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Purchasing Steps

We strive to make purchasing your Huatulco beach property as easy as possible. All costs listed here on this website include the lot (for detached homes), closing costs and the bank trust.

Because there is such a high volume of foreign ownership in Mexico, the process has become quite routine and standardized. Here are commonly asked questions about the steps of purchasing your Huatulco beach property.

Q. How do I purchase a Huatulco Beach Property?

To purchase a property on the Mexican coast, all foreigners must purchase a bank trust and act as the beneficiary. This trust is called a "Fideicomiso". Mexican trusts are essentially the same as the ones used in North America; a Mexican bank holds the property 'in trust' for you, the beneficiary. Beneficiaries have the right to build, re-model, lease, mortgage and "will" the rights to their heirs. The terms of the trust are 50 years long, and you can renew the trust at any point.

Q. How much does it cost to set up a bank trust?

There are costs to setting up a bank trust. A Mexican lawyer can advise you of the exact fees, which will include:

Q. Is it difficult to set up a trust?

It is always a good idea to hire a Mexican lawyer to guide you through the process. They can review all regulations and laws, and compare the survey of the land to the legal description on the closing documents.

The application for a bank trust requires the following information: