If you have been wondering if now is the right time to invest in Mexico real estate, consider this fact; recently, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stated that "Mexico is in the prime of its life." The factors to which the IMF was referring indicate excellent opportunities for real estate investment.
Consider the following facts which IMF pointed to in making this statement:
- Mexican economy will grow 4.5% in 2011 – This is a strong number both compared to pre-recession growth, and world-wide.
- Mexico is now more competitive than before the crisis – Mexico has come of hard times learning a lesson and more prepared to handle the future. Don’t we wish we could hear this news back home too?
- Mexico is the best positioned country in Latin America in economic, monetary and fiscal terms.
- Mexico has implemented an economic and fiscal policy allowing the possibility of ending the crisis, which is very important to ensure the sustainability of its growth. Again, Mexico shows that it’s coming out of the recession stronger.
- Mexico has potential to achieve even higher growth – What Mexico has done so far is on track, but there’s even more room for the country to excel.
All of these points indicate strong future investment and ongoing economic growth in the country. For real estate investors, these are both very good situations.
While there are excellent real estate opportunities in the costal areas of the country to cash in on the country’s growing tourism, buyers may even consider alternative real estate markets. Investment expert Jim Cramer suggests buying “out of favor” real estate like in San Miguel de Allende, which was once a thriving real estate market due to its large expat community; Cramer feels the town will make a comeback.
On the other hand, buyers may consider high-potential markets that have still not reached the international radar. Markets like Morelia Real Estate, a beautiful colonial gem about 4 hours away from Mexico City, and Valle de Bravo real estate, a lakeside tourist town about 2 hours away, are both very popular with the upper middle class from the capital and cities like Guadalajara.
Both communities have already received the investment and tourist flow needed from the upper end of the national market to beautify and keep up the traditional Mexican visual atmosphere, and add basic tourism infrastructure. Both have the potential to take off on the international market without significant investment to “kick-start” the area. In the worst case for either, Mexico’s economic strength will increase the demand and investment from the country’s growing middle class.
What’s more, both are also very pleasant and affordable places to live.
Buyers will do well to investigate a variety of Mexico real estate investment options during the near future; take advantage of a country moving into its prime.
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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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