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Setting Up Utilities for your New Home

Kit: Setting up Utilities for your new home

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After closing on a new property in Mexico, it’s now time to set up utilities for your new home. During the inspection of the property, hopefully, someone had taken notes regarding the electrical, gas, water, and cable services. Utility companies usually require some infrastructure to supply their services. Let’s play on the scenario that there is. Now it’s time to order these necessities of life. In this kit, you will learn how to order and set up billing for the following utilities.

Electricity – The power company, Comision Federal de Electricidad, is a state-owned entity. You can submit your application either by phone or by visiting a CFE customer service center. CFE operates similarly to the North American power companies, but due dates, payment arrangements, and other fees differ. 

Gas  – Propane gas is distributed by privately-owned companies. The home or condo must have its own tank. There are several ways to go about getting a delivery, which is discussed in the kit. 

Water – Potable water can be obtained in several ways. It all depends where you live and if there’s an onsite well or the community provides its own water source.

Telephones – You can still acquire a landline phone in Mexico, which is one of the best systems throughout Latin America. However, cellphones are the dominant method of communication, not only in Mexico but throughout the world. There are several cellphone providers and multiple plans and payment methods. 

Property Taxes – When an owner takes possession of a property, the closing paperwork includes taxation information. Real estate tax – also called predial, is paid annually. Mexico, without a doubt, has the cheapest property taxes in North America.

This particular kit is a vital source of information for new homeowners in Mexico. Knowing how to set up utilities and paying property taxes in Mexico can be somewhat confusing if you don’t know the system. However, by downloading this kit, you will find the answers to many of your questions.

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