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habitaciones eran los más populares, constituyendo el 60% del mercado. Sin embargo, en el mercado actual, el público parece preferir las unidades de tres habitaciones, las cuales constituyen el 45% de todos los condominios actualmente en construcción. Incluso los de dos habitaciones se entregan con un cuarto de entretenimiento u oficina, la cual es usualmente llamada “medio cuarto”, ofreciendo así 2.5 habitaciones. En el 2004, la diferencia entre los precios de lista y los precios de venta fue de 8.6%, y el año pasado cayó a 6.7%. Todo indica que este fuerte mercado continuará,

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especialmente ahora, con la disponibilidad del financiamiento hipotecario. A la fecha, este robusto mercado ha crecido principalmente a base de compras “en efectivo”. Mientras el financiamiento se vuelve una realidad, las ventas se disparan, al igual que la plusvalía.

MLS Service for Realtors and Developers During the realtors-only session, John Youden discussed the latest services that are now being offered by Multi-List Vallarta and Multi-Dev Vallarta. Multi-List Vallarta (MLV) is a division of Producciones Viva (publisher of this magazine),

which provides MLS service for the local real estate associations in Vallarta. The service encompasses a monthly print catalogue and online service. Members can add or edit listings online at the members-only section of mlsvallarta.com. They can generate reports, check for new listings added to the system, and do comparative market analysis using the sold information archived. The information they enter is accessible to the public on the home page of mlsvallarta.com, as well as on a second site developed by Producciones Viva called vallartarealestate.info, which allows visitors to get to know the regions of Vallarta and the real estate available through maps, photography and a built-in database including the complete MLS service. A new service that was announced at the conference allows member agencies to also have the complete MLS featured on their own websites. They can choose to just show their listings or all the listings of the MLS service. Multi-Dev Vallarta (MDV) was created to offer an MLS-type service for real estate developers. They have an online interface similar to what real estate agencies use, which allows them to easily add or edit their inventory. When they enter the information, it appears within the MLS of the realtors at mlsvallarta.com and within the real estate website vallartarealestate.info. It can also appear on the developer’s website, showing their available inventory; and real estate agencies

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Vallarta Lifestyles Spring Summer 2006  

Featuring our annual "Best of Vallarta" section.

Vallarta Lifestyles Spring Summer 2006  

Featuring our annual "Best of Vallarta" section.