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.
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