Mexico Insurance September 2011 Newsletter
The Mexico Insurance September 2011 Newsletter came out last week. Here it is!
Thank you for purchasing your past Mexico insurance from Mexpro.com and welcome to our September/Fall Newsletter.
On the economic front...as of this writing the U.S. Dollar now buys almost 13 Pesos, giving you more spending money in Mexico. Gas prices are coming down, not only in the U.S., but also in Mexico where a gallon of gas costs less than $3 USD. And of course, as always, there are great condo, home buying and rental opportunities in Mexico.
On the border security front...we are hearing from our customers that Baja and Sonora are feeling "back to normal." Our long-time friend and customer, Rachel Running, says "People appear to be more open and friendly now, people need us to visit." Click here to read more from Raechel Running, professional Photographer and Border Activist.
More and More Americans and Canadians are investing, retiring, and buying second homes in the interior of Mexico. If you are thinking about purchasing a home or condo in Mexico, Thomas Lloyd is a great real estate resource.
Mexpro.com would like to hear more firsthand stories from our valued customers about their experiences in Mexico. We invite guest bloggers to please send us submissions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to check out our Blog.
For weekend travelers...we've included information on upcoming events in Rocky Point, courtesy of RockyPointMexico.com. The Rocky Point is Safe website is a great resource for those wishing to travel there. Tell us what you think.
Snowbirds and expats--see the information on our Mexico Homeowners insurance product below. This product offers U.S.-style coverage.
Our friend and colleague "Mexico Mike Nelson" offers numerous tips that can help you have a safer, more enjoyable trip. For the new Changes to the Vehicle import rules, detailed turn-by-turn Road logs with pictures, Maps (some with photographs of important turns) and custom trip-planning, click here.
We've gotten many great testimonials from our happy customers this summer from all over the U.S. and Canada. Read what people like about Mexpro.com by clicking here and feel free to email us your testimonials.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to save time and money by purchasing your Mexico car insurance with Mexpro.com. Quote, print and purchase your Mexico insurance just minutes before leaving for your next trip. If you need help with your Mexico insurance purchase, our expert staff is here to help you. Feel free to contact us toll-free at 888-467-4639 or online at Mexpro.com.
>Hundreds of thousands of Americans and Canadians own or rent homes and condos in Mexico. In the past, these homeowners have been forced to purchase inferior insurance coverage, with high deductibles, from local agents and insurers in Mexico. Many of these insurers are not even rated by A.M. Best.
We started our business over ten years ago, and have insured over a million vehicles in Mexico, but we have not marketed Homeowners insurance for the simple reason that we were never comfortable selling the traditional, inferior Mexico Homeowners product that did not provide adequate insurance coverage to our customers.
The great news is that our new MexPro Mexico Home Insurance program is revolutionizing Mexico Homeowners Insurance. We have finally created a product that we feel good about selling!
To learn more about our Mexico Home and Condo insurance and to get a quote now, click here. Consumers who would prefer to have their U.S. or Canadian agent handle the insurance, not only on their domestic home, but also on their home in Mexico, can ask their agent to contact Mexpro.com at 888-467-4639. Mexpro.com is happy to share commissions with agents in the U.S. and Canada who distribute our Mexico Insurance products.
Mexico has implemented a new policy for the issuance of temporary vehicle permits. Apparently, this new law has caused much confusion at the border for those who do not have enough money with them to secure their vehicle import deposit and vacation in Mexico or who don' t realize it is not returned until they return to the U.S. PRIOR to their permit expiration. The Changes are as follows:
1. The fee for importation of a vehicle is $44.00 USD plus IVA; this fee is the same whether the permit is obtained at the border, consulates or online. http://www.banjercito.com.mx/site/siteBanjer/Bicentenario/iitv/instruccionesIITV_ing.html
2. A guarantee deposit for the return of the vehicle to the U.S., regardless of the form of payment, will be applied to all vehicles. The amount of the guarantee will be determined by the year of the vehicle. The guarantee will be refunded upon cancellation of the permit at Banjercito offices, as long as it is prior to the expiration date of the permit. The refund will be made in the same form as the deposit was made.
• 2007 –Newer $400 USD
• 2001 – 2006 $300 USD
• 2000 – Older $200 USD
3. If the vehicle is not returned to the U.S. prior to the expiration date on the permit, or the permit is not canceled upon exiting Mexico, the guarantee deposit will be forfeited.
4. Before Banjercito issues a permit, they will verify the VIN # to make sure the vehicle does not have any restrictions to be driven in the U.S. or Canada, in which case the permit will not be allowed.
It is important that we remind our customers to cancel the permit at the border prior to returning to the U.S., to ensure that they receive their guarantee deposit back.
Our recommendation, as long as the customers have enough time (between 7-10 days), is that they process the temporary importation permit online. This will improve their experience and avoid the time spent at the border crossing. http://www.banjercito.com.mx/site/siteBanjer/Bicentenario/iitv/instruccionesIITV_ing.html
A road trip to Mexico is a great way to take a vacation for a low price. The Fall is great, as kids are back in school and everyone is working hard for holiday vacations. Here's some events you won't want to miss.
Rocky Point Events Follow the Rocky Point Calendar on Facebook to find out about all the fun happening there.
Labor Day in Rocky Point
Hang by the pool at the Penasco del Sol Hotel and enjoy music by DJ Kyko and DJ Dario.
Jazz & Art Festival
October 7th -8th, Rocky Point
The Penasco del Sol Hotel will host this year's Music & Art Show. Great jazz music is played during the Art show, which also includes a Paint & Photography Expo. For more information go to: RockyPointMexico.com
October 8th, Rocky Point
Starting at 11 a.m. at the Plaza del Camaron (park). This event is free!
Penasco Palooza Music Festival 2011
October 15th, Rocky Point
Great music by Steve McCarthy, Curly Smith, David Lewark and many more. Get the full line-up at RockyPointMexico.com. Concert will be located behind the Sonoran Spa & Sonoran Sea Resorts. Penasco Palooza Pool Party takes place on Friday, October 14th at the Sonoran Sea Resort.
October 21st & 22nd, Rocky Point
The International Cervantino Festival takes place at 6 p.m. in the Malecon (old port) and includes performances by local and regional talent. Free.
Rocky Point Beach Volleyball "Stick Man"
October 29th, Rocky Point
OuttaTownProductions presents the "Stick Man" Volleyball Tournament. A cash prize will be given to the team with the best Halloween themed costumes. Co-ed teams of four, with a minimum of one person of the opposite gender. Three divisions of play. Only 12 teams will qualify for each division. Check-in: 8:15a.m., Tournament Starts: 9 a.m. Fee: $120/per team, due by Oct. 12, 2011. A full-day event.