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Playa del Carmen Real Estate on the Beachfront - Condos vs. Homes


Thomas Lloyd,  Broker By Thomas Lloyd
2011-03-28

When buying topmexicorealestate - Playa del Carmen real estate directly on the beachfront, the most common option is condos. However, Playa del Carmen homes for sale are also available. Both have distinct advantages.

 

Playa del Carmen condos for sale on the beachfront have a number of advantages, the principal of which include:

 

Easy Maintenance – Condo complexes include maintenance services covered by the monthly home owners' association (HOA) fee, covering care for the grounds, etc. For many owners who don't use their property year round, this makes it easier to manage the care for the property, and to arrive for vacations without having to do a lot of work before beginning to relax.

 

Lower Prices – Condos directly on the beachfront are usually priced more accessibly than homes directly on the beachfront. Of course, this varies according the condo type (a penthouse in the most luxurious complex could cost a good deal more than a home), but for those looking for lower prices, condo units are generally available for significantly lower starting prices.

 

Variety of Locations – Along the main stretch of the downtown beachfront area (near the Fifth Avenue shopping and dining area and the main tourist activity) only condos are available directly on the beachfront. Gated communities and the nearby beachfront villages likewise include condos for sales, meaning there is a variety of location styles to choose from.

 

Homes on the beachfront have their own advantages, including:

 

Rental Appeal – Any unit directly on the beachfront will have a high rental appeal. but because of the space inside and outside, homes tend to hold very high appeal for small groups of vacationers, helping owners to balance the higher cost of buying a home by taking advantage of the best occupancy rates to generate an income off their property.

 

Privacy – This is a plus both for rental appeal and for personal use. Condo complexes include pools, green areas, etc., but some owners simply prefer to enjoy their relaxation to themselves; homes with private pools and patio space are ideal for this kind of relaxation.

 

Exclusive locations – Besides the private use of luxury features, most homes on the beachfront are located in fairly exclusive neighborhoods, such as Playacar Phase 1; this area has access restricted to those who live and work in the area, and is the only part of Playacar (Playa del Carmen's most exclusive community) with direct beachfront access.

 

Those buying on the beachfront in Playa del Carmen will enjoy a ery high-quality luxury lifestyle in either case, but these differences will help you as a buyer choose which is best for your needs.

 

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Thomas Lloyd graduated from Purdue University Krannert School of Management with a degree in Management/Financial Option Investments. He has been living, investing, and working professionally in Mexico for over 15 years. A Mexican Certified Realtor he is the current president of TOPmexicorealestate, you can contact him at (512) 879-6546.

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