Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Mexico - Real Estate and Speed Bumps

Mexico has its ups and downs – you know - the potholes and speed bumps. I have noticed that Mexicans seem to like one or the other. If the road doesn’t have a pothole they are going to put in a speed bump (even if it is a big, thick rope dragged across the road) …..

Seriously though, any place can have its ups and downs – it is all on what you choose to focus on. We can focus on the fact that something happens slowly or the fact that it allows us to slow down.
Will you hit some speed bumps buying in Mexico, moving to Mexico or living in Mexico? Yep! The speed bumps are all part of the adventure of life! Every speed bump is a reminder to remember to slow down and appreciate the view. Again, it’s really all about focus – Always be aware that you can choose your focus. Our focus – our attitude is everything.

When you try to buy real estate in a different country than you live in, or relocate somewhere different – will things be done differently? Yep! Will they sometimes take longer than expected? Will they sometimes way longer than expected? Yep! Just pick your advisors carefully and then trust them. Expect everything to be different because that is one of the reasons why you are making the move.

We bought Ejido property here in Mexico (similar to Indian land) and it took us a year before the property and title was in our name even though we had fully paid for it. There were no worries because we had a local lawyer we trusted and all the details were written in the contract. We learned, knew and trusted the system and our advisors. That actually makes the difference of if you sleep at night or not. How can you live life to the fullest – if you can’t sleep at night?

The right advisors and finding those who have gone before you can help you avoid many of the speed bumps and potholes in Mexico.

Enjoy the Adventure! Suzanne

Suzanne Marie Bandick
Live your Dreams Life Coach

P.S. My book: Only in Mexico You Say? The Humorous Side of Living in Mexico is available now on my site http://www.onlyinmexicoyousay.com/.

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