San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico:  2011 3rd Quarter Market Report

It’s time again for my quarterly real estate report and the news continues to remain positive!  This past quarter 14 more sellers and buyers were able to move forward to pursue new adventures.  San Carlos continues to attract Mexican Nationals, Canadians, and Americans as well as others from around the world.  I cannot count how [...]

San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico 2011 Quarterly Real Estate Summary

As they say, nothing happens until something sells and the good news is that homes and condos in San Carlos are continuing to sell  and we are welcoming new neighbors into our community! Whenever a homeowner sells their home they can move forward with their life and on to new adventures.  As well, when someone [...]

Blackie’s San Carlos, Sonora:  A Class Act; The Man and His Restaurant

Juan Manuel Alcantar, familiar to us as Blackie, first came to Guaymas and San Carlos in 1954 for a vacation, like many of us; he never left…well, at least not for long. Originally from Manzanillo, Colima, his first visit was to see his Uncle who lived in Guaymas.  During his stay, his Uncle offered him [...]

San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico:  Tidbit's Latest Adventures

I have had the pleasure of signing a few books recently on Tidbit’s behalf and, many of her books are being shipped to relatives and grandchildren of the book buyers.   The thought that Tidbit’s message was being shared across the world inspired me to begin asking people where they were mailing her book.   This is [...]

Girl's Night Out:  San Carlos, Sonora Style!

Thursday night is the traditional “Girl’s Night Out” in San Carlos as it is in most cities around the world.  I’m not sure what guys do on their nights out however, for me and my girlfriends it consists of wine, food, and lots of girl talk.  Fortunately for those of us who live in San [...]

San Carlos, Sonora 2010 Real Estate Summary!

Well, here we are at the end of another year and, what a year it has been!   As the clock strikes midnight tonight it is a good time to decide who we wish to become in the New Year and how we wish to create positive changes in our world.  After all, it does start [...]

Driving to San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico

I often get asked what it is like to drive to San Carlos from the U.S. and having recently made the trip (for about the hundredth time) I thought I would provide a review of the drive as a sample. Most people coming to San Carlos arrive in Phoenix and then continue their road trip [...]

Christmas in San Carlos, Mexico

I had lunch the other day with an American gentleman who had just returned from his annual family Thanksgiving holiday in Mexico.  It reminded me that many people have family traditions that include joining together at a family home or a favorite family hotel.  And, often these homes or holidays that envelop your family and [...]

Small Design Solutions for Carefree Living!

Can you imagine living in an 89 square foot home?  Well, I couldn’t either until I watched this YouTube video.  This designer provides an appreciation for small living and takes it to a new level! This home is all about efficiency which is a must in 89 square feet however, the designer did not sacrifice [...]

Living the

For the past five weeks I have been in Portland, Oregon (my, how this city has grown up!) for personal and business reasons.  As I go about a typical day, I meet many people and the fact that I live in Mexico often arises in conversation.  The response is so fun because people love Mexico; [...]