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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 neighbors in close proximity, it is possible they could disturb your peace by making a lot of noise. The benefit of living in a condo is that the noise is regulated by the association’s rules, so you won’t have to worry about excessive noise disturbing you.   

If you love gardening and want to grow your own fruits and vegetables, that is another reason why you may prefer to buy a house over a condo. In Mexico, however, there are few homes that have backyards, and if they do, the grass has often been filled in with cement, so you might end up with a cement backyard which is not ideal for gardening. If you purchase a private residence at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa, you will have a spacious terrace perfect for some urban gardening.  

Many people looking to invest in Mexican real estate are often searching for a winter home or a retirement home that they plan to live in only part-time. One advantage of buying a condominium over a house is that many condominiums offer 24-hour onsite security so you can feel more secure if you plan on leaving your home unoccupied for part of the year.  

An added benefit, is that you won’t have to worry about all the landscaping and maintenance upkeep that comes with owning a house. If you have a maintenance issue at your Garza Blanca beachfront residence, you can simply report it to a staff member who will take care of it for you. That way, you can focus on what really matters –  enjoying each moment that life brings your way. 

Location and cost are other important factors when deciding which kind of property to buy. Beachfront property is often very expensive, so one benefit of owning a condominium, or a private residence at Garza Blanca, is that you can afford to own property right on the beach. 

Owning a private residence at a development like Garza Blanca also gives you access to resort amenities and services including gourmet restaurants, a world-class spa and fitness center and multiple pools. These amenities make living much more convenient and you won’t have to worry about traffic getting to your spa appointment, or contracting someone to clean the pool. If you don’t want to travel far, and amenities and services are high up on your priority list, a private residence at Garza Blanca could be a great option for you.   

We hope this article explained more about the differences between owing a condominium versus a house in Puerto Vallarta, and why Garza Blanca beachfront residences are the top choice for individuals who want to live the life of Riley in a Mexican paradise.   

If you are in the market for prime coastal real estate in Puerto Vallarta, we have just a few panoramic and beachfront residences left for sale. Please contact our Real Estate Office for further information at +52 322 176 0728 or our Sales Director at +52 624 355 4653. 

Your dream home in paradise is waiting for you!