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Podcast 008: Insider Tips for Buying Property in the Riviera Maya with Susana MacDonald

In today’s episode, Playa Del Carmen based real estate agent Susana MacDonald shares her firsthand experiences and insights on real estate opportunities in Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa Del Carmen, and Tulum.

Susana takes us on a journey through these vibrant and picturesque areas highlighting the stunning ocean views, the booming rental market, and the unique charm of each location. She also provides invaluable advice on navigating the Mexican real estate market, including the importance of working with licensed realtors, conducting due diligence, and understanding the local culture.

Whether you’re considering purchasing your dream retirement home or simply seeking a beachside getaway, this episode is packed with essential information and captivating stories that will inspire and guide you on your own Mexico adventure.

Key Moments:

[00:02:11] Canadians moving to Mexico for beach living.

[00:08:52] Affordable long-term rentals in Cancun with ocean access.

[00:17:04] 2 bed, two bath condo near the oceanfront. Tulum’s natural beauty and charm are appealing.

[00:22:21] Favorite areas to buy: Kibar Road, Aldea Zama, Lavaletta, Region Fifty. New areas in La Valeda with unpaved roads. 

[00:28:16] Good hospitals in Cancun, Playa Del Carmen. Health insurance is available in Mexico.

[00:34:11] Costco, Sam’s Club, Walmart in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum. Delivery service available for shopping. Good prices on produce.

[00:39:32] Realtor and attorney recommendations for a smooth process.

About Susana MacDonald –

Susana MacDonald is a real estate agent based in Playa Del Carmen. She specializes in residential properties throughout the Riviera Maya region.  She can also be seen on several episodes of House Hunters International and Mexico Life.  Susana is also a certified yoga instructor.

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