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Real Estate Financing For Foreigners in Mexico

Cabo Secured Lending can help you realize your dream of owning property, whether its for a single family residence, condo, or property for development Mexico is home to the largest number of Americans living outside the United States. Many Americans and foreigners from all over the world come to Mexico to invest in property. Purchasing Mexican real estate offers many advantages, one being having a home in Mexico which will practically pay for itself while having the potential to appreciate in value. Whether your intentions are to snowbird in Mexico and rent it out the remainder of the year or invest...

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Avoid Vehicle Seizure and Fines by Legalizing Your Vehicle in Mexico

Legalizing your vehicle in Mexico can be a complicated process with changing rules and requirements of different Aduana (Customs) authorities and the so-called gray areas of the laws. MEXLAW will provide you with valuable information to help you make the decision whether or not to keep your foreign vehicle in Mexico. Many foreigners are unaware of the importation laws when they arrive. We can help you determine what type of import suits your needs and avoid unnecessary expenses in the future. TEMPORARY IMPORTATION Temporary Importation is a limited time permit. Once it expires, you must return your vehicle to your home country...

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Closing the Deal – Real Estate in Mexico

Did you know foreigners can buy property in Mexico without holding resident status? Although visitors to Mexico can purchase real estate without applying for temporary or permanent residence, holding a resident card will benefit you when it comes time to sell. Claiming the property as your principal residence may exempt you from any capital gains tax on the sale. Obtaining Mexican citizenship will allow you to purchase property in the restricted zone, which refers to properties that are 100 kilometers from the border and 50 kilometers from the coastline, without a fideicomiso, bank trust or a Mexican corporation. You have found...

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Tips on Securing Your Vacation Home in Mexico

So you found your dream home in Mexico, now it is time to shop for a homeowners insurance policy to protect your investment. Unexpected loss happens, whether it is loss through robbery, vandalism, fire, flooding or a natural disaster. Vacation homes are at higher risk of loss as some foreigner property owners only stay six months and leave the home vacant for the remainder of the year. A significant portion of real estate purchased by foreigners in Mexico is condominiums. In this case, the condo association will have a blanket policy to insure the structure, common areas, fixtures, and amenities....

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Hiring Legal Counsel For Your Homeowners Association

Serving on a Homeowners Association board can be time-consuming and at times stressful. There are many regulations and laws, including state and condo laws which the complex must abide by; it can be difficult to understand and comply with the various legal obligations. Moreover, since the condominium complex is made up of many different personalities, emotions can run high when you are addressing issues regarding people's homes and their investments. It is always best to have legal counsel on board before problems arise, be prepared and do not wait till there are serious issues before hiring an attorney. Competent legal...

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