Dream Homes, Dream Views – A Basic Guide to Cabo San Lucas Real Estate Oceanfront Variety
Cabo San Lucas real estate oceanfront variety has been one of our most requested blog topics, and small wonder why. The first law of real estate (Location! Location! Location!) and the single most valuable word in real estate (Oceanfront!) both speak to the same immutable truth: no matter how large or luxuriously appointed a home may be, it’s value–now and as an investment–are to a large extent determined by its proximity to the ocean. In areas far from the ocean, this immutable truth is honored in the breach with larger list prices for lake houses and riverfront properties.
Argue with the justice of this immutable truth or its arbitrary nature all you want, it will not change. Water views add value both aesthetically (Breathtaking Views!) and in terms of lifestyle options (Boat Slips! World-Class Fishing!). Forget gold. In real estate terms, properties are judged by the “water standard.”
Cabo San Lucas real estate oceanfront adds more value than most locations, not only in terms of ocean views–there are two major bodies of water, the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortés–and world-class lifestyle attractions and activities, but also in terms of actual value. Simply put: the best oceanfront properties in Los Cabos list for significantly less than similarly spectacular properties in the U.S. and Canada, offer a lower property tax rate, and come complete with a lower cost of living in a sun-splashed tropical paradise.
In other words, what’s not to like?
That’s a rhetorical question, of course, but for those with little practical knowledge of Los Cabos, we’ve put together a basic guide to the region’s most sought after coastal properties.
Cabo San Lucas Real Estate Oceanfront Options
Buying options abound for “Cabo San Lucas real estate oceanfront”, from scenic beach and shoreline adjacent homes, penthouses and condos to cliffside luxury villas perched high above crashing waves. Whatever your situation or status–single, married, married with children, married with children and many grandchildren–understand up front that there are residences or properties currently in development that offer the space, appointments, amenities and oceanfront vantages you are seeking.
And just as residence options vary, so too do locations. Blessed with over 100 miles of glorious coastline, Los Cabos offers a multitude of stunning ocean and seaside communities, allowing prospective buyers to make their decisions not just on a given home and its quality of ocean views, but also according to factors like neighbors, nearby beaches, golf courses, restaurants, shopping centers, bilingual schools, and the like.
There are two major communities–cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo–each with prized oceanfront residences and developments, as well as world-class lifestyle attractions…from fishing, surfing, diving and other outdoor pursuits to celebrity chef helmed restaurants, championship level golf courses, and boutique shops and galleries.
Those seeking more privacy, however, may prefer to explore properties along the 20-mile coastal corridor which connects the two cape cities, or on the lightly developed East Cape which stretches over 70 miles north from San José del Cabo to Los Barriles, or on the pristine Pacific Coast north of Cabo San Lucas. Shopping and upscale amenities may be less prominent in these areas, but traffic is nonexistent, and so too are noise and light pollution. If you think the ocean views are spectacular during the daytime, try them at night with the light of a million stars overhead.
To best assess which property or neighborhood is right for you, you’ll need a Los Cabos ally in the form of a trusted real estate agent, a necessity we’ll go into in greater detail below.
Cabo San Lucas Real Estate Oceanfront Values
We touched on the value–not the experiential or aesthetic or lifestyle value–but the purchase value of oceanfront real estate in Cabo San Lucas a little earlier, and it bears repeating. List prices are significantly lower for spectacular oceanfront properties in Los Cabos than similarly situated homes and residences in the U.S. and Canada. The property taxes are also lower, as is the cost of living.
What’s not lower, however, is the expected return on investment, should you decide to rent or sell your ocean view dream home in paradise.
Ultimately, of course, such financial details depend upon the size, location and amenities of the property. The question is how do you find the right property for you and your unique situation?
Identifying the right property for your budget, your family size, your ideal lifestyle and your investment strategy can be rather complicated without expert advice…which is why we mentioned earlier that prospective buyers need a trusted real estate ally.
In Los Cabos, that means Windermere.
Windermere is one of the most respected names in North American real estate, with over 300 offices and 6,000 agents in the Western U.S. and México. The company has deep roots in Los Cabos, where its agents have over 100 years of collective experience, as well as an exhaustive knowledge of available local listings and the intricacies and legal requirements of buying and selling property in México.
Windermere is the ally you want when it comes to finding Cabo San Lucas real estate oceanfront variety. Call us toll free from the U.S. or Canada at (855) 877-2226, or, if you are in Los Cabos, at (624) 331-3330 for more details. We’ll help you find and buy your dream home in Los Cabos. Contact Us today