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Nancy Howze

In 1998, Nancy was an empty nester, ready to begin a new chapter in her life. A friend suggested she check out San Miguel de Allende so she came for a week and the spell was cast. She saw expats who were twenty or more years her senior leading active lives, navigating the cobblestones and participating in local culture and events. At the tender age of 50 she realized that this was how she envisioned her next chapter: full of life, engaged in the community, and surrounded by friends.


Nancy isn’t one to hesitate--she describes herself as a “leaper”. She returned to Birmingham, quit her job, sold her house and moved to SMA, where she knew not a soul.


But that didn’t last long and soon she had developed a warm, wonderful group of friends and a business partnership. In 2004, Nancy partnered with Jim Dolan, a local friend who was doing real estate development. They have been collaborating now for 16 years together founded CDR San Miguel Real Estate. In 2021, CDR was invited to be a founding member of Forbes Global Properties, catapulting the company to world-class status in the international real estate community.


Nancy loves what she does, helping people make the fit, find their ideal home. She deeply appreciates the connections she makes with clients while making such landmark decisions in their lives.


After 23 years in San Miguel, Nancy is still enamored with the city and is a valued and trusted guide to many newcomers to the community.

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