Category Archives: Bajamar Real Estate

Looking to rent a car in California to drive to Mexico

Looking to rent a car in California to drive to Mexico

You must have so many  questions, hopefully the following will help answer all your questions.

Is Mexico safe and should I be worried? When talking about Mexico, many people do not understand that there is Mainland Mexico and Baja Mexico. Mainland Mexico has many wonderful areas, but has had its share of bad publicity for shootings and drug cartel action, most of which takes place in Juarez, Mexico.

How far can I travel into Mexico with your vehicles? We let you drive all the way to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico which is the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Most car rental agencies only let you travel as far as Ensenada, which is only 70 miles south of the border. Cabaja lets you explore the entire Baja Peninsula, and even go into mainland Mexico.

Looking to rent a car in California to drive to Mexico

Looking to rent a car in California to drive to Mexico

Do you offer unlimited miles when driving into Mexico? We do not offer unlimited miles but we do give you a certain amount of free miles with every rental. The amount of free miles is based on the length of your rental period.

Do you have restrictions on what type of vehicle you allow into Mexico? No, you’re allowed to drive into Mexico with any one of the vehicles in our fleet. Most car rental agencies only let small or midsize cars cross the border.

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Talks Of Ownership Laws in Mexico Generate Surge in Real Estate Sales

Changes to foreign ownership laws in Mexico expected to generate a surge in sales
The historical amendment to Mexican Constitutions´ 27th Article, has stirred the interest in   properties along the Baja Riviera, as evidenced by the surge of real-estate activity along the Northern Baja Coast. “We have seen an important increase in the number of inquiries by potential clients since discussion about the reform hit international media outlets”, said Maday Valdenegro, Sales Manager at Santa Barbara in Bajamar.

Manlio Fabio Beltrones - Mexican Federal Senator

Manlio Fabio Beltrones – Mexican Federal Senator

The amendment to article 27 was approved by the Mexican Senate on April 23rd, “but it still needs to be approved by a majority of Congresses of each of the States in Mexico for a reform of the law to be final”, noted   Javier Troncoso, an Attorney at Law based in Los Cabos

The reform would now allow foreigners to acquire real estate within the “Restricted Zone” (100 kilometers wide from the borders and 50 kilometers wide from the coastal shores).

“Historically, once an amendment has passed in the Mexican Senate, the State Congresses have approved it. An amendment to the Law of Foreign Ownership would still be needed”, added Troncoso. read more »

Home for sale in Bajamar – 3016 – Las Fuentes – Mision Todos Santos – Open House

Marycarmen Lopez from the Baja Real Estate GroupBaja Premier Properties Office in Bajamar. Takes us on an Open House tour of House #3016 Las Fuentes – Mision Todos Santos. An hacienda styled 2 story home, featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large patio, terrace and hand made stone work throughout.

The enclosed patio sits on sturdy slab stone flooring and it features a beautiful quarry stone dolphin fountain just in the center, which is the focal point of this area. A colorful hand-made stone work dresses one of the patio walls with an intricate Mexican design mosaic. read more »

Real estate trends: History and culture

 

Santa Barbara at Bajamar.
History, art, nature, golf… everything is possible when you wake up in Paradise

Vacation property buyers want their leisure days to bring them a sense of revitalization. But that does not necessarily mean lying in the sun at a crowded beach.

Father Kino Mission in San Ignacio

Father Kino Mission in San Ignacio

There is another, far more interesting way to achieve a feeling of renewal. Getting exposed to art, nature and history awakens our senses and stimulates the mind. But the idea is not to run through ruins, galleries and museums in a crazy race, like they do at those 8-day-and-25-cities-tours.

What we wish for is a place to explore the surroundings at our own pace, little by little, capriciously.

“Some people just take the car and go see the cave-paintings” says Maday Valdenegro from the Baja Real Esatte Group. “There are loads of interesting sites nearby: the missions, museums, La Bufadora –a marine geyser, whale watching”.

This is a sample of the things I did as a visitor to Santa Barbara.
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Trends in Real Estate – Second Home Reasons to buy a vacation home

If you have always been eager to buy a vacation property, now the reasons and conditions converge to offer a perfect opportunity

Although   many of the housing markets around the world are still going through difficult times, the horizon is clearing in the Rosarito-Ensenada Strip, where sales of vacation ownership are increasing.

Trends in Real Estate – Second Home Reasons to buy a vacation home

Trends in Real Estate – Second Home Reasons to buy a vacation home

Who are the buyers?
Traditionally, there are two demographic groups that purchase vacation properties. The first is families with young children, who choose sites that combine relaxation and recreation possibilities for adults with fun activities for the kids.

The second group is that of people with grown children and grandchildren. They often start spending  more and more time at their vacation place, where they enjoy a more comfortable weather  than in their primary residence place, and the company of their families that come to visit. “Ironically, I see my children and grandchildren more often when are here in Santa Barbara, than in the city where we all live. Whenever we are here, at least one of our children comes to visit for the weekend with their families. The kids swim in the pool at Bajamar, the gentlemen play golf, us  ladies  go for breakfast to Ensenada. ”

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Bajamar Real Estate – Open House: Country Club 77, Villa Del Vino – Maday Valdenegro

Maday Valdenegro from The Baja Real Estate Group, Bajamar Premier Properties office, takes us on a tour of Country Club #77. A 3 Bedroom, 1 studio, 3 bathroom Villa right in the Bajamar Golf course.

– Description –
Casa overlooking the lake, the clubhouse and ocean, this hacienda style villa has all the comfort and cozy feeling that one could want. This three bedroom, three bath 2200 square ft house has been newly refurbished and tastefully decorated.

Villa de Vino looks out across the golf course, clubhouse lake and the Pacific Ocean beyond. Backyard patio invites entertaining with a stunning sunset backdrop and a pool nearby. Located on a quiet cul de sac and close to miles and miles of hiking trails or bike riding.

Twenty-four hour security with gated entrance and patrolling guards. New to market.

For more details on this real estate listing in Ensenada visit:
http://www.owninginmexico.com/Listing_33909914.html

For more Mexico Real Estate visit:
http://www.owninginmexico.com

For more Bajamar Real Estate visit:
http://www.owninginmexico.com/Bajamar_Listings/page_2344133.html

Mexico Real Estate Testimonial – Why I choose to live in Northen Baja California

 

Why I choose to live in Northen Baja California
Written By: Tomas Dolcini

Since I was a child growing up in a predominately Spanish-speaking neighborhood, my dream had always been to buy a home and live in Mexico, preferably by the ocean. On May 6, 2011, that dream came true for me and I signed off the escrow paperwork for my beautiful Mexican-style villa in a Golf Resort called Bajamar located in Ensenada.

Mexico Real Estate Testimonial - Buying A Home And Living in Mexico

Mexico Real Estate Testimonial - Buying A Home And Living in Mexico

The entire experience was an adventure for me. Having purchased a home here in the United States, I was somewhat familiar with how a real estate purchase worked, but was unfamiliar with the Mexican laws. I had heard that Americans could not purchase property along the Baja Peninsula and could only lease for 99 years, so that concerned me. I wanted to reside in Mexico, but be close to the United States, so my family and friends could easily visit. I never thought in a million years I would be able to afford a home with an ocean view in Mexico, because homes with ocean views in the United States cost over one million dollars.

I decided to do some research and stumbled across a website titled www.owninginmexico.com. I was blessed to have found that website. This website had links with thorough explanations to all the various developments in Baja California, and lots of pictures to see what I was up against. I was flabbergasted at the inexpensive prices that were totally within my budget. I made a phone call to ask some questions and spoke with Kathy Katz. She was very enthusiastic and answered all of my questions in a friendly and professional manner. I enjoyed the conversation so much and hung up feeling so positive, that I booked a flight and headed out for Baja that same week to look for houses.

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Mexico Real Estate: Message From Max Katz – Broker/Owner From The Baja Real Estate Group

Hello. I’m Max Katz Broker / Owner of the Baja Real Estate Group and today I will share with you a our snapshot of the real estate market in Baja for 2011 and a few of our goals for 2012.

2011 began with renewed optimism – we experienced a substantial increase in real estate activity in Baja along with a major increase in tourism. We have also seen several Construction restarts along the Baja Coast, a major show of confidence for our market. Our Agents are very motivated and encouraged by the current trend.
Lower real estate prices coupled with developer and owner financing played a big part in our market in 2011. These factors contributed to year over year substantial increases in sales volume.

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AMPI Ensenada Visits Santa Barbara in Bajamar – Baja Real Estate Group

On Thursday, December 8, 2011, members of the Mexican Association Of Professional Realtors Of Ensenada (AMPI Ensenada) the Mexican equivalent of NAR in the United States, visited Bajamar and the ocean front residential condominium project of Santa Barbara in Bajamar.

Hosted by The Baja Real Estate Group – Baja Premier Properties team of realtors and lead by Marianne ‘Mimi’ Mills, the Ensenada realtors toured some available properties in Bajamar, a gated ocean front-golfing community located at the northern end of Ensenada, famous for its golf course, hotel and an upscale lifestyle.

Afterwards, they visited Santa Barbara at Bajamar where they all enjoyed a delicious Mexican lunch catered by the food and beverage staff from Festival Plaza Hotel in Rosarito. The Ensenada AMPI realtors got the chance to see first hand some of the Santa Barbara model units and the spectacular ocean view from each of them.

“We’re excited to host the first AMPI Ensenada tour here at Bajamar.” Marycarmen Lopez from The Baja Real Estate Group said.

To learn more about Bajamar and the Santa Barbara project visit: http://www.santabarbaratbajamar.net

For more Mexico real estate visit http://www.owninginmexico.com

Bajamar’s Christmas Bazaar 2011 – Baja Real Estate Group

 

On Saturday December 3rd, the Bajamar Christmas Bazaar 2011 took place. This annual event brings arts, crafts, food and other worthy-to-see regional attractions. From wine to fish tacos, from jewelry to hand-made dolls, there surely is something for everyone.