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Myth vs Reality of Purchasing a Home in Mexico

Garza Blanca Real Estate’s full-time ownership specialist, Barry Myatt would like to share with members some intriguing insight into the Mexican real estate market. Over the years, Barry has interviewed more than 25,000 real estate clients and was involved with the early fractional real estate market. He operated a private travel agency as well as worked as a consultant in tourism. He has lived in the Caribbean, New York City, Hawaii, and Mexico. You can find Barry working alongside Maria Estela Nuñez at the real estate office on site at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta on your next trip. Why not ask him for some advice? Some Facts & Figures – Tourism and Mexican Real Estate The Mexican government began strategically encouraging tourism to Mexico in the 1960s and 70s, and the country has seen exponential growth of tourism every year since then. Many tourists fell in love with Mexico and decided to purchase part-time or full-time residences inside of Mexico. There is a Mexican saying, “De la vista nacer el amor,” …

Why Choose Puerto Vallarta as Your Home?

When it comes to choosing the right place to put down roots there are many factors to consider. On the one hand, it has to be about what’s best for you. But, if you are moving with your family, you will need to consider what is best for each individual as well as your family as a whole. As Club Caribe members, we know you are pretty clear about the reasons why Mexico is such a great destination to visit on vacation; but, have you considered what makes it a great place to settle either as a winter home or to become a permanent resident?   Take a look below at what makes Puerto Vallarta a great choice as a place to live in Mexico. Puerto Vallarta’s Charm Puerto Vallarta is charming, so charming, in fact, that many of the snowbirds who come here year on year end up moving permanently. The oceanside setting and stunning architecture, combined with the low cost of living and amazing amenities, make it a place where you can live …

What Makes Garza Blanca Real Estate Different?

Buying real estate at Garza Blanca Preserve in Puerto Vallarta is not like purchasing other kinds of residences in Mexico. You will enjoy a totally unique experience where you can live a 5 star lifestyle 365 days a year. Just imagine living like a VIP hotel guests in your own home? That is our promise at Garza Blanca real estate. You buy a home and we make sure you enjoy all the frills and trimmings of a 5 star resort.   Investing in Personalized Services Your real estate investment at Garza Blanca Preserve is much more than buying a home; you are investing in personalized services and a lifetime of unforgettable experiences. Besides all the freedoms and privileges of homeownership, but you will enjoy a VIP lifestyle, services, and all the amenities that you get when taking a luxury vacation!   Owning a residence with 5-star hotel services is a pleasant hybrid of the freedoms and privileges of homeownership and the luxuries and pampering that you can enjoy whilst on vacation.   Take a look …

Upgrading Club Caribe Membership to Ownership in Puerto Vallarta

At Club Caribe we take pride in offering flexibility and quality to all of our members. It is our goal to ensure that members are able to enjoy their investment to the fullest, and that they can use it in ways that suit their lifestyle best. One hugely important element that ensures the flexibility of your membership is the fact that you can upgrade it whenever your circumstances change. Upgrading for more and more enjoyment For many members, upgrading may mean buying more club points to cover a special occasion or big vacation, but for others it can mean moving into the Elite tiers in order to enjoy additional privileges and benefits. For some, upgrading can bring the opportunity to turning membership into a life-long real estate investment. Moving Effortlessly from Membership to Ownership You might read this and think that you’re happy with your Club Caribe membership as it is, and that’s fine! We want our members to love their membership no matter what. However, there are many reasons why you might consider turning …

2018 and Beyond – Real Estate in Puerto Vallarta

It doesn’t take a real estate expert to notice that Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit are experiencing an upturn in the real estate market. With so much construction going on in Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Zone near Los Muertos Beach, it’s clear that developers are cashing in on the region’s popularity as one of the top destinations in Mexico. Likewise, real estate publications are on the rise, filling their pages with potential homes for would-be Puerto Vallarta expats.   Prices beginning to rise Now is the time to buy real estate before prices begin to rise once again. According to statistics about the region from AMPI (Puerto Vallarta’s official real estate association) the average sales price of properties is appreciating, with a 4% increase on closing prices manifested for last year. This is positive news for current real estate owners and a wake-up call for those who want to get on Puerto Vallarta’s real estate market ladder. Puerto Vallarta is trending again It should come as no surprise to members why Puerto Vallarta is trending as …

Reasons to Buy Real Estate by the Beach

Buying real estate by the beach is a dream that is often reserved for the very lucky or the very rich. There are very few investments that compare and even fewer that bring so much pleasure. Below are some top reasons to buy real estate by the beach:   Investment Firstly, buying real estate by the beach is a great investment. Generally speaking, homes purchased in top beach destinations hold their value and most appreciate greatly overtime. In the meantime, you can enjoy and share your investment with your loved ones. It is also a desirable asset that can be bequeathed after your passing or can be enjoyed in your honor by those you leave behind.   Great views Real estate by the beach tends to be characterized by great views. Enjoying a sea view from your property is one of life’s true blessings. Easy to rent Real estate by the beach is often very easy to rent out for a profit or to cover your maintenance costs, should you wish to do so. Prime …

What to Look for in Real Estate – Quality

Purchasing real estate is very often an emotional decision: we fall in love with a property, a particular scenic view or location and simply have to buy the house, condo or apartment yet fail to think rationally about the practicalities such as how well it was constructed, what materials were used etc. Fortunately for those people who fall in love with the real estate options at Garza Blanca Preserve, you can be sure of the quality of construction and the first class finishings.   Construction, finishings and furniture All of the residences at Garza Blanca Preserve have been built to last using the finest construction materials as well as top quality finishes. The kitchens are fitted with high quality appliances from Kitchen Aid and granite countertops while bathrooms and floors enjoy marble finishes. Double glazed windows that meet modern standards to protect from gale-force winds are fitted throughout. Water quality While many Garza Blanca residents prefer to drink bottled water, you can rest assured the water that arrives to your faucets is certified as portable …

Maria Estela, Your Go-to for Real Estate Advice

Next time you visit Garza Blanca Resort & Spa, take time to visit the real estate office located next to the lobby and meet Maria Estela Nuñez who is on hand daily to talk to you personally about the real estate options for you and your family. The relaxed setting and warm personalized service provides you the ideal environment to ask any questions you may have about potentially upgrading your membership to ownership whether now or in the future. With her experience in real estate, Maria Estela knows how buying property requires time and patience to make sure that you get exactly what you want.   We spent some time talking to Maria Estela to find out a little about her background and why she thinks Garza Blanca Real Estate is such a wonderful opportunity, especially for members. Enjoy the interview below.   Where are you from and how did you arrive to Puerto Vallarta? It’s a little complicated… I’m from a small town located in the mountains of Oaxaca called San Jose Independencia. My …

Potential Rental Income from Real Estate in Puerto Vallarta

Few will deny that buying real estate has many benefits, be it personal pleasure as you enjoy your dream home, or the potential for returns on your investment when your property value appreciates, or, perhaps, the security real estate gives you when you own a tangible asset. However, the potential for rental income is often overlooked and can be an attractive benefit of buying real estate, especially in popular vacation destinations.     Rental potential in vacation hotspots Today more than ever, renting out your home is pretty easy, particularly in vacation hotspots. You might choose to offer your residence for rental in the long-, mid-, or short-term to make variable profits depending on how often and for how long you decide to rent your home. You can rent by the day or week to ensure that you have maximum control over the time you wish to spend in your property or rent for longer periods for ease. When you own real estate in areas with high demand, there is great potential for rental income. …

Signature Points Make Real Estate Flexible

Transforming your membership into titled ownership in Puerto Vallarta with Garza Blanca Real Estate is full of fabulous benefits. Not only will you own real estate in one of the most exclusive 5-star resort complexes in Mexico built on an incredible ocean-front nature preserve, but you will also retain the flexibility that so many vacation club members value so highly. There’s a widely held misunderstanding about Garza Blanca Real Estate that when you purchase full or fractional property you will lose the chance to stay in other destinations. As you will discover below, Signature Points ensures that this is not the case. Signature Points makes Garza Blanca Real Estate Flexible Following a very similar format to the current Preferred Points program that all members enjoy as Club Caribe members, the Signature Points program for owners offers benefits equivalent to those of top tier Elite members. Those who purchase Garza Blanca real estate—whether full or fractional ownership—will be granted a yearly allowance of Signature Points which is equal to 14 nights in accommodation of a similar …