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Introducing Mauricio Montes De Oca - Director of Sales, Real Estate

Introducing Mauricio Montes De Oca – Director of Sales, Real Estate

We are very proud to introduce Mauricio Montes De Oca as the new Director of Sales for Garza Blanca’s real estate division. Mauricio comes to us with 33 years of experience in real estate sales in Mexico.  He is originally from Mexico City, and started his professional career at Universidad Tecnológica de México in Marketing. For the next three decades, Mauricio dedicated himself to the field of real estate, engaging in various studies along the way including real estate closings and titles, legal consequences of real estate transactions in Mexico, fiscal legislation and fiscal reform, Mexican real estate legal framework, real estate development marketing and sales, and English language studies. He wrote a real estate column in the international newspaper Gringo Gazette for a while, and he even produced a yearly edited book of Real Estate overview and statistics about Los Cabos for many years.  Mauricio is well educated in foreign investment law and its rules, the restricted zone and “Fideicomisos”, real estate appraisals, mercantile corporations, advanced administration, foreign investments in Mexico, and real estate …

2 Bedroom Versus 3 Bedroom Vacation Home

Thinking of buying a vacation home in Mexico?  Garza Blanca residences are a wonderful option for anyone looking to buy a vacation home right on the beach in the most beautiful locale on the Pacific coast!  Perhaps you’re wondering if a 2 bedroom residence or 3 bedroom residence would be better for you.  We have some tips about how to decide between a 2 bedroom versus a 3 bedroom vacation home in paradise.  Location, Location, Location!  You know what they say: in real estate, location is king. You can always change the paint colors and kitchen countertops in any property, but you can never change the neighborhood. Whether you decide to purchase a 2 bedroom or 3 bedroom vacation home, making sure it’s in a great neighborhood will benefit your vacation lifestyle immensely, and a great location also makes a great investment.  And what better neighborhood could you possibly ask for than right on the beach, backing up to lush jungle mountains and a waterfall! Garza Blanca has its own private beach with soft sand …

All About Garza Blanca Real Estate: Perks of Ownership

All About Garza Blanca Real Estate: Perks of Ownership

Garza Blanca real estate is a solid investment for savvy individuals who recognize a good value when they see it. Whether you plan to retire in paradise, plan to use your home as a vacation rental, or simply want to own a luxurious second home for getaways, Garza Blanca real estate has it all. The hotel condo concept has revolutionized what individuals expect in a vacation home by the sea. The natural beauty of Banderas Bay, coupled with world class amenities and spacious private residences, make Garza Blanca a top real estate choice for foreigners wanting to set down roots in Puerto Vallarta.  Read below to learn more about Garza Blanca real estate and see what you’ve been missing. Garza Blanca: Elegant Beachfront Residences One of the perks of ownership at Garza Blanca real estate is that the private Signature residences are elegant, spacious and exquisitely finished. With high end decor and careful thought put into every detail, you will appreciate its solid construction when you see it for yourself. Each residence is awe inspiringly …

Barry Myatt, Nuestro Especialista en Propiedades Completas

Spotlight on Full Ownership Specialist Barry Myatt

This week we are featuring Barry Myatt who is the Full Ownership Specialist at Garza Blanca Real Estate. Born in Boston, MA, Myatt and his family moved to Puerto Rico when he was a child where he lived up until 1974 with a few years spent living in California as well. After finishing high school, Myatt studied art, advertising, cartooning, sculpture and art history at the renowned New York School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, New York. Continue reading below to learn how this art and cultural aficionado transitioned into a real estate expert that is one of Garza Blanca’s esteemed team members.  Art Education & Real World Experience During his studies, Myatt was fortunate to have studied under famous artists such as Harvey Kurtzman, Will Eisner, and Marshall Arisman among others. The Arts and Antique field intrigued Myatt and he was inspired to learn the business from the bottom up. His early work included buying, restoring, and appraising which became a true passion for him. During a vacation in Hawaii, he took advantage of …

Sneak Peek Into Garza Blanca’s Real Estate Expansion

We are all very excited here at Garza Blanca Real Estate. As you are probably aware, we are preparing for the expansion of Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta, and we’ve just seen the Master Plan and architectural plans for the next phase. It’s still early days, with the official launch and pre-sales estimated for Summer 2019, but what I can tell you is this: 2 new hotels, hotel villas, independent luxury residences, and a wide array of new condos. The condos will include 1 bedrooms, the ever popular 2 bedrooms, and larger 3 bedrooms. Add multiple swimming pools, a village square with restaurants and bars, and a plethora of amenities into the mix, and this will definitely be a winner. Here are a couple of sneak images for you of the site, as well as the condo buildings. Do you want to be part of the next phase? Do you want to own a jewel in Puerto Vallarta’s crown? Do you want to be the first to receive pre-launch plans and prices? Then drop the team …

Is Fractional Ownership For Me?

You want to own a second home, but you are wondering about whether it’s the right thing to do. After all, you will only use it a few weeks a year to vacation with the family. Can you justify, or afford to buy a place outright, have the ownership expenses all year round, and only use it for vacations? Have you considered fractional ownership?   What is fractional ownership and how does it work? Is it a safe option? Is it right for you? The concept is reality is very simple, and very safe. Fractional ownership, unlike vacation clubs, is fully deeded, meaning that you own a percentage of your property. How does it work? We bring unrelated parties together to co-own a second home, similar to what friends and relatives have done on their own for years and decades. Fractional ownership is the shared ownership of a residence with partner owners in the same unit. Residences in this program are divided into fractions of 1/12 (4 weeks) per year, for life.   You get …

Can I Finance My Full Time or Fractional Purchase?

In this month’s Real Estate article, we are going to discuss a question we often get from potential buyers here at Garza Blanca: can I finance my purchase? Almost everyone falls in love with Garza Blanca. And what’s not to love? The breathtaking views? The meticulous attention to detail? The endless list of services available to our owners? Why wouldn’t someone want to own a vacation home here, a second home or even a retirement home? Being here and experiencing the service triggers emotions in people, and the thought of ownership is one step closer.   Many buyers who walk into the sales office don’t even ask for a tour the property. They have already stayed in the condos, they have laid down by the pool or the beach, they have been waited on by the best in the industry. But then “reality” kicks in, and people think – can I really afford this? A one-off cash payment might not be an option for everyone, and many buyers wonder if financing is available to purchase …

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What is Fractional Ownership?

Fractional ownership is the shared ownership of a residence, with partner owners of the same unit. Fractional ownership is titled ownership, meaning that anyone who buys a fractional (just like with full ownership) has a title to the asset / property. This also means that as the price of property in the area increases over time, so does the value of the investment or fraction. Each fractional unit within Garza Blanca has a total of 13 owners. Each owner buys a 4-week fraction, (12 of them) with the 13th owner getting only 2 weeks. The 2 week fraction is always for weeks 51 and 52, which is the Holiday fraction. The rest of the owners buy a fraction with a season: winter, summer and spring / autumn. The fraction rotates every year within the season. Attached below is a 10 year schedule for your information, so you can see how the fractions rotate each year. If you are thinking about purchasing a Fractional Ownership at Garza Blanca, now is a great time to do it! …

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How to Plan a Move to Mexico

Do you dream of making a move to Mexico to live out a second youth? There are some things to consider if you have decided to move to Mexico. Anytime you move to a new country it involves some planning, so here are some important tips that will help you with your move to Mexico.   VISA Applications and Travel Arrangements Foreigners who enter Mexico are given a 6 month Tourist VISA also known as a FMM Visa. However, if you are planning a move to Mexico, you should apply for a resident Visa for a longer stay.  It is recommended to get help from an immigration lawyer who will help you navigate the immigration process to avoid wasting time at the Immigration offices. Also, if you plan to fly when you move to Mexico, ensure all flight tickets and travel arrangements are secured ahead of time. You don’t want to run the risk of not being able to fly on the dates you want to.    Ensure Passports Are Current Did you know that …

Marble Flooring – Elegance & Durability

Living and owning luxury real estate in Puerto Vallarta lends itself to consider what type of flooring you want for your home. Unlike homes in the United States or Canada, most homes in Mexico have tile flooring for ease of cleaning and practicality. Carpet is a big no-no in Mexico, and most people do not miss carpet at all. If you want to add a touch of warmth or a pop of color, a sectional rug can be a perfect addition to complement your classy tiled floor. The most commonly used tiles in Mexico are made of ceramic, porcelain, brick, cantera and marble. Without a doubt, marble floors are the most elegant and durable of flooring choices, and that is why marble flooring is incorporated into each beachfront residence at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa. Read below to learn more about the history and function of marble flooring, and why Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa only uses the highest quality Italian marble tiles in each luxury suite. Marble is a metamorphic store that …