Are you looking for a beautiful retirement destination? Perhaps you want a vacation home or are interested in moving out of the country and working off your computer. Whatever your interests are, you need a beautiful destination and you need to know about the real estate. In Manzanillo Mexico, there are plenty of opportunities. You just need to know what all is out there and what to look for in the Manzanillo Mexico real estate market. 

 Manzanillo Mexico | Living the Dream

There's nothing like waking up to a beautiful ocean outside your bedroom window. With the gentle breeze bringing in the sweet and salty smells of the ocean and whispering to you as you sip your coffee, there's just nothing like it. Manzanillo Mexico is a beautiful destination and there's a reason it is one of Mexico's best-kept secrets. When you want a breathtaking beachfront property and yet want to ditch the tourist crowds, Manzanillo Mexico is the place for you.


Located in the state of Jalisco, it is southwest of Guadalajara, right on the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by beautiful tropical plant life. It's truly the place of dreams. And this dream can be a reality - you just need to know a bit more about the city and what to look for in the real estate market.

Why Choose Manzanillo?

There are several reasons you should choose Manzanillo Mexico. Of course, you should always make a list of what you're looking for in a destination and what you'd like in a property. Once you have all of this determined you shouldn't have any problems finding the perfect destination for your personal needs. These are just a fe0w of the many reasons why you should choose Manzanillo Mexico.

Location

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There's nothing like its location perched right on the Pacific Ocean. It's close enough to Guadalajara so you can either fly into a local airport or fly into the state's capital and drive in. This helps keep the price of transportation down. It's also surrounded by tropical plants and wildlife, which adds to your dream destination. Many other popular beach towns in Mexico, such as Cancun, do not have this kind of natural plant life.

Cost of Living

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Tropical destinations in Mexico will cost more than in a more centralized location in the country. With that said, there are numerous benefits to the cost of living in Manzanillo Mexico. First, while more expensive than a city of the same size further inland it is still far less expensive than what you would pay in the United States.

The city of Manzanillo Mexico is also less expensive than many other beach destinations in the country. You will pay a fraction of what you'd pay living in Cabo San Lucas or Cancun, which is just another attractive aspect of choosing Manzanillo.

Incredible Beaches and Ocean

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The beaches here in Manzanillo Mexico are beautiful. The Pacific coastline is truly incredible. However, it is what is around the city that makes it special. There are coral reefs around the beach which not only help maintain a desirable water temperature but also attract amazing sea life you won't find in other beachfront cities around Mexico. There are also plenty of shipwrecks you can snorkel in and around. So if you love spending time in the water, Manzanillo Mexico is an excellent destination.

Infrastructure

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Many of the beach towns in Mexico have some of the best infrastructure in all of Mexico. Tourist dollars help pay for improved roads and better utilities. While not as big of a tourist draw as other beach towns (which is a benefit), there are cruise liners that will bring some visitors in and the tourist money helps pay for these services. This way, you'll still live a comfortable life with the utilities you require, all without worrying about extended power outages or problems with an Internet connection.

What Types of Properties Are Available in Manzanillo?

The city of Manzanillo Mexico has a population of around 185,000 residents. This means there are available housing opportunities for you to choose from. Now, not all properties will sell to foreigners, although as a retirement home or as a vacation home chances are the houses you're interested in will be available for you. You just need to know what kind of properties are available in Manzanillo Mexico.

International Real Estate Agents


Before you look for property in Manzanillo Mexico, you'll want to consult with an international real estate agent. These are individuals who speak English and who can help you through the process of buying a property. They can send you information if you're not in Mexico while you're looking through images online. They can also tell you about zoning information and what properties may not work for your particular desires in real estate.

Unless you are fluent in Spanish, it is better to work with one of these real estate agents as they can also walk you through the paperwork. Buying a property in Mexico is different as mortgages, while available, often require more of a payment than just a 10 percent down payment. For the property you're interested in the real estate agent can help you with this.

Plots of Land


When searching for properties you may come across photographs of an incredible view for an amazing price. This is typically because there's no actual house on it. It's for the sale of a plot of land. If you are interested in building your own home and have the financial resources to do so, you can create your dream home by buying the land.

When buying a plot of land make sure to look into what kind of property you're able to build here. There may be a height restraint on the property or it may not be zoned for the installation of a hotel or larger block of condos if this is what you're looking for. It's best to consult with a real estate agent to assist you if you're looking to invest in more than just a single housing unit.

Individual Homes


If you want more peace and quiet, you will want to look for individual homes. There are plenty of individual houses with beachfront property in Manzanillo Mexico. One of the main draws is it isn't as built up with massive hotels as other beaches in Mexico. This way, you can have a home that's right on the water and the property is all your own. You can do what you want with the landscaping and you can transform it to your liking. It may also come with your own private beach.

When looking at individual homes you want to check that they are built to withstand storms. While the Pacific Ocean does not have as many storms as the Atlantic Ocean, it's still important to have a building that is constructed to withstand these kinds of heavy winds. Your real estate agent can help you with this.

Condo


Condos are generally easier to deal with. The landscaping is taken care of and you'll have more amenities built in, such as a gym and a pool (depending on the condo). These condos may be in condo communities, and some hotels also sell condo space, although with this you'll be around more tourists, so that is something to consider.

If you're not going to be in Manzanillo Mexico at all times, you may want to consider a condo as it is easier to care for and it will be looked after by the staff. Additionally, if you're considering using it as a rental unit (such as through Airbnb) it is easier to do this with a condo than it is with your own home.

Owning vs Lease Hold


This is a term you'll need to understand. A leasehold means you're basically leasing the right to have the property. The leasehold might remain for 100 years or 50 years (it's typically longer than a generation in length). However, if you're interested in passing the property down to children and grandchildren, this is something to consider as the property might revert back to the government or the original property owners.

Keep this in mind if you see a property is a leasehold, which is becoming more and more popular for real estate that is expected to continue climbing in value over the coming years.

Owning vs Lease Hold


This is a term you'll need to understand. A leasehold means you're basically leasing the right to have the property. The leasehold might remain for 100 years or 50 years (it's typically longer than a generation in length). However, if you're interested in passing the property down to children and grandchildren, this is something to consider as the property might revert back to the government or the original property owners.

Keep this in mind if you see a property is a leasehold, which is becoming more and more popular for real estate that is expected to continue climbing in value over the coming years.

Conclusion

There are plenty of beautiful destinations to choose from when it comes to buying property in Mexico. It all comes down to what you're interested in and what draws you to a particular location. With the assortment of beach properties available you'll know what you want when you see it, even if you can't put it into words. In Manzanillo Mexico, you'll see all kinds of properties, ranging from plots of land to condos and houses. Whatever you're interested in you'll find it. So look over what is available and, from there, decide whether the beautiful city of Manzanillo Mexico is right for you.

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