Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. Why Mexico?
  2. Why Impulsa?
  3. Where can I find pictures of your developments?
  4. Where is Mazatlan?
  5. Where is Puerto Vallarta?
  6. Why buy property in Mazatlan?
  7. Financing Options?
  8. How much are annual property taxes?
  9. What is a Bank Trust for?
  10. Employment for adults?
  11. Schools for kids?
  12. How easy is it to travel to Mexico?

1.- Why Mexico?

Although it’s hard to get past the beauty of the country itself, there are several other reasons Mexico is a great place to buy a new home. The economy is booming; with political stability and endless capacity for growth, this country of 103 million people is going nowhere but up! The real estate industry in coastal areas such as Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta is in the midst of an explosion, with astounding rates of growth, and currently low (but rising) prices. Aside from all the financial benefits of buying a home in Mexico, life there offers a rich and welcoming culture with a lower cost of living and a less stressful pace for daily activities.

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2.- Why Impulsa?

Due to Impulsa's successful track record of investments and reputation as a solid company, it earned the financial backing of the Peninsula Investments Group; a Real Estate investment fund that was borne of American and European investors, among whom can be found the founders and original members of Boston Capital Ventures and Akila Finance.
www.peninsulainvestments.com
www.bcv.com

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4.- Where is Mazatlan?

Mazatlan is located on the Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Sinaloa, right across from the southernmost tip of the Baja-California Peninsula.

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5.- Where is Puerto Vallarta?

Puerto Vallarta is also located on the Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Jalisco. The city is nestled in the Bay of Banderas, the second-largest bay in all of North America, and right across the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii.

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6.- Why buy property in Mazatlan?

Over the past 4 years the Mazatlan real estate industry has seen a strong increase in demand by foreign and national investors and purchasers. The perception of increasing stability in the Mexican economy and positive consumer confidence has enhanced the increased demand for real estate in Mazatlan. The primary purchasers of real estate in Mazatlan are American, Canadian and Mexican. The predominant buyer profile is perhaps best defined as the retiring baby-boomer wanting a stress-free active lifestyle.

There are many advantages of owning property in Mazatlan, including:
Investment - Better than a savings account, your condominium will appreciate and keep pace with inflation.
Tax Advantage - Your real estate taxes and the interest on your mortgage are deductible from your income tax.
Satisfaction - Your children, relatives and friends can relax and enjoy the excitement of your new lifestyle in Mexico.

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7.- Financing Options?

Impulsa offers flexible payment plans for its homes, and recommends several reputable financing companies to homebuyers. Please visit our financing section for more information about our payment plans.

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8.- How much are annual property taxes?

Annual property taxes in Mexico are extremely low. They vary by the state in which you own property, but they generally run about 0.1% of the total value of your home. That means that a $150,000 USD home would have an annual property tax of about $150!

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9.- What is a Bank Trust for?

The Bank Trust is an agreement between the home-buyer and a bank that technically "owns" the property in the buyer’s name. The buyer is the sole beneficiary of the trust, and has all rights associated with normal home ownership. This system is in place because of Mexican Constitutional laws preventing foreigners from owning land within the "restricted areas": 100km from any border and 50km from any coast. It is a well-established process and is meant to protect foreign buyers from government land reclamation.

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10.- Employment for adults?

Just about any type of employment can be found in Mexico, but the proper processes must be followed to make employment legal. An FM3 document is necessary to be able to legally work in Mexico.

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11.- Schools for kids?

There are two options for school-age children: private school or public school. Private schools can be quite expensive, but may be a good option for students just learning Spanish because many of them teach classes in English. Public schools are available to residents with the proper immigration status to receive state benefits (such as free schooling). All schools should be checked out in advance to assure the right fit for your child.

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12.- How easy is it to travel to Mexico?

Traveling to Mexico is a pretty simple process. All you need is your passport and the tourist card they give you upon entering the country.

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