Buying Safely in Mexico
This free e-book offers you as a real estate buyer in Mexico the basic knowledge of the market and procedures needed to buy a property safely as a non-Mexican.Download here
Real Estate Books
As Buyer’s Representatives, we hold our client’s best interest at heart and help them find their dream property in Mexico. Which is why we have collected our customer’s questions over the years – and answered them – all in one place! We have put together a handful of real estate books to answer all of your questions about the real estate purchasing process, transactions and closings. And they’re all free for you to download.
Best books about Real Estate in Mexico
Whether you want to know how to purchase real estate in Mexico, understand how to set up your utilities once you retire to Mexico or even how to sell your property in Mexico, we have something for you. Check out the best books about real estate in Mexico in the menu below.
Buying a Preconstruction Condo
Learn about the perks of buying preconstruction condos in Mexico and tips to keep in mind to buy safely.
Getting familiar with the real estate purchasing process
These real estate books explain various aspects of the real estate process in Mexico and things to look out for if you are more accustomed to the way things are done in the United States or Canada. They are conceived from our experience of dealing with real issues faced by real clients and helping them through a smooth and stress-free purchasing process – from the initial decision to look at properties in Mexico to easing into a hammock with a cold margarita on the balcony of their new home.
If you have specific questions, you will find them all answered here. And if we’re missing anything, our certified Buyer's Representatives can help you through any doubt, concern or question. Whether you’re looking to read about the process or just want reassurance that purchasing real estate in Mexico isn’t hard at all, you will find it all in our real estate books.
The Restricted Zone
Many years ago, non-Mexicans were restricted from purchasing property within the Restricted Zone. Today, however, Mexican laws have created loopholes to allow foreigners to rightfully own and retire to the Mexican Caribbean. If your property is within 50km (30 miles) of the coast or 100km (60 miles) from an international border, you will need either a Bank Trust or a Mexican Corporation to hold title of your property.
Over recent years, the popularity of purchasing pre-construction real estate in the Riviera Maya has increased. The advantages are that you can tailor the property to your own wants and needs, and there is usually a discount on the purchase price because you are shouldering an element of risk. Additionally, by the time your home is completed, your home will be worth more than what you purchased it for.
Real Estate Agents in Mexico
When purchasing real estate in Mexico, we highly recommend you work with an experienced and certified real estate agent. One solid indicator is membership of AMPI, the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals. AMPI is affiliated with the US National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), and the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI). At Top Mexico Real Estate, all of our real estate agents are certified and trained to help you find the right home for you.
While the purchasing process is very similar to that of the United States and Canada, closing costs can vary. Although closing costs can represent as much as 11$ of the property price (higher than in the US or Canada), the annual property taxes in Mexico are so low that you will be saving much more in the long run.
Utilities for your Retirement Home
Setting up utilities in Mexico without any knowledge can be a hassle. Our real estate book, Setting Up Utilities, lists the documents you will need to present at each office to make the process easier for you. From your electricity bill to setting up your internet, you will find it all in here.
If you feel we haven’t answered your specific questions in this series of real estate books, give us a call – we’re here to help you. In the meantime, we’ll keep collecting our clients’ questions and answering them through our real estate books and other resources for you.