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Survey Shows Why Travelers are Choosing Mexico for their Retirement.

Let’s face it, most people start thinking of retirement a week or two into their first job. So it stands to reason that a lot of thought goes into people’s retirement plans. Those exploring foreign destinations have always had plenty of options, and a recent poll by Barclays Wealth International found that retirement is the top reason (27.27 percent) among people moving to Mexico. To find out why Mexico has emerged as a prominent retirement destination among expats, you can simply look at the other top reasons in the survey.

Cost of living (24.24 percent)

In the mid 90s inflation and cost of living were significant issues for many Latin American countries. However, the Mexican economy has stabilized and thanks to better economic planning by the authorities, the cost of living and inflation have become more controlled and acceptable. This stability has lead to significant investment from local authorities and international companies.

Travel the world (12.12 percent)

Mexico is like few countries in that it has one of the most complex landscapes in the world. Whether it’s snorkeling the world’s second largest coral reef in Yucatan, visiting the monarch butterflies in the forests of Michoacán, bird watching in the rainforests of Oaxaca, or cruising the sand dunes of Baja California there a countless travel opportunities with Mexico.

Standard of living (9.09 percent)

The fact that this was one of the top reasons given speaks to the economic progress Mexico has made over the last decade. While Mexico’s economy was hit by the global economic downturn in 2008, it is quickly rebounding thanks to foreign investment – up 30% since 2010 – which has lead to the creation of new jobs across the country.

Weather (6.06 percent)

This one should come to no surprise especially after just having talked about Mexico’s wide array of climates and wildlife. It’s no secret tourists have always been attracted by Mexico’s wonderful weather and laid-back culture, so it stands to reason that people retiring in Mexico would be looking for the same experience.

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Million Dollar Savings at Palacio Del Mar

A look at places such as Vancouver Canada, Miami Florida, and downtown San Diego’s luxury developments and cost of living compared to Baja’s Palacio del Mar.

Million Dollar Savings At Palacio Del Mar

Million Dollar Savings At Palacio Del Mar

Luxury can be found with any landscape as a background, it all depends on the individual’s preferences, extravagance and needs. Granite countertops, high ceiling windows, hardwood floors, concierge service spacious closets among other details give luxury residences the finishing touches.

Every luxury development offers a certain combination of amenities which sets them apart from the rest, some of which now seem to be standard are: pool whether it be infinity or indoor, workout facilities, event rooms, steam room and Jacuzzis. In addition to these, Palacio currently offers several other amenities resulting in a combination not easily found elsewhere: tennis and basketball courts, full service spa, business center, game room, movie theater, lobby library, bistro, convenience store and beach access and best of all, a shuttle that will pick you up from San Diego airport, drive you to Ensenada, take you grocery shopping and even drive you to Tijuana.

Several luxury developments in Vancouver such as The Qube and Harbourside Park, present fewer amenities than Palacio, though they offer storage; with Harbourside Park also having guest suites. The Beach Club, in Miami Florida, has cabanas, event catering and beach and poolside service. The Metropolitan, Park Place, Meridian, and Electra in downtown San Diego offer fewer amenities than Palacio but with different combinations, as an example they may have a movie theater but no tennis courts. Every development will have a different view for their resident to enjoy, in downtown San Diego there is the bay, Petco Park or street view, Vancouver has the marina, the Pacific and probably a view of the mountains depending on preference and location, Miami has also street view and the Atlantic; Palacio offers the majestic Pacific with beautiful sunsets telling the coming of the end of the day.
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Mexico Real Estate: Message From Max Katz – Broker/Owner From The Baja Real Estate Group

Hello. I’m Max Katz Broker / Owner of the Baja Real Estate Group and today I will share with you a our snapshot of the real estate market in Baja for 2011 and a few of our goals for 2012.

2011 began with renewed optimism – we experienced a substantial increase in real estate activity in Baja along with a major increase in tourism. We have also seen several Construction restarts along the Baja Coast, a major show of confidence for our market. Our Agents are very motivated and encouraged by the current trend.
Lower real estate prices coupled with developer and owner financing played a big part in our market in 2011. These factors contributed to year over year substantial increases in sales volume.

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Open House at Palacio Del Mar – Baja Real Estate Group

Miguel Sedano from the Baja Real Estate Group and Sales Associate at Palacio Del Mar, takes us on a tour of the luxurious Imperial Model Unit at St. Tropez tower in Palacio Del Mar, a ten-acre ocean front residential community located at the Sand Dunes of El Descanso Bay in South Rosarito Beach.

This luxurious three bedroom three bathroom model features travertine floors, travertine tile on bathrooms, granite counter-tops and it comes full with state-of-the-art appliances.

Open all week from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Palacio Del Mar is a must stop on your way down to Baja. A great Mexico real estate investment.

For more information on Palacio Del Mar visit http://www.PalacioDelMar.com

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July Best Deals – Baja Real Estate Group

 

Baja Real Estate Group Deals

Best Baja Real Estate DealsYou know that saying if it sounds ‘too good to be true’ it probably is. The Baja Real estate Group specializes in finding you that ‘too good to be true deal’ with 100% safety.We represent the area’s Top Developers, and after 20 years in Baja nobody knows the history of our area better than our Brokers. We work with the Title Companies, Escrow Company, the Developers themselves and buyers to insure a safe and smooth transaction. There are many added steps involved when buying distressed property in Mexico and the Baja Real Estate Group has been on the forefront as leaders in the distressed property market for the last 3 years,We have a strong track record of proven results through long lasting relationships with Developers, buyers, sellers and local agents.  We constantly comb the coast to bring you the latest Bargains in the area.

Contact one of our agents, our developments or your Realtor before you make your first or next investment in Baja.

Sincerely

Max Katz
Broker / Owner
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Two Baja Real Estate Firms Merge To Become Powerful Force In Northern Baja

ROSARITO, BAJA CALIFORNIA, April 4, 2011 – Baja Real Estate Group, the leading Real Estate brokerage in the Rosarito area, has announced plans to merge with Bajamar Premier Properties, a firm with significant presence in the Ensenada region.

Two Baja Real Estate Firms Merge To Become Powerful Force In Northern Baja

Two Baja Real Estate Firms Merge To Become Powerful Force In Northern Baja

According to Max Katz, owner of Baja Real Estate Group, the new company will be called Baja Real Estate Group but will operate two divisions, Beachside Realty in Rosarito and Baja Premiere Properties in Bajamar and Ensenada. A new office is already planned in the Guadalupe Valley, just north of Ensenada.

Mimi Mills and associates have an outstanding reputation in the area,” said Max Katz, “and her long history throughout northern Baja will contribute greatly to the strength of our new organization.”

Bajamar Premier Properties began within the gated oceanfront golf community of Bajamar, since 2005 guiding American and Canadian expatriates through safe and successful transactions.

“Max and his wife Kathy Katz represent some of the most respected real estate developers in the region and, as we combine our forces, we will be able to serve more new developments and spread our expertise to those who need our services,” said Marianne “Mimi” Mills.

New residential developments currently represented by the Baja Real Estate Group include Calafia Resort and Villas in the area known as Calafia, 10 Miles south of Rosarito; Palacio del Mar in El Descanso, 20 miles south of Rosarito, and Naos, where sales recently began in the northern beach corridor of Rosarito read more »

AARP Interview with President Calderón: Mexico is a Great Place to Live and Enjoy

An exclusive interview with President Felipe Calderón

President Calderón candidly answers questions on on how his country is preparing to welcome U.S. retirees who wish to retire in Mexico, how his administration is preparing for Mexico’s 60+ population and how he is preparing to live his second youth.

Calderón also addresses tourists and retirees’ concerns about the violence in his country.

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December Best Baja Real Estate Deals

Best Baja Real Estate DealsYou know that saying if it sounds ‘too good to be true’ it probably is. The Baja Real estate Group specializes in finding you that ‘too good to be true deal’ with 100% safety.

We represent the area’s Top Developers, and after 20 years in Baja nobody knows the history of our area better than our Brokers. We work with the Title Companies, Escrow Company, the Developers themselves and buyers to insure a safe and smooth transaction. There are many added steps involved when buying distressed property in Mexico and the Baja Real Estate Group has been on the forefront as leaders in the distressed property market for the last 3 years,.

We have a strong track record of proven results through long lasting relationships with Developers, buyers, sellers and local agents.  We constantly comb the coast to bring you the latest Bargains in the area.

Contact one of our agents, our developments or your Realtor before you make your first or next investment in Baja.

Sincerely

Max Katz

Broker / Owner

Baja Real Estate Group

For Sale
$1,600,000 | 6077 Mision San Diego (La Sirena)
$1,600,000 | 6077 Mision San Diego (La Sirena) Stunning private ocean front villa beautifully sited on two lots to take advantage of spectacular ocean views and the “Pebble Beach of Baja”. There are 5 bedrooms suites, 4.5 bathrooms including an elegant guest casita. Luxurious appointments throughout. Charming pathways lead to pool, tennis courts, Bajamar clubhouse, restaurant & pro-shop.

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Parking: 2
  • Status: Available/Unsold
$779,000 | Tower 2 Penthouse in Calafia Condos
Tower 2 Penthouse in Calafia Condo This Penthouse is located just 40 minutes south of the border, and 10 minutes south of Rosarito. It is in the ocean front gated community of Calafia that has 24 hour security, and is filled with amenities. Inside the penthouse are travertine floors throughout every room. Also, this penthouse is surrounded by floor to ceiling double pane windows for excellent views, natural light, and saving energy.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Parking: 2
  • Status: Available/Unsold
$775,000 | Las Picudas 38 in Las Gaviotas
Las Picudas 38 in Las Gaviotas Oceanfront Las Gaviotas positioned in a “sweet spot” on the south end of Las Gaviotas, just above the volley ball court on the beach and palapa area along the malecon of Las Gaviotas. Newly remodeled kitchen and living areas with traditional Mexican style and taste with Kitchenaide stainless Refrigerator and Gas Range. Fischer/Paykel is the dishwasher brand with the double drawer feature. Beautiful Mexican tile on the floors and bathrooms and kitchen are updated with special tile too.

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Parking: 2
  • Status: Available/Unsold
$750,000 | Las Gaviotas 56
Las Gaviotas 56 This Oceanfront Custom Home was designed and built by Arq. Roberto Moreno only six years ago in this established community of Las Gaviotas that was developed in the early 1970’s. Las Gaviotas is a popular surf spot and the community offers a 1.6 mile Malacon walking path along the ocean, club house, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Kid’s play area, suffleboard, owner’s gym and a lighted tennis court (currently being remodeled).

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Parking: 1
  • Status: Available / Unsold
$659,000 | Mision Viejo – Ocean Front
Mision Viejo - Ocean Front This ocean front residence has unobstructed white water ocean views with a sandy beach below. There is approximately 4000 square feet of covered space, a fully equipped Casita, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2.5 car garage. The lot is approximately 472 square meters, (5,090 sq ft). The federal zone land permits have been applied for, and add nearly another 50% to the enjoyable space.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Parking: 2.5
  • Status: Available / Unsold
$489,000 | 20 Los Pelicanos Oeste in Las Gaviotas
20 Los Pelicanos Oeste in Las Gaviotas This newer, five-bedroom, four-bath, non-smoking property, known as Casa de los Gatos, is awash in luxurious comforts and functionality. This 3000-square-foot property offers an 180-degree view of some of the most stunning sunsets anywhere in the world. Our guests will be struck by the enormous ocean view an abundance of luxury furnishing including a dining table for ten. The main floor holds the fully-equipped kitchen, a spacious living area with a large hand-carved stone and brick fireplace, a master bedroom with a king-size bed and a private bathroom, another full bath just off the living room, and a terrace with outdoor furniture and a gas grill.

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Parking: 3
  • Status: Available/Unsold
$439,000 | Palacio Del Mar (A1101)
Palacio Del Mar (A1101) When it comes to the ultimate in Rosarito Beach luxury living, Palacio del Mar is in a league all its own. Rising 19 stories above the Pacific Ocean, Palacio is one of the tallest buildings in South Rosarito Beach. Residences are meticulously crafted with Travertine flooring, luxurious baths and contemporary kitchens. Residents can enjoy private beachside service, private restaurant, 2 separate pools (Infinity edge & Indoor heated), spa and a fitness center. In addition to the fabulous amenities, Palacio del Mar owners can also enjoy the extraordinary five-star hotel services. The continuous 24/7 electricity, water, security and numerous administration provided services will insure a pleasant and relaxing experience.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Parking: 2
  • Status: Available/Unsold
$365,000 | Las Velas 1001 at Club Marena
Las Velas 1001 at Club Marena Las Velas 1001, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condominium on the 10th floor, 25′ ocean frontage, great terrace with built in BBQ, sunset side & view, 1526 sq. ft.

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Parking: 1
  • Status: Available/Unsold
$350,000 | Calle Salvatierra #328 in La Mision
Calle Salvatierra #328 in La Mision This beautiful Mexican style casa sits on a huge wonderfully landscaped lot and has very well protected views of the Guadalupe river, the moutains, the town of La Mision and of course the beautiful La Mision beach. The house is located within the gated community of La Mision just a few minutes walk from the best beach in Baja Norte. This house is two bedrooms and one bathroom with a separate casita below that has its own bathroom. The house is in very good condition and has great feel to it. This is the type of house that people picture when they think of a Mexican beach house. The house has a two car garage and the entire lot is walled with beautiful stone that was mined just up the canyon.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Parking: 2
  • Status: Available/Unsold
$329,000 | Palacio Del Mar, Suite A0502
Palacio Del Mar, Suite A0502 A Truly Upscale Condominium, with incredible Ocean View. Prime Location; Beach Side Lifestyle, Two Spacious Bedrooms with Balcony Both facing the water; Travertine Floor, Very Spacious Living-dinning, Luxury Kitchen; Luxury Kitchen-granite Top, Pacific Maple Pantry, Kitchen Sink With Drain-lid, Hob With Extractor, Washer/ Dryer included, Two Full-bathrooms. Reserved Parking for Each Unit, 3 elevators, Wide Stairways, Standby Auto Generator-electricity For All Units during Power Failure, Transformer, Standby Water Pumps. Beautiful Front Garden With Grand Entrance Management; Manager And Staff, Round The Clock Security.

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Parking: 2
  • Status: Available/Unsold
$289,000 | 1456 Real Del Mar
1456 Real Del Mar This 5 year old home with a spacious backyard offers traverine flooring and upper end custom cabinetry throughout all common areas and berber carpeting in the 3 spacious bedrooms. A bonus, TV or office room is central to the second floor bedroom suites. Huge Master suite with balcony, large walk-in closet and jacuzzi tub for two. The main floor has an attached double garage leading to an open floor plan under vaulted ceiling, and the kitchen is a gourmet’s delight with Stainless appliances, granite finish on solid alder cabinets with upper end hardware and pullout drawers.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Parking: 2
  • Status: Available/Unsold
$250,000 | 202 in Calafia Condos Tower III – Developer Takeback
202 in Calafia Condos Tower III - Developer Takeback Looking for a serene location? Retirement home? The perfect home away from home? Calafia is your dream destination. Our exotic beach community is ideally located just south of Rosarito Beach, only 30 minutes from the San Diego border. With its enchanting sunsets and endless deep blue vistas, the Calafia seascape will win your heart. Every residence here enjoys a marvelous and awe-inspiring Pacific Ocean view. Calafia Condos, Resort and Villas is the premier resort beach community with condominium amenities that go well beyond the ordinary. Yet, Calafia’s spacious and graceful two and three bedroom condos are available at unbelievable prices.

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Parking: 1
  • Status: Available/Unsold
$219,000 | Villa 105 in Calafia Condos
Villa 105 in Calafia Condos Specious and with magical views. You will love the layout of this beautiful villa, right in the heart of Calafia Condos. With amenities like pool, jacuzzis, tennis and basketball court, a gorgeous and very private sandy beach. This villa is not going to last long. Call now!

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Parking: 2
  • Status: Available/Unsold
$199,000 | Mision Todos Los Santos 1080 (Los Arcos)
Mision Todos Los Santos 1080 (Los Arcos) Spacious home recently expanded and upgraded, large lot with plenty of space for casual indoor/outdoor living. Experience the good life in bajamar golf resort.
Step outside your gate and meander along the beautiful walking trails that wind around the lovely green common areas. Super retirement or week-end home close to ensenada for wounderful dinning experiences, health care and sport fishing along many other activities.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Parking: 1
  • Status: Available/Unsold
$199,000 | Country Club Villas 78 (Villa Roca)
Country Club Villas 78 (Villa Roca) This three bedroom house is located in the most. Impressive section of bajamar country club.
Wonderful views of clubhouse, lake and ocean.
Villa has many updates throughout.

Master bedroom with walkout to spacious patio with panoramic views`

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Parking: 1
  • Status: Available/Unsold
Elite Listings
$850,000 | Villa #2 at Spectacular Palacio Del Mar – Recently Reduced!
Beachfront Villa for Sale At Palacio Del Mar Nestled among the estates and beautiful, lush gardens of Palacio del Mar, a high luxury, gated community on over 10 acres with million dollar homes, this sumptuous villa has gorgeous sea views from all the rooms. Completed in June 2009.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3.5Elite Home Listings - Baja Real Estate For Sale
  • Parking: 2
  • Status: Available/Unsold

4 Common Exercising Myths

Oceanfront Gym At Palacio Del Mar

Oceanfront Gym At Palacio Del Mar

Nothing feels better than working out by the ocean or with an ocean view, especially if you live in Northern Baja. Good exercising when combined with a proper diet is the best way to stay fit, it is also an excellent way to boost your confidence and take steps towards a healthy living. However, there are a lot of misconceptions and myths surrounding this area.

Palacio del Mar just opened up their oceanfront gym with a wide array of exercising equipment. Working out with a full ocean view sounds soothing enough, we thought of asking our friends of Pulse Fitness, Kristi Hugstad and Bill Brotherton,  to point us in the right direction by setting the record straight on the most common exercising myths out there.

Here are 4 common exercising myths:

By Kristi Hugstad and Bill Brotherton.

1. Will crunches get rid of my love handles around my waist?
No. You can’t pick and choose areas where you’d like to burn fat. There is no such thing as spot reducing. You should create a workout that includes both cardiovascular and strength training elements. This will decrease your overall body fat content.

2. Does lifting weights make women bulky?
No. most women’s bodies do not produce nearly enough testosterone to become “bulky” like bodybuilders. If you do find yourself getting bigger, try reducing your daily caloric intake and increasing your cardio workouts.

3. Does eating late at night cause weight gain?
No. There are no “magic” hours to eat or exercise. We associate late-night eating with weight gain because we usually consume more calories at night. Start the day out with breakfast and eat ever 3-4 hours. Keep lunch the same size as dinner, and you will be less likely to over-indulge at night, yet you can enjoy a small late night snack without the fear of it sticking to your middle.

4. Is it OK to skip stretching before a workout?
Yes. Stretching cold muscles can actually lead to injury. When you stretch, muscle fibers are lengthened and destabilized, making them less prepared for the strain of exercise. Wait until after your workout to thoroughly stretch your muscles.

Remember everybody has different needs and necessities when it comes down to getting fit. Setting an optimal pace and routine will work wonders for you, especially if it’s closely watch by a fitness professional.

Palacio Del Mar offers a wide array of healthy amenities in a luxurious and upscale environment. See for yourself; book a free showing at 1-800-678-7583 or visit www.PalacioDelMar.com. For personalized Pulsar Fitness training services call: (949)-429-2966.

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Benefits of Playing Tennis. By: Miguel Sedano

Playing tennis on a regular basis can help maintain or improve balance, mobility, agility, strength and fitness. It also helps burn calories. According to the Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute  exercise physiologist and avid tennis player Gordon Blackburn, Ph.D., research shows that three hours of moderate aerobic exercise every week can cut the risk of developing heart disease by 50 percent. “Playing tennis at a moderate to vigorous intensity on a regular basis,” says Dr. Blackburn, “is a good way to get your aerobic exercise. You’ll exercise your muscles and burn calories. Tennis can even help lower your blood pressure. All of that helps reduce your risk of developing heart disease or of having a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke.”

A 135-pound woman playing an hour of tennis can burn 330 calories during doubles and 420 calories during singles, says Dr. Blackburn. An average-sized man playing an hour of tennis can burn about 425 calories during doubles and 600 calories during singles. In fact, says Dr. Blackburn, you’ll burn more calories playing three hours of tennis per week than you will doing three hours of light weightlifting, bowling or golfing.

“If you complement the tennis with other aerobic activities such as brisk walking or cycling, so that you are getting some sort of aerobic exercise most days of the week,” says Dr. Blackburn, “you can make an even bigger impact on improving heart health.” For instance, numerous recent studies, says Dr. Blackburn, have documented the physiologic benefits of walking on a regular basis and at a moderate intensity.

Stretching
Whether you’re a former tennis player ready to take up the sport again, or you’re taking it up for the first time, pre-play stretching is one of the most important precautions you can take to minimize the risk of muscle or limb injury. Stretching prepares the body for physical activity by warming the muscles and joints. The process takes only a few minutes. Stretching does not guarantee that you won’t be injured during play, but the evidence shows that it can help significantly reduce the risk.

For those of you thinking, “Dude, this body don’t bend,” stretching exercises are not designed to contort the limbs, inflict pain or serve as a tryout for Cirque de Soleil. The objective is to ready the muscles and joints for the stretching and extending you’ll do as play begins and progresses.

To keep tennis safe and healthy, always keep these tips in mind:

•    Get the body’s muscles and joints properly warmed up by stretching.
•    Use water or healthy sports drinks to keep the body properly hydrated before, during and after play. This is particularly important when playing in hot, humid weather, or for longer than an hour per session.
•    If you injure yourself or experience chest pain, stop playing immediately and contact your physician.
Play within your means. (In other words, leave the acrobatics to Roddick and Henin-Hardenne.)
Get Your Game On…Safely
Dr. Blackburn encourages anyone who can to take up tennis, but certain individuals, he says, need to check with a physician before doing so. If you are interested in playing tennis, check the list below to see if any of the criteria describe or relate to your health status. If so, you’ll want to discuss your intentions with your doctor.

•    Chest discomfort or pain during physical activity
•    Current inactive lifestyle, by choice or because of a medical condition
•    Rheumatoid arthritis
•    Heart disease
•    Recent surgery (within past year)
•    Pacemaker
•    High or low blood pressure
•    Osteoporosis
•    Regular dizziness or loss of consciousness
•    Vision problems
•    Joint replacement

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