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Rivera Cuale Newsletter - April 2011
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April 13, 2011

For more information about Rivera Cuale, an award-winning, environmentally-sensitive riverfront community of full-time residential condominiums in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Click HERE.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - As we previously reported, we've been busy with sales at Rivera Cuale. Well, there's more good news! We wish to give a warm WELCOME to our new owners from Winnipeg, MB, Canada who just took possession and moved in last month, and to our new owners from Mount Pleasant, SC, USA who will take possession and receive title on April 12th!

Also, a big CONGRATULATIONS to the proud folks from Saskatchewan, Canada who recently became owners of one of our three limited-edition penthouses. Our Rivera Cuale community just keeps on growing!

Mexico Mortgage Rates at All-Time Low!

Great News! Very recently mortgage lending rates dropped in Mexico to as low as 5.25%. This is completely unprecedented and makes financing that much more accessible to all you homeowner hopefuls who want to hold on to your cash or need a boost. Please contact us for details.

New Home vs. Used Home - What's Best For You?
Written by Estelle Eisen, Rivera Cuale

You have decided to find your place in the sun. And here you are in beautiful Puerto Vallarta. You have so many choices; now the fun begins!

There are very real issues you must consider when when you decide to purchase a residence in a tropical climate like Puerto Vallarta. First consider this: will you buy a brand new residence or will you choose a resale residence?

When buying a resale property, there can be many pitfalls. Very often you run into non-standard or below code construction. That can include outdated wiring, non grounded electrical systems, fuse boxes instead of breakers, inadequate number of outlets, obsolete plumbing, poor water pressure, termite infested wood beams, and concrete walls that leach salt or moisture, allowing mold to grow.

This is quite common, as older construction was usually built by hand, and the concrete was made with beach sand that was carried up to the building site on burros and not adequately washed. These are things which only the professional eye can discover before it is too late.

Click HERE to read the whole article.

Open House by Our Owners Review

The Open House by Our Owners on March 16th went very well and we wish to extend a sincere thank you to the owners who opened their doors for our guests, as well as to those who attended. Everyone enjoyed the evening, as well as the unique opportunity to get a more intimate glimpse of life in Rivera Cuale.

Click HERE to see photos.

Upcoming Mexican Holidays

April 17th, Palm Sunday, begins Semana Santa or Holy Week, the week preceding Easter. Other than the Christmas holidays, Semana Santa is the busiest week in Puerto Vallarta and is an important Catholic holiday. Streets in town become crowded and the Malecon is full of people watchers. Many Mexican families travel to Vallarta to spend a week at the beach. All in all, it is a very festive time.

May 1st, Primero de Mayo, is the Mexican national holiday equivalent to the U.S. and Canadian Labor Day. While many countries celebrate May 1st in many ways, including the old "Maypole" ceremony, here in Mexico it is a day of rest for the workers in their honor. Be aware that many government offices, banks, stores and offices will be closed throughout the country.

May 5th, Cinco de Mayo, is a special day that commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It is primarily a regional holiday celebrated in the Mexican state capital city of Puebla and throughout the state of Puebla, with some limited recognition in other parts of Mexico, and especially in U.S. cities with a significant Mexican population. It is not, as many people think, Mexico's Independence Day, which is actually September 16th.


We are pleased to tell you that since March's promotions were so well received, we are extending them to you again through April! This is a great opportunity for you to get on board if you missed the call last month. Here they are again...

Developer Pays Closing Costs!

In case that wasn't self-explanatory, let us tell you what it means: you purchase a unit, and the Developer Pays the Closing Costs (restrictions apply). Questions? Good! Please contact us for answers. This offer applies only to units 101, 701 and 802 and is available on only the next purchase of any one of those units. We're giving you until April 30th to decide, although we advise against waiting that long so that nobody can beat you to it. But shhhh, don't tell them we told you that!

Free Appliance Package and Kitchen Upgrades!

Here's a promotion that offers practicality, style AND major savings! Get top-quality, energy-saving appliances and thoughtful extras for the kitchen, FREE. This offer is available on the next purchase only and ends on April 30th. Our new, limited-edition penthouses are already an amazing deal, so, this promotion does not apply.

Since you are taking the time to read our newsletter (and thank you, by the way!), we know that you already know the many reasons to make Rivera Cuale your home. And now, these incredible offers are just the icing on the cake. Thousands of dollars are knocking on your new door begging to be saved - let them in!

These promotions cannot be combined with each other or with other offers. Terms and conditions apply. Promotions subject to change without notice.

Call in or send an email to get details from your Rivera Cuale representative today!

Puerto Vallarta Garden Club

The Puerto Vallarta Garden Club is meeting at Rivera Cuale on Thursday, April 21st at 11am. You are welcome to come by to learn about the club and become a member. In addition, as a special project the club is offering the opportunity for you to sponsor a large planter box on Basilio Badillo in the Zona Romantica. They are going fast, so if you'd like one in your name, please email Leanne Smith at leanne(at) for info. Be a part of making Puerto Vallarta more beautiful!

We appreciate your continued interest in our development! As always, we are here to help with any questions you may have, and we welcome your comments on our newsletter.

The Rivera Cuale Team
Toll free from USA & Canada: +1 (888) 226-0563
From Mexico: (322) 223-3770

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