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  • Writer's pictureNik Valcic

Americans and Canadians Flock to Mexico's Booming Real Estate Market



As a real estate agent, I'm constantly monitoring the trends and preferences of potential homebuyers, and one thing is abundantly clear – Mexico has become a top-choice destination for Americans and Canadians seeking not just a second home, but a slice of paradise. In this blog post, I'll share insights from recent analyses and studies that reveal the remarkable surge in interest in Mexican real estate.


Mexico: The Most Desired Destination


A recent analysis conducted by the real estate company Point2 Homes has shed light on the fact that Mexico is, without a doubt, the "most wanted destination for U.S. homebuyers looking for a home in the Americas." This conclusion is drawn from the extensive web searches originating from the United States, featuring Mexico-relevant real estate keywords like "homes for sale in Mexico" and "Puerto Vallarta homes."


During the 12 months leading up to June, the average number of monthly Mexico-related real estate searches in the U.S. soared to 136,530. The surge in interest is staggering, with a nearly 60% spike observed in the 12 months preceding Point2 Homes' 2022 study.


Despite this substantial growth, Mexico has firmly retained its title as the ultimate vacation and second-home destination for U.S. citizens, Mexico recorded a total of 32 million tourists in 2022, ranking 2nd in the world in absolute terms. Mexico's captivating beaches and rich culture continue to allure buyers, solidifying its position as a top choice.


Who's Interested in Mexican Real Estate?


Point2 Homes' data reveals some intriguing insights into the demographics of those interested in Mexican properties. Approximately 58% of Mexico-relevant real estate-related searches in the United States during this period were conducted by men, while women accounted for almost 42% of the searches.


Interestingly, the 35 to 44 age group emerged as the most active, making up 23.7% of total searches. This demographic showed the highest interest compared to other cohorts.




Buyers are seeking properties that offer an enhanced version of their current homes, complete with desirable amenities. Moreover, location is paramount, with beach and waterfront properties in Mexico being particularly enticing. The proximity to the United States makes these locations highly appealing.


Other Noteworthy Trends


It's no surprise that the "most sought-after locations" for home ownership in Mexico include Puerto Vallarta, San Miguel de Allende, Cabo San Lucas, Tulum, and Mérida.


Furthermore, Mexico City's housing market is gaining strength, offering a more affordable alternative compared to many U.S. markets. The average home price in Mexico City, as of the first quarter of 2023, was approximately US $213,000, making it accessible when compared to some American cities.


In conclusion, Mexico's real estate market is on fire, attracting Americans and Canadians alike with its diverse offerings, proximity, and value for money. While it's natural to seek a personal connection with a destination, as your real estate agent, I'm here to guide you through the process and provide expert advice tailored to your needs and preferences. Let's turn your dream of owning property in Mexico into a reality while focusing on what matters most – your real estate goals.


 

Yes! You can own beachfront property in Mexico. Let us show you how. Contact me at nik.valcic@cblacosta.com or WhatsApp 52-322-274-7775 or in Canada/USA 925-337-5552


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