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Richard Houghton

Richard Houghton

Get the inside track on investing in Mexico straight from the owners of Investment Properties Mexico. Here they share their insights on what's going on in Mexico and what's to come and some inside tips on how to make that profitable for you!

25 April, 2017

Understanding Self-Directed IRA & 401(k) Beneficiary Rules

Investors with a 401(k) or IRA account might not be able to control stock market performance, but there are definitely other things that are totally within their realm of influence, including some of the most basic aspects of account management, like naming beneficiaries and handling rollovers when you retire or switch employers. While this might sound simple enough on the surface, many investors wind up unknowingly disinheriting their loved ones, or leaving investments in a stagnant 401(k) that is heavily invested in low-performing stocks and bonds. 

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15 April, 2017

TripAdvisor Names Playa del Carmen #1 in Mexico for Tourism

TripAdvisor has announced the world’s top destinations in the 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards, and Playa del Carmen has snagged the coveted title of “Most Popular Destination in Mexico.” This year, downtown Playa del Carmen beat out other top tourist destinations in Mexico, including Cancun, Tulum, Cozumel and Isla Mujeres in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, as well as Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific coast. According to a press release, the awards honor 418 remarkable destinations in 24 lists across the globe.

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13 April, 2017

Have you ever dreamed of owning a turnkey vacation home rental in one of the world’s most popular destinations? A luxurious, personalized retreat where you and your family can escape the hustle and bustle of daily life? What if we told you it is not only possible to own a vacation home, but also to collect an amazing 8-12% return on investment (ROI), with absolutely no worries about property management or maintenance?

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08 April, 2017

Hotels are already predicting upwards of 90% occupancy rates for 2017 in Mexico’s Riviera Maya during Easter Holy Week (Semana Santa in Spanish), which stretches from April 9-April 15 and also encompasses the spring break holiday for many travelers. Stretching south for more than 80 miles from Cancun along Mexico’s only Caribbean coast, the Riviera Maya region is home to popular destinations like Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Puerto Aventuras and Tulum, providing a variety of different options for travelers of all ages who need to enjoy some fun in the sun during Easter or spring break. 

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06 April, 2017

Mexico’s Economy Growing Despite Trump Threats

Mexico’s economy appears to be on a roll in 2017, with a trade surplus in February and more economic growth that analysts had predicted in January, according to new data released last week by Bloomberg. At this point all signs point to Trump having little or no effect on economic growth in Mexico this year.

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30 March, 2017

A Revealing International Cost of Living Comparison

If you’ve been rethinking retirement, dreaming of an early retirement or simply dream of one day living overseas, this international cost of living comparison makes it easy to spot the best retirement havens and the world’s best countries for expats of all ages. According to the report, Egypt now has the lowest cost of living, while Bermuda is the most expensive.

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28 March, 2017

8 New Hotels to Open in Riviera Maya and Quintana Roo, Mexico | W Kanai Retreat

At the recent XV National Tourism Forum, Tourism Secretary Marisol Vanegas Perez revealed that investors will open or break ground on at least eight new luxury resorts and hotel projects in the state of Quintana Roo in 2017, signaling a willingness among big developers to invest in Mexico real estate and to bet big on the long-term success of Mexico’s economy. Quintana Roo is home to popular destinations like Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Puerto Aventuras, Isla Mujeres, Bacalar, Mahahual and Isla Holbox

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25 March, 2017

Why Real Estate Offers a Better Return on Investment

In seeking out the best ways to invest money, investors worldwide are turning to alternative asset classes like real estate investment to increase their return on investment (ROI) in what has become a low – sometimes even negative – interest rate environment. According to the Wall Street Journal, the dismal current rates are driving more investors than ever before into real estate and other alternative investments that provide annual yields. 

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18 March, 2017

The Pros and Cons of Vacation Home Rentals

As February comes to a close and we head into spring break season, many vacationers are left thinking about how amazing it would be to own a turnkey vacation rental – perhaps even one that offered guaranteed rental income – in one of the world’s top vacation destinations. With ongoing increases in the economy and in the global housing market, the idea of buying real estate where you can also enjoy the best winter vacations no longer seems so far out of reach.

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09 March, 2017


Last month officials announced that the number of internationals tourists in Mexico rose by at least nine percent in 2016, with around 35 million tourists pouring into the country’s top destinations from around the world, compared to just over 32 million in 2015. This news comes with a slew of other positive signs related to Mexico’s economy, its top real estate markets and its future under the Trump administration. 

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02 March, 2017


Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Mexico rose 17% - nearly one third – to hit $5.73 billion during the last quarter of 2016, compared to the same period in 2015, reported Morningstar. The rise comes despite the inflammatory political rhetoric of newly elected U.S. President Trump, who has made a series of threats that seem aimed at undermining the continued growth of Mexico’s economy

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