Posted on March 30, 2021
• 2052 sqft , 3 bath , 3 bdrm 2 story – FOR SALE USD468,000 . Exclusive location
in Aldea Zama, Tulum
Style and luxury merged with nature, this 3 bedroom luxury townhouse features spacious and sun-filled rooms with floor to ceiling windows that gives spectacular jungle views from every place of the house, making it perfect for those looking for comfort, privacy and inspiration all in perfect harmony with the exquisite Mayan jungle. This project is located in Aldea Zama one of the trendiest and best located eco-communities in Tulum.
24h. Concierge / Solar Panels (optional) / Private swimming pool / Elevator / Common green areas / Fire protection system
Updated on January 25, 2021
Hello. I write to you today to give you information about what we are doing here in the Riviera Maya to make it easier for Americans to comply with the new order to have a COVID viral test done before entering the U.S.
As you may be aware, effective January 26, 2021 the CDC is requiring all air passengers 2 years or older to show a negative COVID-19 viral test within 3 days before their flight to the U.S. departs. (or proof that they have had the virus within the past three months and have recovered)
We want to help you by giving you all the information you will need about having this procedure done while you are here in Playa del Carmen or Tulum before you depart on your flight back to the U.S.
You will be required to provide written documentation of your negative lab test result to the airline before boarding your flight back to the U.S. The document will include your name and birthdate. It must be a PCR or antigen test.
Even if you have had a COVID-19 vaccine you will still be required to get the viral test before boarding a flight to the U.S.
I want to assure you that having this test performed in Playa del Carmen is a very safe, simple, and inexpensive procedure. We’re providing a list below of some of the clinics and hospitals in the area where you may go to have one of these tests performed. However, if you prefer, they also provide medical professionals who will come to your hotel to perform the test for a small fee. Almost all of the larger resorts here have medical professionals to administer the test on-site at this time at no additional cost to their guests. I’m sure that in the days/ weeks ahead this service will be available at most hotels in the area. We do recommend you confirm this service with your hotel at the time you make your reservation. We are also told that soon they will be providing testing at the airport as well.
In the event that your test result comes back positive, most of the larger hotels/resorts are allowing their guests to remain in the hotel for another 14 days free of charge or at a 50% discount. Then, before your flight, you will need to show a letter from a licensed health professional stating that you can fly. Again, these hotels are prepared to assist you with this procedure.
Below is a list of some of the clinics with phone number and the prices in Playa del Carmen where you may get your test done:
You will find that having a procedure such as a COVID-19 PCR or antigen test done in Mexico is quite safe and inexpensive. It will only take a short time (about 10-15 min.) to have the test done and you will usually have the results within 24 /48 hours or less, so you will be able to get back to enjoying your remaining time in the beautiful Riviera Maya before boarding your flight back to the U.S.
While you are visiting the Riviera Maya we recommend that you follow all the COVID safety guidelines as you would at home such as wearing a mask at all times in public places, practicing social distancing, and frequent hand washing as well as using hand sanitizer.
We will stay current and inform you of any updates to this information as soon as possible.
I hope this information has been helpful to you and we hope to see you soon!
Posted on December 21, 2020
• 1291 sqft , 2 bath , 1 half bath , 2 bdrm single story – FOR SALE USD245,000 .
in Playacar Phase 2, Playa del Carmen
Luxury Apartment in Playacar
Spacious and modern 2 bedroom ground floor apartment in Playa del Carmen, located in phase 2 of Playacar
Garden / Air conditioning / Furnished / Elevator / 24 hour security / Pool / Gym
Posted on September 12, 2020
• 1353 sqft , 2 bath , 1 half bath , 2 bdrm apartment – FOR SALE USD329,511 . Price reduced from $ 411,900 USD
in Downtown Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen
Located a few steps from the beach. Its modern architecture and distribution offers luxury, comfort and privacy.
Location: 32nd North street, surrounded by a mangrove area of the most famous beach club in Playa del Carmen, Mamita’s Beach Club. It’s literally a few steps from the sea.
Equipment: Fully equipped kitchen / AC / Ceiling Fans / Closets / Marble floors / Spacious and comfortable terrace space with private Jacuzzi / Luxury finishes / High resistance window and framing.
Amenities: Social and relaxing area with Caribbean ocean views / Swimming pool with Jacuzzi in common area with ocean view / Bar / Gym / Controlled Access / 24 hour security / Underground parking / Elevators.
Benefits of investing in this project:
. Excellent location, on the most famous beach in Playa del Carmen, Mamita’s beach club and step away from 5th avenue.
. Administration and Rental services available
Posted on August 26, 2020
• 377 sqm , 5 bath , 4 bdrm 2 story – FOR SALE USD580,000 . Motivated seller, place your offer.
in Playacar Phase 2, Playacar
Unique Residence for sale in Playacar Phase II
This exquisite residence features 4 bedroom each with walking closet and private bathroom, ground floor office and full maids room , is setting into a cul- de- sac in Playa del Carmen’s Exclusive Gated Golf Community of Club Real at Playacar Phase 2.
It has beautiful garden viewing the golf course it´s location is just a few minutes away from downtown and the world famous white sand beaches of the Riviera Maya.
This amazing house has a private swimming pool and access to common areas featuring pools and tennis courts.
The residence provids the ultimate comfort and privacy for you and your guests. The villa features luxury finishings including granite floors and counter tops
The perfect location and spacious design of this delightful villa make it desirable for a family life.
Owner very motivated to sell,
Please contact us for any further information or enquiries.
Esta exquisita residencia cuenta con 4 recamaras mas oficina y cuarto de servicio, esta localizada en un cul-de-sac en el Exclusivo Club Real en Playacar Fase 2.
Tiene hermosos jardines con vista al campo de golf , piscina privada y acceso a zonas comunes con albercas y canchas de tennis esta a unos minutos de distancia de las famosas playas de arena blanca que caracterizan a la Riviera Maya.
Cada una de las 4 recamaras cuenta con vestidor y baño privado, la casa ofrece acabados de lujo como pisos de granito, cocina integral, baños de mármol, pozo y cisterna, sistema hidroneumatico y de suavizante de agua.
Por favor póngase en contacto con nosotros para obtener más información.
Updated on August 20, 2020
I am happy to announce some good news for you! Today Playa del Carmen’s beaches will reopen! The Playa del Carmen City Council announced this as part of a heavily monitored test run when social distancing and other protocols will be implemented.
Playa del Carmen is now open and welcoming tourists. Currently, all establishments such as hotels, restaurants, and attractions have implemented health measures and a strict sanitary protocol that includes around 150 different measures.
Open hotels, restaurants, and attractions are operating at a 30% capacity to promote social distancing.
If you are planning to come soon, please notify me so I can give you specific details regarding the COVID situation in the area.
Updated on August 6, 2020
This time I’m writing to tell you about my top 3 most affordable 1 bedroom apartments in Tulum. You will love these options:
The best amenities such a 3 floor gym, pools in roof top, spa, cinema a full market and more.
Located in the main avenue of the city giving access to the hotel zone and the beach.
The unit is fully furnished and equipped .Click here for more info
Located in the best residencial area in Tulum, is located close to the beach and also downtown.
This luxury apartment is an unique opportunity don´t let it pass.
The unit is fully furnished and ready to move in. Click here for more info.
Located in La Veleta is surrounded of nature and perfect to experience the multicultural lifestyle of Tulum.
If you are looking for a small project surrounded of green areas this is a perfect option.
The unit have a private jacuzzi in terrace. Click here for more info.
Let’s talk and tell me what’s important to you. I’m sure we can find the property that best suites your needs.
Updated on August 5, 2020
Do you remember my last email about the process of buying real estate in the Riviera Maya?
You can review part one of the buying process by clicking here
In part two I explain the closing process as well as which documents are required.
It normally takes 20 to 30 business days from the date that starts the paperwork until you are able to take title. It is very important that both the buyer and the seller supply all the necessary documents in a timely manner in order to close on time.
The ideal scenario is that, the following items or events, happen at the same time all together:
1. You are purchasing residential property held in a private deed.
2.You are assigned with a certain delivery date in your sales agreement and the developer / seller honors such obligation strictly.
3.The developer / seller has a Condo Regime Deed, Property´s ID and Property Tax Payments fully processed and available at least 3 weeks before you are called to take formal possession of the unit.
If the above-mentioned items cannot match in time, you will be free to take physical possession of the unit first and to initiate the procedures to take title at a later stage and when point 2 is fully accomplished.
The time frame that might elapse between taking possession and taking title, is a subject that must be always discussed with your sales agent / developer or seller and preferably to be consigned in your sales agreement so you can be fully aware and certain of your rights as a purchaser of property in México.
What documents do I need?
Passport (front page)
Copy of a recent utility bill showing your home address (preferably showing your name also)
After closing (once your closing deed is signed by all parties, Seller, Buyer and Trustee Manager), the Public Notary will issue a notarized copy of the closing deed. This document will be your ﬁrst proof of ownership. You can use this document to change your utility accounts.
The ﬁnal bank trust deed containing an electronic folio and copy of all certiﬁcates and exhibits, will be issued by the Public Registry within three months after your closing date. Please, consider that, this ﬁnal step, will depend on the internal schedule of the government office known as Public Registry.
Posted on June 25, 2020
The process to adquisite a Residential Property in Mexico is as follow:
In order to buy a residential property in México as a foreigner is mandatory to set up a Real Estate Bank Trust.
- Allows the property owner to hold the property in perpetuity.
- You can enjoy, use, rent out, improve upon the property, expand, build and sell the Mexico Real Estate and reap 100% of the profit.
- It´s written on the Mexican constitution that the bank trust is a 50-year trust agreement that is renewable every 50 years by you or your heirs by simple request. The renewal procedure is an automatic administrative task.
- The Bank Trust can be held by one or more individuals of foreign citizenship.
- You can transfer your rights in the bank trust to another foreign buyer.
- Your property cannot be taken from you for any reason as long as you use it for residential purposes, and you can treat the property as if you held the title yourself.
- The bank trust will act as a safeguard for your property ownership. Renting out your property and generate profit is 100% authorized and you are very welcome to do it.
Updated on May 12, 2020
Due to the recent increase in tourist activity, the Riviera Maya has become the ideal option for those seeking to invest in real estate. In order to fulfill the demand for residential-tourist housing, the availability of real estate has increased to such an extent that it is sometimes confusing for the investor to know where to begin the purchase decision process. I have outlined the following 5 points to help you through this process:
2.- Location of the property
Once you have decided how you would like to use your property, we can go on to select your best location. The top two places in the Riviera Maya where most people purchase real estate are Playa del Carmen and Tulum. However, Puerto Aventuras and Akumal also have their own particular charm.
Another factor to consider is whether you want a condo or house facing the sea, in the center of town (near the beach) or a residential property (a little further from the sea but close to services such as schools, banks, hospitals)
3.- Units per project
This is another important point to consider. There are properties available in smaller projects which offer basic amenities such as a pool or green areas. But there are also larger properties which offer a wide variety of amenities that may include multiple pools, restaurants, gym and cinema. The latter having more of a resort- like atmosphere.
4.- Evaluate the Developer
It is very important to choose a developer with extensive experience, broad financial strength and a good reputation for completing real estate projects. It’s also important that the amenities and finishes are stipulated in the contract. It is equally important that the developer have a good record of after-sales service. In short, being familiar with the developer is vital to avoiding long-term issues.
5.- Finished or Under Construction?
Each of these options has advantages and disadvantages to consider. The first step is to define the following: When do we want to use the property? Is it useful for us to defer payment? Can we visualize the property from the plans? Does the developer offer a guarantee for fulfillment of obligation in the purchase contract?
As you can see there are a wide variety of options to consider when making your first investment in the Riviera Maya- These are some primary considerations, but if you have any further questions please write to me or send me a WhatsApp and I will gladly answer you .
What did you think of this information? , I’d love to know your opinion.
If you want to know about a specific topic, let me know and I can answer your questions in the following posts.