If you are looking at Guanajuato Real Estate in Central Mexico there are several options of styling and places to buy. San Miguel de Allende is an obvious choice for many…a Conde Nast top pick in 2014. Upwards of 10K Americans the international presence is strong. The architecture captivates the newcomers for sure. Not to mention the great restaurants, art galleries, colonial tiendas, organic groceries, cultural events and more.
But, it is not the only place to be. If you want a college town vibe, check out Guanajuato City. The mountainous terrain and tunnels under the city are captivating. The Centro is closed off to cars..stroll in peace.
For an authentic wild-west experience, try Mineral de Pozos. Home to cobblestone streets and century old mines, a 400 year old church, and plenty of fresh air at 7500 feet above sea level…where cowboys reign. Plaid shirts, machetes, cowboy hats and Wrangler jeans. Sexy and old-time Mexico…in the present day.
For most, international living, is a pipe dream. For the daring, adventurous, and savvy, buying in Guanajuato can be a primary residence for lower cost of living, non-reportable real estate asset, and a Plan B if things should get uglier in the home country.
Buying offshore does require information and thought. Central Mexico is fast becoming the quintessential safe-haven pick for those wanting to diversify and see life differently.
The creative lifestyle has much to offer. The mindset needs to be ready and willing and the sunshine and beautiful countryside can take over.
Everything is available here now too. Antea Mall just 35 minutes from Pozos or San Miguel has anything your heart desires. The largest mall in Latin America has helped put Central Mexico on the map.
Excellent medical care to boot. Medical tourism in Mexico is #2 behind Thailand. Plastic surgery, dental care, skin care, hip replacements, etc….are all within an hours drive. Organic meat, chicken, veggies, fruit, all at local markets.
Architects skilled at building and implementing grey water catchment and more. Ironwork, tilework, furniture making, and antiques help make for a creative adventure in building and designing unlike anywhere globally.
Buying Guanajuato real estate is affordable, easy and safe….if you practice safe buying. Use a Notario. Request an escrow service. Ask to see the Escritura (deed) before buying to ensure the name on the title is the name of the seller. Buy title insurance. Have legal documents for everything in writing. Make sure you are comfortable with your purchase before signing anything. A purchase agreement called the ‘Compra Venta’ should outline all items of the sale including timelines, deposits, and terms of sale. Your application to buy in Mexico is done with the Notario as well before closing. Ask questions! Always keep the original Escritura with you in a safe place. Keep copies as well. And then enjoy! Contact me if you have questions.