Throughout the year, The Transcript explores real estate investment opportunities south of the border, along with financing options, insurance, entitlement rights, legal updates and more.

  • Baja Diamante launch party sparks prominent interest

    On April 26, luxury real estate buyers and investors, as well as community and business leaders from Southern California and Mexico, gathered at the J Bar atop Hotel Solamar in downtown San Diego for a night of music, live entertainment and Mexican revelry.

  • Baja Resort Advisors seizes opportunity to build up region

    To sell property in Baja, a developer must not only be acquainted with Mexico, but also view the region as a great destination, said Gabriel Robles, founder and principal of Baja Resort Advisors Ltd.

  • Developer's ocean-view Tijuana townhomes attract San Diego buyers

    A new generation of Mexican homebuilders is developing homes with features and amenities unavailable in the United States at any price. Leveraging the lower land, labor and wholesale material costs, developers are offering buyers priced out of the north-of-the-border market affordable, quality homes in gated, landscaped neighborhoods that more resemble Tierrasanta than Tijuana. And customers are buying.

  • La Jolla firm building master-planned community, spa and hotel in Baja's Wine Country

    Baja Resort Advisors LLC, a La Jolla-based housing and resort development firm, will build a master-planned residential, vineyard and resort community in the Guadalupe Valley Wine Country, just east of Ensenada and known as the Napa Valley of Mexico. American buyers have expressed a keen interest in the Guadalupe Valley as a unique opportunity for estate-style living surrounded by the vineyards at prices reminiscent of Napa Valley 50 years ago.

  • Baja Norte: The next Cabo?

    Cabo is one of the great success stories of The Mexican government agency FONATUR's plan to draw tourism to its shores. Americans and other foreigners in Cabo have bought and sold real estate there for many years. In fact, property values there have increased to the point where Cabo is not affordable for most U.S. residents, and developers there are scrambling to find ways to attract buyers with developments that feature fractional ownership and other steps to make ownership more affordable. The question that follow is: Why not the Rosarito to Ensenada Gold Coast?

  • Developers foresee cross-cultural benefits, challenges as more Americans move south

    Gabriel Robles, president of the Resort Real Estate Developers Association of Baja California, said he's seen a United Nations map that speculates by about the year 2040, California and the Mexican state of Baja California will essentially be one state.

  • Brokers, analysts give high marks for buying second-home real estate in Punta Mita

    Buying luxury real estate in Mexico has never been more attractive, thanks to more liberal lending policies from U.S. companies, competitive pricing and healthy appreciation in luxury developments like Punta Mita, say brokers and analysts. Punta Mita, a 1,500-acre, master-planned, luxury second-home resort community on Mexico's West Coast, experienced a 26 percent increase in sales from 2004 to 2006 and at full build-out will have a real estate value of approximately $2 billion.

  • Slideshow: Baja Developments

    A peek at hotel and condo developments just south of the border, in Rosarito and Ensenada.

  • Investment opportunities in Mexican real estate ownership on the horizon

    Joel Gamez of Crown Jewel Penthouses is preparing to offer investors looking for diversification and the opportunity to participate in the appreciation of the Mexican real estate boom without the management responsibility.

  • Choose a well-experienced developer

    With more than 60 developments currently in various stages of completion in Northern Baja's Gold Coast, buyers have many options to choose from.

  • Beachfront Baja wants your opinions -- Baja Buyer's Survey

    Beachfront Baja, a team of San Diego and Baja real estate sales and marketing professionals, represents quality developers in Baja Norte's Rosarito to Ensenada corridor, frequently referred to, for good reason, as the Gold Coast. We are very interested in what our prospective consumers have to say about what they want developers to provide in terms of project type, amenities, architecture and floor plans.

  • Loreto Bay: Living the dream in Baja

    The real estate boom in Baja California is showing no signs of letting up. With beachfront homes in Southern California reaching historic highs, many investors are looking to Baja for its pristine beauty, limitless recreation and the lower cost of beachfront living. Recent reports estimate that more than 1 million Americans now own homes in Mexico.

  • ADETUR: Protecting American real estate buyers

    In Northern Baja there is an association that buyers of real estate should be familiar with. The name is ADETUR.

  • Condos in Baja and homeowners associations that work

    Many U.S. buyers find condominiums in Baja California very attractive, particularly for condos located close to the Mexican beaches. Prospective U.S. buyers like the combination of Mexican ambience, quick access to the oceanfront, common facilities and a price considerably lower than what they would have to pay in the United States for a comparable property.

  • 'Borderless Innovation' provides dialogue for cross-border issues

    The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, along with Bajagua Project LLC and Deloitte & Touche, illuminated the importance of transborder cooperation at the fifth Annual Mexico Economic Outlook conference and the 20th annual Forum Fronterizo luncheon Wednesday.

Investing in Mexico


Archived Reports

Investing in Mexico - September 2007

This special section includes the official program guide to the Tourism Investment Summit & Real Estate Expo, updates on investment prospects and information on financing real estate in Baja and the Sea of Cortes.

Investing in Mexico - Feb. 2007

Throughout the year, The Transcript explores real estate investment opportunities south of the border, along with financing options, insurance, entitlement rights, legal updates and more.

Investing in Mexico - 2006

This special feature looks at real estate investing south of the border, from financing and title insurance to current developments in Baja California.