Friday, September 30, 2011

Fire Sale - Ocean View Condo in Bosque del los Aluxes

This condo is perfectly located on 5th Ave & 34th in the heart of Shangri-la, is very natural, its only a one block to the beach. In this area you will find restaurants, bars, tennis courts, water activities,and stores, in Playa del Carmen.

Was $430,000 NOW Only $380,000
  • Penthouse
  • 2 Bath
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Terrace, Solarium, Private Pool
  • Spectacular oceanview
  • Fully Furnished with Luxury Finishes                                                                                            Click here for more details............... 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Condos in Playa

Playa del Carmen preconstruction condos and finished condos have been extremely popular over the past several years. As many buyers coming to this city are seeking properties for winter escapes or for their second homes, the concept of owning property through a joint community is very appealing to many non-Mexicans. Many condos in Playa del Carmen have been designed with this criteria or this market in mind when they develop and construct these buildings.

Another feature that is attractive to investors and buyers of the condos here in the community is the rental demand. Mexico has been seeing steady increases in the visitors coming to this country every year. With projections estimated of double digit increases in tourism, the demand is outpacing the available room units that exist in the Playa del Carmen condo market.

Due to this high demand of rental units, a new concept of ownership with in-house rental management emerged for the area approximately four years ago. This hundred percent ownership concept involves purchasing a condominium within a hotel designed infrastructure. Such a building will have a reception area, an administrative office/s, amenities such as pools, small kitchen and restaurant. The choices of placing your Playa del Carmen condo within a rental pool is completely dependant on the owner. If the owner decides to maintain the condo locked up during his time away from the unit is a choice completely dependant upon the buyer. Many times the owner welcomes the idea of a professional marketer and hotel administrator taking control of the units for the optimal service of the property.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sustainable Design in Playa Del Carmen

A noticeable trend taking shape in Playa Del Carmen has been to incorporate environment-friendly (or sustainable design) aspects into the design of the properties. In the subdivisions of Playacar and the yet to be developed ¨La Escondida¨ community - located across the highway for Playacar- some of the innovative features are focused on renewable energy, photovoltaic cell, and wind turbines. In addition to rain-water capture and use of natural vegetation, the La Escondida community is planned to include an easy recycling program and a green shuttle service. The eco-community aims to use solar power and keeps much of the natural vegetation in tact, and combines a state-of-the-art development using the most energy efficient designs. Buyers have been noticing these trends, and taking them into consideration.

One of several movements to help promote this direction took place early in September 2010, with a presentation from the municipal government to outline an urban development for Puerto Aventuras, Akumal and Playa del Carmen in a way considering short-term, mid-term and long-term sustainability. Members of the Housing and Urban Development of the aforementioned Solidarities met and gave their backing to the draft program of the Urban Development Plan. This does take a step toward giving the appropriate thought to sustainable design in the local political process.

The meeting and the draft were given the specific representation of the Playa Del Carmen Real Estate industry through the presence of the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI) and the Association of Owners and Investors of the Riviera Maya (APIR). Also present were the College of Engineering, the Business Coordinating Council of the Riviera Maya, the College of Architects, among others. Each of these groups expressed satisfaction in the plan, and the plan is soon expected to be approved by city council.

The mayor of Playa pointed out that to bring order and channel accelerated development of the Playa del Carmen area in recent years, (with a population growth of more than 16 percent annually,) "it was urgent to lay the foundation for the development of sustainable design and urban plans."

He added that for that reason the city is putting special emphasis on developing the Municipal Ecological Management Plan to introduce an "integral order in the development of Solidarity as a whole, and specifically that of Playa del Carmen, Akumal and Puerto Aventuras." The Urban Development Plans of each area are based, according to the mayor, on a regional economic models and social perspectives, which will promote and attract investments to Solidarity.

There are also projections for economic diversification, modernization of roads, the various types of land use, urban facilities and the provision of services, and, last but not least, increased care for the environment, together with the development of a culture for the preservation of our environment, the good news for those considering Playa del Carmen real estate is that the focus on environmental issues is growing to match and even surpass expectations of buyers!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Riviera Maya

The Real Estate market has been booming, deals are out there and buyers are taking advantage. Tourism is up and this was one of the busiest summers on record.

The Riviera Maya is actually 25% ahead of last year in overall tourism numbers. People are finally starting to realize that what is happening on the boarder is not what is going on in vacation destinations like Playa del Carmen. Statistically speaking, the Riviera Maya region (Yucatan Peninsula) has less crime than most major cities in the U.S. 

Here are 3 Amazing End of Summer Deals that won’t stay at these prices for very long!

Only $625,000

Custom built home on the Robert Hagge Golf Course in Playacar. 4Br + 4 Bth, you pick all the trimmings.

Starting at $60,000
 Purchase your own lot in the Beautiful Residential Area called ‘El Cielo’ Spanish for Heaven, Only 3 miles from downtown Playa del Carmen.    

Reduced $300,000 Now Only $599,000
This beautiful 3 Br + Maid’s quarters located in sought after Playacar only 5 min walk to the Caribbean Ocean.