Buying Yucatan real estate is one of the most exciting and important steps you’ll take in your lifetime; for this very reason, whether you are investing in Yucatan land for sale on the beachfront, or an old colonial home, you want to make sure that you take the right steps to make sure the process is safe and as smooth as possible. The following are your best resources to start you off on the right foot.
Mexico Real Estate Guide E-book – There are e-books available for free online, prepared by leading professionals in the field. These books will cover all the basics of buying property in Yucatan – everything from how to search for the right property to points to look for in the contracts. For example, did you know that near the coastline, you will be owning by means of a bank trust? Such a book will explain how to set up this bank trust and how it guarantees safe ownership.
A Professional Blog – A blog written by a team of real estate professionals working in Yucatan is also a good idea; such a blog would offer updates on events, economy, tourism and much more. It would also highlight exciting new property finds making it easier for you to identify excellent properties in Yucatan. Some blog writers also share personal experiences (their own and that of others) to help you see what life in Yucatan will be like.
Good Listings – Of course, you’ll want to take some time to review good online listings. The listings you use should have plenty of good photos, a description and a map. Videos and “Google Street View” for a self-guided virtual tour of the neighborhood are always nice features, but are rarely include for all properties. Remember, you can’t be in Yucatan, but you can use a variety of resources to get a feel for properties.
An Experienced, Professional Agent – The most important step you will take is finding the right agent; the agency should have professional qualifications (certificates, degrees, etc.) and should be a member of Mexico’s professional association for Realtors (AMPI.) The right agent will not only help you find the right property, but also guide you through the closing process safely.
Taking these steps, you will be prepared to buy real estate in Yucatan safely. While there are always ups and downs, these resources will allow you to deal with them in the best possible way.
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