After living in our cozy casita in Sayulita for almost six years, Jon and I decided to sell it and purchase a condo in Puerto Vallarta. Boy, did we get some lessons in real estate transactions!
Real estate sales in México take an immense amount of time and patience, more now than ever. We repeatedly asked our realtor, “Why?”, sent more requested documents, and then waited. We asked, “When?”, and waited some more. Why was our closing date being postponed?
The pandemic was blamed for paperwork delays. Hurricane Nora at the end of August created havoc, flooding, and more postponement. A very busy real estate market in Puerto Vallarta and Sayulita was often mentioned as the cause of holdups. Preparation of the bank trust, a document required for ownership of property by foreigners, dragged for weeks. And then, it was El Grito de Independencia, the Mexican Independence Day on September 16, a major holiday that lasts at least a week. The meeting to close the sale had to be rescheduled until all attorneys, realtors, the buyer, and both Jon and I were available to meet at one time for the official signing of many documents.
Finally, on Monday, September 20, the El Grito festivities were finished. More than three months after... to continue reading, click here.
September brought some joy, and then sorrow.
On September 12, as we began to accept that our beloved Bella’s health was declining, I wrote the article, “Bellathe Dachshund Describes Her New Life in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico”.
has always been full of energy and spunk. Even as her body was failing, she continued
to use her antics and sassy ways to make us laugh. To continue reading, click here.
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