Phase I Condo For Sale

Condo 203 – beautifully decorated second floor, 2bedroom 2 bath end unit for sale – fully furnished. The view is unbeatable and the patio offers protection from the sun and wind. $209,000. Contact Anne Steck.

Posted in Condos For Sale

Welcome Back

As the migration is well underway, returning EDM residents may be wondering what to expect. Some people have shared their experience with others but the following is a compilation of many sources intended to inform not only our retuning owners but the loyal renters who return year after year.

Mexico is currently laying tenth in the world pandemic stakes. They have suffered 855,000 cases with a daily infection increase of around 3,700 souls. About 86,000 people have died in Mexico, with 171 succumbing just yesterday. Mazatlan’s cases peaked on August 7 with 6,717 cases. That number has settled back down to 4,119 on October 18 and is part of a downward trend.

Estrella Del Mar has instituted decisive and stringent measures to combat the spread of this virus. All employees, visitors and residents are stopped, tested for body temperature, asked about their point of origin, and their destination within the campus. The exclusive owners entrance lane is closed although the exit lane is open.

Those who exhibit elevated body temperatures or who indicate they have had close contact with COVID patients are instructed to remain at home. If symptoms appear, testing can then be done.

All service employees wear masks at all times and follow enhanced sanitization protocols at work and hopefully at home. Common area cleaning regimes have been stepped up. In addition to the daily morning cleaning, sanitizing stations have been set up at all pool areas for those who are about to use or have just used the available infrastructure (furniture, ladder rails, and surfaces of any kind). Social distancing is encouraged but not enforced. Hand sanitizer is available in public places.

Food vendors are allowed on campus once a week. There is a small store on campus that remains open. All city grocery stores are open but do not offer bagging services for your purchases. Masks are required to enter any place of business. Medical masks are hard to come by. The central market or the grocery stores are not reliable sources for medical mask purchases. The Barron Clinic has been able to purchase N95 masks and remains open, serving the health needs of the community. By the way, any donations to further their efforts would be greatly appreciated. Cloth face masks remain the fashion choice of people in the know.

If you require a test, there is a lab in the San Angel district of Mazatlan that will do testing. The Salud Digna clinic is located on Ejercito Mexicano (#1018 near the old Ley Plaza.) They charge $950 pesos for a COVID test. Turnaround time is unknown. EDM used this lab for all affected employees but has since switched to IMSS. The Salud Digna lab is open 6 am to 7 pm Monday thru Friday, 6 am to 3 pm on Saturdays , and 7 am to 1 pm on Sundays. Their telephone number is 669-981-4650, their WhatsApp number is 5539566729, and their messenger address is @SaludDignaMx.

For those who might contemplate subscribing to a medical evacuation service, Mazatlan remains off limits. Until the State Department lowers its travel restriction to a 1 or a 2 (it is currently at 4), medical evacuation flights will not be allowed.

Airline service by all the major carriers has resumed with the possible exception of WestJet. They are scheduled to resume soon.

Travel safely.

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Golf Membership For Sale

Carleton and I will not be at EDM this winter but we would like to sell our golf membership. We have 7 1/4 years left with the dues paid through 2020. We would like to sell it for $3500. Thanks,C&C 💝⛳️😊

Please contact Carleton Bates <>

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Farmacias Canada is Open

Farmacias Canada is open 7 days a week from 9 am to 8 pm. The pharmacy is located across from the main water taxi in the village at Stone Island. There are English speaking employees and free delivery to Estrella Del Mar.

PHONE: 981-9061 or 6691686529

Items available:All generic drugs, some brand name drugs, and cold sore medication. Baby items including food and diapers.

Toiletries including shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, hair dye, and body lotion.

Snacks, ice, ice cream, and drinks, suntan lotion, bug spray and cigarettes.

Stay safe and healthy everyone,

Brent and Donna Cunliffe

Posted in Weather

Phase I Condo 210 to Sell at Auction

Recently the court has ordered a public auction of Condo 210 because the owner(s) have failed to pay their HOA dues for several years. The auction will take place on October 21 at 12:00 hours.

The starting (minimum) bid will be $3,017,316.66 pesos or $136,260 USD at current exchange rate. This minimum price is incredibly low compared to recent sales and that is an opportunity.

The successful buyer of this condominium will be responsible only for HOA dues accruing after date of auction. The proceeds received by the court will be given to Phase 1 HOA to recover past dues, interest, and penalties for unpaid dues for past years.

According to the HOA Attorney used for pursuing delinquent accounts, in order to make a bid, the person interested needs to:
1. File a written request along with a deposit to court ́s account in the
amount of 10% of the initial price ($301,731.66 pesos to the account number 0111049477 on BANORTE under the name of “Fondo Auxiliar para la Administración de Justicia del Estado de Sinaloa”). Please confirm the bank account prior to deposit, because the bank only accepts cash and cashier ́s checks. The written request needs to comply with requirements of article 571 of the above mentioned law.

2. All the deposits will be returned to the bidders after the auction except
for the winner’s bid. The court will keep it as a deposit and as a collateral of the obligation to pay the rest and as part of the price of the sale-auction.

3. The executor (EDM HOA administrator of condo 16-A) can act and bid on the auction (there is no need for him to place the 10% deposit).

4. The day of the auction the judge will read all bids and give the bidders the opportunity to make a better offer.

5. Once the auction is finished the judge will check all the procedures (within 3 days) and approve the sale. At this time, the buyer will pay the rest of the money (usually within the next 3 days). Then the judge will require the defendant to voluntarily grant the title to the buyer. If not, the judge will issue the title.

6. If there are no bidders, the executor will have the right to buy the apartment for the first price or to request a new auction to offer the apartment with a discount of 10%. Usually, the first auction brings no bidders and everyone then waits for the second auction with the 10% discount in place.

Any potential buyer is encouraged to hire their own lawyer to help in this procedure. This should not be expensive as they should charge by the hour and not a percentage of the price. Regular lawyer’s charge for 5-10 hours is $10,000-$20,000 pesos). Retention of a lawyer is important especially if the bidder is a foreigner because a trust will be necessary. The assistance of a notary public or a trust expert will become crucial.

Condo 210 is a 2-bedroom 2-bath condominium, and it is in its original state. No remodeling or maintenance has been performed since being built and all appliances and fixtures are original.

Posted in Weather

Condo For Rent

Estrella del Mar, Phase 1 condominium #101 available to rent beginning Nov 23. $2450/Month.
2 Bedroom, 2.5 baths, recently remodeled 1st floor Unit. King in Master, Queen in 2nd Bedroom. Both are en suites. Weekly cleaning service,and utilities included. Ocean view, steps from the beach. Gated Robert Trent Jones golf course community.
Best Regards, Gene Lombardo 208 761-2124 (cell)

Posted in Condos For Rent/Wanted

This Will Make You Smile

This is what a sense of humor looks like.
This is what sad looks like.
This is what sorry looks like.
This is what dyslexia looks like.
This is what bad judgement looks like.
I’d rather hold it .
This is what a pile-up looks like.
As if we were still commuting!
How’s breakfast this morning?
How to handle a problem neighbor.
One reason to wear pajamas.
Best tattoo ever!
Posted in On the Lighter Side

How Fleet the Summer!

Stay safe my friends.
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EDM Homes: Past, Present & Future

Gene Morgan recently shared some photos he took around the property. I thought I’d share them with you.

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Tokyo Fireworks

This display was intended to close the 2020 Olympics. They could not be safely stored for a year. I wonder how they will top this?
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