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Altos del Maria Panama Retirement Community - Best Retirement Homes in Panama, Central America Real Estate

Live in a Panama resort real estate property surrounded by nature in an exclusive mountain community. Altos del Maria Panama retirement resort community is an exclusive mountain residence located in the heart of Panama (Central America) with perfect year round temperature (from sixty eight to seventy eight degrees), no hurricans, no earthquakes and breathtaking views of natural surroundings. A paradise many retired Canadian seniors choose as their new home town. Altos del Maria the peak of your life are now available for pre-sale purchase in the Panama resort retirement real estate market. The Altos del Maria resort in Panama features: only thirty minutes from the beaches, beautiful homes, biking trails, rivers and waterfalls, 24 hour gated entrance and bird watching facilities in addition to a great economic incentive for retirees. The Panama Altos del Maria retirement seniors living community can be reached for more information t 1.866.70A-LTOS or send a email to carp6@altosdelmaria.com. Also, you can get more information online at the Panama resort at Altos de Maria web site at www.altosdelmaria.com.carp6.

The Top Rated Retirement Homes at Altos del Maria Panama Central America

The Top Rated Retirement Homes at Altos del Maria Panama Central America

Available Lots at Altos del Maria Panama Real Estate for Retired Seniors

Thank you very much for contacting us. My name is Erick Edwards; I’m an international sales representative for the Altos del Maria Panama City real estate development. It would be a pleasure to advise you concerning property in Panama and our new Panama City real estate development at the Altos del Maria community resort, so feel free to contact me at any time. Altos del Maria resort neighbourhood in Panama real estate is a 24/7 controlled entrance mountain pre-sale community with spring like temperature year round; great views of the valley, mountains and ocean. Our full ownership real estate Panama City property development is only 30 minutes away from the 1st of a string of beaches along the Pacific coast and just 1 hour and 20 minutes from Panama City. Here’s some general information concerning the pre-construction Panama Altos del Maria real estate development; At Altos del Maria gated community we specialize in selling presale lots and our home owners build their homes any way they want. The prices for the Altos del Maria home lots range from USD$45,000 to USD$250,000 depending on the morphology of the lot, its size and view. The sizes of the lots go anywhere from ¼ acre to 2 acres. Right now we have around 200 pre-construction Panama City lots available. (Please see attachment for currently available lots). There are no time restrictions, you can buy your presale Altos del Maria Panama home site lot today and start construction tomorrow or in 10 years, it is completely up to you. Construction costs are between USD$50.00 and USD$70.00 per square foot depending on the materials and finishes you choose. Recently, we inaugurated a new presale Panama real estate lot subdivision, Asturias at Altos del Maria Panama Resort real estate, its elevation ranges between 2400 – 3100 feet above sea level and all of the lots have great mountain views and some also have views of the Pacific. This Altos del Maria property subdivision is located practically half the distance between Sora and El Valle de Anton, on our private road. There are a total of 110 lots in this Panama subdivision currently for sale.

The Home Lots for Sale at Altos del Maria are Now Being offered to Retirees Looking to Invest in Panama Real Estate

The Home Lots for Sale at Altos del Maria are Now Being offered to Retirees Looking to Invest in Panama Real Estate

More from this Panama Altos del Maria Lot Development

We also sell homes already built. Our houses range in size from 1,500 to 4,000 square feet and in price from $185,000 to $320,000 (including the lot). You can take a look at the different models and their floor plans at http://www.altosdelmaria.com/housemodels.aspx. Please don’t hesitate to contact me, if you’d like more information concerning the pre-construction panama City houses we offer. The maintenance fee is $25 per month, if you pay 12 months at a time, you’ll get a 10% discount ($283.50 for the year). It covers, the 24/7 manned gates, maintenance of the roads, parks, trails, observatories and green areas. There are several reasons why people are relocating to Panama real estate, the stable government, the strong economy, the excellent and reasonably priced health care, low cost of living and pleasant people. And from the Altos del Maria perspective; you can add, always spring like weather, fresh air, and natural beauty. There is also a certain visa status that gives discounts for many services throughout the country. If you have any questions concerning immigration, foundations, corporations or legal advice in general, I can provide you with the contact information of a good lawyer. At this point, I suggest visiting the FAQ (frequently asked questions) section of our Panama City Altos del Maria new lots for sale web site: http://altosdelmaria.com/faq.aspx. You can also find hotels and general information about Panama at www.viapanama.com. If you are planning to visit Panama property, please feel free to contact me at erick@altosdelmaria.com and let me know from what day to what day you will be in Panama and you can suggest a date and time and I’ll confirm our appointment for viewing the new lots and homesites available at the new Altos del Maria real estate development in Panama. I’m based out of Panama City and I go to the property development by appointment only, so it’s important for me that you contact me when you’re ready to visit the real estate development at the Altos del Maria Panama community. I’d be delighted to pick you up at your hotel or meet you so that you could follow me to the development. Please advise me in advance to plan accordingly. Regards, Erick Edwards, International Sales Rep., Altos del Maria | 507.6.672.0840 | erick@altosdelmaria.com.

Perfect mountain and forest views from your private retirement villa here at the best Panama retirement community for active adults

Perfect mountain and forest views from your private retirement villa here at the best Panama retirement community for active adults

Some Considerations for Purchasing Mazatlan Resort Real Estate for Canadians

As published in the Canadian Real Estate Magazine, here are some guidelines and stats regarding real estate investments in Mazatlan Mexico. There are only 2,000 condo units in Mazatlan versus 8000 in Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan beachfront properties have yielded as much as 30 to 40% return, and rarely less than 15% over two years according to recent statistics. In addition, examples of Mazatlan real estate condo investors buying condominiums converted from a former hotel for $70,000 and reselling them 1.5 years later for $150,000 to $200,000 after some renovations and professional property management companies are easy to come by in this resort city. In addition, the average age of Mazatlan residents and investors is between the late 50’s to early 60’s which is retirement age, making Mazatlan very profitable and interesting for the Canadian retirement community. Also, there is a good potential for cash flow from rental income and there are plentiful beachfront properties for sale with a large contingent of ‘Snowbirds.’

Canadians Purchasing Retirement Homes in Mexico Should Be Aware of Property Laws and Regulations

Canadians Purchasing Retirement Homes in Mexico Should Be Aware of Property Laws and Regulations

Requirements for Ownership of Mexico Property and Real Estate

According to the Canadian Real Estate Magazine, there are two important factors to look out for when considering purchasing Mexico resort real estate and property that includes the Special Mexican Corporation and Fideicomiso. The Special Mexican Corporation: Here, foreigners are allowed to control and own, and it may be used to hold title, instead of a Fideicomiso. Corporations for Mexico real estate purchase are being used more frequently because there are fewer restrictions then a Fideicomiso, they are less expensive to form (between $2000 to $3000 US with annual costs of only $400 to $1200 USD), and they may own multiple properties or oneo f more than 2000 square metres of living space. The Mexican Corporations can carry on any type of business including renting properties, operating B&Bs or dive shops and buying and selling properties. There must be at least two shareholders and they have to obtain an FM3 visa from Mexico, which generally costs between $150 to $300 per person maximum to setup your Mexican Corporation for real estate purchase. For Canadians who do acquire property in Mexico real estate market, it is recommended that you obtain an FM3 visa which allows you to live in Mexico full time or part time without obtaining tourist cards. In addition, to being required to use a corporation in Mexico real estate purchase, it allows you to ship your household goods via overland or sea carrier to any Mexican destination legally without being taxed and to import your automobile with fewer problems. This FM3 visa does not imply residency for income tax purposes, which is still determined by the Canada Mexico Tax Treaty. The Fideicomiso Mexico Trust: This is a trust agreement which holds the title of the property in which you purchase in Mexico real estate in an irrevocable trust, with a Mexican Bank trustee for the benefit of the purchaser or beneficiary. There are admin and bank fees to be paid as well as notary public fees relating to the costs of formation, which range from $3500 to $7000 USD with annual filling fees of $300 to possibly $750 USD. The Fideicomiso Mexico Trust has a life of 50 years and can be renewed upon application for an additional 50 years. The beneficiary may be changed for example to an owner’s children or to others if desired to dispose of the property. A Mexican Fideicomiso may only own one property, restricted generally to less than 2,000 sq m and predominantly for personal use only. The property can be occasionally rented; however, this creates additional complexities as the property owners should register the business in Mexico, prepare monthly tax filings for the Haciendas (Mexican Tax Authorities), and file Mexican tax returns as well as Canadian returns to report the income or loss for income tax purposes. This can be done but it’s fairly complex. Key Facts and Figures of the Mexican property market: The rental rates are between $500 to $1500 per week in resort areas and no estate taxes but taxes are subject to income and capital gains in Mexico real estate. Also, mortgages are sometimes allowed on newer Mexican real estate developments, but most likely not on older condos and beachfront homes. Property taxes are generally 0.25 of 1% value, and insurance for costs is very reasonable. Ocean front lots in Mexico are between $50,000 to $300,000 and up and the cost of construction is manageable at $65 to $120 per square foot in most instances.

Canadians Should Be Aware When Buying Mexican Real Estate

5. Infrastructure varies greatly from area to area, so investigate the state of real estate infrastructure development of the area in which you are interested (water, drainage, transportation and services). 4. Realtors are not required to have licences (although some sort of formalization of accreditation is now in process in Mexico real estate board), so choose a reputable realtor who is registered with the national association of realtors (AMPI) and check their references for due diligence. Many real estate developers in mexico contract licensed realtors in target markets such as Canada for sales and marketing. 3. Notaries transact all the Mexico real estate closings and transfer of land in the country and are government appointed lawyers who specialize in this field. 2. Foreigners as individuals are now allowed to purchase land within 50 kilometres of the coastline, and must do so through a Mexican trust called a Fideicomiso. 1. Understand that different types of property regimes exist in Mexico real estate – for example, regular versus ejido (reserve land), which affects the titling status.

Best Places to Retire in Costa Rica? Try the Cabo Caletas Ocean & Golf Retirement Resort Condos in the Central Pacific - Now Selling!

Cabo Caletas Ocean & Golf Club Costa Rica Resort Real Estate for Sale

Introducing the new Cabo Caletas Ocean & Golf Club Luxury Properties for sale in Costa Rica property market. Cabo Caletas Ocean and Golf club is home to a 450 acre private oceanfront retirement Costa Rica golf course community, located in the fishing village of Esterillos Oeste along the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica real estate resorts, 15 minutes south of Jaco Beach. The beauty of Cabo Caletas resort real estate in Costa Rica property market is breathtaking. From the surrounding undulating hills to fresh ocean breeze, the golf course merges with the natural scenic features, complementing unsurpassable views at the new Cabo Caletas Ocean & Golf Club Costa Rica resort. The pre-construction Costa Rica Cabo Caletas Ocean and Golf Club designers have striven to enhance the local environment, leaving 85 percent of the land untouched. The roads and infrastructure will capture the true flavor of Costa Rica resort real estate with brick paved, landscaped roads, rotundas and classic fountains. The future Central America ocean front golf course, opening in 2010, is more than just a typical resort Costa Rica golf course; Cabo Caletas Ocean & Golf Club offers stunning ocean views from 5 different holes to where the ocean is so close, you can feel the waves crashing below. The mountain views at Cabo Caletas Ocean & Golf Club Central America retirement community and real estate offering of lush jungle are equally impressive as the mixture of rich vegetation and a wide variety of wildlife throughout the course will certainly add to the entire golfing experience.

Welcome to the New Costa Rica Cabo Caletas Ocean Club & Golf Resort Community in Central America

Welcome to the New Costa Rica Cabo Caletas Ocean Club & Golf Resort Community in Central America

More About this Costa Rica Golf Retirement Community

Cabo Caletas Costa Rica resort is soon to be home to a luxury hotel brand as they are currently in negotiations with several luxury brands. Once this Cabo Caletas Ocean & Golf Club facility is constructed, guests may enjoy dramatic ocean views throughout their stay, intense exposure to a variety of wildlife and vegetation, 5 miles of protected beaches which boast tidal pools for snorkeling and serves as a turtle nesting ground, ocean front golf and many more activities which, when combined, are surely poised to provide an unforgettable retirement destination vacation experience. If you want to make Cabo Caletas Ocean & Golf Club your resort home, year round or seasonally, we offer two different types of residential products which were designed to embrace the natural characteristics of the Costa Rica resort property. The Cabo Caletas Camino Real comprises 47 golf course home sites ranging from 1/3 acre to nearly a full acre, overlooking the 5th, 6th, 7th and 11th golf holes. Each Camino Real Cabo Caletas Costa Rica home site offers privacy while blending seamlessly with the natural environment under the mature shade trees. The second residential product is Bella Esterillos Costa Rica resort real estate at the Cabo Caletas Ocean & Golf Club which comprises two exquisite condominium style buildings, designed with Spanish Colonial influences, offering 48 Bella Esterillos Costa Rica resort residences ranging from 2300 to 5200 square feet open floor plans with unsurpassed ocean views and spacious outdoor living space. Click here to request a Cabo Caletas Ocean & Golf Club information packet on these releases: www.ventascentral.com/google2.php.

Retirement Golf Community at the Cabo Caletas Costa Rica Luxury Golf front Homes

Retirement Golf Community at the Cabo Caletas Costa Rica Luxury Golf front Homes

Central America Resort Real Estate for Sale in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Playa Esterillos Cabo Caletas Ocean and Golf Club in the Central Pacific real estate offerings. Located along the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica resort real estate market is an eco friendly master planned recreational community spanning 450 acres of ocean front property rising above our tropical beaches through a series of rolling hills with lush jungle mountains. Introducing the Central Pacific Costa Rica resort real estate development at the Cabo Caletas Playa Esterillos property featuring an ocean and golf club, pre-sale private residences and five star hotel and spa. With unparalleled ocean views and full access to the Cabo Caletas Ocean & Golf Club course, Cabo Caletas Costa Rica Resort property is truly a great opportunity to own a residence that is beautiful, well designed and something that one will not only enjoy on a personal level but enjoy the benefits of sustainable appreciation in value.