Tuesday, February 19, 2013

New Blog Page

We are now live on our new blog page.

You can access it direct via WWW.RRESTATESERVICES.COM/BLOG or through our website at www.RRestateservices.com.

If you are on our website just head to the bottom left and you'll see the red Blog tab.

See you soon!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Site Under Construction

We are in the process of moving the blog to our website...please stay tuned!

Friday, September 14, 2012

SK Films Presents "Flight of the Butterflies"

Posted by Mary via Mexico Today

SK Films is proud to present Flight of the Butterflies, an opportunity to experience the natural phenomenon that is the annual monarch butterfly migration through film. The iconic monarch is truly a marvel of nature. It weighs less than a penny, and manages to make one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent to a destination they have never been. With pinpoint navigational accuracy, monarchs travel these 3,000 miles to the sanctuaries in Mexico. 

Follow the monarchs’ perilous and extraordinary journey, and join hundreds of millions of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico. For the very first time, witness the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly. This includes being able to see inside a chrysalis, due to advanced MRI and micro CT scans. Become lost in the compelling story of a courageous scientist’s 40-year search to find the secret migration destination of monarchs.

This award-winning film team – including Oscar winner Peter Parks – followed the year-long migration cycle of the monarch butterflies. Experience the journey from Canada, through the United States, to a few remote, 10,000 foot high peaks in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico, and back. This film captures the awe and wonder of the breathtaking sanctuaries, and interweaves spellbinding natural history with an uplifting human story. 

Experience the phenomenon. Unravel the mysteries. Witness the journey. Flight of the butterflies.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Mexico makes great strides in business sophistication according to World Economic Forum Global Competiveness Index

Original post by Mexico Today

According to the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report, Mexico has advanced 23 spots in the rankings in the area of business sophistication in the last two years.

The World Economic Forum defines business sophistication as two elements - the quality of a country’s overall business networks and the quality of individual firms’ operations and strategies. The quality of a country’s business networks and supporting industries, as measured by the quantity and quality of local suppliers and the extent of their interaction, is important for a variety of reasons.

The World Economic Forum pays close attention to clusters – companies and suppliers from a particular sector that are interconnected in geographically proximate groups. In these clusters, efficiency is heightened, greater opportunities for innovation in processes and products are created, and barriers to entry for new firms are reduced. In Mexico, clusters in the fields of aerospace and automotive manufacturing have contributed greatly to Mexico’s climate of business sophistication.

In the following video, some of the top CEO's in North America take time to discuss the opportunities for manufacturing in Mexico. Overall the advancements in aerospace and automotive technologies have positioned Mexico's manufacturing sector as one of the best in the world. Also, according to Louise Goeser, Mexico is one of the least expensive countries to do business, making Mexico an investors’ paradise.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Cost of Living in Mexico

Original article by International Living

Everyone seems to agree: the quality of your life improves in Mexico.  Things take longer...so you'll need to learn to slow down.  Goods and services costs less...so you can afford the kinds of luxuries only the very wealthy enjoy up north - like a maid, a cook, and a gardener.  And in Mexico you have the good fortune of giving up very little when you make your move.  You're heading to a near neighbor where you can get internet, cable TV, and all the other comforts you're used to...

Here's a sample monthly budget for two people:

Housing (rental of a two-bedroom home)                                                                               $800
Utilities (electricity, gas, water, phone, cable TV, internet)                                                     $200
Groceries                                                                                                                                 $300
Entertainment (dining out and other activities)                                                                        $250
Health care (two people on IMSS insurance, plus $70 per month for incidentals)                  $112
Household help:

  • Maid: Three times a week                                                                                             $160
  • Gardner: Three times a week                                                                                         $192
Incidentals                                                                                                                                $150
Monthly total                                                                                                                           $2,164

Everyone's lifestyle requirements are different.  You could live on less.  It's possible to rent a place for $400 a month (or even less).  If you don't need cable TV or internet, you can save on those expenses.  

*Note: In Huatulco, a maid will cost you about $150-200 pesos for three times a week

Monday, July 9, 2012

Thinking About Listing Your Property?

The decision to list your property for sale can be a big one and there are many things you can do to improve your odds of selling. We’ve included just a few tips that every seller should read before they decide to put their property on the market.

Put Together Some Paperwork:
Make a detailed list of all previous repairs and upgrades you’ve made to the property. This will help your agent know what should be mentioned when they tour with prospective buyers. Improvements can be great selling features because they mean less work for the new owners down the road. You should also include copies of your title and most recent property tax payments.

Declutter Your Stuff:
Before you list your property for sale, you should start the process of getting rid of things you no longer need or use. Start in one area and work your way through every room, deciding as you go if these are items you will throw away, keep, sell, or donate.
In doing this, you will also reduce the amount of things you’ll have to move out of your property when you sell it. You may also want to consider putting away personal items and family photographs, making it easier for prospective buyers to visualize themselves living there.