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Key Considerations when Buying Mexican Real Estate: Condo vs. House

Do you dream of living a luxury lifestyle in paradise? If you are considering buying property in Mexico, but are unsure of where to buy or whether to buy a house or a condominium, we have put together a list of top considerations to help with your dilemma.  Puerto Vallarta is an ideal location for foreigners due to its year-round warm climate, spectacular ocean and jungle scenery, endless outdoor activities and gourmet restaurants.  Apart from that, there are numerous other reasons to buy real estate in this beautiful city including pristine beaches, friendly locals, world-class cuisine, and first-rate hospitality.   Once you have decided on the location, you might still struggle with the decision of whether to purchase a standalone house or a condo. There are advantages and disadvantages to both types of housing depending on your lifestyle. Continue reading to find out more.  Pros and Cons:  Owning a standalone house in Puerto Vallarta definitely has its benefits. On average, a house offers you more privacy than a condominium. However, many houses in Puerto Vallarta have been built right next door to the neighbor’s house, so it may not offer that much more privacy than a condominium. If you do have …

Act Now to Snap Up Your Luxury Vacation Home!

Spread over 88 acres of lush tropical terrain, Garza Blanca Preserve is home to the award-winning Garza Blanca resort and Five Diamond Hotel Mousai Puerto Vallarta.  It seems that the cold and snowy weather during this winter has been making people realize that purchasing a second home in beautiful Puerto Vallarta is a great idea! There are still opportunities available to purchase either a fully deeded ownership or a fractional ownership so that you can combine residential ownership lifestyles with luxury vacation experiences.   Some people prefer a deeded full ownership property since they like the idea of traveling multiple times per year or prefer to spend the winter months in a sunny destination while it is snowing back home. For others, a deeded fractional ownership is ideal since they can plan to spend just one month of the year in their beautiful residence, but for a fraction of the price than if they owned the residence outright.   Right now, we have our last 9 beachfront units available for sale starting from $823,000 USD. We also have only 3 Panorama winter fractional ownership units left starting at just $200,000 USD for an amazing $1.6 …

Fractional Versus Full Ownership

Imagine 5-star luxury combined with the privacy of your own private residence on the beach.   If you are looking for more than just a vacation, we have released 14 strategically chosen residences available for full ownership and 3 fractional residences.  Full Ownership  As an owner of one of our full-ownership residences, you can enjoy your luxury residence as much as you want with the added flexibility of enlisting your property with our rental program.  Our Five Star boutique hotel services ensure that no matter the length of time you are gone, your residence will always be in tiptop shape for your return.  Fractional Ownership  If you want to enjoy the benefits of glamorous real estate ownership without the full commitment, residences in the fractional ownership program are divided into fractions of 1/12 (4 weeks) per year, for life. Fractional ownership is the shared ownership of a residence with partner owners in the same unit. Every share in fractional ownership is secured by a separate deed for each purchased residence.  Upon request, Garza Blanca will rent your fractional residence when you are not using it. Income generated can be used to …

The Oceanfront Penthouse at Garza Blanca 

Dreaming of owning your very own beachfront vacation home in Mexico? If you are, consider our ultra–exclusive Oceanfront Penthouse that is still available for purchase. Sometimes, it can be difficult to separate quality coastal real estate from a bad investment. With the best location in Banderas Bay, Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa’s beachfront residences offer homebuyers a chance to own dream real estate in Puerto Vallarta. If you want to live like a VIP, there is no better option than Garza Blanca’s Oceanfront Penthouse.    Open Living Concept     One of the top selling features of the Garza Blanca Oceanfront Penthouse is the spacious open living concept. Designed with 10 foot ceilings that create a dramatic impression from the moment you walk in, you will be awed by the open space and fine finishes throughout. The cook in the family will love the chef’s kitchen with a beautiful granite island, 24 cubic foot stainless steel double-door refrigerator, high end electric stove, oven, dishwasher and wine cooler. With ample dining space, the Penthouse is the ideal place to host and entertain friends. The kitchen seamlessly flows into the living space. This open concept makes cooking …

Beach Life: Living by the Sea Cures All

Beach Life: Living by the Sea Cures All

Besides the amazing views and the soothing effect of the sound of waves crashing on the shore, studies have shown that spending time by the ocean has numerous health benefits and improves general well-being.   In the 18th and 19th centuries, doctors actually prescribed trips to the beach since the ocean air was considered a cure for almost any illness and had supposed healing powers. Living by the ocean is simply good for your health and can reduce your risk of obesity and lower the incidence of heart disease and other ailments.   More and more foreigners are purchasing Mexican real estate on the coast to enjoy the benefits of living at the beach. What better way to bring relaxation and relieve stress? People that live by the ocean not only report reduced stress, but they live in an environment that encourages physical activity such as walking along the beach or swimming in the ocean. Garza Blanca homeowners with properties in Puerto Vallarta have said that living at the beach is not only luxurious and enjoyable, but it happens to be good for you too!  Recently, scientists have conducted several experiments related to the ocean’s health benefits. One such experiment focused on showing photographs of ocean views, green fields or cities to study participants, and then asking how much they were willing to …

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Announcing full ownership sale of 14 new units

For those who have always dreamed about combining exclusive residential ownership with luxury vacation experiences, Garza Blanca Developer, is offering a full ownership opportunity of 10 beachfront and 4 panorama condominiums at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta. Residence club members can take advantage of a special offer discount by purchasing before the end of October 2019 as well as the opportunity to apply the equity of their membership to the sale price.   The units available include 4 two-bedroom condominiums with spectacular oceanfront settings, 2 beachfront condominiums above the Garza Blanca Lobby facing the white sandy beach bay, and 4 condominiums in Tower 4 with stunning panoramic ocean and jungle views.    Take advantage of all the benefits a full ownership condominium offers: your own piece of paradise decorated to your own taste to reflect your personality, great appreciation value on an investment that you can enjoy, 100% availability whenever suits you, your own parking and storage space, butler services, a full-service spa and state-of-the-art gym, tennis, basketball and squash courts, and an …

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 …