Vacation Home now, Retirement Home Later?

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What if you could buy a vacation home now, rent it out for most of the year, then have yourself a nice little, mortgage-free palace when you’re ready to retire?

That’s precisely what some folks are doing with Mexican vacation homes in fly-in destinations like Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, La Paz, as reported by MarketWatch. Money is a motivator. (What isn’t, right?)

South of the border, Americans’ dollars go further, and homes tend to be more reasonable than in the United States, according to the report. Even so, people need to be mindful of choosing the right builder to assure that the quality of construction meets their standards.

Anyone own a vacation home in Mexico who plans to retire there someday? Have property values dipped, gone up or remained steady? Would love to hear from you.

Posted in All-season rentals, Beach vacations, International Getaways, Mexico vacation rentals, Romantic getaways, Tips for property owners

About Valerie

Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.

One Response to Vacation Home now, Retirement Home Later?

  1. Jeff Holmes says:

    My wife and I bought a Condominium in San Carlos, Mexico in 2007. It’s in a complex named Bahia Delfin or “Dolphin Bay”. Boy has it lived up to it’s name!! We can sit in bed and have our morning coffee while watchig the Dolphins swim right in front of the Condo!!
    We rent it out when we’re not there, and so far it has covered the Mortgage. I have found that owning property in Mexico is not as complicated as you would think and we are very satisfied with our purchase!

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