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Loreto Bay Real Estate Update It is good to be back in Loreto ... always feels like I am returning home!The cold spell has broken and now temperatures are 70F bright and sunny.   Loreto did get some rain in January which turned the mountainsinto green landscapes.  Now it is endless blue skies, lush tropical backdrops and gardens everywhere.
There is a definite increase in real estate this season.   Many people who have been coming to visit for several years are now ready to make the commitment of buying.   Also first time visitors are loving this place and want to come back to rent and decide which area and home they want to vacation.  Great News for All!

We escalated our issues with Deutsche Bank Mexico and their non responsive trust lawyers and accounts receivable departments right up to the top ... Vice President at Deutsche Bank in New York in October 2018.After many emails, telephone calls, and production of endless communications, Deutsche Bank did make staff changes in January…
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HONG KONG ... LAS VEGAS .... LORETO ... I spent a week in Hong Kong which is vastly different from Singapore and it feels like New York on steroids.While Singapore only became a nation in 1965, is a planned city with great vision using the newest technologies, transport and amenities; Hong Kong has been the commercial center of Asia for over 100 years.It is a city that has grown literally on top of each other and a true mix of old and new.There are older districts where the buildings are 50+ years old, with street markets and stalls, to the new ultra office towers and hotels.The people themselves have found a way to coexist with all the foreigners, China Nationals, and locals who have inhabited this jewel for a century.

You cannot escape the crowds of people everywhere.
Most foriegners I met at the Hotel rarely strayed far from the safety and tranquility of the hotel and areas.This is a shame because there is a lot to experience.Hong Kong is as safe as any large city, and there is no …
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In a Land Far Far Away …
As I continue on my Singapore Adventure, there are so many things to do each day ... including exploring the many food options!The choices are extensive from every culture imaginable; and ranging in price from $5 to $150 USD per person.You have to do your homework to get the best possible experience, but that is part of the journey and satisfaction of finding the perfect spot to fit your mood, palette and budget! Most good hotels offer free cell phones for calling, texting, data plans with google search and apps with tour recommendations already loaded and waiting for your inquiries.It’s wonderfully easy!
I was most impressed that Singapore Zoo and Wildlife Reserves are committed to ensure their animals receive world class welfare and care through conservation, biodiversity and education to each staff member and visitor.It is evident at all stations that they are adopting sustainable consumption and practices reminding everyone of all ages to reduce their imp…
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Good Morning Singapore!   
I have travelled halfway around the world and now in Singapore, located One degree from the Equator.I could not be further away from Loreto … geographically, culturally, and among culinary diversity.My last visit to Singapore was over 30 years ago when it was a developing country with a grand vision for the future.The social progress and geographical changes have been remarkable.While there are the tall skyscrapers of any affluent city, there remains a wealth of historical treasures from the past, older buildings nestled between the maze of parks and glass towers.I was impressed by the abundance of gardens, nature reserves and lush, tropical greenery.
Public transportation is excellent, taxis/car ride services are easy and reasonably priced, and walking is the best way to explore any city.I walk 10 to 15 miles a day … mostly to compensate for the constant temptation of delightful snacks at every turn.I did my research and am lucky to have friends in the city.…
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We LOVE the Nopolo Wine Cellar!! Do you remember the summer of 2011 in Loreto Bay?Probably not as there were just a few people here.I think there was only ONE flight a week and the negativity was oppressive.The Home Owners were agonizing over the $2MM USD Special Assessment to complete all the necessary capital expenditure projects; the BECK Solution was underway in Aqua Viva and we were surrounded by 200 unfinished homes.There were 20 Property Managers, 3 Banks, and rumors of Loreto Bay Hotel and Golf Course being sold. I was responsible for commercial leasing at the time, and the only businesses were Baja Boss Property Management; Bahia PM, the HOA, Security Offices, and Evan's grocery store.There was no place to get a meal, coffee or drinks without going into town.  This was the definition of being a Pioneer.  Buying food was literally a hunting and gathering exercise that required a trip to town that took hours to visit various stores to find butter, lettuce, Kleenex, meat, f…
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Raining in Loreto, Baja!  
It’s been raining lightly but steady for the past 12 hours in Loreto.There is little wind and it’s wonderful to be snuggled up at home listening the pitter patter that we seldom hear this time of year.It is 63F and warm.In a few days the sun will be bright and everything will be fresh and clean.The mountains will bloom with foliage that we forget is there, and the lush green hillsides will welcome all our spring visitors.
The beginning of each new year is a time for reflection, resolutions, and often revamping our routines, priorities and practices to live fuller, kinder and with wellness.For many 2018 was a year of change, trials and tribulations filled with experiences that we should learn from.Yes, truly every year has its ups and downs, but as I grow older and hopefully wiser, I feel that there is no time like the present.No better day than today.These are my random pensive thoughts … don’t judge me!
I think back to 10 years ago … Loreto Bay Company was st…
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LORETO - HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019!!  As I celebrate 15 years in Loreto Bay, I find myself regularly astonished and swelling with pride at what this Community has achieved.   It took hundreds of dreamers, risk takers, and visionaries to believe in the concept of a friendly, safe community that offered more than our creature comforts in home towns across the USA and Canada.   These Pioneers put their faith in the concept and each other, against formidable odds and incomprehensible challenges to complete the vision and finally becoming Settlors to enjoy the benefits and rewards of Living Fully and Treading Lightly.  

Along the way, we have been joined by others who feel the tranquility and magic of our special, unhurried and respectful way of life.   It is interesting to note that 40% of all new buyers are younger than 58 years old and desiring to have simpler, yet fuller lives.  We are seeing more families of grand parents, adult children and many young toddlers all sharing precious memor…