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Mexico Property Transactions

Mexico Real Estate Attorney

In Padua Law Firm, PLLC we have Mexico real estate attorney that provides the highest quality legal services for individuals and families seeking to buy or sell real estate in Mexico. Purchasing a second home, vacation property, or retirement home in Mexico is the dream of many Americans. Unfortunately, too many Americans think that the Mexican real estate market is closed to foreigners or is that it is too difficult and risky to own property in Mexico. That is simply not true. Remaining ignorant of the law and procedures involved in real estate transactions in a foreign country is NEVER a good idea. Our Mexico real estate law practice has the requisite expertise needed to consummate all types of real estate transactions in Mexico including: purchases, sales, construction, mortgage financing, closings, property insurance issues, and others.

Now may be the time to realize your dream of owning property in Mexico. For a free consultation with an experienced Mexico real estate attorney, contact Padua Law Firm, PLLC by email or call 713-840-1411 .

Types of Mexico Property Transactions

Padua Law Firm works with American clients on all aspect of residential real estate transactions in Mexico:

  • Buying and selling homes in Mexico
  • Construction of residential properties in Mexico* Financing/mortgage transactions (Purchase, refinance, owner financing)
  • Title insurance (Yes, it is available in Mexico)* Closings/escrow services
  • Formation of Fideicomisos (“Trusts”) – (Which are the vehicles used by foreigners to acquire ownership rights within the “restricted areas” of Mexico)
  • Related immigration/business law matters (there often is an immigration law and/or business law component involved when dealing with Mexico property transactions).

Very Important to Involve a Mexico Real Estate Attorney Early

It is important to have a lawyer involved from the beginning of the real estate transaction, usually starting with the purchase and sale agreement. Various documents and due diligence items must be reviewed and investigated carefully prior to putting money and time at risk. Some of those matters include:

  • Does the seller have legal title to the property?
  • Does the seller have the right to sell?
  • Review of contracts, agreements, and other documents.
  • Is the property in the “Restricted Zone”? If so, the creation of a Fideicomiso will probably be necessary.
  • Pursuant to Mexican law, Is the property a “residential” or “non-residential” property? (the answer to this question has important implications).
  • Potential Immigration/Business law requirements.

Our extensive and dedicated due diligence on Mexican real property transactions helps give you peace of mind when conducting business in Mexico. Additionally, we can work with other real estate professionals such as architects, engineers, general contractors, appraisers and certified public accountants to ensure that your Mexican real estate investment is protected as much as possible.

Mexico Real Estate Transactions Require Experienced, Bi-cultural Counsel

In order to efficiently and economically complete real estate transactions in Mexico, you need an experienced, bi-cultural law firm who knows how to navigate through the myriad of laws, regulations, and other related issues involved. Our lawyers have lived and been educated in both the United States and Mexico, making them bi-cultural as well as bilingual. With an office in Houston, TX and an office conveniently located in Mexico City (The political and economic capital of Mexico), we strive to provide our clients both the sophistication and professional level of legal services they are accustomed to in the United States, with local expertise in the Mexico real estate industry.

Representative Examples of Firm’s Clients

  • Represented a local Houston Family in the purchase of a Villa in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico and secured a Title Insurance Policy for them.
  • Represented a Mexican national in drafting and review of a construction contract to remodel their condominium in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico.
  • Represented various clients in their sales of residential properties in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
  • Represented a local individual in obtaining a “Reverse Mortgage” on his home in the U.S. and using the proceeds to purchase property in Mexico.

For a free consultation with an experienced Mexico real estate attorney, contact Padua Law Firm, located in Houston, TX contact us by email or call 713-840-1411

Padua Law Firm’s Mexico real estate practice represents clients from Texas cities of Houston, Dallas, Austin, the Woodlands, Sugarland, Conroe, Dickinson, League City, Galveston, and throughout the United States and Mexico.

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Client Testimonials

"It’s not often that I am compelled to write a review, but my family’s experience with Padua was life-changing and life-affirming to say the least."

Toni F.

"I’m a CPA and Sara Padua was first introduced to me by one of my clients. I was impressed with her work on that client, and have since referred other work to her and been very impressed. She takes her client’s interests to heart, and works diligently on their behalf. Class act representation."

Eric Smith

"Thank you so much for all the care & support you and Mr. Ramos have shown. You’ve given me medical support when i thought no body else could care. You guys have totally changed my outlook on life. You, Mr. Ramos and your team are truly God sent."

R. Webb & Family

"Padua Law Firm provided excellent legal guidance in navigating through a complicated commercial real estate transaction. Their team’s deep knowledge of the real estate industry was very practical and beneficial for me as we carefully went over all aspects of the deal which had an impact on me such as lender, title, strategy, liability, and basic tax matters (which he referred me to a CPA for more complex tax issues)."

Ricardo Gomez

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