Real Estate Tips

Real Estate Tips


         Owning property in Mexico is easier and saber than ever, because now there are established and well defined rules regarding foreigners owning land in Mexico.


These rules are in place to protect your ownership rights and to promote the sale of real estate to foreign investors. The key is a safe, established and perpetually renewable Mexican Property Trust called a Fideicomiso.


         With the advent of the North American treaty agreement, the Mexican government recognized that it was critical to make foreign investment in Mexico safer and easier than ever. Because the Mexican constitution prohibits foreigners from purchasing or owning real estate within 30 miles of the Mexican Coast, a new safe method of holding title was created.

This new instrument, modeled after the one in Monaco, allows ownership through a Mexican property trust, called a Fideicomiso.

This is a trust agreement, much like an estate trust, giving you all the rights of ownership.


Much like living wills or estate trusts in the U.S., the bank, takes instructions only from the beneficiary of the trust.

The beneficiary may also sell the property by instructions the trustee to transfer the rights to another qualified owner, or bequeath the property to an inheritor. The initial term of the trust is 50 years indefinitely, providing for long-term control of the asset.


In the trust document, you must name the beneficiary or foreign owner for the property. This can be you personally, multiple partners, a foreign corporation, an estate trust, a living will, or other entity.


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