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

Real Estate in Mexico

Why You Should Do Your Homework When Selling Real Estate

A seller needs to know when he offers his property for sale, if he has an exemption or whether he will pay capital gains tax. When an offer comes in, it will usually say that both buyer and seller agree to their usual closing costs. For the seller, capital gains tax is an expense.

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Mexican Real Estate

What Buyers Should Know About Real Estate Escrow and Deposits

If you have found a property, and you want an offer, I recommend the following: Your offer should include time for you to conduct due diligence, an inspection, or other concerns. Beware of your having to put your deposit into the escrow company before these issues are resolved. Mexico does not require funds to be put up by the buyer in order to have a binding offer.

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Real Estate in Mexico

US Dollars and Mexican Pesos in Property Purchases

Wealthy nationals and foreigners like the idea of buying and selling real estate here in US dollars. They see a US dollar price for real estate as a way to park their money in an asset instead of a bank or investment fund. The US dollar is more stable than the peso at the moment. Two basic facts you need to think about when buying in US dollars, is to understand the tax structure in Mexico for capital gains and to not overpay.

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The Purchase of Real Estate

Buying Property & Real Estate in Mexico

Foreigners (non-Mexican) are able to purchase real estate in Mexico. They may directly own rural or urban land in the interior of Mexico with certain limitations on specific agricultural tracts.  In the restricted protected zone, a Trust Deed is used.

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