Because of a building boom in Mazatlan, this is a fairly common sight. The Canadian dollar has increased which is probably one reason why so many Canadians are buying in Mexico up and down the Pacific coast. I think that they outnumber the Americans who own houses and condos here. Construction is booming and prices are escalating. I hate to see this pattern in Mazatlan because culture and society are always affected by "progress" but not always in a positive way.