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February  2017

Too Young to Retire?  Check out Puerto Vallarta Business Opportunities

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico:  79°F | 26°C

Saludos from beautiful Puerto Vallarta.  The winter season roars into town with more to explore and experience than ever before.

The JG Group has hosted 8 See What's New! Real Estate Walking Tours since the beginning of the year. Each week, we visit 9 projects in La Zona Romantica. Check  out the feedback below from our first "See What's New - Real Estate Walking Tour" and click here to reserve your space!

Make sure to join us any Saturday in March on a discovery walk whose skyline changes every week as we view the progress on each project. The unprecedented growth continues in La Zona Romantica. 

One of the topics generating some buzz lately has us looking at new service offerings in La Zona Romantica.  From personal shopping to property inspection services, business opportunities naturally emerge in a developing and growing market.  

Does the word "retirement" not appeal to you?  Do you look around Puerto Vallarta and see opportunities?  Open a business in Puerto Vallarta! This month we share the story of one of our favorite new ex-pat owned businesses in La Zona Romantica. Check out El Soñador below.

The JG Group can help you navigate your road map. Contact us today to get started on the next reel in the movie of your life.

"All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination."
- E. Nightingale

See What's New! - Real Estate
Walking Tour Enthusiastically Welcomed in La Zona Romantica

See What's New! at Oceana on Basillo Badillo
Photo Credit:  Vallarta Real Estate Guide 

Do not wait to reserve your space any Saturday for an immersion into the newest projects in La Zona Romantica.

Join us and see up close and personal the weekly progress on some of the most exciting developments.

Loft 268 - Corner of I.L Vallarta & Venustiano Carranza
Photo credit:  The JG Group

Click here to check out the article from our friends at the Vallarta Real Estate Guide.  

Cick here and save your space any Saturday in March for a "See What's New! - Real Estate Walking Tour."  Join the happy Buyers that are celebrating their move to Puerto Vallarta.

Restaurant? Bar? Yoga?  What's your passion?  Dare to dream it in Puerto Vallarta.

El Soñador,  corner of Francisco Madero and I.L. Vallarta in La Zona Romantica.  
Photo Credit:  Artist Rendition

From movies like Beach Blanket Bingo to Beach Bar to Cocktail, one of the most time-honored movie traditions about "getting away from it all and doing something I love," includes opening a bar in a beach town.

While having experience in any business venture prepares you for opening in a new market, the excitement of sharing your vision in a new country brings an extra set of adjustments and even more excitement!

Meet Igor and Ana Bekaert, daughter Tish and Matt Holmes: the energy behind the newest, hottest live rock bar in La Col. Emiliano Zapata.  Hometown: Belgium. Relocated from London, the family took over a favorite neighborhood bar in the colonia and quickly made it into their own. 

Igor & Ana            Matt and Tish
Photo Credit: Facebook
"El Soñador (dreamer in Spanish) opened in October 2016 and has quickly assumed a solid space in the live rock music and night-time entertainment scene in one of the liveliest blocks in the colonia.  

Photo credit:  Igor's Facebook Page

"I've realized that i have been working in bars and kitchens for 30 years this year....I'm a very lucky man to have been able to make my hobby into a way of life," Igor recently shared on his Facebook page.  

"When we decided to retire and saw what we were able to do with our investment - buy an amazing home AND open a business, we decided to take the step. We love Puerto Vallarta.  The people.  The pace.  We could not be happier with our decision."

So in addition to the mixology and live rock we now enjoy at El Soñador, we can look forward to some kitchen delights ahead from this pair of dreamers that came to Puerto Vallarta to retire and ended up building another dream.

Photo Credit:  Igor's Facebook Page

El Soñador reigns as one of the most recent examples of the entrepreneurial spirit that inspires and encourages people in Puerto Vallarta.  Stop by and have a beer, listen to some music, shoot a game of pool, and think about how to start your own plan.

Make no mistake.  Whether you are considering moving to Puerto Vallarta to retire, to invest in vacation property, or take the next step in your life, we can help you identify opportunities that fit your plan.

Contact us today.  Life is precious.  Don't Wait.

Click here to look at our current business listings.

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If you like the idea of staying connected to what's happening in one of the most beautiful destinations in Mexico, do not hesitate to reach out and let us know what topics interest you the most. 

You have the option of working with a lot of real estate professionals in Puerto Vallarta.  Here are some of the reasons why you may choose to work with us:

  • We promise to serve as your trusted advisors for all of your real estate needs.  After a thorough consultation, we take a holistic approach to what strategy best serves you. Maybe it's not time to buy or sell.  We analyze your personal situation and present options for you to consider.  
  • We promise to listen closely and define a strategy together with you for the optimum buying or selling process.
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  • We promise to ensure a worry-free transition for your rental investment property. 

Let us know when you are ready.  We're ready to help.

Un abrazo,
Julie & Dean

Deals of the Month

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Lote Gildo sits atop la Calle Andador Honduras, between Calles Puerto Rico y Nicaragua in the picturesque colonia of 5 de Diciembre.  

This unique lot has the potential for a single family home or multi-unit project with stunning views of Banderas Bay with secondary views of the Sierra Madre mountains.

  As you walk up through the lush tropical foliage, you are greeted by majestic trees in a beautiful jungle setting.  


This lot waits for the visionary, young-at-heart, heart-healthy builder who wants a private jungle setting with easy access to Centro.  The 92 steps leading up to the property keep you heart healthy!

Do you dream of building your private jungle escape?  Do you want to build something from the ground up that will be all yours?   Lote Gildo has what you need to start on that dream.
The 2017 Vallarta Real Estate Fair will be held on Saturday March 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with important information for homeowners and buyers of real estate in Mexico. 

Enjoy access to experts for everything you need to know from financing to decorating your new home.
And the winner is.......MEXICO!

We could have told you that!  According to the experts at International Living (IL), there's a new best country in the world for retirement.  

 In its Annual Global Retirement Index, Mexico - one of the most popular countries among U.S. expats - has edged out last year's No. 1, Panama.

To compile its 2017 ranking, International Living's editors, correspondents, contributors and contacts around the world crunched data and personal insights for 10 categories - from 'Cost of Living' to 'Visas & Residence' to 'Fitting In' to 'Climate.'

Cost of living remains a top retirement concern for Americans, according to a recent Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies survey of U.S. workers. Respondents told Transamerica that an affordable cost of living was their most important criteria for where to live in retirement.

Photo Credit:  Tours du Jour

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Other events around the Bay



Mountain view north on Calle Aguacate in La Zona Romantica
Photo Credit:  The JG Group

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
Photo Credit:  Josef Kandoll Wepplo

One of the busiest vendors in the Saturday Old Town Farmers Market
Photo Credit:  The JG Group

Local artists find an interesting building, set up a chair, and sketch the afternoon away.
Photo Credit:  The JG Group

We are enjoying one of the busiest whale-watching seasons in Puerto Vallarta!
Photo Credit:  Beverly Fairfax
The JG Group:  Vallarta Real Estate Advisors

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