The answer to the often asked question “Can foreigners own property in Mexico?” the answer is “Yes” Americans and other foreigners may obtain direct ownership of property in the interior of Mexico.
However, under Mexican law, foreigners cannot own property outright within the Restricted Zone (Zona Restrigada): 100 kilometers (62 miiles +/-) from any border or 50 kilometers (31 miles +/-) from the coastline. Instead, a real estate trust (fideicomiso) must be set up to hold title for the foreigner allowing him / her to acquire beneficial rights to use, improve, and enjoy property in the Restricted Zone.
Mexico is a signatory of NAFTA, thereby agreeing to guarantee the same rights and privileges to United States and Canadian citizens. Title Insurance on Mexican real estate is available through several U.S. based companies.
Foreign investors are strongly advised to seek legal, tax, and other professional advice before proceeding. Agents of Mason & Morse Ranch Company can be of assistance in guiding you through the process when purchasing ranch property.
Most Recent Listings of Mexico Ranches for Sale Below
Moctezuma, - $9,000,000
The ranch is located southwest of the town of Moctezuma, between the beautiful Sierra Margarita and the Sierra de Nacozari mountain ranges, approximately 90 miles northeast of Hermosillo, the capital of the State of Sonora. The ranch can be accessed from Douglas or Nogales, Arizona, both about three hours from the ranch. The area in which the ranch is located is dominated by cattle ranches and other agricultural operations of various size. All privately owned, the ranch is approximately 28,000 acres and is divided into 19 separate pastures. Terrain varies from 120+/- acres of irrigated meadows to rolling pasture land with shallow to steep arroyos, lush stream bottoms, and high, rugged mountain peaks which establish ranch boundaries on parts of the ranch. The carrying capacity of the ranch is owner rated at 1,200 animal units. The foundation breed of the cattle herd is Charolais. As of this writing the ranch is carrying about 1,000 mother cows and 100 bulls. View Ranch Details »