Legal Reforms we think you should know about
: We have no intention of boring you with technical legal reforms that will have no effect on you; however, there were numerous legal reforms in 2013 that involve you as a foreigner living in or visiting Mexico this year. If you would like more detail about any of them, please do not hesitate to contact your attorney or accountant.
: There is something very old and radically new taking shape about a mile outside of El Tuito on the road to Yelapa. Tierra Alta is an ecological cabin development on 7 hectares (17 acres) of oak-forested foothills with beautiful views over the valley of El Tuito, an attractive ranching and farming town less than an hour from Puerto Vallarta.
Is Mexico's restricted zone opening up for foreign investors?
: The Mexican Constitution establishes that foreign investors may not purchase land in areas known as restricted zones, which correspond to an area of 100 kilometers along Mexico’s borders and 50 kilometers along its coasts. Historically, foreign investors have been able to circumvent this restriction through a solution introduced in Mexico’s Foreign Investment Law in 1993.
: The developers of Sayan, one of the most successful oceanfront development in the region with 100% of the inventory sold during pre-construction, have announced the commencement of a new project called Sayan Beach, and with 42% of the inventory already sold in the first 90 days since breaking ground, it is looking to be just as successful.
: From the highly successful developer of Amapas 353 comes a new project aptly named The Park, situated right on the corner of Parque Lazaro Cardenas in the heart of Old Town Vallarta.
WATCH: Two Minutes with David Connell on Article 27 and Foreign Investors
: With Mexico’s lower house of congress voting on changes to Article 27, which governs how foreigners can acquire property along Mexico’s coast and borders, many are wondering how these changes will increase their possibilities of investing locally. Local attorney David Connell explains in a short video.
Improving Real Estate Market?
: Traditionally, the Puerto Vallarta real estate market has been heavily reliant on the US real estate market, with real estate sales to Americans making up nearly 60% of sales for real estate tourism up until just a few years ago. With the economic crisis of 2007, real estate prices of American homes crashed, beginning a five-year fall that only recently has begun to correct itself.
General Outline for the new immigration law of Mexico
: In May of 2011 Mexico’s Immigration law was reformed. Some of the reform entered into effect immediately while other parts did not enter into effect until the corresponding Rules to the Law were published, which did not happen until the 28th of September 2012. In short, we are just now starting to see the Immigration authorities push for the full application of the new law.
Casa Iturbide Boutique Residences
: Casa Iturbide Boutique Residences is one of Puerto Vallarta’s newest developments that is situated on the garden stairway of Calle (andador) Iturbide in central Vallarta. Casa Iturbide provides panoramic views of the Bay of Banderas from the heart of downtown.
Villa La Estancia
: Villa La Estancia is an elegant resort-style condominium complex that combines a second-home residential ownership lifestyle with a luxury vacation experience. It’s an excellent way to combine worry-free home ownership and resort style 5-star amenities and services into one.
: Flamingos Orquideas is an exclusive residential condominium development that features 56 affordable and carefully-detailed units, close to several amenities, such as golf courses, sports facilities, shopping malls and beautiful beaches.
: Inspired by the beauty of the nature that Bahia de Banderas offers, the Delcanto condominium development in Nuevo Vallarta has created a unique and sustainable style that combines the luxury and the natural landscape splendor.
La Mision de Mita
: The town of Punta de Mita is home to a new development–La Mision de Mita. This 28 unit, full-ownership condominium community that was developed to preserve the authenticity of old Mexico and designed to resemble a 15th century mission.
Should I work with a Realtor?
: When you're ready to think about buying or selling your property, you need to ask yourself the following questions: Do you have the time, energy, sources of information, and contacts to buy or sell a property in Mexico? If you were one of the 'do-it-yourself' people, would the results be as good or better than they would be if you had professional assistance?
Hacienda San Pancho
: Located in a lush, 40-hectare property with 500 meters of beach frontage, Hacienda San Pancho features a cultural center with several visual art galleries and sculptures, a screening room, a beach club, a boutique hotel, and many other amenities.
: On the north shore of Banderas Bay, not far from its most southerly point and along one of the bay’s finest white sand beaches (Playa de Destiladeras), lies the luxury condominium project of Los Veneros.
Vallarta Info 101
: Here are some last-minute details you may want to keep in mind as you prepare to discover paradise!
Tahéima Wellness Resort and Spa
: As the first full ownership luxury condo-hotel in Mexico to be registered under Canadian Securities regulations, and as the fastest selling project in the Bahia of Banderas for 2008-2009 as reported in the Multi-Dev Vallarta, Tahéima Wellness Resort & Spa offers a unique investment and lifestyle opportunity for Baby Boomers.
Sayan Tropical Beachfront Condominiums
: According to a recent Puerto Vallarta residential real estate project report conducted by SOFTEC, Sayan Tropical Beachfront Condominiums has the highest absorption rate in its category, making it one of the projects with the highest percentage of commercial success currently out there.
Peninsula Nuevo Vallarta
: Located right in front of the Nuevo Vallarta beach, Peninsula Nuevo Vallarta is a new contemporary and luxurious development featuring 278 one, two and three-bedroom (plus studio) residences available in four different models, as well as penthouse units.
: One of the most anticipated new residential developments to come to the Riviera Nayarit is Punta Sayulita. With construction underway on this upscale oceanfront community, Punta Sayulita is a wonderful addition to the charming neighboring village of Sayulita.
: Like the steady winds of Bay of Banderas, Rivera Cuale has consistently maintained full sails in its operations delivering 85% of its inventory to happy and proud new owners from all around Canada, USA and Mexico. Rivera Cuale owners have in common a special sensibility for its riverfront location and an appreciation for its regional architecture, attention to detail and quality of materials of their new homes.
Marival Residences & World Spa
: Marival Residences & World Spa are currently offering an exceptional package for full ownership, 100% deeded and titled properties within a condo/hotel concept, that provides three years with no maintenance fees and four years of in-house financing available.
: Haixa is a full-ownership residential condominium project located inside Litibú, FONATUR´s new development in Nayarit just north of Punta de Mita. The total project consists of 164 full-time ownership, one-to-three bedroom units distributed in four residential towers. One tower with 38 apartments and the other three with 42 apartments respectively.
: Luxury Living by the sea. Deep in the heart of Nuevo Vallarta, Luma offers a unique concept in living with the quality you are accustomed to, the exclusivity you deserve and the peace you long for in five apartment towers ready and waiting to be enjoyed.
Residencial Los Tigres
: Inspired to deliver the best life has to offer, Paradise Village is proud to introduce Residencial Los Tigres, an exceptional residential development featuring fully serviced home sites set in privileged surroundings.
: nahui is a 2,000-acre lifestyle community boasting 4.5 km of pristine beachfront at Destiladeras Beach, in Riviera Nayarit. Located a short 30 minute drive from Puerto Vallarta’s international airport, it is set along an exquisite stretch of beach on Banderas Bay.
Pelagio Signature Residences
: The Pelagio is a new condo-residence project located in Conchas Chinas, overlooking the bay of Banderas with wide sweeping vistas. Each 5,300 sq ft three bedroom residence occupies one full floor – with all rooms featuring views of the bay. The developer has put together a unique team of exceptional providers to showcase their latest and newest products. Where The Pelagio really shines is what it has managed to do with regards to sustainable energy.
Grand Venetian Bay view Grand
: Near the main boulevard of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco you will find the Grand Venetian Bay View Grand. An ambitious development that stands out for its extraordinary spaces evoking a sumptuous and elegant style.
The Mexican Maritime Zone Explained
: Recently the environmental authorities have partially released an official and general survey of all Federal Maritime Zones that border the coastal areas of Mexico. It describes the areas known as “Terrenos Ganados al Mar” or Land Gained from the Sea that exist between Federal Maritime Zones and beachfront properties.