When you prepare for you Mexico retirement in Costa Maya – the beachfront area surrounding the town of Mahahual in the south of Mexico’s Caribbean – one of the first important steps to take is to ensure that you are buying suitable Costa Maya real estate, safely.
In the early stages, you will want to begin educating yourself on the process of searching for and buying real estate. Online, there are Mexico real estate guides available from professionals experienced directly in the field in FREE e-book format. These books cover topics focused on the differences between buying in Mexico and back home, such as the “restricted zone” along the coast (including Costa Maya) where you need to own by means of a bank trust. They also cover themes related to finding the right agent. This is important in Costa Maya where everyone and their brother seem to think they can be an agent. A similar resource is a well-written Mexico real estate blog written by experienced professionals.
These same resources – especially the blog, as well as articles written by these professionals – will offer you tips on retirement, including amenities and services available, the cost of living, healthy living, healthcare, other retirees in the Costa Maya area, etc. At the same time as you’re researching the purchasing process and looking for good property, begin doing your homework on retirement lifestyle in the area.
A key element in both will be to find the right agent. Use basic guidelines (professional credentials, training, experience, good references, etc.) to choose an agent who is knowledgeable and will apply this knowledge to your best interest. This agent will be experienced in the closing process and will be your ultimate resource in guiding you through the purchasing process, which is slightly different for each case. Your agent will also have sold to a number of retirees, and will know from their experience what is most pleasant and attractive for a retirement lifestyle on Costa Maya.
Costa Maya is a fairly small expat community, but there are enough retirees around that you will also be able to find a reasonable number of retirees from the U.S. or Canada to talk to about what their experience has been like – in buying real estate in Costa Maya, as well as the lifestyle they are currently enjoying. These people will also work as references for your agent.
Retiring in the villages along Costa Maya’s beautiful beaches will be the relaxing, warm-weather lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of; but make sure you start off this important phase of your life on the right foot.
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