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Everything you need to know about buying and selling real estate in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta, and the Banderas Bay region

Mexican Real Estate Transactions

Who Does the Notary Represent?

Who are the members of the team required to transfer property in Mexico? The team in Mexico can include: the real estate agents, notary, attorneys for buyer and seller, transaction coordinator, escrow company. When needed, specialists such as land surveyors, structural engineers, and tradesman such as plumbers and electricians can inspect the property. With foreigners who need a trust, and nationals who choose to put their property into one, the additional team member is the bank administrator of the trust.

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Colombia an Option for Expats

Areas to consider for living in Medellin neighborhoods

From the city center in the valley, neighborhoods extend up the mountainsides, where residents enjoy cooler daytime temperatures with beautiful city and mountain views. Most expats and tourists prefer the city’s high-rise apartments and condominiums in fashionable neighborhoods such as El Poblado, Parque Lleras, Envigado and Laureles.

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A Remarkable Study in Contrasts

What about Columbia for Part-time or Full-time Living?

Recently, I had the good fortune to tour towns and areas in Colombia. It was safe for travel, as are many places now, and there are areas that are fine and areas that aren’t. But overall, Colombia is a traveler-friendly destination and very safe for foreigners. Colombia is a country in the extreme north of South America. Its landscape has tropical forests, the Andes mountains and several coffee plantations. In Bogotá, the high-rise capital in the Zona Rosa district is famous for its restaurants and shops. 

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Real Estate Basics to Know

Buying Your Dream Home in Mexico

Here are some of the real estate basics to know and understand before you purchase real estate in Mexico: Understand the scope of work of the notary. The concept of the “notario publico” needs to be explained to the foreigner buyer or seller. The Mexican notario is an experienced, specialized attorney who decides if the seller has the authority and ability to transfer his property. The notary is required to file the fidecomiso or deed with the public registry, and he is a neutral party to the transaction.

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