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Post by Irish Gal on Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:59 pm

Thank you, Me&BearDog, for posting this website. Lots of good information.

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Post by Clete on Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:39 pm

The site claims 1 million expats living in Mexico. That number has been debated ad nauseum on web boards with the consensus being no way.

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Post by CanuckBob on Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:43 pm

Unfortunately there is also misinformation on their section called Lake Chapala Homes. This statement alone "And estimated more than 30,000 expats, primarily Americans and Canadians, call lakeside their home" questions their credibility. There is 6000 to 8000 at most here FT. I see Spencer is part of this site. Maybe he could review their stuff about Guadalajara and Lake Chapala for accuracy.
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Post by gringal on Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:45 pm

Clete wrote:The site claims 1 million expats living in Mexico. That number has been debated ad nauseum on web boards with the consensus being no way.

I've been wondering where that figure came from, too. Considering that there are records of how many permanente, temporary, and visitor visas are on record SOMEWHERE, you'd think a ball park head count could be made, and maybe throw in a reasonable guess as to the number hiding under the cactuses.

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Post by sparks on Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:59 pm

I wasn't impressed but Spencer being there helps a lot
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Post by slainte39 on Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:09 pm

Maybe they are counting Mexicans and Mexican-Americans that hold dual citizenship.
I have at least 11 in my immediate family living in Mexico with that condition and no one would ever think they were ex-pats. (All with Hispanic apellidos)
Now when you are in Mexico with dual citizenship, you are Mexican, but to inflate the count that could do it.
Another fairly close relative living in Guadalajara has three children, all born in San Diego, but they don't live there. (anchor babies)
Even children born in Mexico can get dual citizenship if one parent has US citizenship and has spent 5 years in the US.
Depends on how they define ex-pats......retirees or dual citizens.

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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:52 am

Even so, there still isn't 30,000 expats at Lake Chapala. The total populations of Chapala and Ajijic combined is around 30,000.
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Post by Trailrunner on Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:00 am

Isn't this just another vehicle to sell real estate?

I agree, Spencer is a good credible addition.
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Post by Guest on Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:29 am

By the way I got the link from https://www.facebook.com/mexiconewsdaily/?fref=ts Just for information.

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Post by David on Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:54 am

I have often read that there are more than a million AMERICANS living in Mexico. Indeed, there may be a million expats from all over the world living in Mexico.
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Post by sparks on Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:18 pm

Trailrunner wrote:Isn't this just another vehicle to sell real estate?

I agree, Spencer is a good credible addition.

Looks like it to me
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Post by slainte39 on Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:45 pm

CanuckBob wrote:Even so, there still isn't 30,000 expats at Lake Chapala. The total populations of Chapala and Ajijic combined is around 30,000.

I've  seen that many in Superlake on a few occasions.    lol!
(Well at least it seemed like that many, the way they drive and park)

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Post by Trailrunner on Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:48 am

hahaha Slainte. Truth!
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Post by espíritu del lago on Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:14 am

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Post by papa chango on Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:57 pm

sparks wrote:
Trailrunner wrote:Isn't this just another vehicle to sell real estate?

I agree, Spencer is a good credible addition.

Looks like it to me

I agree. This site is not to help expats in Mexico. It's there so they can make some money off of their real estate sponsors.

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Post by Trailrunner on Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:17 pm

I tried to follow the money and that is where it led me too.
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