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 Ranches for Sale in Mexico Below

For Sale

Rancho Cerro Bola Coahuila, Mexico  |  Acres: 160,618

Rancho Cerro Bola is located in the state of Coahuila on Hwy 53, about one hour of northwest Muzquiz. This diverse vegetation and terrain make up the 65,000 hectares (160,618 acres) of landscape from mountains to large flats, with nearly the entire ranch is productive grazing land divided into 57+/- pastures. The ranch has historically been both a cow/calf and stocker operation, holding 1200-1500 pairs and up to 4,000 stockers at the same time. The entire ranch is very well watered mainly using springs and wells that fill large storage tanks which then gravity feed pipelines to drinkers, with about 5.9 million liters (1.5 million gals) of water storage and 450 drinkers. The ranch is equipped with pens that are very usable and all fences on are in good shape.

For Sale

Rancho Santa Cruz Coahuila, Mexico  |  Acres: 31,000

Rancho Santa Cruz is in the state of Coahuila northwest, of Muzquiz about 1 ½ hours. Total hectares are approximately 12,500 (31,000 acres) with diverse vegetation that is primarily browse. Some of the terrain is foothills coming off a large mountain range, but most of the ranch is located in the flats. The entire ranch is well watered mainly using wells that fill large storage tanks which then gravity feed pipelines to drinkers throughout the ranch. The ranch is equipped with nice pens that are very usable and all fences on the ranch are in good shape. Traps surround most waters and are used to gather. The ranch has historically been a cow/calf operation with a 700-900 AU capacity. Improvements include a nice main house, employee housing, plus shops.

Bart Miller
Managing Broker, ALC & Principal Owner

Denver, Colorado

"The rural agricultural land market is alive and well. An excellent time to invest in land! Bart holds the distinguished ALC, Accredited Land Consultant, designation from Realtors Land Institute."


Robb Van Pelt
Associate Broker & A Principal Owner

Carbondale, Colorado

"One of the founding partners of Mason & Morse Ranch Company."


John Stratman
Associate Broker & Principal Owner

Parker, Colorado

"Professionally, John spent 18 years with MetLife's Agricultural Investment Department where he held various positions from Field Representative to Regional Manger before going into real estate marketing."