What is new in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose today?
It is great to be in the Los Cabos area now; we can feel the elliptical motions of our earth through our change in weather! From a hot summer to a refreshing autumn, there is no need for the A/C at home or in our automobiles, which equals less gas and electricity to help our beloved planet. Plus, thanks to the rain a few weeks ago, our hills and mountains are totally green! Yes! The desert is blooming and the contrast with the blue horizon is strikingly beautiful.
Once again, the never-ending fishing attraction in Cabo is here: the international Bisbee’s Black & Blue . This year there are a total of 103 boats participating from United States, Japan, Italy, Brazil, Costa Rica, Russia and Ukraine, among other countries. You can stop by the Cabo Marina today (the last day) and participate in this fiesta with all the tourists, locals and anglers… and if you’re lucky, you might get to see one of the “catch of the day”. Yesterday, an incredible 484 lb black marlin was presented at the weighting scale by the 10 Brothers Fishing Team, from Chicago. They were on the Dream Weaver boat and claimed the fishing prize of the day. But if you are not into fishing, there are many more fun activities you can do in the area, such as golfing, parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving and sunbathing.
For our real estate followers, we have fabulous news in our San Jose del Cabo office! We are the proud representatives of a new and fresh private development: Village at La Jolla, offering a lavish choice of 22 magnificent building lots ranging from 5,000 to 7,500 sq ft and starting at only $98,000 USD. Each distinctive lot presents breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez, the golf course, mountains or to the city lights. Keep posted to hear more news and the date for our grand opening event.
And last, but definitely not least, our friend and sales associate Robert Ruyg has an accepted offer on a 2 BR, 2 BA condominium in downtown San Jose. Buyers are making a smart buy in a nice and secure complex, just across the street from the beach. Remember that opportunities are still available with several financing options for nationals and foreigners; we will be more than glad to help you with this process!
Thank you again for following us. We will be back next week with more information about the many activities and news in Baja California Sur. Until then, have a great weekend!
Your friends Karla González & Cherine Khouzam
What is new in Todos Santos today?
After a weeklong or celebration from Todos Santos’ annual Fiestas Tradicionales, the town feels muy tranquilo, but underneath that tranquil exterior there’s lots of news to share:
Last week I closed on Casa Privada at $285K–contemporary 2 Bed 2 Bath on 1/4 acre lot in La Maquina area. The buyers got a great house at a great price and the family is looking forward to taking a break from the northern winters. They’re shipping a container of furnishings from the USA and I’m guiding them through the process of applying for their FM3/migratory documents, setting up checking accounts with the same bank that holds their Fideicomiso and transferring the utilities into their names. I also lined up a gardener, landscaper and housekeeper for them and preparing the house for their arrival.
Many of the local restaurants, which have been closed most of the summer, are reopening for the new season with exciting new menu items:
Zen Garden Cafe has revamped their entire menu and introducing new dishes such as Fresh Spring Rolls, Organic Greens and Arrugula salad, Hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup with Rice Noodles and spicy Currys. Look for their colorful purple logo driving into town from Cabo. http://zengardencafe.com/
Located in the famous Todos Santos Inn, Landi’s Restaurant, is serving up classical Mexican specialties from her home state of Guerrero, and her moles are some of the best around! Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. http://www.todossantosinn.com
At Mario’s Bar at El Hotelito, they are expanding their menu to include a new range of sushi rolls, sashimi salad with organic leaves, brochettes of marinated chicken or arachera steak, and specials served Friday and Saturday evenings. Also mark your calendars for Saturday November 27 for El Hotelito’s second annual “Dancing Under the Stars”— an evening of high energy dancing with DJ–benefitting the Youth in Video Program. http://www.thehotelito.com
With all the fine restaurants in town, we could certainly use a gym to work off all the calories, so anyone looking to start up a business in TS, we can certainly use a well equipped workout center. So that’s the latest from Todos…
¡Hasta la próxima vez!
Coldwell Banker Riveras, real estate brokerage covering Baja California Sur area, has been awarded as a the best Coldwell Banker real estate office in Mexico for the 6th year running. Our award winning team has just returned from Mexico city and brought home a bunch of awards. Our agents have received individual awards for their successes as well. We are very proud of all our agents, as we couldn’t have done it without the team’s effort. We are proud of our clients – of the sellers who have trusted their properties to us, and to the buyers who came to us in their search of a dream vacation or a second home. We are thankful to our family and friends, who have stood with us through all tough times, and without You all we couldn’t have succeeded.
Thank you All! This awards is for all of you!
Your Coldwell Banker Riveras team
International Diamond Society
International Sterling Society
Coldwell Banker Riveras No. 1 Franchise in Mexico by GCI No. 4 Franchise in Mexico by No. Of Transaction Sides Closed See some images from the award ceremony in Mexico city (and see the gallery from the 2009 Coldwell Banker award ceremony we visited in 2009):
“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert Schuller
A new year is already on its way. So far, 2010 looks brighter that most of 2009 did, and everyone is happy about it. Still, there were many moments that are to be cherished, and people worth acknowledge.
That is why Coldwell Banker Riveras gathered at an intimate dinner to recognize the ones that made the difference in 2009.
The beautiful sunset over the Pacific tinted with soft pink, lilac and baby blue the sky, while the following Sales Associates were awarded by their top performance last year:
From Cabo San Lucas
- Joanie Feinstein
- Gabriela Velázquez
- Marilu Madrid
From San Jose
- Juan Alvarez
- Katia Cao
From Los Barriles & La Ribera
- Kevin O’Leary
From Pedregal de La Paz
- Anabelle Rossell
- Gabriela Alvarez
Awards were given by Leticia Diaz Rivera, Broker; Manuel Díaz Rivera, Finance Director and Juan Díaz Rivera, Sales Manager from Coldwell Banker Riveras.
2010 is beginning with a great attitude and a commitment from everyone in Coldwell Banker Riveras to remain the leaders in helping clients fulfill their dream in the South of Baja. And to our clients, our deepest gratitude for trusting the family that has been making history in the area for the past 35 years.
Last Thursday La Paz Wine Club held its first monthly meeting in Las 3 Virgenes Restaurant. Hosted by owner Jesus Chavez, who´s born and raised in Tijuana Baja California, I was invited to participate in this event by Facebook invitation to a wine introduction course, something that really works for an amateur like me.
I was the first to arrive to our 9 pm appointment and had the chance to talk to with Jesus little bit before the other attendants arrived. Las 3 Virgenes is such a charming place. It is located in the historic district and you can delight with its colonial architecture, especially if you are seating outdoors, enlightened by the candles and enjoying the fresh evening breeze. You can see how meals are prepared outside, beneath fruit trees and if you walk a little bit in the patio, you´ll find a well (no wishes required but feel free to ask for one).
Jesus commented how he has been planning to start the La Paz Wine Club for education in basic levels and catering for more demanding connoisseurs as well as bringing products from international wine stores and vineyards as well. As we keep talking 4 men from Sappore gourmet store join us, average 27-35 years old and from all around Mexico and sat at our table. Each one of us makes a brief introduction of ourselves and why are we interested in La Paz Wine Club.
“The first and most important rule,” he explains, “is to never drink wine alone. Having a good glass of wine is one of those life pleasures in which you definitely have to share it. The experience and talent appreciating a good wine will take many years”. He starts to explain the concepts of aroma, body, harvest, types of wines, characteristics of wines and vineyards around the world.
Next thing I know we´re being served red wine. My first catering was an Argentinean Merlot wine followed by Cabernet Sauvignon, and one by one we are required to explain the characteristics of each one. I can taste flavors such as vanilla, red fruits, caramel… maybe? … hmmm …drinking (and seriously tasting) it´s not as easy I thought, I need to keep practicing. After that we were served different types of cheese with an introduction to the white wines. Starting by Chardonnay and followed by Sauvignon Blanc. At the end of the evening I was questioned which one was my favorite, I definitely chose Merlot (I´ve always liked red wines better). So 2 hours later the first meeting concluded. I met new people, learned something, and enjoyed a quite interesting night in a great place. I wrapped up a good day in a good way.
La Paz Wine Club will be celebrating meetings once a month on Thursday night. For further information contact Jesus Chavez in Las 3 Virgenes at (612)-123-2226 or join Coldwell Banker Riveras to keep posted!
By Anabelle Rossell, Coldwell Banker Riveras Sales Associate and Pedregal de La Paz representative. You can see all of Anabelle’s listings here or ask her for consultation on any other listing we have.
Dear all, we have just returned from Mexico city, where we went to collect 2 big awards for our brokerage, and individual awards of our Top Sellers. Thank you all, without you this wouldn’t be possible, and remember, we are here for you, for any information or quest that you have regarding real estate in Baja California Sur!
Days of the Event: July 9,10 and 11th .
City : Mexico CD.
Place: Camino Real Polanco
Joanie Feinstein- International President’s Premier
Marilu Madrid – International President’s Elite
Kevin Oleary – International President’s Elite
Gaby Velazquez – International President’s Circle
Gaby Alvarez International Diamond Society
#1 place in gross commission income
#1 place in no. of transactions.
Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Fabruary 9, 2009 – In February, Coldwell Banker Riveras real estate agents gathered at La Placita in Pedregal de Cabo San Lucas for ther traditional yearly CB Riveras Awards. At the event they announced and awarded their top producers for 2008, their best sellers, most improved players and most improved office.
5 top producers of CB Riveras in Baja California Sur are Joanie Feinstein (CSL), Kevin O’Leary (Los Barriles), Marilu Madrid (CSL), Gabriela Velazquez (CSL) and Gabriela Alvarez (La Paz). All five of them will be receiving awards on a national level too. And that is not all.
CB Riveras was awarded again this year on a national level, as they were named #1 Coldwell Banker franchise in Mexico for 5th year in a row. Congratulations!
CB Riveras Top Producers:
– Joanie Feinstein, Cabo San Lucas
– Kevin O’Leary, Los Barriles
– Marilu Madrid, Cabo San Lucas
– Gabriela Velazquez, Cabo San Lucas
– Gabriela Alvarez, La Paz
Winners by Gross Comission Index:
CABO SAN LUCAS:
– Joanie Feinstein
– Marilu Madrid
– Gabriela Velazquez
SAN JOSE DEL CABO:
– Connie Worth
– Cesar Meza
– Katia Cao
EAST CAPE OFFICES:
– Kevin O’Leary, Los Barriles
– Kim McChristian, Los Barriles
– Anita Ogrim, Los Barriles
– Gabriela Alvarez
– Gary Brasfield
– Anabelle Rossell
Winners by Number of Transactions:
– Joanie Feinstein, Cabo San Lucas
– Gary Brasfield, La Paz & Kevin O’Leary, Los Barriles
– Cesar Meza, San Jose del Cabo & Connie Worth, San Jose del Cabo & Edith Murietta, La Ribera
Most improved CB Riveras office in 2008:
– La Ribera
See all our listings at: www.cbriveras.com.
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About CB Riveras: CB Riveras, the #1 Coldwell Banker franchise in Mexico for the past 5 years, offers a full service approach comprised of real estate consulting, financing coordination, closing services and property management / vacation rentals. Owned by the Díaz Rivera family, pioneers in the local real estate industry, with over 30 years of experience in real estate sales and development CB Riveras and their professionally trained realtors have been successfully servicing south of Baja California Sur’s comprehensive Real Estate needs. Their customers experience benefits of global systems and solutions tailored to local, market-specific, needs.Additional information and press material:
Romana Lilic, Group Riveras, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 624 143 02 02, Camino de La Plaza #145, Cabo San Lucas, C.P. 23453, BCS, México.