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For all of your real estate needs in Puerto Vallarta and the Banderas Bay region, call Tropicasa Realty Toll Free at 1-866-978-5539 from the U.S. or 01-800-877-7000 in Mexico, visit the Tropicasa website:, or send an email to info(at)

For over a decade, Wayne Franklin and his team at Tropicasa Realty have been a trusted name in Puerto Vallarta real estate. Tropicasa Realty is the region's representative for "The Leading Agents of the World," and with over 100 years of combined experience in real estate, all agents with the company are affiliated with AMPI.

So when Tropicasa Realty says "Your Security Through Our Experience," they have the history and background to support it. For some, investing in Mexico may seem a bit perplexing - but you can rely on Tropicasa Realty's experience in Puerto Vallarta real estate to give you the security that you require.

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Tropicasa Realty Makes the Move Towards Sustainability
Mijo! Brands

As the first major real estate agency to strongly advocate maintainable practices in Vallarta, Tropicasa Realty is not only providing a sustainable option to home buyers, but an opportunity for sellers' properties to receive additional exposure through new digital and media strategies.

Special Offer: Land & Cabin Packages for $59,000 USD
Wayne Franklin

Tierra Alta, the mountain cabin development in El Tuito, less than an hour from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, has announced a one-time special offer of $59,000 USD for a 1,600 square meter lot with a one bedroom, one bathroom cabin measuring about 50 square meters with a large deck.

This Month's Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Villa Las Fuentes, Nuevo Vallarta

On the signature Hole 6 of the gated El Tigre Golf Course in Nuevo Vallarta, this contemporary home offers warmth and style unlike any other. Villa Las Fuentes is aptly named, as water features and fountains are throughout the property - from the entry, to the interior courtyard, to the pool.

The Market Has Spoken & Tierra Alta's Been Listening
Tropicasa Realty

David and Xochitl Kimball have been developing large mountain cabins on a 7 hectare property in a beautiful oak forest near El Tuito, one hour's drive from Puerto Vallarta. But over the last year the market has spoken: many people prefer smaller cabins with larger decks.

Condos, Casas & Cocktails: FREE Real Estate Seminars

Thinking of buying Vallarta real estate? Join Tropicasa Realty & MEXLend Mortgages for their 5th year of 'Condos, Casas & Cocktails' - an informal, yet informative, conversation about purchasing and financing real estate in Mexico - at Garbo's every other Monday through March.

This Month's Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Casa Las Palapas, Nuevo Vallarta

A spectacular oceanfront residence, La Casa de las Palapas is located in the Nuevo Vallarta subdivision in Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit. The home was designed by the famous architect Diego Villaseñor, in a Mexican Pacific style, known internationally as 'Careyes style.'

This Month's Hot Property at Tropicasa Realty
Villa Roca Loro in Mismaloya

Villa Roca Loro, located in the exclusive South Zone of Puerto Vallarta, is a magnificent gated home built into the mountainside of the Sierra Madres. The entire property, inside and out, has been completely updated to include all modern amenities expected at a luxurious vacation villa.

Things to Consider When Buying a PV Rental Property
David Hoffman

Owning a rental in a vacation city such as Puerto Vallarta is a bit different from owning a rental in a city such as Chicago. Tropicasa Realty agent David Hoffman gives us some things to consider when buying Puerto Vallarta real estate as a rental property investment.

Citizenship: More Than Just a Piece of Paper?
Ian Jeffrey Shepherd

I recently read an article describing how the efforts and community spirit of Mexican and foreign nationals is instrumental in maintaining and improving everyday life in Puerto Vallarta. This got me thinking about citizenship and the role we play in the communities in which we live.

The Process for Buying a Home in Puerto Vallarta
David Hoffman

The process of buying a home in Puerto Vallarta or the greater Banderas Bay area isn't dramatically different from purchasing a home in the U.S. or Canada, but there are some differences. Tropicasa Real Estate agent David Hoffman walks us through the process.

David Hoffman's Journey to Puerto Vallarta
David Hoffman

For those of you who are thinking about making a permanent move to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Tropicasa real estate agent David Hoffman shares his experiences. For him, the purchase of a Vallarta vacation home was life-changing. Perhaps it will be for you as well!

November's Hot PV Property from Tropicasa Realty
Playas Gemelas Amapa 103

Completely remodeled and ideally located within the Playas Gemelas complex on the Southern shores of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, this beautiful three bedroom, two bath condominium will surprise you with its tranquility... and its spectacular garden and ocean views.

This Month's Hot Property at Tropicasa Realty
Valle Flamingos Residencial

Affordable luxury homes! Valle Flamingos Residencial consists of sixty-six 3 and 4 bedroom homes in a gated community with controlled access, 24/7 security, cobbled streets, a clubhouse with pool and landscaped common areas, all in a neighborhood that appeals to locals and expats alike.

Latest News for Mexico Real Estate Transactions
Maria O'Connor

Good news! The criteria for Mexico real estate transactions has changed among local notaries. The new rules allow the use of the generic CURP and RFC by Sellers; and Buyers need only the generic CURP, which can be obtained quickly and easily - without a residency card.

Vallarta Real Estate Market Review: 2014 versus 2013
Wayne Franklin

The real estate market in the Bay of Banderas to include Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerias and beyond, have experienced a significant increase in sales activity this year over last. Buyers have a renewed interest and a sense of urgency seems to be creeping back to the marketplace.

This Month's Hot Property at Tropicasa Realty
Casa Paloma del Mar

Think the Italian Riviera, the grand estates of Porto Fino, and you'll have an idea of what is in store for you at Paloma del Mar in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. With tons of Carrera marble throughout, winding staircases, and Italianate balustrades, this villa harkens to a bygone era.

Update for Mexico Real Estate Buyers & Sellers

Following up on the 'Important News for Mexico Real Estate Buyers & Sellers' article we published on August 6th, we asked Tropicasa Realty's Maria O'Connor if there were any updates on the new requirements for buyers and sellers of real estate in Mexico.

Vallarta Odds and Ends - Late Summer Edition
Maria O'Connor

Another summer is nearly behind us and although we still have a couple of more months of heat and humidity, the kids are back to school, business owners are planning their vacations and everyone seems to be gearing up for what looks to be an extremely busy high season.

In Mexico, Dancing is One of Life's Greatest Pleasures
Josie Gonzalez

Ahhh to dance! This is one of life's greatest pleasures - and in Mexico, it is a way of life. It is a way of expressing yourself, a way of saying, 'I feel great, I look great, I like you, I enjoy your company,' Dancing makes you feel happy, attractive, ALIVE! Shall We Dance?

Important News for Mexico Real Estate Buyers & Sellers
Maria O'Connor

On July 4, 2014, the Secretary of Hacienda and Public Credit, the Mexican version of the IRS or Revenue Canada, issued a miscellaneous fiscal resolution that as of September 1, 2014 will affect all buyer and sellers of real estate in Mexico, regardless of nationality.