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Planning your retirement in Baja Sur: Uncover how and when

It’s time to stop dreaming and start planning your retirement in Baja California Sur.  In this latest episode of The Nick Fong PODCAST, see how and when is the best time to make the move.  Today, Nick Fong, the founder and broker of the number-one real estate brokerage in all of Mexico called Ronival Real Estate Joins Brighton West who knows exactly how to make that happen.

Those who move to Mexico from other countries are called “ex-pats.”  As such, discover how to become an ex-pat yourself.  In the video, Nick and Brighton reveal how Brighton did it and how things work in Mexico.  Now, read on to learn more about the exciting journey to retirement in Mexico.

About Brighton West and his amazing story

Nick’s guest Brighton West, who one day came to visit La Paz for his first trip to Baja California Sur with his wife, quickly purchased a home there – La Paz is just two-hours north of Cabo.  Now, Brighton has a YouTube Channel called Almost Retired in Mexico.  There, he explains to ex-pats and future ex-pats how things work in Mexico.

Now that Brighton has lived in La Paz for about two years now, he has quite a story to tell Nick.  First, he lives in La Paz during the winter.  He spends his summers in Portland, OR.  But as he explains to Nick, he’s lived many places throughout the United States – he details this in their conversation.

Right before the pandemic, Brighton and his wife decided to visit La Paz after reading a blog post about it.  Already having an interest in Mexico after casually visiting northern towns like Tijuana and Ensenada, they headed down to La Paz for a three day tour.

After arriving, they “hired” a real estate agent from Ronival Real Estate to see some homes there thinking they were just touring.  But, they fell in love with the first home they saw and had an offer submitted before they left.  The rest was history!

Brighton’s buying process in La Paz

During their conversation, Nick asks Brighton to reveal his personal experience with the buying process in La Paz, Mexico.  Brighton tells Nick that after falling in love with that first home they toured, they submitted their offer and headed back to Portland.  After going back and fourth to get the best price, their offer was accepted and they closed the deal.

Right then, the pandemic hit hard.  Fortunately for Brighton and his wife, the value of their new home rose quickly – it “skyrocketed” according to Brighton.  In fact, two years later, their home has doubled in value.  Now, they love their home and live there every winter.

Discover La Paz for yourself

As a culturally-filled city with almost 500 years of history, La Paz is a large city with plenty of entertainment and fun. There, see the many exciting places to explore.  As an example, you’ll find the Cathedral of Our Lady of La Paz, an impressive building dating from the 19th century.  Then, if you enjoy nature, La Paz also has a whale museum, the largest and most important in the region. Lastly, check out the fantastic communities within La Paz and also the incredible beaches that you’ll find when you decide to move to this city!

La Paz truly has it all, and as such, it is also an excellent place to live! Find the perfect place to live in one of the communities in La Paz and enjoy the beaches at the same time.  First, La Paz is the largest city and also the capital of Baja California Sur, in Mexico.  Some of the main attractions include the long Malecon overlooking the incredible Sea of Cortez and the bars and restaurants where you’ll taste the world-renowned local cuisine. 

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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:

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