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Mexico´s beaches (federal maritime zone)

Mexico’s beaches are known as the “Federal Maritime Zone”. If you are thinking of buying property on the beach in Mexico, it is a good idea to understand what the Federal Maritime Zone is. This article will explain what the Federal Maritime Zone is, how it is measured and also go over some of the current legal and practical issues that are present today.

By DAVID W. CONNELL

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Mexico Dreaming

Back in 1996, Huey Rodeheaver of St. Louis, Missouri , bumped north from the Mexican resort town of Ixtapa in a rented jeep, searching for “pretty beachfront.” He was preparing to sell his telecommunications company for a tidy sum, and wanted a second home to retire to. Puerto Vallarta was too big; Cancún, too young.

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Can I Buy Ejido Land?

A very large part of Mexican real estate is classified as ejido land. Ejido land is not private property and cannot be bought and sold as if it were. However, since the constitutional reforms of 1992 ejido land now can be converted into private property and sold to third parties, including foreigners.

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Buying "Pre-sale" in Mexico; The Risks and Benefits

A “pre-sale” purchase exists when a buyer enters into an agreement with a developer to purchase a unit that has not yet been built or finished. This type of purchase is inherently risky.

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Taking Control of Trust Fees

The procedure for purchasing property in Mexico is very foreign to what most Americans and Canadians are used to. People who are not familiar with a real estate transaction in Mexico usually try and stay on top of what is going on so that their purchase does not become one of the many horror stories they have heard of.

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Buying Property in Mexico's Restricted Zone

The restricted zone, according to Article 27 of the Mexican Constitution, is all land located within 100 kilometers of any national border and within 50 kilometers of any ocean.

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