Rocky Point News December 2018 - It´s the most wonderful time of the year.


 
It´s the most wonderful time of the year!
 
We have infinite capacity to provide kindness, what better time than Christmas to do it.
 
"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."- Charles Dickens.
 
December Newsletter Topics
A. Mexico's Christmas Traditions.
B. Champurrado: Mexican Hot Chocolate Drink.
C. Market Analysis November & 2018 Year to Date.
D. Judy & Grant's Favorite.
E. Grant MacKenzies  RE / MAX  Featured Listings.
F. Holiday Lighting Safety Tips.
G. Rocky Point December/rJanuary Calendar of Events.
H. For sale by Area, Resort and Type + free MLS Sold Report.   
I. Client Review - Our Clients Say It Best!
 
A. Mexico's Christmas Traditions.
 
In Mexico, Christmas is celebrated from December 12th to January 6th.
 
From December 16th to Christmas Eve, children often perform the 'Posada' processions or Posadas. Posada is Spanish for Inn or Lodging. There are nine Posadas. These celebrate the part of the Christmas story where Joseph and Mary looked for somewhere to stay. For the Posadas, the outside of houses are decorated with evergreens, moss and paper lanterns. 
 
Christmas Trees  are becoming more popular in Mexico, but the main/most important decoration is still the nacimiento.
Poinsettia flowers  are known as 'nochebuena' (Christmas Eve) flowers in Mexico.
In some states in Mexico children expect Santa Claus to come on December 24th. In the south of Mexico children expect presents on January 6th at  Epiphany , which is known as "el Dia de los Reyes".
 
 
Click Here for more great traditions.
 
B. Champurrado: Mexican Hot Chocolate Drink
 
C. Market Analysis November & 2018 Year to Date
 
Sandy Beach:
·         Inventory is down 11%
·         Sales are off 18%
·         Average Sales price is up 8%
Las Conchas:
·         Inventory is up 1%
*Keep in mind this includes the added Condos inventory that stalled in 2008.
·         Sales are up 39%
·         Average Sales price is down 4%
Playa Encanto:
·         Inventory is up 6%
·         Sales are up 926%
·  &nbnbsp;      Average Sales price is up 86%
 
If you have a specific need or interest, let us know and we will provide you with customized information. For more details click on the following report. 
 
D. Judy & Grant's Favorites.
 
Great Services & Top Quality!
Make sure to check out the monthly promos.
 
 
E. Grant MacKenzies  RE / MAX  Featured Listings.
 
 
F. Holiday Lighting Safety Tips
 
 
  • Check each set of lights for broken or cracked sockets, loose connections or frayed or bare wires.
 
  • Both indoors and outdoors, use only lights that have been tested for safety.
 
  • Don't let lightbulbs rest on tree needle .
 
  • Watch young children around lights.
 
  • Unplug tree lights and decorativo outdoor lighting before leaving the house or going to bed.
 
  • Customers with irrigation should avoid setting up lighting or electrical cords.
 
G. Rocky Point December - January Calendar of Events.
 
 
December
08 Choya Bay Christmas Light Parade.
14-16 American Legion Yard Sale.
15 Mermaids Market.
20 Connection Club.
23 Christmas Concert in La Cholla.
24 Christmas Eve Potluck.
25 Christmas.
28 Mexico's Fools Day.
31 New Year's Eve
 
January
05 Nature Talks.
05 Mermaids Market.
10 Connection Club
18-20 January Jam.
21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
26 Nature Talks.
31 Connection Club
 
Click here to see details and even more events in RP.
 
H. For sale by Area, Resort and Type + Free MLS Sold Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Developments
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Listings by Type
 
 
 
 
 
I. Client Review - Our Clients Say It Best!
 
Grant MacKenzie found us our dream home in Las Conchas and walked us through the process of purchasing the home, which went smoothly.
We appreciated his r esponsiveness to our many inquires, and the generous time he spent helping us acclimate to the "Way of Life" in Puerto Penasco. Grant and the team at RE / MAX Legacy are wonderful.
 
Marilee Dal Pra
 
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" It's not what's under the Christmas tree that matters, it's who's around it. "
 
Keeping the child like “wonder” in our hearts with a little bit of “energy” in our steps and smiles to share the joy of Christmas for each and every one of you! 
We wish you a very happy holiday season.
 
Grant & Judy
 
 
Grant MacKenzie Sr.
Luxury Home Specialist
Owner/Agent
RE/MAX Legacy
US Cell 480-459-0855
US Office 602-334-4359
Office Mexico 638-383-1424
 
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Rocky Point News November 2018 - There is always something to be thankful f


 
There is always something to be thankful for...
 
 
 
 
 
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it"- William Arthur Ward.
 
TRIP OF A LIFETIME
 
Where to start? Africa! We went on an amazing safari in Tanzania, Africa. It was created by Pique Travel Design: www.piquetrave.com and Kris Noteworthy was our Travel Design Specialist. Kris was 100% right on with planning our adventure.
We started in Arusha-Kilimanjaro; staying at the Arusha Coffee Lodge in a very private cottage with all the amenities you could ask including a claw foot bath tub and a 5 star restaurant. Waking up in Africa on my birthday was a dream come true! We went on our first safari drive through Tanagerie Reserve to our next location; the Treetops Lodge. Yes, our accommodation was in a tree with a trap door, total privacy, secluded deck, elephants blocking our trail, Sawhili dancers and a tree full of bats; off the charts incredible. On our drive we saw giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, gazelles, and hyenas. Our next safari drive was to The Manor an English style property with lush grounds, an inviting suite with yet another claw foot bath tub and exceptional service. Joshua our waiter was professional, friendly and taught us Sawhili. 
         On our way to the Ngorongoro Crater we had an elephant come out of the bush staring into our jeep window… about 5 feet away and it was open! If you’d like to know more send me an e-mail and I’ll send more photos and or call and I’ll tell you more. It was a dream come true; a trip of a life time. Highlights seeing a lion kill, viewing a black rhino 25 feet away from our picnic lunch, up close photos of the most beautiful leopard, 1930’s style Pioneer Camp where you felt like you were in a Ernest Hemingway novel with unbelievable accommodations and service everywhere we went. If you get the opportunity do it! If not now – when?
 
Grant & Judy
 
November Newsletter Topics
A. 5th Annual Client Appreciation Sunset Cruise.
B. Batter's Up.
C. Market Analysis October & 2018 Year to Date.
D. Judy & Grant's Favorite Restaurants + Join the Party!
E. Grant MacKenzies RE/MAX Featured Listings.
F. Gift Suggestions for the Holiday Season.
G. Rocky Point November/December Calendar of Events.
H. For sale by Area, Resort and Type + free MLS Sold Report.  
I. Client Review - Our Clients Say It Best!
 
A. 5th Annual Client Appreciation Sunset Cruise
 
Thank you for the time shared and the more to come... See you next time!
Click on the photo to enjoy the video.
 
B. Batter's Up
 
What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon; especially when you’re watching your son. We’ve been watching Branden play baseball since he was 9 years old. He’s been playing over 10 years in Mexico. 
The energy of the crowd is contagious. It’s great fun and tacos afterwards are part of our tradition! If you ever want to join us give us a call.
 
 
 
C. Market Analysis October & 2018 Year to Date
 
Rocky Point's market value continue to grow and gaining strenght.
Contact me if you considering listing your property for a current “Value Estimation".
 
If you have a specific need or interest, let us know and we will provide you with customized information. For more details click on the following report. 
 
D. Judy & Grant's Favorite Restaurants.
 
Kaffee Haus
Best Breakfast & Lunch in Town! A Must visit in Rocky Point
 
+ Join The Party!
Zumba Las Conchas
9:00 AM
Monday Wednesday Friday 
The Village, Section 3
Info: 520 240 9597
 
E. Grant MacKenzies RE/MAX Featured Listings.
 
 
F. Gift Suggestions for the Holiday Season.
 
 
  • Give an experience: tickets to a play, trip to a museum, special class.
  • Make it a Date: afternoon hike, grown-up pajama party, stargazing.
  • Share your skills: paint a pet portrait, teach salsa if those are your talents.
  • Play with words: fill a treasure box with kind or inspiring handwritten notes. 
  • Personalize a mug, mouse pad, magnet or locket with a photo of the 2 of you.
  • Set up a DIY spa day: give a pedicure in a jar, stuffed with nail polish, toe separators and a pumice stone.
 
What suggestions do you have? We’d love to hear from you.
 
Judy
 
G. Rocky Point November - December Calendar of Events.
 
 
November
03 Ofrendas en el Mar Festival.
03 Little Grand Riders - Equine Therapy Fundraiser.
04 Vetarans Yoga Project.
08-11 18th Annual Rocky Point Rally.
11 Veterans Day.
13 World Kindness Day.
14 Fall Fashion Fiesta.
17 RP20
22 Thanksgiving Day.
23 Black Friday.
24 Black & White Fundraiser Gala.
24 11th Annual Patti Springer
30-01 Choya 250 SADR.
 
December
01 3er Festival del Vino y Cerveza Artesanal.
04 Natural Talks.
15 Mermaids Market.
20 Connection Club.
25 Cine Tuesday.
25 Christmas.
28 Mexico's Fools Day.
31 New Year's Eve
 
 
 
 
Click here to see details and even more events in RP.
 
H. For sale by Area, Resort and Type + Free MLS Sold Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Developments
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Listings by Type
 
 
 
 
 
 
I. Client Review - Our Clients Say It Best!
 
Hey Grant,
I wanted to drop you and your staff a note now that my family and I have completed our first trip to our new condo on Sandy Beach. First of all, we had a blast. The girls even approved of most of the previous owners decorations.
I was going to write a list write you with a list of ways you exceeded my expectations. But I didn’t hire you to exceed my expectations. I hired you to meet them. That is when I realized that no list was necessary because you met them all.
You listened to what I wanted in a property. You listened to what I needed in a property. You listened to where we wanted to stay. You were honest when you told me the good things about properties. You were honest when you discussed bad things about properties. You were honest when things were running on time. You were honest when things were not going to work with my schedule. You were considerate with my time. You were considerate about my schedule changes when flights were canceled. You made all of my offers quickly. You kept me informed of all counter offers and correspondence with the sellers right away. You gave me assistance with every request I had once my bid was accepted. You made sure the closing went as planned and on time.
Thank you so much for all of your assistance, information, professionalism, honesty, consideration, and your time. You, your family, and your staff were wonderful to deal with and they took care of me like I was their only customer.
 I have no plans to ever leave Rocky Point. But if I ever decide to upgrade, you will be my only call.
 
Brian
 
Click here for more clients testimonials.
 
 
Breakfast before a game drive.
 
Picnic right before we saw the rhino.
 
 
Dinner under the stars.
 
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow." - Melody Beattie
 
Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours!
 
Grant & Judy
 
 
Grant MacKenzie Sr.
Luxury Home Specialist
Owner/Agent
RE/MAX Legacy
US Cell 480-459-0855
US Office 602-334-4359
Office Mexico 638-383-1424
 
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Rocky Point News October 2018 - It's Time For Pumkin Spice Flavors & Candy


 
It's Time For Pumpkin Spice Flavors & Candy!
 
"Nothing you wear is more important than your smile."- Connie Stevens.
 
Hope everyone’s smiling with the cooler weather. You can feel the freshness in the air. It’s a perfect time to share your smile as often as possible. A Smile is so easy to give away and brighten someone’s day. Have fun with it and see how many people will smile back! Hope you enjoy our October newsletter. We were hit hard by the recent storm and all contributions to the RED CROSS are greatly appreciated (see article). Thank you. 
Our newsletter has activities in Rocky Point, great listings, our restaurant of the month and so much more! Please share it with family and friends.   
 
Judy
 
October Newsletter Topics
 
A. Rosa's Impact in Rocky Point.
B. Pumpkin Spice Waffles.
C. Market Analysis September & 2018 Year to Date.
D. Judy & Grant's Favorites Restaurants + Spooky side of Vampire's Kiss Halloween Cocktail.
E. Grant MacKenzies  RE / MAX  Featured Listings.
F. El Pinacate & Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve.
G. Rocky Point October / November Calendar of Events.
H. For sale by Area, Resort and Type + free MLS Sold Report.   
I. Client Review - Our Clients Say It Best!
 
A. Rosa's Impact in Rocky Point.
The recent tropical storm Rosa left behind flooded streets and homes in various parts of Puerto Peñasco, as well as several cars stranded in spontaneous lakes.
The remnants of Hurricane Rosa, which had been downgraded to a Tropical Storm by the time she visited Puerto Peñasco, could be felt throughout town starting principally Monday evening (Oct 1st) and through Tuesday. In her wake, she left thousands of Peñasco families recovering from damage to homes and principal roadways.
Donations are welcomed and needed in the Fire Station or Red Cross.
 
Click Here   for complete article.
 
B. Pumpkin Spice Waffles
 
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbs baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbs pumpkin pie spice or 1 tsp each of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tbs butter melted
  • 1 ⁄4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk plus extra if needed
 
Directions:
  1. Heat your waffle iron.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together the pumpkin...
 
Click Here for complete recipe.
 
C. Market Analysis September & 2018 Year to Date
 
This month’s Market Analysis reflects the “light” summer months sales activity. However, overall we continue to enjoy steady market value growth and expect the next couple of months to be solid with buyer and seller activity.  
Contact me if you considering listing your property for a current “Value Estimation".
 
If you have a specific need or interest, let us know and we will provide you with customized information. For more details click on the following report. 
 
D. Judy & Grant's Favorites Restaurants.
 
Kaffee Haus
Best Breakfast & Lunch in Town! A Must visit in Rocky Point
 
+ Vampire Kiss Halloween Cocktail
Ingredients:
  • .5 cup red wine cheap is fine
  • .5 cup cola chilled
  • sprinkle gold lustre dust
  • 2 cubes dry ice
  • gold leaf optional
 
Directions:
  1. In a serving glass, mix together the red wine and cola.
  2. Using a small fork or spoon, scoop just a bit of the lustre dust and mix into the drink. Don't use your fingers because the dust will stick. 
  3. Right before serving....
 
Click Here for the full recipe.
 
E. Grant MacKenzies RE / MAX Featured Listings.
 
 
F. El Pinacate & Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve
 
Definitely this should be on the top of your activities while visiting Rocky Point when the summer is gone.
 
This UNESCO Heritage Site is known for its unique physical and biological characteristics, by the presence of a  volcanic shield , and by the extensive areas of active  dunes  that surround it, and the greatest concentration of  Maar  craters.
The  Pinacate Mountains range has  orogenic  features of high interest, products of volcanic eruptions that accumulated lava in compact rocks, sand and volcanic ashes that formed colors of special beauty, and craters such as El Elegante, Cerro Colorado, MacDougal, and Sykes.
 
Click Here for more information.
 
G. Rocky Point October / November Calendar of Events.
 
 
October
05 World Smile Day.
08 Columbus Day.
12-13 Regatta 2018.
13 Rocky Point Beach Volleyball 90's.
18-21 Cervantino Festival.
20 Dirty Beach Mud Run .
26-28 Cornhole Tourney Fall Weekend Santa Claus Club.
27 2018 Northern Gulf of California Coastal Clean-Up.
31 Halloween.
 
 
November
01 All Saints Day.
02 All Souls Day.
03 Little Grand Riders - Equine Therapy Fundraiser.
08-11 18th Annual Rocky Point Rally.
11 Veterans Day.
13 World Kindness Day.
22 Thanksgiving Day.
23 Black Friday.
24 Black & White Fundraiser Gala.
30-01 Choya 250 SADR.
 
Click here to see details and even more events in RP.
 
H. For sale by Area, Resort and Type + Free MLS Sold Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Developments
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Listings by Type
 
 
 
 
 
I. Client Review - Our Clients Say It Best!
 
"Grant MacKenzie Sr., was such a pleasure to work with. He cared about our interests, dedicated his time, and was diligent to find us the home that matched our needs. The entire process was extremely smooth. He was able to complete a very complex transaction with ease. I don't think someone without his knowledge and experience would have been able to get the same result. His constant communication kept us informed from start to finish. I would highly suggest working with him and will definitely do business with him again ."
 
Sincerely,
Tim Metcalf & Family
Will Acosta & Family
 
Click here for more clients testimonials.
 
"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall" - F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
We lived one of our dreams this past month. Hope you live a dream of yours in the month to come. We'll post pictures in our next newsletter and give you a glimpse of a trip of a lifetime. All it takes is to keep believing in your dreams and one day you'll be crossing them off your "bucket list" just as we did!
Life is meant to be lived, soak it in, share it and be sure to say "thank you" when your smile's so big you feel like a "kid in a candy store". Fairytale's do come true! Young or not so young remember to wish upon a star... you just never know what adventure will come your way!
 
Grant & Judy
 
 
Grant MacKenzie Sr.
Luxury Home Specialist
Owner/Agent
RE/MAX Legacy
US Cell 480-459-0855
US Office 602-334-4359
Office Mexico 638-383-1424
 
See our/your listings on the following...
 

Rocky Point News September 2018 - Viva Mexico!❤️


 
 
 
 
 
Viva Mexico!
 
 
"What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies."- Rudolph Giuliani.
 
September: Our fall is upon us! The season of “harvest” for you and your loved ones. What seeds have you planted both for yourself and others?, In what ways can you now receive nourishment and joy from the “crops” you’ve planted? 
Sharing our harvest is one of life’s greatest joys. This includes the items we give to our bodies and spirits. It’s  time to think about how we can turn an ordinary moment into a festive occasion; a special time to share with young and not so young.
What 3 ways can we do something for someone else and for ourselves? Reap your harvest with gratitude, joy, love and laughter one day at a time. 
 
Who can you share our beautiful beach with? Now’s the time! 
 
Judy
 
September Newsletter Topics

A. Market Analysis August & 2018 Year to Date.
B. Celebrate Mexico's Independence Day in Puerto Peñasco.
C. Grant MacKenzies RE/MAX Featured listings.
D. Prickly Pear Margarita.
E. Judy & Grant's Favorites - Restaurants.
F. Fall in Love with Puerto Peñasco.
G. Rocky Point September / October Calendar of events.
H. Chiles en Nogada: A Traditional Mexican Dish.
I. For sale by area, resort and type + free MLS Sold Report.  
J. Our Clients Say It Best - Client Review.
 
A. Market Analysis August & 2018 Year to Date
 
While July, August and September are our slower months we continue to see market growth within the “Beach Community” segment. Inventories are shrinking and prices moving steadily upward. 
 
Contact me if you considering listing your property for a current “Value Estimation".
 
If you have a specific need or interest, let us know and we will provide you with customized information. For more details click on the following report. 
 
 
B. Celebrate Mexico's Independence Day in Puerto Peñasco
 
 
In commemorating Mexico’s Independence Day, the city celebrates on the night of September 15th complete with the traditional “Grito de Dolores” (Call to Independence), mariachi, regional artists, Mexican treats, fireworks, a traditional “burning of a makeshift castle”, and of course the famous “Grito” done by the mayor from the presidential balcony at City Hall.
 
Bars and restaurants across the city offer live music and special dishes in celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day, while some resorts also display special firework shows and performers.
 
 
D. Prickly Pear Margarita
 
 
Prickly pears also known as tuna are the fruit found on nopales. In either red or green they can be found in many Latin markets in the produce section. The outside skin contains spines so please be careful.
 
Makes 4 margaritas.
Ingredients:
  • Salt
  • Lime Wedges
  • 1 cup Tequila
  • 1 cup fresh Prickly Pear Water
  • 1/3 cup fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 cup Cointreau
  • Ice Cubes
 
Click Here for complete recipe and instructions.
 
E. Judy & Grant's Favorites
 
Al Capone's
Best pizza in town!
 
 
C. Featured Listings
 
 
 
 
 
F. Fall in Love with Puerto Peñasco
Redes sociales ingles 1
 
 
G. Upcoming Events
 
 
September
09 Grandparents Day.
15 Los Tres Tristes Tigres.
16 Mexico Independence Day.
21 International Day of Peace.
22 Sand & Sea Clean Up.
22 Fall Begins.
27 World Tourism Day.
29 Nature Talks.
 
October
01 International Coffee Day.
05 World Smile Day.
05-06 Point to Point Long Way SADR.
05-07 3rd Anniversary Tekila Bar.
08 Columbus Day.
12-13 Regatta 2018.
13 Rocky Point Beach Volleyball 90's.
20 Dirty Beach Mud Run.
26-28 Cornhole Tourney Fall Weekend Santa Claus Club.
27 2018 Northern Gulf of California Coastal Clean-Up.
31 Halloween.

Click here to see details and even more events in RP.
 
H. Chiles en Nogada: A traditional Mexican Dish
 
Chiles en Nogada is a traditional Mexican dish made of poblano chiles stuffed with picadillo (a kind of hash, in this case consisting of a mixture of meat and dried fruit), covered in walnut sauce and garnished with pomegranate seeds and parsley. The dish is believed to have been invented in the 19th century by nuns in the town of Puebla. Since the dish has the colors of the Mexican flag and originated around the time of Mexican independence, it is considered one of Mexico's most patriotic dishes and is sometimes said to be Mexico's national dish.
 
 
Click Here to learn more about origins and history.
If you want to try and make your own, Click Here for a full recipe.
 
I. Links to Your Favorite Areas + Free MLS Sold Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Developments
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rocky Point News August 2018 - Where Our Wonder Is?


 
Where Our Wonder Is?
 
"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mistery of the world we live in."- Rachel Carson.
 
How fortunate if we get to be that adult who has the opportunity to be a companion to a child and support child's sense of wonder! We are lucky because that child can offer us the opportunity to rekindle our own awareness that wonder continues to dwell in us. That child can remind us that we still have the capacity to look at cloud formations with new eyes and to giggle in excitement with a new discovery. How long has it been since we really had a belly laugh, especially at ourselves? How long has it been since we saw a rainbow in a drop of rain? How long since we studied the progress of a red and black ladybug on our hand?
I wonder where our wonder is?
 
What child will you share the “wonder” with? It’s a treasure for the child and for YOU. It’s a gift that no amount of money can equal. When we’re lucky we have more than one child to be a part of the “difference” in their lives, the one who brings a smile to their faces and gives hugs that need no words. How often do we all do this? Why not make it more often; starting today?
 
Judy
 
Market Analysis July & 2018 Year to Date
 
While July, August and September are our slower months we continue to see market growth within the “Beach Community” segment. Inventories are shrinking and prices moving steadily upward. 
 
Contact me if you considering listing your property for a current “Value Estimation".
 
If you have a specific need or interest, let us know and we will provide you with customized information. For more details click on the following report. 
 
 
6 Tips for Traveling with Children
 
1 Budget with discipline so you have money to travel. Allocate more money to travel and less to other things like clothes, cars or furniture. Save for trips instead.
2 Bring at least one other adult. When you have young children, try to find someone, maybe a cousin or aunt to help you during the trip. Just say, "I'm going for two or three days, would you like to come?".
3 Plan in advance. Find out how to call the equivalent of 911 and learn the location of doctors, trauma centers and hospital. Pack a first-aid kit, take a car seat and stroller. Bring extra snacks, change of clothes, water, formula and baby food.
4 Look for deals, but don't restrict your trips only to child-focused destinations. Try to go to places with other kids, many cultures in the world are child-friendly, and many destinations you might not think of as child-friendly they are. Go to places that the adults will like, too.
5 International travel is cheapest when your child is under 2 years old. Starting on their second birthday, they pay adult fares.
6 Try to have a kitchen. Whether's it's a rental house, condo or extended-stay hotel, a kitchen makes a lot of difference when traveling with children. As a bonus, they can have space for their toys.
 
Talking about wonder...
 
 
Awesome sight of a Whale Shark in Bird Island.
Brought to us by Rocky Point Divers , a footage from last month, definitely a priceless experience.
 
If you are interested in a Scuba Diving trip make sure to contact them.
 
Rocky Point Divers
US. 520 407 6054
MX. 638 383 2802
 
Judy & Grant's Favorites
 
Kaffee Haus
 
Best place to have breakfast and lunch in Rocky Point.
 
Click here for more details and information.
 
Featured Listings
 
 
August
12 International Youth Day.
12 Sunday Pool Party.
12 Summertime Jazz Sessions.
17-18 Sunset Pool Party.
18 Sand Castle Contest.
24-25 Sunset Pool Party.
26 National Dog Day.
30 43rd. Three Flags Classic - Southern California Motorcycle Association.
 
September
03 Labor Day.
05 International Day of Charity.
09 Grandparents Day.
15 Los Tres Tristes Tigres.
16 Mexico Independence Day.
21 International Day of Peace .
22 Sand & Sea Clean Up.
22 Fall Begins.
27 World Tourism Day.
29 Nature Talks.

Click here to see details and even more events in RP.
 
Investment in Puerto Peñasco Yields Big Returns
Economic growth and opportunity is alive and well in Puerto Peñasco with 2018 being a major year for growth and expansion for this charming little fishing village nestled between the Sea of Cortez and the majestic Sonoran Desert.
There have been major announcements regarding the completion of the much-anticipated cruise terminal, a commitment from a cruise line to begin service to the terminal once the port is completed, an announcement from an airline to begin non-stop service from Mesa Getaway Airport to Puerto Peñasco International Airport and finally a commitment to safety made between the state of Arizona and Sonoran officials for travelers all in the last six months.
 
Click here for the Rocky Point Times full article about this announcements and commitments.
 
Our Clients Say It The Best!
 
Hola Grant, Judy and your wonderful team,
 
We found you six years ago, and thank goodness we did. We want to thank you and your team for everything you have done for us and still helping us when we call you.
 
You and your team go above and beyond. We were a little scared, but you took all of that away. Everything from finding a pump, insurance, and a recipe that I had lost, guidance with our trust and everything in between. You were there for us six years ago and you are still there for us. That is a wonderful feeling.  
 
Many thanks.
 
Dennis & Georgia 
 
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"There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million." - Walt Streightiff
 
As our summer’s on the downhill side hope everyone’s had time to relax, recharged your batteries, and realized how great life really is when we take a moment to appreciate it. What memories have you made? 
 
Hope we see you in our community by the sea in the near future. Always know we’re here to serve you, your family and friends. If we’re not here our son, Branden is and he’s a MacKenzie through and through. Plus, most of the time we’re a phone call away. 
 
Again, thank you for the opportunities you’ve give us. You are the foundation of our business and we value each and everyone of you .
 
Cheers to the good life!
 
Grant & Judy
 
 
Grant MacKenzie Sr.
Luxury Home Specialist
Owner/Agent
RE/MAX Legacy
US Cell 480-459-0855
US Office 602-334-4359
Office Mexico 638-383-1424
 
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Rocky Point News July 2018 - Life is better with sandy feet.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life is better with sandy feet...
 
 
"May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears."- Nelson Mandela.
 
Market Analysis June & 2018 Year to Date
 
The Beach communities continue to show increased sales activity and shrinking inventory. A very positive sign as it has been a very slow recovery for this market segment.
Sandy Beach Condo sales are a little softer this year, however considering their positive growth the past 5 years it is still a very strong market.  
 
Contact me if you considering listing your property for a current “Value Estimation".
 
If you have a specific need or interest, let us know and we will provide you with customized information. For more details click on the following report. 
 
 
The Wonder of Puerto Peñasco's Tides
 
 
Puerto Peñasco’s thrilling tidal movement is a spectacular show of nature, and a wonder to anyone lucky enough to witness it. This phenomenal change in high and low tides can be easily admired by all as the sea recedes meters at a time, or as the water returns to cover parts of the beach.
Oceanographer Roberto Escalante Ramirez explains the extraordinary change in tides in this area is due to various factors, but mainly because the ocean floor along this coastal region is stretched out. In other words, the shallow depth makes the rise and fall of tides extremely notable.
Furthermore, Puerto Peñasco is located in the Upper Gulf of California, which is itself a basin that produces a type of natural encasement of water currents, making the tidal shifts more visible.
 
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Sandboarding in Rocky Point
 
 
Imagine adrenaline-fueled defiance of speed and the desert dunes! This is sand boarding, the extreme sport that has been gaining popularity across the globe and which you can now enjoy on Puerto Peñasco’s dunes.
 
Here in Puerto Peñasco, sandboarding opportunities can be found on dunes near the Shuck Toak Visitor’s Center of the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve, as well as on sand adjacent to local oyster farms, and along Sandy Beach.
 
Sandboarding can only be done in areas where nature has provided generous mounds of fine sand. In Puerto Peñasco one has the added benefit of taking in the spectacular scenery of estuaries and desert landscapes as you glide down a dune.
 
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Featured Listings
 
 
 
 
Judy & Grant's Favorites
 
El Conchal Seafood
 
A place with great food, amazing options and
 
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July
17 Nature Talks.
18 Nelson Mandela Day.
21 Nature Talks.
24 National Tequila Day.
24-26 Tiburones vs. Marineros.
28 Julion Alvarez.
30 International Day of Friendship.
 
August
03 National Beer Day.
07 Nature Talks.
09 Connection Club.
12 International Youth Day.
26 National Dog Day.
30 43rd. Three Flags Classic - Southern California Motorcycle Association.

 
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RE/MAX Platinum Living Arizona
 
For all your Phoenix and Scottsdale Real Estate needs contact someone you can trust.
 
Grant N. MacKenzie Jr.
RE/MAX Platinum & RE/MAX Legacy
480.710.5094
 
 
 
Our Clients Say It The Best!
 
Dear Grant,
 
It gives me great pleasure to write to commend you and your staff on the exemplary job accomplished in completing the sale of our Puerto Peñasco Casa!
 
As you know, the selling process was complicated by our buyers as just about every turn. Had it not been for the professionalism and patience of your staff, most notably that of yourself and Reyna Molina, I'm not sure we would've had the tenacity to see it through until the end.
 
The important thing is that, through your diligence, we were able to see it to completion.
Many thanks for your hard work and perseverance.
 
Regards,
 
Jim Bowen
 
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"That's when i realized what a true friend was. Someone who would always love you - the imperfect you, the confused you, the wrong you - because that is what people are supposed to do." - R.J.L.
 
Thank you for the opportunity you give us to be your realtor of choice in Rocky Point. Please let us know how we can serve you even better. Our goal is to give you the best service possible before, during and after the transaction. 
 
Have a great summer. It’s the moments that make the difference.
 
Grant & Judy
 
 
 
Grant MacKenzie Sr.
Luxury Home Specialist
Owner/Agent
RE/MAX Legacy
US Cell 480-459-0855
US Office 602-334-4359
Office Mexico 638-383-1425
 
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Rocky Point News June 2018 - Cheers to the men that light our way...


 
Cheers to the men that light our way...
 
Happy Father’s day to all our Rocky Point family, friends and clients. Hope everyone has an amazing day. It’s a great day to remember our special Fathers and let them know the difference they’ve made in our lives. Say it now; while you can. Every Dad has taught us something in one way or another and we’re better because of them.
No regrets, just do it: “I love you Dad”, we’re better parents because of YOU.
 
Grant & Judy
 
"The real heroes of the world are the men who take the time to make a difference in the life of a child."- Anonymous.
 
Market Analysis May & 2018 Year to Date
 
Year to Date sales volume, versus the same period last year.