When people consider Playa del Carmen real estate, the property type that comes to mind first is condos; however, there are also a number of buyers who are interested in homes, and there is a good variety in this market as well. Those who wish to live in a single home in Playa del Carmen can choose between buying a completed Playa del Carmen home for sale or Playa del Carmen land for sale and having a custom home built. The following is a brief description of each, which can be useful to help buyers choose between them.
Playa del Carmen Homes
Homes in Playa del Carmen are most popular in gated communities. One community which stands out as a favorite is Playacar. Playacar combines exclusivity of gated communities, the upscale atmosphere of a golf course (not to mention the convenience of having professional golf a walk away), and close access to both the beach and to downtown - both often within walking distance.
Numerous other gated communities offer similar benefits. Some are something between a gated community and a large complex that is more like a small resort for residents. These tend to hold high appeal for retirees who use their property only during the winter.
Others are small golf course complexes that sell single lot homes as well as patio homes and villas. Villas are, in fact, a nice option for those who like to enjoy the comfort of single home, but with the convenience of a condo-style complex where maintenance is much easier and there tend to be more amenities.
Playa del Carmen Land
Playa del Carmen land is one of the most over-looked property types. Because land tends to be expensive downtown, buyers assume that this is true for all areas. Many gated communities (newer than Playacar, or entering a new phase of development) also offer lots for sale; some gated communities are dedicated solely to lots. Very reasonable prices can be found, some in areas that promise to increase in value as the community grows.
There is also another option for lots. When the town first began to grow in the early 90s, some beachfront communities were established for lower-income workers who set up quiet, friendly neighborhoods, but often underdeveloped. In a number of cases, there are still lots available for sale. These communities – walking distance to the beach, and very close to downtown – are showing every sign of beginning gentrification.
For most buyers, the choice between the two options – complete homes or land – will become clear upon viewing a few properties.