Logo By the seaMy wife and I moved to Tucson from Denver over three years ago when we retired. We wanted a change and wanted to be closer to our favorite vacation spot, Mexico. After we were settled, we looked at owning a place in San Miguel De Allende where we had good friends and San Carlos. We decided that both were too far from the States. Through a new friend in Tucson that owned a home in Cholla Bay, we were introduced to Rocky Point and Susie Flinn. Susie is the broker at Coldwell Banker by the Sea, US 602 425-5133 and Mexico 638 388-8999, www.RockyPointRealEstateGirl.com.

I was a mortgage banker in my previous life and called on and worked with Realtors for 30 plus years. Susie is a professional. She explained the differences in Mexico property ownership and went over Mexico’s closing costs in advance. In fact, her estimate was within dollars of the actual costs. There were no surprises at closing. She also had us use Suzeth Quintana at SQ Advisors for the closing. Suzeth spoke excellent English and disclosed everything in advance and answered all of our questions.

My wife, Nancy and I were sure we drove Susie crazy. We looked at homes in Cholla Bay and Sandy Beach. We made offers on multiple properties without a final contract due to price, title problems and failed inspections. What we appreciated was that Susie gave us good solid comparable properties and advised us on our bids to insure we made a good offer, she also pointed out maintenance and structural problems that we needed an inspector to address and she spent an extraordinary amount of time with us and never pressured us into making a decision.

We now have owned a home for one month in Bella Sirena. It is everything that we wanted. The staff at Bella Sirena, the introductions after closing by Susie Flinn and the people of Rocky Point have made this a wonderful place to have a second home.