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No pesky regulations means buyer beware

This column is about the pre-construction purchase of real property in Mexico, a common practice which in this country is unfettered by pesky government regulations which protect a buyer’s investment. FULL STORY

Rubble is a fixture of most construction sites.

Rusting concrete rebar is a hidden danger

Second of a series entitled The Joy of Construction in Mexico, chronicling the writer’s first steps as a home inspector in Mazatlán. Becoming a home inspector in Mexico presented a number of unique FULL STORY

The ubiquitous five-gallon bucket, an essential piece of equipment.

The 5-gallon bucket: cornerstone of growth

Most of the modern civilizations across the globe have technology and industry as a cornerstone of their economic prosperity and growth. Railroads, communications networks, natural resources and transportation infrastructure are FULL STORY