In this video, Kanoa gives us another great tip for buyers and sellers when they are choosing their real estate agent in the Rosarito Beach Area.
Experienced agents know the power of a written offer and will always present their offers and counteroffers in writing.
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Having an offer where it states the terms and the price it’s important to have it in writing. This will help you avoid big problems that can put you in a bad spot during negotiations, such as someone forgetting what was the original deal.
It’s important that you have a safe and secure transaction and part of that it’s picking the right agent.
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The Lease Agreement
(Be careful what you bargain for)
Once an offer for a lease is accepted, a formal written rental agreement must be signed by the parties, all rent payments must be secured with a receipt.
If value added tax is added to the payment of rent, an invoice must be issued by the landlord to the tenant (an invoice is not a receipt).
The rental agreement is a private contract which allows the tenant temporary use of a property in exchange for a specified amount of rent. Rent is usually paid on a monthly basis, unless specified otherwise in the contract. It is advisable to have the contract reviewed by a lawyer to ensure that its terms do not violate the civil code. Estate agents generally ensure that this is done.
Continue reading Renting a Property in Mexico – Baja Legal Advice
Today Kanoa and Luis give us an update on the border crossing wait times, specifically for the ports of entry in San Ysidro and Otay.
The restrictions for essential and non-essential travelers going to the U.S. are still in place, there have been no changes so far. But now that there is more activity at the borders, the question is, if as a Mexican with a tourist visa, can you cross without any problem? We would like to know your experiences in the comments section. Continue reading Border Crossing Update and Is Rosarito Beach Open Now?
Rosarito Real Estate Market Update for June 1st, 2020. Kanoa and Lui are going to talk about an update on the real estate market in the United States and what is happening in our area with the high demand for properties in less crowded areas down here at the Rosarito Beach Area.
Here is the list of topics they discuss:
02:42 – Rural demand vs City demand.
08:12 – 38.6 million people have filed for unemployment in the U.S.
10:20 – Mexico will potentially benefit from the trade wars that are taking place today.
14:37 – Baja123.com Traffic By Location.
19:08 – Buyer leads vs Seller and Renter leads.
20:27 – Why Rosarito Beach?
Here we will leave the links for the sources of the videos that are shown during the video.
Today Kanoa and Luis provide us with an update on the border crossing wait times, specifically for the ports of entry in San Ysidro and Otay. According to the U.S. Border Customs website, the Otay border seemed to be closed this morning, but looking at the Border Cameras we were able to see that the line was moving and people were allowed to go across the border.
Continue reading Border Crossing Update with Roadblocks, Checkpoints and Border Closures!
First Time Home Buyers in Mexico
“We would like to thank Faby and Gerardo for helping us find this beautiful property at La Jolla Del Mar.
Faby kept us informed about new listings and would promptly set up appointments. They were very flexible in working with us and diligent about follow-ups. Being first time home buyers in Mexico, we had our inhibitions but Gerardo and Faby simplified the process. Gerardo is very knowledgeable and helpful. They both addressed our concerns effectively throughout this long home buying process. They are both professionals and make a great team.
We are happy with our experience and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for real estate in Rosarito.”
– Preeti & Sachin
A common problem surfaces when a seller requests or demands that the buyer declares to the notario that the price paid for the property is lesser than that which was agreed.
How does this work?
The seller tells the buyer that if the actual sales price is declared to the notario this will result in excessive annual property tax, FALSE!
Some Sellers that are unaware or do not qualify for tax exemptions (such as that provided by article 93 of the Federal Income Tax Law) go to extents to avoid paying capital gains and when they persuade the buyer to consent in declaring a lower the price to save capital gains, they will then ask for 2 checks to be handed out.
One check is to be declared to the notary as the sale price for tax purposes and the second check (given under the table) covers the difference that would make the gain taxable, the problem is that if the buyer is unaware of this it will then become an issue if and when the buyer decides to sell the property because he actually consented to inherit the seller’s tax liabilities.
Attorney at Law / Licensed Exclusively in Mexico
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Today Kanoa and Luis provide us with an update on the border crossing wait times, specifically for the ports of entry in San Ysidro and Otay.
They also gave us an update on the border crossing restrictions for essential and non-essential travelers going to the U.S. and coming back into Mexico, according to an official statement made on the U.S. embassy page.
Click here to read the travel restrictions across the U.S. Borders with Mexico
CPB posted on Twitter a travel alert with the temporary restrictions “TRAVEL ALERT: The temporary restriction on non-essential travel at US land border ports of entry remains in effect. Essential travel and trade continue unimpeded.”
Click here to check what essential travel includes
Diego Knight from Baja Talk Time shared via Facebook live, an update about the scenic road entrances that are currently closed in Rosarito during the Memorial day weekend.
Click here to watch Baja Talk Time Facebook live
Remember that you can find the near real-time camera of the border crossing wait times for San Ysidro, Otay, and Tecate available at Baja123.com and RosaritoLiving.com.
Click Here to Watch Near Real-Time San Diego/Tijuana Border Crossing Cameras
We wish for you to continue to stay positive, stay healthy, and more importantly, stay home.
Rosarito Real Estate Market Update for May, 2020
Kanoa and Lui are going to talk about an update on the real estate market in the U.S. and what is happening in our area.
They discuss one article shared by one of the top’s Real Estate Coaches in the U.S., Tom Ferry, that talks about Real Estate supply and demand according to the National Association of Realtors and other expert opinions regarding the market condition.
Click here to read the article
Another interesting topic is the amount of search traffic for people looking for Real Estate in the Rosarito Beach Area, as well as some impressive numbers in the number of buyers leads we received this year in just one of our websites!
Here is the list of topics they discuss:
02:29 – This is not like 2008 – We’re in a health crisis, not in a housing crisis
03:15 – Will Home Values Appreciate or Depreciate in 2020?
08:29 – Are people still looking for Real Estate in Rosarito?
9:52 – Search results for Rosarito Real Estate keywords
16:28 – Buyer leads vs. Seller and Renter leads
18:02 – Final thoughts
If you are planning on buying or selling property in the Rosarito Beach Area, you must watch this video.