Meet Your Neighbor: Joshua Rappaport

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Joshua Rappaport is originally from Toronto, Canada, and has been living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico since 2003.  Joshua founded Cross Border Investment in 2011 and is the General Director.  Cross Border Investment provides mortgage brokering services for foreigners and nationals purchasing properties in Mexico.  The company also provides closing coordination services for those who purchase their property in cash.  CBI mostly serves Puerto Vallarta region, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, San Miguel de Allende and Mexico City, although it can work with properties anywhere in Mexico.

Do you have a signature cocktail?
Probably red wine, but I often have a sweet spot for Don Julio Plata.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I started running since the beginning of the year and am loving it.

Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Of course!  I love to watch the US cable news shows – the drama is unbelievable, but it is many people’s reality.

When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?
Due to my line of work, I am most frequently asked about mortgages, deeding property and other legal real estate related topics. On a personal level, I am probably asked most often about travel tips.

What always cheers you up when you think about it?
Very good question.  I do not think that I have one thing that makes me happy just by thinking about it.  What almost always makes me happy is running.

What’s the hardest lesson you’ve learned?
That I cannot change someone.  It is a lesson that I have not fully learned yet.

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