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Q & A with Nick Fong: Uncover real estate insights in Baja Sur

Welcome to Q and A with Nick Fong, the founder and broker of Ronival Real Estate in Baja California Sur.  In this article, you’ll learn some key information about various aspects regarding real estate, especially in Baja Sur.

First, see the difference between a timeshare and a fractional purchase.  Then, uncover the available financing options in Cabo and Baja Sur.  Next, learn about the purchase process and closing time for foreigners in Baja Sur.  Finally, see if you need to pay US taxes living in Mexico.

Now, read on to learn this important information from the top real estate broker in Mexico – Nick Fong.

Uncover the difference between timeshares and fractionals

As Nick Fong explains in the video, a timeshare is considered “right to use.”  That means, you have a set amount of time to use the property every year. It’s a contract and it has a limited amount of time.

A fractional is different.  It is still not 100% usage, but it’s “titled property.”  Fractionals are a safer way to own a property.  And, they can be passed down to your heirs.

Available financing options in Cabo and Baja Sur

Although foreigners can buy real estate in Mexico, home financing can be limited. So if you’re from the United States, Canada, or elsewhere and purchasing real estate in Baja California Sur, there’s an amazing financing option available.

Global Mortgage is a company that has been partnered-up with Ronival Real Estate for quite a long time now. The company is called Global Mortgage and it provides some amazing financing options in Cabo.

Timeframe to purchase a property in Baja California Sur

How long does it take? In the video, Nick says that it takes 60 to 90 days to close a sale in Baja Sur. But if you’re a foreigner, like from Canada or the United States along with any other country, it takes a little longer.

To begin, you must set up a fideicomiso or Mexican corporation. Within the Mexican Constitution, Article 27 requires that foreigners purchasing residential property in the restricted zone must obtain property rights through a Mexican bank trust, known as a fideicomiso.

Do you need to pay US taxes living in Mexico?

The simple answer is yes. The United States is the only country in the world that requires its citizens to file taxes every year, regardless of what country in which they reside. And since you can file your taxes online, it’s easy. Just make sure you file before April 15th each and every year.

Baja California Sur real estate

Many Americans, Canadians, and people from other countries choose to make Los Cabos and other magical towns in Baja California Sur, Mexico, their home or vacation home.  Discover how to purchase your dream home in Baja.  Make an appointment with the top Real Estate Broker in Baja: Nick Fong, featured on HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt.

Since 2010, Ronival has been helping clients find the best homes in Cabo and throughout Baja California Sur. And, they’re highly-skilled negotiators that’ll get you the best price. Whether you plan to buy a property or quickly sell your Baja real estate, they’ve got you covered!

If you’d like to take a tour of a property in Cabo or anywhere else in Baja California Sur, just click CONTACT to inquire.  Or, call directly at 619-831-2000.  Ronival will be happy to answer your questions.  You can also schedule a time to show you around this breathtaking location.

Ronival on YouTube

See Nick Fong in action on his Ronival YouTube Channel.  Find his videos on the Rovival VLOG, where you can read a short, yet in-depth post.  Below is an example of one of Nick Fong’s Ronival videos:

Thank you for reading Q & A with Nick Fong: Uncover real estate insights in Baja Sur.  Be sure to read other posts about Cabo and Baja California Sur on the Ronival blog. There, learn about the many wonderful aspects of Baja California Sur, Mexico, from blog posts like this.

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