Buying real estate property anywhere in Mexico can be a challenge but with the help of a reliable real estate agent you will be on your way to being a property owner.
Mexican property laws need to be fully understood before you think about purchasing a property. A lawyer experienced in real estate property will be able to answer any questions that your agent wonʼt be able to.
Restricted Zone Law
Foreigners are not allowed to purchase properties within 100 kms of the border and 50 kms within the coastline. Since Guadalajara is neither, this can be ignored.
Guadalajara is not a resort city, but rather a city of monuments, parks and tree lined avenues. The natural beauty and year round dry and warm weather is a huge draw for visitors an retirees. It also offers the visitor a cultural experience that is different from other popular Mexican resort towns. It is the second most populated city in Mexico and is a booming center of business.
Haven For Retirees
The area on the shores of Lake Chapala is renowned for being a haven for retirees. Here more than 40,000 Americans have chosen to live amidst the natural beauty and temperate climate.
There are numerous upscale developments which offer golf, mountain or lake view homes. Prices are generally lower compared to the beach resort areas of Mexico.
The three main towns AJIJIC (ah hee heek), CHAPALA and JOCOTEPEC are within 45 min from Guadalajara and 30 min from the airport. It is only 2.5 hours from the coastal beaches of Manzanillo and 4.5 hours from Puerto Vallarta.
What To Do?
Home or condo? Buy or rent a Guadalajara real estate property? These questions can answered after extensive research. Location is the most important element in any property and a real estate professional will able to help you navigate the vast array of information and property listings.
The internet is initially one way of sifting through available homes for sale. Hereʼs a list of some of the real estate companies operating in Guadalajara:
- Ajijic Real Estate
011 52 376 766 2077
- Casa Mexico Real Estate
011 52 376 766 4088
- Mexico Smart Realty
011 52 338 421 0808
- Lloyd Guadalajara Real Estate
011 52 333 647 5047
If you plan to visit or stay in Guadalajara, you have an option to do short or long term rentals. Luxury properties, homes, apartments and condos are available, just contact your real estate agent. Once youʼve decided to purchase or rent , owning a Guadalajara property is only a phone call away. Vamos!