It’s becoming more and more common for North Americans to consider an ecological lifestyle; Tulum land for sale in an eco-development is an excellent way to start and make the transition easy. If you are considering such an option, it recommendable to follow certain steps to ensure the lifestyle will work for you, that you optimize environmental benefits and that you live comfortably.
Professional Architecture & Construction – One of the most important steps you will take is to find a professional team to work with in designing and building your eco-friendly home. This can ensure that your home is both ecologically sound and comfortable for living in. There are professionals who have overseen this process from beginning to end for expats in the Tulum area, and can help you choose the best design, find a construction company most adequate to your project and oversee the construction from ground clearing to installing cabinets and hanging curtains. These same professionals will have solid experience in installing eco-friendly features.
Nice Development – An eco-development is not an eco-development; by this, I mean that there are definitely different styles and kind of eco-developments with land for sale that will attract different kinds of buyers, and therefore offer different kinds of lifestyles when all is said and done. Be sure to look at the image of the development you choose and consider if it is portraying the kind of lifestyle you are looking for. While image isn’t everything, it will play a role in shaping the final lifestyle atmosphere of the community. Most eco-developments offer very large lots so the majority of the trees and vegetation can be retained, not to mention substantial green areas. This leaves you free to consider other factors, such as the roadwork and visual image of the infrastructure.
Environmentally Friendly Infrastructure/Services – It’s one thing for a developer just to cut a road into the jungle, and say, “Here you go, here are you eco-lots” and it is another thing for a developer to plan infrastructure carefully so that it minimizes impact to the environment and still offers convenient access. So this point is closely tied to the last one. Look for developments that actually plan ecological infrastructure – such as roads made of local materials that allow for water drainage. In short, they should make it easy for you to be ecological.
Road Access – An important factor in all of this is good road access to the town of Tulum and other nearby places. Is the development you’re considering 10 miles into the jungle, with a road being planned for 2 years down the road? Check with your agent about the probability of that road appearing when they say it will – and make sure you get a satisfactory answer. Better yet, there are eco-developments near existing highways, such as the Tulum-Coba highway, which offer a short drive (10 minutes) to town.
Future Value – All of these also serve as factors that will help determine the future value of the lot you buy. With the growing popularity of ecological lifestyles, the growing popularity of Tulum and a beautiful home built in a well-planned eco-development, there’s no reason you can’t consider your lot purchase from an investment angle as well.
In the end, the most important step you will take is to work with a reliable agent in the Tulum area who is used to considering these factors on behalf of buyers like you.
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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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