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

Mexican Real Estate

4 Priorities for Property Buyers

Insist on a comparative market analysis of the” solds” and a list of the competition on the market for any villa or condo you are considering buying. Don’t take no for an answer. Although it is true that historically there has been a history of not recording true sales prices in the Mexican public registry, this doesn’t have to continue, and it is illegal. You, as a buyer have the right to information before you spend your money.

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Real Estate Pricing and Value

Those of us living in Mexico who are from other parts of North America probably take the concept of fair market value for granted. We assume that this measure of value is used in other markets and other countries. Actually, it is not common outside of the USA or Canada to have sold market data. In order to have information about sales prices and to adjust for differences in properties; data needs to be available.

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Real Estate and Civil Law in Mexico

Mexican Civil Law is not the Same as English Common Law. This makes a difference to you as a buyer or seller.Civil Law and Common Law – Legal systems around the world vary greatly, but they usually follow civil law or common law.

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Owning Real Estate in a Foreign Country

Becoming an Expat in Mexico

Hi, I am Harriet Murray from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México. PV has been my home for 23 years. It was not a planned stay….. I had come to Vallarta for a week in September for almost 10 years before the fateful extra trip in 1996. It occurred to me this time, since I was alone and not distracted by other friends, what would happen if I decided to stay and live, for the first time in my life, outside the USA.  My friends thought I was either crazy, or I would change my mind and not stay any longer than a few more weeks.

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