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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 Hosts Open House at Condo Ecuador

Are you looking to buy Puerto Vallarta real estate? On Saturday, March 25 from 10 am to 12 pm, Tropicasa Realty agent Alfonso Davalos will be hosting an open house at Condo Ecuador, a large two bedroom, 2 bath condominium in a small building of only 4 units overlooking downtown.

Tropicasa Realty: How Sustainable Homes Benefit You

Sustainable building and eco-friendly homes are today's biggest trend on the real estate market, according to Tropicasa Realty. While many people like the idea of owning a more eco-conscious home, many buyers don't understand the full extent to which greener living can benefit them.

Tropicasa Realty Hosts Open House at Villa Nemi

On Saturday, March 11 from 10 am to 12 pm, Tropicasa Realty agent Alfonso Davalos will be hosting an open house at Villa Nemi Eco-Villa, a one-of-a-kind environmentally-responsible living experience, close to the Romantic Zone on the south side of Puerto Vallarta.

This Month's Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Casa Flores, Sayulita

In a privileged location on a small hill only 5 minutes away from downtown Sayulita, Casa Flores offers casual elegance in a tropical setting with beautiful panoramic ocean views. This 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath villa boasts open-air living, a large terrace with pool, comfort and convenience.

3Ktrinas Serving 'Tapas with a Twist' at Nima Bay
Tropicasa Realty

For tapas lovers, a new jewel has opened in the Puerto Vallarta Marina district with the launch of 3Ktrinas. A tiny restaurant tucked into the Nima Bay Shoppes, with a few tables located on the sidewalk in front, 3Ktrinas is sure to become a new favorite on PV's restaurant scene.

This Month's Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Casa Delfines

Options for housing in Puerto Vallarta's Colonia 5 de diciembre are many, but few homes can compare to Casa Delfines. Built in 2006, this amazing fully-furnished 4 bedroom, 5 1/2 bath villa is nestled on a hillside overlooking downtown and offers spectacular views across the bay.

Living in Paradise with a Pig Named 'Paco Adobo'
Tropicasa Realty

If you are a Puerto Vallarta resident or frequent visitor, you have probably seen Tropicasa Realty agent Alfonso 'Poncho' Davalos walking around town with his miniature pig, 'Paco Adobo.' If you've ever considered having a pet pig of your own, you'll want to read his story.

Tropicasa Asks: Are You Really Ready for Expat Living?
Tropicasa Realty

It's a common daydream. Thinking about picking up and leaving the rat-race behind to live where the sun is shining and the living is easy. But before buying a home in Puerto Vallarta, have you really thought about if expat life is right for you? Here are some questions to ask yourself.

Top Three Reasons to Make the Move to Puerto Vallarta
Alfredo Herrera

Thinking about moving to Mexico? Want to know why people choose Puerto Vallarta? The affordable cost of living is the number one reason. Then there's the friendliness of the people, amazing year-round temperatures, and a beautiful locale that supports an active lifestyle.

Why 2017 is The Year to Buy Puerto Vallarta Real Estate
Tropicasa Realty

It's the time of year for resolutions, and for many, getting out of the office and enjoying more vacation time with family and friends is high on the list of priorities. By purchasing a vacation home in Puerto Vallarta, you can make that a resolution not just for 2017 - but for life!

January's Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Villa Nemi, Amapas

Situated on a jungle-lined hillside in Colonia Amapas, Nemi Eco Villa is a one-of-a-kind environmentally-responsible living experience. This 7 bedroom, 9 bath, fully-furnished home is suitable not only as a private residence, but could also be a successful B&B or boutique hotel.

Mexico's Aguinaldo: The Christmas Bonus Explained
Tropicasa Realty

Now that the holiday season has arrived in Puerto Vallarta, it is a good time to discuss 'Aguinaldo,' the Christmas bonus due to all employees, including the domestic staff that help make life so easy for many of us. Under Mexican law, all employees deserve a Christmas bonus.

Tips for Buying a Christmas Tree in Puerto Vallarta
Tropicasa Realty

While it may seem a bit early to start talking about buying a Christmas tree, those who are spending the holidays in their new home in Puerto Vallarta need to know that cut trees are only available for two to three weeks - and they usually sell out by the end of the second week of December.

This Month's Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Casa Las Cascadas, Tabachines

Lovely 4 bedroom 4 bath home offers comfort, privacy and spaciousness! Located in the gated enclave of Los Tabachines, Casa Las Cascadas is a traditional hacienda-style home that features a spectacular garden and pool with a recently renovated & fully-equipped outdoor kitchen.

Vallarta Living: Am I Covered? Car Insurance in Mexico
Tropicasa Realty

Mexican law stipulates that for auto insurance in Mexico to be legally recognized and accepted, it must be issued by an insurance company that is licensed in Mexico. So, while your foreign policy may be very comprehensive, it cannot legally provide liability coverage in Mexico.

Selling Vallarta Property? Questions to Ask Your Realtor

The key to any successful real estate transactions is having an agent that communicates with you, listens to your needs, and makes you feel comfortable. Tropicasa Realty lists some important questions that you should ask your real estate agent before selling your home in Puerto Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta Living: How The Consulate Can Help You
Tropicasa Realty

One of the reasons that Puerto Vallarta is a comfortable choice for foreigners thinking about buying Mexican real estate is that the Banderas Bay area has both an American and a Canadian consulate. While living in PV is extremely secure, having a consulate close at hand can be helpful.

This Month's Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Casa Sweet Water, San Pancho

In a privileged setting on the side of the hills in San Pancho, Nayarit, just a few minutes' walk to the beach, you will find Casa Sweet Water. This 6 bedroom, 6 1/2 bath, fully furnished and decorated property is ideal for a large family home, boutique bed and breakfast or villa rental.

This Month's Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Casa El Cerrito - Gringo Gulch

Traditional colonial architecture is the hallmark of Casa El Cerrito. This spacious two-story home is set on nearly 1/3 of an acre in Gringo Gulch, giving it tremendous expansion potential for a boutique Bed and Breakfast or simply a large private estate in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

House Hunters International PV Episode #7 Premieres

We recently announced that HGTV USA would be re-running the 4th Puerto Vallarta Episode of 'House Hunters International' on Oct 3. The programming has since changed and now the 7th Puerto Vallarta episode, featuring Tropicasa Realty's Roger Dubois, will premier on Monday.

Colonia 5 de Diciembre: Vallarta Living at its Best
Warren Brander

Options for housing in Colonia 5 de diciembre are many and the price per square foot tends to be lower than that in the south side of downtown Puerto Vallarta. There is something for everyone in this neighborhood with prices to fit any budget.

September's Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Casa Mariposas - San Sebastian

In San Sebastian del Oeste, the Pueblo Mágico nestled high in the Western Sierra Madre just east of Puerto Vallarta, you'll find Casa Mariposas. This private country compound is an ideal summer retreat, retirement home or potential boutique hotel investment opportunity.

Expat Explains Why Many Choose Life in Puerto Vallarta
My International Adventure

Who better to tell us why so many expats choose Puerto Vallarta as their new home than an expat who has lived half her life here? Chicago's Maria O'Connor, 52, moved to PV when she was 26. Today, she is an independent real estate attorney and a business partner at Tropicasa Realty.

This Month's Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Los Veneros PH409 Pacifico

A rare opportunity to own one of the privileged Penthouse units in the much sought after Pacifico building at Los Veneros in Punta de Mita. Resting on the beachfront and facing the Bay of Banderas, this luxury two level townhouse feels more like a home than a condominium.

Tropicasa Realty Puerto Vallarta: July's Hot Property
Casa Peregrina

Boasting 10 bedrooms, 10 baths and a private pool situated on three quarters of an acre of land overlooking the Bay of Banderas in the famed Sierra del Mar luxury hillside community, Casa Peregrina is a grand estate reminiscent of traditional old-world Haciendas in Mexico.