Posted on July 31, 2017
• single story – FOR SALE 300000 USD .
in Punta Banda Ensenada, Ensenada
Posted on June 26, 2017
in Mision Viejo, Rosarito Announcing a price drop on 50418 Calle San Juan Capistrano, a 2200 sqft , 2 bath , 3 bdrm single story. Now FOR SALE 224950 USD . Great Price for 2nd row
Posted on June 23, 2017
in La Bufadora, Ensenada Announcing a price drop on Lot 140 Rancho La Bufadora, a 2000 sqft , 3 bath , 6 bdrm 3-level split. Now FOR SALE 95000 USD . Motivated Sellers!!!
Posted on May 25, 2017
• 1800 sqft 2 storey – FOR SALE 79500 USD .
in Punta Banda Ensenada, Ensenada
Charming home only steps from the beach in Punta Banda. Agua Calientes is a private community of full time and vacation residents. This home is beautifully maintained by the owner of 25 years. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Living dining and kitchen with 2 beds and 1 bath on the main level. Upstairs the entire floor encompasses a very comfortable master suite with its own terrace, walk-in closet, sitting area and bathroom. Lots of natural light throughout the home makes this a bright and cheerful place to live. Kitchen has range and oven, refrigerator, and lovely tiffany style lamp fixtures in the kitchen and adjoining dining area. Cozy living room with brick columns. Low utilities make this an affordable vacation or retirement home. Extra large courtyard to park your car or other toys. Covered patio, Double car garage and extra shed. Gated and secure. This property is on a land lease at approximately $200 with guaranteed renewals every 5 to 10 years. Great land owner who monitors the property regularly. The best part is the location. Only steps to the beautiful beach of Punta Banda. Walk the 5 mile beach, horseback ride, watch the whales or just hang out with friends. This is a lovely part of Mexico to make your home.
Posted on April 23, 2017
• 2,200 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bdrm single story – $249,500 USD. Great Price for 2nd row
Mision Viejo, Baja California
Posted on April 14, 2017
Magnificent Views of Pacific and Bay
in Puerto Escondido, Ensenada
Announcing a price drop
on Lot 4 Manzana, a
lot / land
42000 USD .
Posted on April 14, 2017
• lot / land – $42,000 USD.
Col. Puerto Escondido, La Bufadora – Spectacular Bay view Lot in the exclusive community of Puerto Escondido, Ensenada. Just minutes from the famed La Bufadora, where this natural phenomenon geyser shoots water from beneath the sea hundreds of feet in the air. This is a smaller lot with one home next door and another empty lot on the other side. Buyer to verify lot square footage to their satisfaction. Seller thinks it’s around 3500 sq.ft. or so. If you build a two story home on this lot you would benefit from both views of the Pacific Ocean and the Ensenada Bay plus the Beach in Punta Banda. The neighborhood is quiet and secure with patrols and a close group of property owners who look out for one another. This community offers the most luxurious homes in the area. Building prices are anywhere from $50 to $100 per sq. ft. Very affordable luxury living. Call for more details.
Updated on March 30, 2017
This is my first post on my new Mexican website, www.BajaCalRealEstate.com. Although I have lived in Mexico on and off for over 6 years at the time of this post ( 3/29/17) and have been involved in real estate this whole time, this is the first of many posts about the current conditions for making Baja California your new retirement place of residence. My hope is that I can shed light on the lifestyle of living in this beautiful part of Mexico and answer some of your questions.
The subject territory starts in Rosarito, just a few miles south of the border in San Diego and goes south to Ensenada, more specifically Punta Banda. Ensenada is typically about an hour and 20 minute drive from the border. Punta Banda is another 30 to 40 minutes south on beach. The trip down the coast on the Toll Freeway known in Mexico as the “Quota” is a stunning drive, showing off the Pacific Ocean and Coronado Islands.
Properties range is price from $65K to $7 million dollars. The most popular homes for Americans tend to be in the range of $200K to $450K. For this you can buy a high quality 2 to 4 bedroom home with granite countertops, some views of the ocean, city or mountains, and typically around 1200 to 2000 sq.ft. Some properties in the Punta Banda area are on leased land, which is good if you have a lower budget. Land rents are usually on a lease for 5 to 10 years with renewal options for between $180 and $500 monthly, depending on the amenities of the property.
Buying real estate in Mexico is fairly easy. If your home is within 50 miles of the coast or border you cannot own land in your own name unless you are a Mexican citizen. This is not a problem as Bank Trusts are set up called “Fideicomisos” in which they hold the title to the property. The beneficiary of the trust, “You” control the trust. You can sell the property, rent it, improve it, heir it to your relatives or do anything you want with it. It’s pretty much the same as fee simple title in the States. There is a bank fee for maintaining the trust each year.
The lifestyle in Baja is simple, full of adventure and fun. Of course you have the sun and the ocean with a temperate climate between 60 and 85 degrees year round where you can swim, dive, collect muscles, fish, play tennis, golf, bike, kayak, waterski, boat, cruise, sail, horseback ride, dune buggy ride and climb the rocky coast. There are cities, small towns, beach communities, exclusive real estate developments, luxury condo towers, farm and ranch property and magnificent water views in most costal communities. One of the most interesting places to visit or live is the Valle de Guadalupe. It’s the main wine producing area of Mexico and is located about 20 minutes north of Ensenada.
Boutique Wineries and some very large ones are located in this valley. Homes don’t come on the market often but you can buy a few acres and build your own. Gourmet restaurants, homemade local cheeses, vegetables, and fruits along with fine breads and wines are the local economy together with Good Hotels and B & B’s. Local entertainment at some of the larger wineries boast Latin and International concerts and shows. It’s a wonderful place for the weekend and to bring friends and family.
Living in Baja and being so close to the States is the perfect location to keep in touch with your US families, friends, doctors and shopping. Although, the hospitals and doctors in this part of Baja are really great. A private doctor’s visit is around $40 and you can count on the doctor’s undivided attention during your visit and follow up afterwards. Many local hospitals work under US standards and some may accept your insurance. Dentists, Plastic Surgeons and Orthopedic surgery is much less expensive than in the States and the quality is just as good, according to many of my friends and colleagues who have more experience than I do in this area.
So if you have an interest in visiting Baja and buying a home please give me a call. I’ll be happy to answer your questions and help you find the perfect place to retire or just have as a vacation home.
Baja California Real Estate
MX: 646-160-2466 US: 425-493-6647