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Real Estate in Cancun, Mexico

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 14, 2023

Summary: Expats and retirees talk about real estate in Cancun, Mexico? How do you find a home in Cancun? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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How do I find a place to live in Cancun?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"Finding a place to live in Cancun involves several steps. First, you need to determine your budget and the type of accommodation you're looking for. This could range from a small apartment to a large house, depending on your needs and financial situation. Next, you should research the different neighborhoods in Cancun to find one that suits your lifestyle. Some areas are more residential and quiet, while others are closer to the city's nightlife and tourist attractions. Once you've narrowed down your options, you can start looking for available properties. There are several online platforms where you can find listings, such as Vivanuncios, Inmuebles24, and MercadoLibre. These websites allow you to filter your search based on location, price, size, and other features. Another option is to hire a real estate agent who specializes in Cancun properties. They can help you navigate the local market, arrange viewings, and negotiate prices. When you find a property you're interested in, it's important to visit it in person before making a decision. This will give you a chance to inspect the property, check its condition, and get a feel for the neighborhood. Finally, once you've chosen a place, you'll need to sign a lease or purchase agreement. This should be done with the help of a lawyer to ensure that all the terms are clear and fair. Remember, moving to a new country can be a complex process, so it's important to do your research and seek professional advice when necessary," said one expat in Cancun.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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