Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit consistently top the list of places to live and retire to. With it's well developed infrastructure, excellent beaches, perfect weather, rich culture and wonderful people, this is no surprise. Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding areas are favourites among expats and Mexican nationals.
Originally from Toronto Canada, Warren has relocated permanently to Puerto Vallarta with his young family. So if you are looking for someone who truly understands the process of relocating to this wonderful area, whether it be finding a school, meeting other expats, moving your possessions, immigration, the buying process and of course finding your dream home, he is here to help.
As an expert agent working with Remax in Puerto Vallarta, Warren goes above and beyond to ensure your transaction is handled with professionalism, transparency, and a high degree of integrity. Count on Warren to help you start living the dream.
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"We met Warren in Las Vistas Condominium while we were vacationing. After we made an offer for a condo in the same place, he gave us specific detail @ the process of buying a condo as a foreclosure. It was admirable for me to experience his patience with my American husband, who was ambivalent due to fear. Warren was not pushy, he answered so very many questions my husband had all along. He was diligent with the legal documentation, transferring of the fees and cost of the condo. I am very grateful for how warmth personality, commitment to get us through our barriers. Most of all, he earned our trust. I would highly recommend him to people who wish to have a resourceful, honest and compassionate agent." - Graciela
"Warren recently helped me to buy a property in Puerto Vallarta. He was very willing to set up appointments and accompanied me to several viewings. He assisted me with my final choice, then helped me through the buying procedure. Warren is helpful and knowledgeable as well as polite and courteous at all times." - Lynnette
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Kid Tested and Approved Activities in Puerto Vallarta
Raising two young children in Puerto Vallarta, our family has become somewhat expert in local fun for kids, especially as ours aren't shy to share their opinions about what is cool and what isn't. Here are a few activities that our kids give a top mark to add to your list of family adventures.
Re/Max Puerto Vallarta Neighborhood Clean-up, Aug 10
It's time for the monthly neighborhood clean-up hosted by Re/Max Puerto Vallarta! Set be held on Saturday, August 10, at 9:30 am, this month we will meet at the entrance to the Panteon (Cemetery) on Brasilia, and clean our way through the streets of Colonia 5 de diciembre.
Animal Lovers Living in Puerto Vallarta Beware!
One of the risks of living in Puerto Vallarta is that if you are an animal lover you are at high risk of increasing the size of your pack! The large number of street animals and the Facebook posts of those needing help all make you think that maybe there's room for just one more family member.
Moving to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with Kids - Update
About 8 years ago we moved our family to Mexico. I wrote an article then about the trials and tribulations of the move. When we came to Puerto Vallarta our kids were 4 and 5 years old so we thought now would be a good time to give an update about the transition to a new country.
Four Fun Ways to Get Exercise in Puerto Vallarta
Living a healthier lifestyle and exercising more frequently is one of the most common promises people make to themselves. If getting into better shape is one of your goals, Puerto Vallarta has many options to help get you on your way. Here are a few you may want to consider.
Preparing to Pay Your Puerto Vallarta Property Taxes
Property taxes. Just the words make most Canadian and American homeowners nervous about potential damage to their bank balance, but in Mexico you don't need to worry. Property taxes for homes and condos in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay are exceptionally affordable.
US & Canadian Retirees Can Get Their Pensions in Mexico
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One of the benefits of retiring in Mexico is the affordable cost of living, meaning that retirement savings stretch further for a more comfortable lifestyle. For American and Canadian retirees, this includes government pensions, which can be received while living in Mexico.
IMSS Medical Coverage: Quality, Affordable Healthcare
Many foreigners living in Mexico purchase insurance to use the private medical system, but for those on a smaller budget, IMSS, the health care plan run by Mexico's Social Security Institute, provides affordable access to quality healthcare. Here's how to apply for IMSS coverage.
Expat Tips: A New Way to Move Money Internationally
For many snowbirds and expats, moving money cross-border used to be a complicated process with few options. But with the internet and new banking technology, managing your finances while in Puerto Vallarta is at your fingertips from your smartphone or computer.
Vallarta Summer Camps Keep Kids Active and Engaged
Far from being just place for sunny, safe retirement living, Puerto Vallarta has a large population of expat families raising their children in our beautiful city. With school finishing up for the year, it's time to find some fun, summer activities to keep kids engaged during the school break.
Up-and-Coming Neighborhoods in Puerto Vallarta
With so much new construction underway in Old Town Puerto Vallarta, that area of the city is attracting a lot of attention from real estate investors. However, three other PV neighborhoods are becoming more and more attractive to home buyers with different lifestyles and preferences.
Siam Cocina Offers Puerto Vallarta a Taste of Thailand
People living in large cities in the USA and Canada may not understand all the excitement surrounding the recent opening of a new Puerto Vallarta restaurant, Siam Cocina Thai. But for those of us in PV that love authentic Thai food, this opening has been a big deal and highly anticipated.
Private Schools One Reason Why Families Choose Vallarta
There are numerous reasons why raising children in Puerto Vallarta is appealing. The ability for children to learn an new language and culture is one but, for many parents, a major reason is the high quality of private school education available here in the Banderas Bay area.
Puerto Vallarta Charities that Help Homeless Animals
Many visiting Puerto Vallarta will notice that we have more than our fair share of abandoned dogs and cats living on the street. A lot of visitors ask me what they can do. Here are a few of the charities that are working to control this situation and get these wonderful animals adopted.
Do You Need to Speak Spanish in Puerto Vallarta?
'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.
Puerto Vallarta's Real Estate Market is Soaring
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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.
Colonia 5 de Diciembre: Vallarta Living at its Best
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.
The Ridge South Shore - Where Luxury Meets Paradise
The Ridge South Shore is an exclusive master-planned, gated community offering owners peace, relaxation and luxury living. Acclaimed architect Xavier Brockmann and developer Administradora San Pablo have taken advantage of the spectacular views of Banderas Bay and the jungle.
Is Summertime the Right Time to List Your Vallarta Home?
Many homeowners believe that 'high season' is the best time to list their Banderas Bay area property. Here, Tropicasa Realty agent Warren Brander explains why summertime could be the right time for you to list your home for sale in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Relocating to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with Children
When people find out I permanently relocated my children, then ages 4 and 5, from Canada to Puerto Vallarta, I get just about every reaction possible. Some stare at me in disbelief as though I'm jeopardizing their future, others think it's pretty cool.
Older Properties: Diamonds in the Rough, or Money Pits?
When searching for your Puerto Vallarta dream home, you might want to consider looking at some of the area's older properties that could use a bit of 'freshening up.' This article may have somewhat of a bias, as I always purchase the worst houses in the best areas and renovate them.