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3 BD 3 BT HOME BEACH AREA GATED COMMUNITY - CB BY THE SEA

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QUIET SERENE LOCATION

• 480 sq. m., 3 bath, 3 bdrm single story - $189,900 USD - CLOSE TO THE BEACH

 -  Vista de Oro #118 and 119, in one bank trust located in a very private area. Large enclosed yard. Quiet, serene neighborhood with views of the Sea of Cortez from the Margarita Deck. 3BD/3BT home well maintained, looks like new. Home furnished as is. Outdoor patio with bar, BBQ and fireplace. Inside home with open great room to kitchen, dining area, and bar. Detached oversize douple car garage. Community has 24/7 Security provided by a private Security Company and the cost is approximately $53.00 per month. The key is awaiting you.

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Christmas in Mexico

Christmas in Mexico

In Mexico, Christmas is celebrated from the December 12th to January 6th.

From December 16th to Christmas Eve, children often perform the 'Posada' processions or Posadas. Posada is Spanish for Inn or Lodging. There are nine Posadas. These celebrate the part of the Christmas story where Joseph and Mary looked for a room in an Inn. For the Posadas, the outside of houses are decorated with evergreens, moss and paper lanterns.

 

In each Posada, children are given candles and a board, with painted clay figures of Mary riding on a donkey and Joseph, to process round the streets with. They call at the houses of friends and neighbors and sing a song at each home. The song they sing is about Joseph and Mary asking for a room in the house. But the children are told that there is no room in the house and that they must go away. Eventually they are told there is room and are welcomed in! When the children go into the house they say prayers of thanks and then they have a party with food, games and fireworks.

Each night a different house hold the Posada party. At the final Posada on Christmas Eve, a manger and figures of shepherds are put on to the board. When the Posada house has been found, a baby Jesus is put into the manger and then families go to a midnight Church service. After the Church service there are more fireworks to celebrate the start of Christmas.

 

One game that is often played at Posada parties is piñata. A piñata is a decorated clay or papier-mâché jar filled with sweets and hung from the ceiling or tree branch. The piñata is often decorated something like a ball with seven peaks around it. The peaks or spikes represent the 'seven deadly sins'. piñata's can also be in the form of an animal or bird (such as a donkey). To play the game, children are blind-folded and take it in turns to hit the piñata with a stick until it splits open and the sweets pour out. Then the children rush to pick up as many sweets as they can!

 

In Mexico, children get their main presents at Epiphany (January 6th). In Mexico, Epiphany is known as 'El Dia de los Reyes' (the day of The Three Kings). The presents are left by the Three Kings (or Magi). It's traditional to eat a special cake called 'Rosca de Reyes' (Three Kings Cake) on Epiphany. A figure of Baby Jesus is hidden inside the cake. Whoever has the baby Jesus in their piece of cake is the 'Godparent' of Jesus for that year.

 

Another important day, is Candelaria (also known as Candlemas) on the 2nd February and it marks the end of the Mexican Christmas celebrations.

In Mexico, presents might also be brought by 'El Niñito Dios' (baby Jesus) & Santo Clós (Santa Claus)

February 2nd 'Candelaria' (it's called 'Candlemas' in many parts of the world) is the day when Christians remember when Jesus was taken to the Temple as a baby and officially named. Lots of Mexicans have a party for Candelaria.

In Mexico people speak Spanish (Español), so Happy/Merry Christmas is 'Feliz Navidad'. Happy/Merry Christmas in lots more languages.

The largest ever Angel Ornament was made in Mexico. It was made in January 2001 by Sergio Rodriguez in the town of Nuevo León. The angel was 18' 3"" high and had wing span of 11' 9"! Perhaps the most amazing thing about the angel was that it was completely made out of old beer bottles, 2946 of them!

Home Port Update, December 2014

Home Port Project Returns to Life as Construction Begins Again
 
     
After a hiatus of a few months (to be fair, most of that time did have work going on behind the scenes), the Home Port project has picked up again. We all know that if you can't see something, it can't be real, right? So it is great to actually see some activity again to help raise the excitement levels.

Although the project has not been without challenges and setbacks, everyone involved assures us that it will be completed, if only a bit later than originally planned. The current projection is to have it ready for one cruise ship by the end of 2015. That is a pretty ambitious goal and, personally, I expect it to take a bit longer, but here's to hoping that it happens sooner than later and without further hitches. 

If you are wondering what caused the delays in the first place, there were actually multiple issues. Some could possibly have been foreseen or avoided and some, not so much. There were union disputes, a misunderstanding with the contractor, political and environmental pressures, and probably most importantly, a problem with producing the correct size and integrity of rock from the quarry. Any project of this size is sure to have a few glitches and while the project may have appeared completely dormant, there was actually much activity going on behind the scenes working with engineers, geologists, conservationists, and the Government to form the new plan and obtain all of the necessary approvals. It looks like they are finally ready.

This is not the first ambitious project in Rocky Point to have had a few setbacks and delays. And, as I remember it, there was a ton of misinformation, some wild rumors, and loads of naysayers at those times as well. The projects that I am referring to are the Coastal Highway, the International Airport, and the Convention Center. Guess what? They have all been completed. Only time will tell if this endeavor will come to fruition or not but my money says that it will. I don't know that there won't be more problems or delays before it is finished, but the vast majority of people who are "in the know" are confident that it will be finished and that it will be a great asset to Puerto Penasco.

I was fortunate enough have had a meeting last week with a senior representative of SBR who is very familiar with the project and he kindly took the time to share some of the important aspects of the project as well as to explain some of the technical details and show me some of the plans and mock-up drawings of the finished venture. Here are a few of the highlights:

First of all, the word about using concrete blocks (cubes) is completely true. The large blocks (in place of the boulders) to line the outside of the base will be the most important use of the blocks, although small and medium sized blocks will also be used along with more of the small and medium sized rocks from the quarry (they have already started making more rocks). 

Concrete is more expensive than rock blasted from a quarry and this type of concrete is about 50% more expensive than normal concrete because of the special properties needed to withstand long term exposure to salt water. The new plan was presented to and accepted by the Federal and State Governments and they have reportedly agreed to the additional funds needed for the change. 

One way that they are compensating for the more expensive concrete is to extend the pier by an additional 100 meters in length. In order to achieve the needed depth, the original plan was to dredge around the last part of the pier. Since dredging is very expensive, it has been determined that extending the length will save money and compensate for some of the increased costs of using concrete instead of rock for the biggest barriers.

Building (pouring?) the concrete blocks will happen on a piece of the desert to the North of the Sonoran Sun Resort. If you look North from Sandy Beach Road towards the distant mountain, you can already see the site being prepared for a Cemex plant where they will be made. The forms are currently being built and the pieces are in place to start making them very soon. The estimate is that they will pour over 200,000 cubic meters of concrete to make enough blocks to finish the pier - about the same amount of concrete as used in the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. 

Fun Fact: Each of the large blocks will weigh over 10 Tons (20,000 pounds or about 3 African Elephants) 

Another exciting development is that the construction of the first terminal and the boarding dock will begin very soon as well. They will now have a 3 phase process going at the same time with the breakwater, the terminal, and the boarding dock happening together. The terminal will be North of the existing buildings so there will be no need to close Wrecked or Mare Blu during its construction. By the way, there has been some confusion about whether the current breakwater is the actual pier or if there would be a pier built next to the breakwater. The answer is that what you see is the pier. It will be totally stable and will be paved when it reaches the required length.  

Fun Fact: The base at the end of the pier will be about 150 meters wide (that is over 1.5 football fields). It really is a pyramid with most of it underwater.

Hopefully, this will put some of the rumors to rest and get people excited again. I know that seeing is believing so keep your eyes open because I think that you will see some real progress as we move into the new year. 
 
Jim Ringquist 

1 BD/1BT Condo in Beautiful Beach - Coldwell Banker By the Sea

beach front pool
Views of the Sea

• 696 sq. ft., 1 bath, 1 bdrm single story - MLS $145,500 USD - Bungalows at the Beach

 -  Nestled between the Sea of Cortez and the Morua Estuary lies Puerto Penasco's exclusive seaside community of Playa La Jolla. This jewel has retained its beauty, character and uncompromising quality of life through the master plan which created Playa La Jolla. Each bungalow features traditional colors and modern themes with 9 foot ceilings and doomed ceiling feature in living area. Each building has a common rooftop terrace accessible by owners. Enjoy all amenities of the Bella Vita community private pool, jacuzzi, tennis court and clubhouse facility. Uncompleted units offer choice of 2 professionally designed interior finish packages Urban Oasis or Rustic Sands. Professionally designed furnishing and decor packages are available includes delivery and setup. Developer financing available More...

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2 Story Villa walk distance to Beach - Coldwell Banker By the Sea

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WALK OUT TO THE BEACH

• 1,400 sq. ft., 3 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story - $175,000 - VIEWS GALOR!

 -  The Villas of Bella Vita rest on the top of the highest point in the community. Beautifully tiled 2 story villa with satillo floors. The Villas are located a short 2 minute walk from the beach and feature stunning views of the Sea of Cortez to the south, and of the Morua Estuary with desert mountains in the distance to the north. Enjoy all amenities of the Bella Vita community private pool, jacuzzi, tennis court and clubhouse facility.
Agent Remarks-Private: Developer financing available 30% down

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2BD/2BT Home $139,900 TERMS - Coldwell Banker By the Sea

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Serene area with paved roads

• 1,400 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bdrm single story - MLS $139,900 USD - OWNER MAY CONSIDER TERMS

 -  A master planned resort community that offers panoramic ocean views with the serenity of the Sea of Cortez and its beaches, with a close proximity to the conveniences offered by the town of Rocky Point. This spacious 2 bedroom home is tastefully furnished and attractively decorated ready for new owner to move in and enjoy. All furnishings and decorations will convey with the property. All will be welcomed to come enjoy coffee from the patio while taking in the sunset over the Sea of Cortez. Walking distance to community pool, basketball courts, and of course the Sea. Enjoy all the amenities of Laguna Shores including kayaking, jet skiing, sailing, snorkeling, swimming, or just relaxing on the beach. OWNER MAY CONSIDER TERMS! MOTIVATED SELLER. PROPERTY APPROVED FOR SUBDIVISION. BANK TRUST IN PLACE

Una comunidad resort plan maestro que ofrece vistas panorámicas al océano con la serenidad del Mar de Cortés y sus playas, con una proximidad cercana a las comodidades que ofrece la ciudad de Puerto Peñasco. Esta espaciosa casa de 2 dormitorios está amueblado con gusto y bien decoradas listo para el nuevo propietario para entrar y disfrutar. Todos los muebles y decoraciones transmitirán con la propiedad. Todos serán bienvenidos para venir a disfrutar de café de la terraza mientras disfruta de la puesta de sol sobre el Mar de Cortés. A poca distancia de la piscina comunitaria, pistas de baloncesto, y por supuesto el mar. Disfrute de todas las comodidades de Laguna Shores, como kayak, esquí acuático, vela, buceo, natación, o simplemente relajarse en la playa. PROPIETARIO podrá considerar TÉRMINOS! VENDEDOR MOTIVADO. PROPIEDAD APROBADO PARA FRACCIONAMIENTO. PROPRIDAD CON FIDEICOMIOSO.

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Brand New Home For Sale in Playa La Jolla $299,000- Coldwell Banker By the Sea

double garage
JUST NEEDS YOUR PERSONAL TOUCH

• 3 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story - MLS $299,000 USD - BRAND NEW HOME

 -  Brand new home in the serene Playa La Jolla. Just needs more furniture and your personal touch. 3bd, 2bt with boveda ceiling in the great room, Views of the Estuary with the Oyster farm near by. Key is awaiting you.

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2BD/2Bt Home For Sale in Cholla Bay $189,000- Coldwell Banjer By the Sea

P3220118
Views of the sea and bay

• 1,112 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bdrm single story - $189,000 USD - Boat and car garage

 -  2bd/2bth with views of the Sea and Bay. Home offers a 2bedroom/2bth, one master suite, large great room, kitchen and dining area. Patio enter from living room and a large Margarita deck up the stairs. Large boat house, 40feet X 18 and another garage for toys and your car. Plenty of parking. Quiet neighborhood in Cholla. The reasons to buy in Cholla Bay; Quiet, great neighbors, bay, beach and ocean with in walking distance, fishing, jet skiing, sailing, Old Boys Social Club, Cholla Bay Sportsman Club, monthly events and the HOA's are only $200.00 ANNUALLY. 24/7 police.

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2 Story Home For Sale in Playa La Jolla

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Terms available

• 940 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bdrm 2 story - MLS $174,500 USD - Views of the Sea

 -  Nestled between the Sea of Cortez and the Morua Estuary lies Puerto Penasco's exclusive seaside community of Playa La Jolla. This jewel has retained its beauty, character and uncompromising quality of life through the master plan which created Playa La Jolla. Each bungalow features traditional colors and modern themes with 9 foot ceilings and doomed ceiling feature in living area. Each building has a common rooftop terrace accessible by owners. Enjoy all amenities of the Bella Vita community private pool, jacuzzi, tennis court and clubhouse facility. Uncompleted units offer choice of 2 professionally designed interior finish packages Urban Oasis or Rustic Sands. Professionally designed furnishing and decor packages are available includes delivery and setup. Developer financing available with 30% down, 6.9% interest 2 year financing.

Situado entre el Mar de Cortez y el estero Morua esta la playa exclusiva de Peñasco de la comunidad de Playa la Jolla. esta joya ha retenido su belleza, caracter y cualidad de vida atravez del plan maestro que creo Playa la Jolla. cada bungalow tiene con colores tradicionales y temas modernos con techos de 9 pies y techo de domo en la sala. Casa edificio tiene una terraza comun accesible para los dueños.

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Beach home For Sale in Playa La Jolla

common area
Beautiful beach front home 1/8 share

• 3,500 sq. ft., 4 bath, 4 bdrm single story - $169,900 USD - VIEWS GALOR!

 -  This opulent 3 bedroom 3 bathroom beach home, complete with detached casita, double garage and rooftop terrace with views of the deep blue waters and white sand beaches. House features a custom designed kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and 2 luxurious master bedroom suites facing the Sea of Cortez. Overlooking the Sea of Cortez, Villa Veneto is nestled within La Bella Vita Resort & Spa, and just minutes from Puerto Penasco. Home offer Fractional ownership opportunities for this stunning beachfront home start at $169,900. 7 shares available (6 weeks per year)
Agent Remarks-Private: Developer financing available 30% down, 6.9% interest 2 years

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Bungalow for sale Rocky Point - Coldwell Banker By the Sea

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Terms available

• 940 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bdrm 2 story - MLS $174,500 USD - Views of the Sea

 -  Nestled between the Sea of Cortez and the Morua Estuary lies Puerto Penasco's exclusive seaside community of Playa La Jolla. This jewel has retained its beauty, character and uncompromising quality of life through the master plan which created Playa La Jolla. Each bungalow features traditional colors and modern themes with 9 foot ceilings and doomed ceiling feature in living area. Each building has a common rooftop terrace accessible by owners. Enjoy all amenities of the Bella Vita community private pool, jacuzzi, tennis court and clubhouse facility. Uncompleted units offer choice of 2 professionally designed interior finish packages Urban Oasis or Rustic Sands. Professionally designed furnishing and decor packages are available includes delivery and setup. Developer financing available with 30% down, 6.9% interest 2 year financing.

Situado entre el Mar de Cortez y el estero Morua esta la playa exclusiva de Peñasco de la comunidad de Playa la Jolla. esta joya ha retenido su belleza, caracter y cualidad de vida atravez del plan maestro que creo Playa la Jolla. cada bungalow tiene con colores tradicionales y temas modernos con techos de 9 pies y techo de domo en la sala. Casa edificio tiene una terraza comun accesible para los dueños.

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Property for sale in Malecon - Coldwell Banker By the Sea

View of Cholla Competion Hill
VIEWS OF THE SEA AND MALECON

• 1,424 sq. ft., 3 bath, 3 bdrm 3 story - $95,500 USD - LOCATED IN OLD PORT

 -  This property offers 3 separate Casitas, private driveway, outstanding panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez from the 3rd floor Margarita deck. The finished Casita is a 1 bedroom, 1 bath, combined kitchen and living area, comes with stove and refrigerator. Along with washer & dryer hookups. The ''unattached'' downstairs & upstairs Casitas can be used as additional living areas, office or rentals.

LOTS AND LOTS OF POTENTIAL AND VIEWS. Margarita deck offers views of the Hill, Malecon, Competition Hill and Sandy Beach from afar. Enclosed yard behind 1 car driveway as well as storage area .

Great location across from the hill in the desirable Old Port neighborhood. MUST SEE PROPERTY

Esta propiedad ofrece 3 Casitas separadas, camino de acceso privado, impresionantes vistas panorámicas del Mar de Cortés desde la 3 ª planta de la cubierta de Margarita. La casa es de 1 dormitorio, 1 baño, cocina y comedor, viene con estufa y refrigerador. Junto con conexiones de lavadora y secadora. Las casitas de la planta baja y planta alta pueden ser utilizados para rentar u oficina.

Mucho POTENCIAL Y VISTAS. Cubierta de Margarita ofrece vistas de la colina, Malecón y Sandy Beach desde lejos. Patio cerrado detrás , así como área de almacenamiento.

Gran ubicación al otro lado de la colina en la deseable Puerto viejo. DEBE VER LA PROPIEDAD

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Rocky Point newsletter from Susie Flinn, Coldwell Banker By the Sea

From the Desk of Susie Flinn, owner/broker Coldwell Banker By the Sea 



 

October Newsletter

Today's newsletter will cover the following:

-Happy Halloween

-Sea Turtle in Rocky Point

-Recipe of the month

-Business of the month

-Featured Listing

-Greatest Opportunities

-Events in Rocky Point

 

Happy Halloween

From your friends at Coldwell Banker By the Sea


Sea Turtle in Rocky Point

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Friday morning about 6 AM September 26th a Sonoran Sun owner saw a sea turtle on the beach. He called security and the alert security personnel discovered where the turtle had laid her eggs. They called the police who kept the area safe until Saturday morning when a Marine Biologist from the Mayan Palace could come out. She took 67 eggs to be incubated for 30 to 40 days at which time they will be returned to the beach, carefully replaced in the exact same spot and closely guarded until they hatch and make their way to the sea.


Recipe of the month

Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower
 
Roasted cauliflower? A whole head of cauliflower? This recipe has you slathering cauliflower in a spicy yogurt marinade and roasting it at a high temperature. The result is an amazingly delicious dish that’s as dramatic in presentation as it is easy in preparation. Serve it with a big green salad (we suggest lime juice and olive oil for the dressing) for an easy weeknight supper.
 

Business of the month

At ProAlliance Insurance we promise to continue to look for ways to be innovative and proactive in serving our clientele. And we’re looking for opportunities to promote this community by sponsorship of local events.

ProAlliance is a direct result of my desire to bring you the very best options for all your Mexico insurance and bonds. As a full-service agency we also help with FM3/FM2 applications and renewals, Mexican citizenship, legal services, and much more.

My name is Rosie Glover, and ProAlliance Insurance (in case you missed it in our logo) is my company. It’s important that you understand my commitments to you; service, quality, value, dependability, and professionalism. I’ve always believed that if one focuses on service, success is inevitable. ProAlliance Insurance is a direct result of my desire to bring you the very best options for all your insurance and bonding needs in Mexico.

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Featured Listing

OWNER MAY CONSIDER $15K DOWN ON 10 YEAR TERMS. GREAT OPPORTUNITY

Greatest Opportunities
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Events in Rocky Point

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Rocky Point, Roasted Cauliflower hmm, hmm good.

 

 

Roasted cauliflower? A whole head of cauliflower? This recipe has you slathering cauliflower in a spicy yogurt marinade and roasting it at a high temperature. The result is an amazingly delicious dish that’s as dramatic in presentation as it is easy in preparation. Serve it with a big green salad (we suggest lime juice and olive oil for the dressing) for an easy weeknight supper.

Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Ingredients

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 head cauliflower
1½ cups plain Greek yogurt
1 lime, zested and juiced
2 tablespoons chile powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 400° and lightly grease a small baking sheet with vegetable oil. Set aside.

2. Trim the base of the cauliflower to remove any green leaves and the woody stem.

3. In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt with the lime zest and juice, chile powder, cumin, garlic powder, curry powder, salt and pepper.

4. Dunk the cauliflower into the bowl and use a brush or your hands to smear the marinade evenly over its surface. (Excess marinade can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three days and used with meat, fish or other veggies.)

5. Place the cauliflower on the prepared baking sheet and roast until the surface is dry and lightly browned, 30 to 40 minutes. The marinade will make a crust on the surface of the cauliflower.

6. Let the cauliflower cool for 10 minutes before cutting it into wedges and serving alongside a big green salad.

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