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Why Go International for Oregon Realtors, or Yurts in Mexico - 01/30/08 07:56 PM
Now, I know Oregon is global. I was just reading the Gringo Gazette to see what is happening in Southern Baja. And, what do I see? and ad for Oregon Yurt Works! This Cottage Grove, Oregon, business is advertising there yurts to people in Baja, Mexico. It makes sense... a nice inexpensive portable house for your land in Mexico. Another reason, Oregon Realtors need to be thinking about Mexico and other countries. You can visit my site at http://www.buyhomesinmexico.net/ if you want to know more about buying property in Mexico. By the way the Gringo Gazette is a great way to learn about life (1 comments)
Buy a Home in Oregon, but land it in Mexico?? What? - 01/30/08 07:54 PM
Now, I know Oregon is global. I was just reading the Gringo Gazette to see what is happening in Southern Baja. And, what do I see? and ad for Oregon Yurt Works! This Cottage Grove, Oregon, business is advertising there yurts to people in Baja, Mexico. It makes sense... a nice inexpensive portable house for your land in Mexico. Another reason, Oregon Realtors need to be thinking about Mexico and other countries. You can visit my site at http://www.buyhomesinmexico.net if you want to know more about buying property in Mexico. By the way the Gringo Gazette is a great way to learn about life (0 comments)
Why You should Think about Investing in Mexico - 01/30/08 07:46 PM
While some US real estate markets are sluggish, international real estate is cookin'. If your local market is flat, maybe you should consider what is happening in neighbor countries. Mexico is having a small real estate boom both for locals and us foreigners. Check out this article about sale in Mexico: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/business/articles/0121biz-mexicanhousingboom21-ON.html It is not just Mexico; Canada also is doing just fine. Canada had a record number of sales in 2007. For the full story go to: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2008/23/c3566.html (0 comments)
Do I pay taxes in Mexico if I am a US Citizen? - 01/30/08 07:34 PM
Mexico and Taxes. If you're thinking of becoming a resident of Mexico, you should know that Mexico doesn't tax any income earned outside Mexico. Of course, you'll pay Mexican property taxes if you own a house or condo here-but they usually are a lot lower than the property taxes you pay in the US. However, capital gains is different in Mexico than the US. If you are not a Mexican citizen or if the property is a vacation home (whether owned by a Mexican or other) then property gains tax will be due. Also when you sell property in Mexico you are (9 comments)
Lakefront Vacation Retreat in Oregon! - 01/30/08 06:49 PM
Oregon Lakefront retreat! Outstanding Lake Front home on Upper Klamath Lake. Truly upscale indoor and outdoor living. The interior has 3 bedroom, 3 baths, 2473 sq. ft., beautiful hardwood floors, large windows for both light and views, loft, and large family room. Outdoors on almost one acre, there is a granite topped BBQ stand with refrigerator, decks for plenty of people, and a hot tub. Also a private dock, and interior boat storage. This lake front recreation dream could be yours. Call now and send out the party invitations tomorrow. $689,000 If you want to know about second home financing loan products (5 comments)
Travel Twice to Mexico & get a Tax Write off! - 01/28/08 07:07 PM
I am no expert in tax advise, but I beleive that that you can write off a portion of a trip for education. So why not travel to Mexico to learn and get a tan. Also the beer and margaritas are too bad either. Another big advantage besides the fun and learning is the networking with fellow Realtors from around the US and abroad. International Living is hosting an event in Cancun on May 28-32, 2008. You can go to this website to get more information: http://www.internationalliving.com/events/by_country/mexico Also there is the annual MINT event also in Cancun on June 19-20. It is advertised as (10 comments)
Rare, quaint condo on Ashland Creek and next to the community pool. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 966 sq ft, laundry, vaulted living room, fireplace, hardwood floors in kitchen, dining, entry, and a 1-car garage. Makes a great second home. Only $270,000! For details on qualifying competitively priced loan programs, contact Karen Cooper at (541)608-6003 for more information. 31 W. Hersey Street. (1 comments)
Finally some good news! - 01/27/08 05:12 PM
Finally, a positive message for us to send to our clients...Are you getting as tired telling our clients and others, when will it end? When will things be good again? Well this article We've Hit Bottom -Hooray by Rich Levin is a good read and article to send on to those buyers sitting on the shelf and the sellers crying on your shoulder. My business partner and I have been telling our buyers...If you ever wanted to buy low and sell high....Then this is LOW! You will only know when you should have bought when it is too late. Yes, financing has gotten (11 comments)
Doing Business in Mexico class - 01/24/08 08:12 PM
I am really excited about co-teaching a class in Medford on June 10, 2008. It is called "Doing Business in Mexico". The other speaker, Linda Neil, founder of Linda Neil Properties and The Settlement Company, both of which are in La Paz, Mexico will be there too. She is an amazing person. She started the first escrow company in Baja Mexico. Go to the group blog of http://oregonrealtors.org/ibc/ibc_blog/ibcblog.html. Look for posts on international business, and please join. It is not just for Realtors. I got started in real estate in Mexico about 2 years ago in the Cabo San Lucas area. It (4 comments)
International Real Estate- The only way to fly.... - 01/24/08 07:23 PM
We just started a new group that is sponsored by the Oregon Association of Realtors® International Business Council! As the first post in what we hope to be is very active and interactive blog site, we hope that you (Realtors®, lenders, appraisers, title & escrow officers, business persons, and general public) will be able learn about what the OAR IBC can offer you. You can make comments here or go to our website at http://www.oregonrealtors.org/ibc/ to find individuals who can answer your questions or additional education and events that are available. One of the events that OAR co-sponsors is a Certified International Property (3 comments)
My Five unForgetable things - 01/16/08 08:04 PM
Five unForgetable Things About Me. I am new to Active Rain so please be kind to me.... 1. I love to learn about almost everything so I have taken my CRS and ABR classes which were great, but also....I was privileged to take the Leadership Institute Classes which had incredible teachers. (in my area it is called Leadership Northwest). 2. I wanted to sell real estate in Mexico so I created a Mexican Corporation - International Investment Corporation then got my work visa and AMPIdesignation so I could sell property in Mexico. I have a few listings north of Cabo San Lucas. You can check them (5 comments)
Krista's Kristal Ball 2008 Forecast - 01/02/08 05:54 PM
I am seeing sales pick up in my area of Southern Oregon. The first time homebuyers are finally starting to buy, sellers are letting go of their big ideas of big sales prices, and my listings are getting showings. I think this will continue for this year. No big upswing, but at least activity. How is it in your area? Do you agree? or Disagree? Go to this link to NAR's Yun, thought on 2008 http://www.realtor.org/press_room/news_releases/2007/ehs_dec07_trend_up_2008.html (4 comments)
Krista's Kristal Ball 2008 forecast - 01/02/08 04:52 PM
I am seeing sales pick up some in my area of Southern Oregon. The first time homebuyers are finally starting to buy, sellers are letting go of their big ideas of big sales prices, and my listings are getting showings. I think this will continue for this year. No big upswing, but at least activity. How is it in your area? Do you agree? or Disagree? Go to this link to NAR's Yun, thought on 2008 http://www.realtor.org/press_room/news_releases/2007/ehs_dec07_trend_up_2008.html (0 comments)
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