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Podcast 049: Move to Puerto Vallarta Mexico – Unlocking Healthcare and Lifestyle Secrets with Mark and Kirsten Raccuia

In this episode, host Risa Morimoto is  joined by Kirsten and Mark Raccuia, who share their incredible journey from Malaysia to Mexico’s vibrant Puerto Vallarta. They open up about the stark differences in healthcare costs between the US and Mexico and offer insightful advice for anyone considering moving to Mexico. Learn about their transition from…

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Podcast 048: Making Puerto Vallarta Home: Twyman and Jesse’s Journey to Finding a Condo and Retiring in Mexico

In this episode of Dream Retirement In Mexico podcast, host Risa Morimoto dives into the adventurous journey of Twyman and Jesse, who recently made the vibrant city of Puerto Vallarta their permanent home. From confronting bureaucratic hurdles to retrieve a visa stamp and adjusting to the local climate to navigating the real estate market, our…

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Podcast 047: Securing Your Dream Retirement Home: Insider Tips for Buying in Mexico

In this episode of Dream Retirement In Mexico podcast, join hosts Taniel Chemsian and Risa Morimoto as they delve into the essential insights for securing your dream retirement home in Mexico. From discussing the unique aspects of real estate transactions within Mexico’s coastal and inland regions to understanding the importance of real estate trusts for…

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Podcast 046: How to Earn Rental Income in a New Mexican Vacation Condo in Puerto Morelos with Pedro Morales

In this episode, host Risa Morimoto and the guest Pedro Morales, project director of the upscale Inna Beach Condo and Hotels in Puerto Morelos dives into the details of how you can turn a luxurious Mexican vacation home into a profitable rental property. Pedro discusses the advantages of the condo hotel model, the extensive amenities…

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Podcast 045: Maximizing Your Social Security for Retirement in Mexico: Tips and Insights

In this episode, Risa dives deep into the practicalities of stretching your dollars to live comfortably in Mexico. Risa discusses the feasibility of relying solely on Social Security, budgeting essentials, cost comparisons for various Mexican cities, and navigating the residency visa process with proper financial planning. Whether it’s finding affordable housing, understanding healthcare options, or…

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Podcast 044: Uncovering the Allure of Cabo Rental Properties with Michele Poirier

In this episode of Dream Retirement in Mexico podcast, host Risa Morimoto welcome Michele Poirier who shares invaluable insights about property management and renting in Cabo San Lucas. Michele started a property management business after moving to Cabo from Canada, and now manages 14 homes. She highlights the safety and amenities of living in Cabo,…

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Podcast 043: Navigating Real Estate Investment in Mexico’s Riviera Maya: Opportunities and Pitfalls with Susi MacDonald

In this episode of Dream Retirement In Mexico podcast, host Risa Morimoto and real estate agent Susi MacDonald tackle the intricacies of investing in Riviera Maya’s thriving property market. Susi emphasizes the necessity of thorough research and transparency in dealings with developers, highlighting due diligence and the need for a licensed realtor. They discuss the…

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Podcast 042: Exploring Puerto Vallarta Real Estate: Trends, Opportunities, and Investment Insights

In this episode, our hosts Risa Morimoto and Taniel Chemsian deep dive into the burgeoning real estate market of Puerto Vallarta. They shed light on the appealing investment opportunities that lie in the expansive ocean view condos of Lázaro Cárdenas and the hidden gems within the rapidly evolving neighborhoods of Versalles and Fluvial.  Listen in…

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Podcast 041: Renting Property in Mexico: A Comprehensive Guide for International Tenants

In this episode of “Dream Retirement In Mexico,” host Risa Morimoto shares a comprehensive guide on renting property in Mexico. She emphasizes the importance of understanding the rental market dynamics and legal aspects and provides essential tips for finding and renting the perfect property hassle-free. Risa covers various rental locations, property types, and resources to…

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Podcast 040: Temporary vs. Permanent Residency in Mexico in 2024: A Guide with Dr. Gabrielle Smith

In this episode, residency expert Dr. Gabrielle Smith delves into the essentials of securing residency in Mexico. She shares her extensive knowledge and personal journey, providing insights into the financial prerequisites and procedural intricacies for both temporary and permanent residency. Discover the common pitfalls to avoid, the importance of attention to detail when applying, and…

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Podcast 039: Exploring Real Estate in Mexico for Your Dream Retirement: Pros and Cons of Pre-Construction

In this episode, host Risa Morimoto breaks down the pros and cons of buying pre-construction in Mexico, shedding light on crucial considerations for anyone looking to retire or live in this vibrant country. From lower initial costs to potential for appreciation and customization options, she explores the advantages while also highlighting concerns such as construction…

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Podcast 038: Retiring in the Riviera Maya in 2024: Real Estate Insights with Susi MacDonald

In this episode, Risa Morimoto and Susi MacDonald, dive deep into the allure of retiring in the stunning Riviera Maya. With over 12 years of local experience, Susi shares invaluable insights on the region’s property market—from the popularity of Tulum, the growth of Puerto Morelos, to the holistically inclined Playa del Carmen. Discover the significance…