The best deals are not on the Web. They are advertised locally and by word-of-mouth. I have local contacts throughout Mexico and will personally go find the property for you. Dealing with a real estate agent long-distance whom you have never met is not a good idea.
I’ll hammer out the best deal for you. You are my client – and the seller is not. As prices soften in the U.S., the same will follow in Mexico in the areas of most interest. I negotiated multi-million dollar commercial real estate contracts in California for years before switching careers. I know how to do this.
Conducting a proper Title Search and utilizing a competent, experienced Mexican real estate attorney (Notario Publico) are essential. We employ the right people for the job. I will guard your money and your interest as if it were my own. I take this responsibility very seriously.
In many cases it is best to rent in the town where you think you will want to settle before making the commitment to buy. Within six months you should know whether you have found your place. I will help you find a rental if you aren’t quite ready to buy. Again, the best deals are found locally, and I have the connections to find the “deals.” You will need to understand your lease agreement, which will likely be in Spanish. Above all, live there through the summer. I personally love the rainy-season summer, but many people head back to the states during those months.
Alternatives to Traditional Real Estate
If you want to visit a couple of areas before booking a longer term rental in one of them, there are timeshares available during the summer in Mexico which will give you more of a feel of what it’s actually like to live here than a hotel will. The units come will full kitchens, living rooms and washers and dryers so you can get a sense of what your daily routine at home would be like. If you decide owning real estate in Mexico is not for you, another alternative is to buy Mexico timeshare so you can visit for one week each year.