Things you should know when renting or buying a house in Mexico

Learn some of the most important things you should know when renting or buying a house in Mexico. That way you can avoid the common mistakes that others have made.

One of our recommended real estate agents in the Lake Chapala area- shares her knowledge about renting or buying a house in Mexico. Some of the information she shares is specific to the Lake Chapala area. However, a lot of it applies in general to wherever you move to in Mexico.

In this video Q&A we cover:

  • What the rental market is like in Lake Chapala is like
  • Questions you should ask when renting
  • What is normally covered in terms of repairs
  • Why you should hire a rental agency
  • Tips on finding the perfect rental
  • Common mistakes new expats make when renting in Mexico
  • How to ensure you find a reputable realtor
  • Renters Insurance- Is it common?
  • Process of renting a property in Mexico
  • What you can expect when buying a house in Mexico?
  • Who is a Notario in the Real Estate world? Why are they so important?
  • Capital gains exemptions
  • Why you need an RFC for capital gains exemption
  • Property taxes
  • and more

Watch the full live Q&A replay here

YouTube video

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Mariana Lange

Mariana Lima-Lange was born in Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. when she was a child. She spent every summer visiting family throughout Mexico and is very knowledgeable about Mexican culture, lifestyle, and traditions. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.

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  1. Jack says

    Are Mexican Real Estate buyer’s Agent paid by the Seller’s Listing Agent? Can you bring a buyer’s agent to a new build developer property…will they get paid a buyer’s agent commission by the builder of apartment/condo development (pre-sale)?

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