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  1. Interesting. In Canada, both ATM/debit cards and credit cards ALL require PIN numbers. I have never heard of a card not requiring them so I now understand your extreme paranoia.
  2. Guillermo is a first name and, I believe, that the equivalent in English is William. Bill is short for William and Memo is short for Guillermo.
  3. Just pretend that you're back in the early 70's in Canada and the Mexican Mortgage rates will look normal. Also have another question. In the U.S., people are used to deducting their mortgage interest on their income taxes. That option is not available in Canada... is it available in Mexico IF you pay income taxes (like on a rental) in Mexico? Or?
  4. Doesn't the TIP automatically expire once a Temporal becomes a Permanente? Bad planning on the part of the OP for sure because I believe that it also means that he/she will lose their deposit. If I was about to becomes Permanente and had a foreign plated vehicle in the country, I would be getting it out of the country in advance of becoming Permanente... no matter how inconvenient it was.
  5. If you are using Amigo plan, MOST of them include unlimited facebook and messaging up to a certain amount of mb. Telcel Friend | Unlimited Friend Packages now with 5G You will see the various logos of what is available underneath the detail for each plan available.
  6. Please state where exactly in Riberas that you experienced this for the benefit of the OP. I do know that some people have pools and/or water softening equipment and they backflush to the street.
  7. They don't usually ask why you are renewing early but you may not be here (for whatever reason) and simply need to renew early by X number of months.
  8. Also remember that saying "20/20 hindsight" and due diligence (which is what the OP is trying to do). This thread from the past may help... Septic tank questions ( arghhh ! ) - Ajijic/Chapala/Guadalajara - Chapala.com Webboard How many people actually check the systems of the house that they plan on renting or buying? Or do they just ooh and ah at the decor and the garden or the size of different areas or the view? The best prevention is education. A properly sealed from above septic system here is similar to turning a glass over (the tank) and submerging it in water (the ground and it's fluctuating water table)... the water will not rise inside the tank.
  9. Fine. Let me spell it out for you. I see MANY, MANY driving and parking infractions occurring every single time I am on the road with nary the sign of ANY police presence at all.
  10. No, he didn't say that but you understood what I was trying to convey.
  11. I find it interesting that none of the people who are bashing Riberas have specified "where" in Riberas they experienced problems... either with the water or with the sanitation. FYI, a good builder knows how to build a decent septic system and, no, they are not the same as those systems done NOB.
  12. I'm pretty sure that the whole family speaks English but you could always confirm via whatsapp. Best of luck with your eye surgery!
  13. My house was built just under 30 years ago... back when builders knew how to build and built well. I have watched the recent construction in my immediate area and, for the most part, I am not very impressed.
  14. I live on San Mateo and have rarely had either water supply issues or sanitation issues. It is a good idea to have a filter on the water coming in (i.e. before tinaco and/or aljibe) and I change that filter every two or three months. So, I guess it depends on where you live in Riberas.
  15. That is Vi Lu Ma. They also have a location on the north side of the highway in Riberas just about opposite the Church. It has better parking than anything on the highway in Ajijic. Better to call them and have someone come to your house and take the screens away to be repaired. I haven't used the place that is just a bit further west of Casa de Plomero and am most interested in hearing from anyone who has. I am no longer a fan of Vi Lu Ma but they were wonderful when Jaime was younger. I believe he's now retired.
  16. Drive there. Pay the fine. It's not fair when I see SO many infractions on a daily basis while driving. It must just be too much trouble for the police to ticket THOSE people when they can sit and wait for an elderly citizen, with a handicapped wife, to park in handicapped parking without a sticker. Disgraceful and shameful.
  17. Absolutely. Both Cristina and her daughters are all cut from the same cloth. On time and courteous. I've been picked up at 3 am and her daughter was 5 minutes early.
  18. Thank you so much for posting this! Came across this article with more detail... ▷ Auto Insurance Comparator per kilometer - Rastreator.mx® Kind of timely for me since I just got a quote on my new to me 2020 vehicle... 13,000 pesos... for a vehicle that sits mostly in the driveway.
  19. Yes, she is talking about CiBanco that is also in the Laguna Mall but at the most northern area of the parking lot... backs up to the large Telcel store and is visible from the car wash. Be warned that it is often out of money. I prefer getting money from the HSBC bank which is opposite Walmart in the Laguna Mall. They have more machines and I consider it safer than the Walmart machines. YMMV. Also, you can run your card as many times as necessary to get the amount you want as long as it does not exceed the daily limit that your card's bank has put on it. You will be charged for every transaction though.
  20. So very hard to lose a beloved pet and you have lost two within a very short period of time. Please accept my condolences. May your memories sustain you through this difficult time.
  21. Easier to say between Blue Rose and Yves.
  22. If you're looking for a diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori existence then you need to have an endoscopy and a biopsy. Neither of which is done in a lab. Tests for H pylori (ucsfhealth.org) Biopsy A tissue sample, called a biopsy, is taken from the stomach lining. This is the most accurate way to tell if you have an H pylori infection. To remove the tissue sample, you have a procedure called endoscopy. The procedure is done in the hospital or outpatient center.
  23. I bought them in 2018 when CFE was doing all the work in Riberas del Pilar. Why they did the work starting in May is anyone's guess but there were rolling blackouts for two months during the hottest time of the year. Those two fans saved my furry girls and me. One for them and one for me.
  24. This is why I have two Geek Air Rechargeable Fans. Worth every penny and especially so if you have pets. At this time of the year, they are always plugged into the wall outlets and turned on BUT, if the power goes out, the battery will continue to work on medium for about 8 hours. Geek Air Fan, Battery Operated Floor Fan, Rechargeable High Speed Portable Fan with Metal Sheet, Integrated Durable Battery for All Day, for Camping, Travel, Hurricanes, 12 Inch : Amazon.com.mx: Home & Kitchen Larger 16 inch fan available on Amazon U.S. and they all ship to Mexico Amazon.com : geek aire rechargeable fan 16 inch
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