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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)

Since 1997, Wayne Franklin and his team at Tropicasa Realty have been a trusted name in Puerto Vallarta real estate. Tropicasa Realty is a regional representative of Who´s Who in Luxury Real Estate and with over 100 years of combined experience in real estate, all agents of the company are affiliated with AMPI as well as being International members of the U.S. National Association of Realtors.

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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URBAN at Carranza - It's Not Your Parents' Vacation Home
Tropicasa Realty

URBAN at Carranza was created for experience-based living with a boutique collection of homes located in the heart of Vallarta's vibrant downtown core. Designed for modern vacation lifestyle, choose from spacious 1 and 2 bedroom floor plans, all featuring private terraces and stylish finishes.

Keeping Mosquitos Away from Your Puerto Vallarta Home
Tropicasa Realty

Mosquitos: those little creatures that can be a big annoyance and even a danger to your health. During rainy season, these pests come out in their largest numbers. And, while we do not have a problem with Zika virus, mosquitos can certainly cause you a sleepless night.

A Beach Lover's Paradise With Rising Property Values
Claire Carponen

Mostly set on tropical rainforest-covered hills, overlooking Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta's Conchas Chinas neighborhood has a lush, exotic setting and incredible ocean views. A stone's throw from Old Town, it is close to the action, yet retains its tranquil and sophisticated vibe.

Vallarta Living: Transferring Your Money to Mexico
Tropicasa Realty

If you are buying a home in Puerto Vallarta and planning on living in Mexico full or part-time, being able to access funds from home is an important concern, particularly if you maintain bank accounts in the US or Canada. Tropicasa offers tips for accessing your money in Mexico.

This Month's Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Casa Las Palmas

This hacienda-style 7 bedroom, 8 bath villa is situated just a few blocks to the beach and all the shops and restaurants in the Hotel Zone, yet private and secure on a quiet side street. Near the Sheraton, Casa Las Palmas is within walking distance to all the best that Vallarta has to offer.

Importing Household Goods to Your New Home in Mexico
Tropicasa Realty

The saying goes 'you can't take it with you,' but if you have purchased a second or retirement home in Puerto Vallarta or the Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, and want to move some of your household goods with you, this old adage doesn't always hold true.

Baby Boomers Snatching Up Vallarta Real Estate
Tropicasa Realty

According to the Washington Post, almost 11,000 people in the US retire every day. And, with an increasing number of baby boomers choosing Puerto Vallarta as their retirement destination, now is the time to buy a home or condominium - before the other 10,999 discover this paradise.

Tourists Jump Ship to Put Down Roots in Puerto Vallarta
Tropicasa Realty

Just like in the movies, it's a Mexican love story that begins on a boat. You could say it's a prolonged engagement, from cruise ship to casa. And based on current stats, this love affair will repeat itself as tourists discover the splendor, beauty and vitality of Puerto Vallarta.

Do You Need to Speak Spanish in Puerto Vallarta?
Warren Brander

'Do you need to speak Spanish in Puerto Vallarta?' This is a question I get asked all the time by my real estate clients. The short answer is not really but the longer answer is you should try to learn the language of your new country. The more you learn the more you can enjoy life here.

This Month's Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Sotavento #1

Located in the Historic Center of Puerto Vallarta, Sotavento #1 is close to the Malecón, shopping, dining and nightlife, so there is no shortage of things to do day or night. Public transportation is just 2 blocks away, so it's easy to get anywhere from this 1 bedroom, 1 bath condominium.

The Notary's Role in Mexico Real Estate Transactions
Tropicasa Realty

Real estate in Puerto Vallarta is a safe, secure and smart investment, but there are some differences in the way which real estate transactions in Mexico proceed that can leave some foreign buyers scratching their heads. One question that is frequently asked is the role of the notary public.

Romance and Desire: The Villas & Haciendas of Vallarta
Tropicasa Realty

Clooney has one. So do Spielberg & JLo. What is it about villas that make them the desire of virtually every A-Lister? A few reasons, chief of which is privacy. And, here in Puerto Vallarta, you'll find some of the finest haciendas and villas at a fraction of the cost of those in Lake Como.

Puerto Vallarta's Real Estate Market is Soaring
Warren Brander Real Estate

While temperatures are rising in Puerto Vallarta, the real estate market is also soaring. This year is turning out to be a record year for real estate sales, according to AMPI MLS system market statistics comparing January 1 – April 30, 2017 to the same period last year.

Mexico's 'Silicon Valley,' Guadalajara, Looks to Expand
Tropicasa Realty

While Governor Sandoval wants the world to discover Jalisco's simple charms – its resorts, beaches and tequila - he's also pitching Guadalajara for its high-tech charms. Regarded as Mexico's 'Silicon Valley,' the city is striving to turn itself into one of the world's leading digital creation centers.

This Month's Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Villa Luxor - Conchas Chinas

Located in Vallarta's Conchas Chinas neighborhood, Villa Luxor will take you breath away with its unique architectural design. With 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, and maid's quarters, the construction of this 550 m2 villa is about 80% completed, giving you the option to finish it as you wish.

Preparing Your Puerto Vallarta Property For Summer
Tropicasa Realty

ith April turning to May, and our rainy season just around the corner, now is the time to start preparing your Puerto Vallarta property for the summer. Tropicasa Realty shares their easy pre-summer maintenance list to help you keep your home or condo cool and comfortable all summer long.

Unsung Heroes of Puerto Vallarta - Garbage Collectors
Tropicasa Realty

It may seem like a humble job, but during and after the busy Semana Santa holiday period, Vallarta garbage collectors are the unsung heroes of our city, restoring order, beauty and cleanliness. It doesn't afford these men a high rate of pay, but there they are, making our city beautiful.

Is Your Air Conditioner Ready for the Summer?
Tropicasa Realty

The weather in Puerto Vallarta is perfect right now, but we all know that summer is coming. Our air conditioners are going to get a real workout in a few weeks, so now is a good time to start thinking about air conditioner maintenance. The experts at Tropicasa Realty offer a few tips.

Puerto Vallarta Hot Property from Tropicasa Realty
Copa de Oro Penthouse

Situated on a hill overlooking the South Side of Puerto Vallarta, Copa de Oro Penthouse is only 4 blocks from the beach and close to shops and restaurants. This fully-furnished condominium features 2 bedrooms, a studio/media area, 2.5 baths; laundry, a big kitchen, and more.