Kathy's Real Estate Roundup is a real estate blog written by Kathy Katz, Broker and Owner of the Baja Real Estate Group. The blog focuses on foreigners buying real estate in Baja California and the lifestyle that buying in a foreign country entails.
Currently being featured as a column in the Rosarito English Newspaper Baja Times, Kathy's Real Estate Roundup is followed bi-weekly by local residents and visitors alike.
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Many current homeowners who are now selling their homes have owned them for over 10 years, as Rosarito Beach has always been a strong market for the second home buyer.
These sellers are not always selling their properties at a loss but they’re still selling well under market price making them an incredible deal.
We also have the unfortunate sellers that just bought at the wrong time and need to sell to at least recover a part of their investment, making these condos in Rosarito Beach a perfect investment for buyers. Browse the best deals on the best Baja homes!
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No two properties are exactly alike. There are some that are more luxurious than others, some may have features others don't, location maybe different, view, design, decor, layout, materials... So many factors to consider when looking for the perfect home.
But there are a select few that clearly stand aside from the rest. From the most amazing location to the incredible detail in decor and design. We like to call these Elite Homes .
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Short term or long term, furnished or unfurnished we are sure you'll find the right home in our listings. If you don't see something right away, send us an email, we'll be happy to help you find it. See our Baja Rentals .
Moving to Mexico and looking for your dream house can be one of the most exciting times in your life. However, the task lies in finding the perfect home, and sometimes, the best way to do it is by building it to your own specifications.
If you have recently been driving around in the Rosarito-Ensenada area, you may have noticed a great deal of construction activity, especially for private residences. This shows that many people are choosing to build homes.
The good news is that oceanfront and ocean views lots are still available in the Rosarito Coast. Some are located within well-established communities, which is ideal in terms of safety, service availability and infrastructure.
Building costs start at $55 a square foot, which will get you a great home with granite counters, dual pane windows, and of course, a floor plan customized to your wants and needs. Some cool features I´ve seen in custom-built homes in Rosarito include wine cellars, oversized walk-in closets and extra light switches around the house. Now would be the time to add an elevator for your later years. Even if you leave the open shaft, you can add the elevator when you need it.
Unlike the US, in Mexico it is common for the “Arquitecto” to take the role of contractor as well. This makes it much easier to make small changes and adjustments along the way.
Baja HOA: What does it cover? …and will you make use of it?
looking at ownership in Baja, buyers must take into consideration what their monthly
expenses are going to be.
taxes and bank trust fees, and insurance at set fees. But the fee that could make a difference is
your monthly HOA. This could work to your advantage. Meaning, you can choose
your community wisely, so you only pay for the amenities you want and will
question is: are the added amenities worth the cost?
developments in Baja usually offer more green areas, ocean front boardwalks,
and beach access. For many of our clients,
these are well worth any added cost.
places, such as the Condos at the Rosarito Beach Hotel, provide extra discounts
on amenities. They also have a built-in property management, which is nice for investors
looking for lifestyle and value.
Am I paying too much for my Baja Real Estate? Is it the right choice? The decision might be daunting, especially if you are paying cash. But it shouldn´t be.
When buying real-estate in Baja, most foreigners choose to pay cash. And while it is nice not to have a mortgage, writing a check can be a bit nerve wrecking. Am I overpaying? Am I buying in the right location? Should I buy a smaller property –just in case I change my mind?
Well, I´m here to tell you that after living and working in Baja for over 20 years, I have never heard anyone say: “The worst thing I did was move to Mexico”. What we hear more often is: “I should have moved sooner”.
As the Baja real estate market is on an upswing, so are prices, especially in the under $200,000 price range.
While medium priced homes in Rosarito are not seeing a big increase in price, they are selling. In the under $200k price range, inventory has slowly been increasing in price, many buyers looking for properties are having to increase their housing budget to $250,000 and up.
An example of what´s happening in this price range is Calafia Resort and Condo where prices have gone up a little. The condos are still fair priced, and are not feeling the crunch of the market crash in the last few years.
The marked improvement in the market has brought on a sense of urgency. People that at one time would have taken a more relaxed attitude towards buying a home in Rosarito are now getting serious -some even looking at multiple purchases. In other words, the smart buyer is recognizing Mexican real-estate as an investment and is nesting in the area. As a result, many homeowners are taking their homes off the market, looking for a long term investment as well.
All of Baja Real Estate Group’s Baja homes for sale listings are exclusive. What this means to you? It means you are getting high quality, safe Baja property for purchase, either by a foreigner or a national buyer. These properties are also valued at just the right price by our team of real estate professionals, taking into account market trend, location, construction type, amenities and several other factors. Browse now for homes for sale in Rosarito , or homes for sale in Ensenada .