Foreigners and Mexican nationals alike can enjoy a number of traditional ownership opportunities in Cabo, from full ownership of family homes, to condos to apartments, all of which are suitable for those seeking to relocate permanently in Cabo San Lucas or San Jose del Cabo, wanting to buy a vacation home or looking to invest in property to rent. For almost every kind of vacation homeowner, there are many different options available in Cabo.
The Real Estate Market in Cabo
Over the last 5 years since the economic slump, most real estate ownership opportunities in Cabo have been re-sale properties, however, we are seeing a rise in new properties coming on the market as developers are building again. These new homes are attracting a different type of buyer looking for properties that are smaller and more cost effective. Most people looking for ownership opportunities in Cabo are looking to purchase something new, so this is a good time for the real estate market in Cabo.
Second home ownership in Cabo
Second home ownership in Cabo is very appealing for those wanting a vacation home to bring coworkers, family, and friends. You can come anytime you want and use it anytime. There really is nothing like owning your own place. However, remember that when you purchase a second home, you are responsible for all repairs and maintenance, so this will require that you hire someone to take care of your vacation property like a property manager.
Is it safe to buy in pre-sale in Cabo?
Unfortunately, there are downsides to purchasing a new product as you really don’t know what you will end up with and the risk that the developer actually finishes the project is very real. Nevertheless, you can get a great deal when buying during the pre-sale stages, meaning that your profit is much greater. Likewise, when purchasing a brand new property in Cabo, you can be sure that the designs are modern, built with the latest building products and ready to use.
How about building your own home?
It may be safer to purchase a property that has already been built, but there is something magical about building your own home, because you will be involved in the design, so you know what you are getting. Speaking Spanish will help you in this process but it not essential if you work with a reputable architecture firm and construction firms.
Condominium living is the first choice for most people wanting a second home in Cabo. It is just easier, because you can maintain a condo with ease, then when it is time for you to return home you just lock up the condo and go home. However, there will be neighbors you will have to deal with. Neighbors could be on both sides of you or below or above you, so think about this when you are picking a condominium. You also are responsible in the upkeep, repairs, and maintenance on the condo inside, although the common areas are maintained with your HOA fees. An added plus to condominium living is they stand tall, so you will have great views.