About Susan Fogel: I march to a different drummer. That is why I live in Mexico. And that is why, during my career as a mortgage broker “in money-running-in-the-streets Silicon Valley”, I offered loans to single women head-of-households, immigrants, same-sex couples, and other square pegs.
Iam a contributor to The Baja Citizen, a glossy English language magazine.
Back in the last century.I wrote consumer advocacy columns for Metro and contributed to the San Jose Mercury News Virtual Real Estate Forum. I wrote and appeared in my own real estate segment on BAY/TV in San Francisco. Since moving to Mexico I have written articles for the Gringo Gazette, the English language newspaper of Southern Baja, International Living, and Mexico Insider.
I have talked about writing a book for years. Finally, in the a few years back, I . pulled it together and written my first book about buying real estate in Mexico. Margarita Mind How to Avoid IT; A Guide to Buying Mexico Real Estate Safely and Sanely.
Whew that is a loong title! This is the first in a series of three books about moving to Mexioc, buying real estate in Mexico, and expat life in Mexico. ..t I did it for you. And I hope it has the information you are looking for and need. I wish I had a book like this when I bought my first house in Mexico. This is the first book in a series I am planning and they will help you, the foreign consumer seeking to make a new life or just take extended vacations in Mexico.
After more than19 years living in La Paz, Baja California Sur, I can truly say this is my home. I spent years ranting and raving about the inefficiencies, the garbage, the stray dogs, and cars and ATVs on the beaches. I still miss PBS, bookstores, libraries, and Nordstrom. I still yell about driving on the beach.
We have many friends, mostly Mexicans. My husband and I are invited to important family occasions; we entertain often, and are entertained. Some days I just collect shells and float in the warm water of the Gulf of California. I have sold real estate and been a consultant to the international mortgage industry.
The most satisfying, and surprising thing for me is that my Mexican friends ask me for referrals for attorneys, doctors, and for help with real estate and financial issues.
An update to this page is that my Beloved husband Ira Fogel died on July 18, 2018. Now I am navigating on my own in Mexico.
I dedicate all of my success in writing and this blog and my website to him. He urged me to keep working on this proje ct. His doctors came to me and said his greatest wishes for me was not to be sad, and to finish my Margarita Lifestyles project.