take up half and full city blocks, plus an 'Old Vallarta' meets 'New Vallarta' feel and an ideal location near the city's Hotel Zone, the Versalles neighborhood has a lot to offer Puerto Vallarta real estate investors.

This Month's PV Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Plaza Mar 303, Romantic Zone

A timeless oceanfront building right on Puerto Vallarta's world-famous Los Muertos Beach, Plaza Mar is a highly desirable rental property. That's why Plaza Mar 303, a recently remodeled and fully furnished, 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium, is an excellent investment for the future.

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Moving to Vallarta
Tropicasa Realty

At Tropicasa, commitment to our clients goes beyond simply buying and selling real estate in Puerto Vallarta. We believe in helping people find the right home in the right neighborhood to fit their lifestyle. That said, there are a few things you'll need to consider before moving to Mexico.

Tropicasa Realty: October's Hot Property in Vallarta
Romantic Zone

URBAN at Carranza was created for experience-based living with a boutique collection of homes in the heart of Puerto Vallarta's vibrant downtown core. Sold unfurnished, URBAN II-PH 701 is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,314 Sq.ft. condo on the top floor of this pet-friendly building.

Living in Mexico: The Path to Becoming an Expat
Tropicasa Realty

For many who own a vacation rental property, or buy a winter home, in Puerto Vallarta or the Riviera Nayarit a tourist visa for Mexico, which allows you to stay in the country legally for up to 180 days, is enough. But many people opt to apply for a residency visa, available in two forms.

Tropicasa's September Hot Property in Puerto Vallarta
Signature by Pinnacle 405

Located in the heart of the Romantic Zone, Signature by Pinnacle has become the new trend in Puerto Vallarta living. Condominium 405, a professionally decorated one bedroom corner unit with incredible ocean views, is a great choice for those who dream of owning a home in paradise.

Escape Puerto Vallarta Summer's Heat in San Sebastian
Tropicasa Realty

With temperatures in Puerto Vallarta rising, summertime is a great time to visit San Sebastian del Oeste. Situated 4,500 feet above sea level in the heart of the Sierra Madre, the cool climate and historic appeal of this 16th century mountain village make it the perfect weekend getaway.

This Month's Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Riviera Amapas 6 - Conchas Chinas

Wonderfully located, just steps from beautiful Conchas Chinas beach, Riviera Amapas 6 is a two bedroom, two bathroom condominium located on the second floor of the North corner of the exclusive, beachfront, traditional-style building that houses Riviera Amapas' 24 units.

Deciding What to Bring When Making the Move to Mexico
Tropicasa Realty

Furnished condos and single-family homes for sale in Puerto Vallarta are plentiful on the marketplace, but there are still personal items that you will want to bring with you when you relocate. Here are a few tips to help you decide what you really need to move.

Tropicasa Realty: July's Hot Property in Puerto Vallarta
Casa Delfines - 5 de Diciembre

Located in the Colonia 5 de Diciembre neighborhood of Puerto Vallarta, Casa Delfines is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath fully-furnished house with great investment potential. In traditional Mexican style, the property has 3 indoor and 1 outdoor kitchens, a laundry, and a rooftop terrace with heated pool.

How to Keep Mosquitos Away from Your Home or Condo
Tropicasa Realty

One of the biggest challenges for Puerto Vallarta homeowners at this time of year is preventing mosquito bites! The little buggers are not just annoying, but also carry an assortment of diseases. Tropicasa Realty offers a few tips to help you keep your property mosquito-free.

Puerto Vallarta Property Ownership: What is UNIRSE?
Tropicasa Realty

For anyone buying real estate in Puerto Vallarta, UNIRSE is a place with which you will soon become familiar. The Unidad Regional de Servicios del Estado, or UNIRSE, is the regional state services office, where you can accomplish many tasks that anyone living here will eventually need.

This Month's Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Sayan 42, Amapas

Sayan 42 is a spectacular ocean front residence for sale at the sought-after Sayan Tropical condominium building in Colonia Amapas. Just a short drive from downtown Puerto Vallarta and a short walk to the city's Romantic Zone, this 4 bedroom, 3 bath condo has it all!

Keeping Your Home Cool - Without Air Conditioning
Tropicasa Realty

Warmer days are upon us as spring turns to summer here in Puerto Vallarta. Tropicasa Realty offers tips for keeping your home or condominium cool without turning on the air conditioner, which will help keep your energy bills low and help the environment at the same time.

Tips for Great Summer Gardening in Puerto Vallarta
Tropicasa Realty

Summertime, from June to October, is Vallarta's rainy season. And while summer rains can make your garden lush and green, without proper preparedness, they can also cause significant damage. Tropicasa Realty offers a few helpful tips for summer gardening in Puerto Vallarta.

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