The broad variety of options for real estate investment in and around Puerto Vallarta can be rather overwhelming. However, thanks to some easy-to-use online searching tools, you can begin narrowing your options from the comfort of your own home.
Garza Blanca Preserve - South Shore, Puerto Vallarta
Garza Blanca, when complete will have two distinct areas on the hillside of the Sierra Madres a few minutes south of downtown Vallarta: mountain and beachfront, with both offering full and a limited number of fractional ownership villas.
Puerto Bahia Villas and Spa
Riviera Nayarit was launched in 2008 as one of Mexico’s brand new tourist destinations. Ever since then, it has been busy putting itself on the map as one of the most sought after investment destinations in Mexico.
Membership Rules and Fees for Multi-List Vallarta
These are the monthly fees for Multi-List Vallarta service for agency membership. Membership with Multi-List Vallarta is only available for offices whose broker has been previously qualified as an AMPI member (Professional Association of the Mexican Real estate board members).
Real Estate Glossary
Following are definitions of commonly used words or phrases in the Puerto Vallarta real estate industry.
Get better deals on your real estate property
When you buy a real estate property, you take out an affordable mortgage that you can easily pay off in the stipulated time. But sometimes due to uncertain problems, you may not be able to pay back your mortgage. Then you can refinance your mortgage for better terms and conditions.
Brenda Berry - Canada
We feel Puerto Vallarta is particulary safe. We came here in the Fall. We had purchased a home in Nuevo Vallarta in the Summer after spending over fifteen years coming for +- month long visits, always feeling safe. We have now retired here, and will be spending most of our time here. The home we have is very much more than we could have for the same amount were we to purchase another in Victoria BC. We take care, the same care we would anywhere else. We also update ourselves fairly regularly to monitor what is going on around us in the news...
Mike - B.C. Canada
I myself have travelled to Mexico and currently own a condo in Nuevo Vallarta and can honestly say life down there is a lot less stressful the people are incredibly friendly much more so than at home in B.C. And as far as crime there is no comparisons we are far more at risk in Victoria and definitely more in Vancouver so if you are reading this and are on the fence get off and go down and explore it is a great place to visit and just be. I think there are people who's best interest is served by promoting these untruths about Mexico...
David - Puerto Vallarta
Eleven years ago we spent our first day in Puerto Vallarta. A short few hours off a ship and there was an instant attraction. As the ship departed, we promised a return visit to explore this enchanting city. In 2002, we returned and spent 10 days, 2003, we spent 14 days, 2004 we spent 21 days. We discovered the wonderful culture, acceptance, friendliness the Mexicans bestowed on us. We found Puerto Vallarta extremely seductive and offering a life of Paradise...
I own a villa at La Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta and a second villa at Punta Vista Signature Residence in Punta Mita. Each year I spend considerable time in the Puerto Vallarta area and have never witnessed any violence what so ever. The cartel violence has been mostly limited to the border towns and is primarily a turf battle between the cartels for control of the drug routes to the U.S. There has been additional violence between the cartels and the Mexican government who's goal is to dismantle the cartels. The violence is not being directed toward tourists...
Don & Kay: Michigan
We have had some of our most beautiful and memorable experiences over the last 23 years in Puerto Vallarta. We consider ourselves fortunate to have shared almost 40 % of our adult lives with the warm and sensitive Mexican people who have welcomed us and helped us make a second home in their country. Our children and grandchildren have taken their Spring...
Jan & Dave Opie: Ontario, Canada
My husband and I are staying in a rental condo for two months enjoying not only the weather but the people as well. People hesitant to visit the puerto Vallarta area are victims in their own mind and cheat themselves of a truly wonderful cultural experience. I have taught in schools inland further north, sailed the whole west coast in a 30' sloop and can boast of nothing but joy of being here...
Gary Mitchell: Vancouver, Canada & Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
The first time I came to Puerto Vallarta was in 2002. I had been to other places in Mexico and immediately fell in love with old town, the cobblestone streets, the architecture and the culture. In more recent trips it continues to get even better with more improvements every year. It is very clean, very friendly and very safe. There are police everywhere but they are not intimidating whatsoever. I have always felt very safe here...
Rob & Angela Greenhow: Punta MitaMexico is a perfect case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts, though all the stories in the media would have us believe otherwise. What I see is the not the Mexico I have come to know...and love. We have borrowed a small piece of heaven in Punta Mita. The people possess a pure joy for life, an empathy, and a warmth that I have experienced nowhere else. The pacific coastline is...
Craig & Jen Loucks: Punta MitaHaving spent many a holiday in Maui through to my teens, my idea of paradise became synonymous with swaying palm trees, stretches of sandy beach, and fragrant ocean breezes. As an adult, nothing changed except adding accessibility to that list. We had looked at second homes in Maui, but the hassle and time that came with the distance of getting there made us start to look for other options. We traveled the world, from St. Tropez to St. Lucia, Portofino, Costa Rica, Bahamas, the Keys and everything...
Debbie Baker: originally from British Columbia Canada
I have the pleasure of working with many Canadians and Americans. Of course travelers’ safety is on the top of their list when visiting any foreign country either for vacation, business, or investment purposes. I have been coming to Vallarta for three years and made it my forever home in May 2010 at the height of the Swine Flu (H1N1) scare. It was a huge media hype and my flight from Vancouver was cancelled three times prior to arriving. When I finally did make it here...
Ron and Anita Patsula, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
We are coming to the end of our first week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and have enjoyed every minute. Anita and I feel perfectly safe as we walk the streets of the city and all of the locals have been very helpful and friendly. We have been drinking our water directly from the tap (the double filtered water takes too long to fill the glass) and are feeling great. We have been sending daily notes...
Len Rutman, Toronto Canada
My purchase of a home in the Bucerias area four years ago was based on my wish to live in paradise during the winter months. It turns out that I have experienced so many more positives than I thought about when I made the purchase. The number, quality and variety of restaurants is amazing and disproporionately larger than anyone would expect in...
Pat Kelly: (Previously of Las Vegas, Nevada)
Hello, my name is Pat Kelly and I moved to Puerto Vallarta almost 3 years ago. We had been traveling to PV for about eight years and just really fell in love with the city and its inhabitants. We always felt it had the right mixture of ¨old country¨ charm and modern conveniences. We bought our condo in 2006 and then moved here full time in 2008. We did decide after our first year, that we would spend the summers traveling to different parts of the world as it gets pretty toasty here for several months of...
Lorraine Allen: Canada
I have been coming to Puerto Vallarta for 20 years. In all that time there has never been a time when I felt unsafe. I have walked the main streets alone in the dead of night, a tipsy middle-aged woman. The only people who have even spoken to me have been persons who wanted to help me. There have been times when I’ve been sick and perfect strangers (Mexicans) have taken on the responsibility of getting me...
Real Estate in Mexico Directory
The following are links to real estate companies or services that are involved in the Mexico or Vallarta real estate industry.
General Outline for the new immigration law of Mexico
This Article is principally directed toward individuals of US and Canadian nationality and how the reforms affect their immigration status in Mexico. It covers the principal topics and most common situations.
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.
6 Ways to Search for Real Estate
MLSVallarta.com has been providing online real estate search for professionals and the public for more than 15 years, with our goal to make property search as easy and simple as possible. Today, there are six different ways to search for real estate in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.
Vallarta Real Estate 101
Purchasing real estate in Mexico may appear to be a daunting venture. To help demystify the process, we’ve created this CliffsNotes-style, jargon-free guide. Providing an informative overview of this multi-dimensional topic, it includes answers to a number of the Frequently Asked Questions that repeatedly come our way.
Home Seller's Guide to Real Estate in Vallarta/Nayarit
So you are considering selling. This is not always an easy decision to come to, as you are selling a place that has been a home for you and family, most likely for a number of years. All the memories that go with it, the good times and the bad, originated here. Sometimes we need something smaller, or larger, or just need to move on. Before your mind is made up, you need to take into consideration current market conditions...
Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit Real Estate Study 2011
The results that follow were generated from two local MLS systems: Multi-List Vallarta (MLV) and Multi-Dev Vallarta (MDV), which have been providing MLS service to realtors and developers in the region for more than 20 years. MLV is for re-sale properties only, while MDV is designed for the needs of real estate developers.
New MLS Search Feature!
The Vallarta Lifestyles Publishing Group has made a few key changes to the way people can search for real estate in the Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit region, through their multiple listing service (MLS) Multi-List Vallarta, located at MLSVallarta.com.
Real Estate Trends 2011-2012
When compiling our annual real estate trends article last year, we saw the year as a turning point in the market. The bottom of the cycle seemed to have been reached, and it should begin to swing upward as we moved into 2011. This seems to have proven to be true, at least for the re-sale market. The number of sales has increased and the number of listings on the market reduced.
Real Estate Trends 2010 - 2011
Looking back, the year 2010 will most likely be seen as a turning point for the Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit real estate market. After having survived the global economic crisis and the swine flu scare that brought the real estate market to a virtual standstill during 2008-2009 (And yes, that was just a year ago! How quickly we forget!), the market saw increased activity this past season, people once again out looking and testing the market with offers.
Costa Vallarta, the amazing coastline that stretches from Barra de Navidad to San Blas, ranges in ecological diversity from lush tropical forest to arid farmland, encompassing pristine beaches, large estuaries teeming with life and rugged cliffs where the foothills of the Sierra Madre meet the sea, interspersed with delightful coves and bays.
Real Estate Trends 2009 - 2010
How things can change in a short period of time! Vallarta's real estate market has been hit on many sides this year, making it difficult for the market to move ahead. Although issues such as the global economic crisis and the swine flu scare are not actually “trends,” since they are not new long-term directions in our marketplace, they are certainly facilitating trends that, for the most part, are new to this market.
The place to start for Selling or Purchasing Real Estate
When it comes to searching for what real estate options are available in or around Vallarta or Riviera Nayarit, the best place to look is either online at MLSVallarta.com or VallartaRealEstateGuide.com. Both sites offer visitors to search the inventories of both Multi-List Vallarta (re-sale properties) and Multi-Dev Vallarta (new or development properties).
Ejido Land in Mexico
Ejidos represent a very interesting topic for investors in real estate and tourism because a considerable amount of land in Mexico belongs to ejidos, and an important amount of these ejidos are located in coastal areas. This article intends to provide a general overview of ejidos in Mexico and the processes available to convert ejido land into sellable property, taking into consideration the most common inquiries I have been asked in working on ejido matters.
2010 Tax Modifications
The purpose of this article is to inform you of the main changes in fiscal and tax laws for 2010. As you will notice these modifications, far from stimulating investment in the tourism and real estate sectors, are focused so that all tax payers make extra contributions that will serve to face the existing public deficit.
A new way to Search
The Vallarta Lifestyles Publishing Group (VLPG) has released an upgrade to Multi-List Vallarta (MLV), their MLS property search for the Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit regions, located on the website www.mlsvallarta.com.
The broad variety of options for real estate investment available in and around Puerto Vallarta can be rather overwhelming. However, thanks to some easy-to-use online searching tools, you can begin narrowing your options from the comfort of your own home.
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? Would it have gone smoother? Would it have given you more personal time? Would you have purchased for less, or sold for more, if a real estate agent was involved?
Leaving the Dream in Good Hands
The taxi is waiting. The drapes are drawn and the door double-locked, but a pang of anxiety persists. After all, you’re leaving your special dream dwelling by the bay to fly north, while the pounding surf continues to spray the patio doors, and the balcony plants bake in the Vallarta sun.
Doing Your Homework
If you are reading this, chances are that you have a vested interest in real estate in the Vallarta region. You are most likely a buyer or a seller (or both) or a professional involved in the industry, and you need sources of clear and current information about the state of the market.