Real estate sustainable views in Los Cabos is achievable in four simple steps. Let us share our expertise so you can avoid decision errors that can possibly bring disappointments in the future. On our previous post, we talked about Los Cabos zoning. If you haven’t read it yet, please check it out to have a better understanding of the topic. It will give you an idea of how important the following is: know about the different zoning types and how to maintain real estate sustainable views in Los Cabos.
Tips on How to Obtain Real Estate Sustainable Views in Los Cabos
See the View by Being Close to the View
Perhaps this is the most effective tip on obtaining a sustainable view. If you want to avoid getting your view blocked, you can get a property that is close to the water. Beachfront real estate properties are the best! Avoid hassles from developers who decide to build a hotel or condo on the vacant land in front of your view. There will be no vacant land. it will all be sand and water.
Nobody can possibly build on the water, right? Not unless a huge corporation decides to cover the water with an artificial land. It is highly improbable for this to happen but it is definitely possible; a huge corporation can turn the water into lands as long as they find a cost effective way to do it. We’ve seen it in Dubai where they built the Burj al Arab Hotel. There also another example in the Philippines. They built one of the largest malls in Asia, the SM Mall of Asia.
Your best way to get real estate sustainable views in Los Cabos is to stay close to the waters. It may be more expensive than others but it is a guaranteed solution.
Away from the Water, Start to Know Better
Not everyone has the budget to get a sustainable view near the water. Not everyone is willing to take the risks of living close to the sea. If you plan to get a location away from the waters, you should start educating yourself about the location of the property. You must think about all the aspects and factors that can possibly affect the view in the future. We suggest you start reading and digesting information about the zoning all throughout the Los Cabos Municipality. Generally, if you see a vacant land on AT0 zones (zones close to the waters) it is possible for developers to block your view with 6-story buildings. On the other hand, if you see a vacant land on RT0 and RT1 zones (residential zones farther away from the waters), it is possible for developers to build 4-story buildings.
Another thing you should look into is the requirements for developers to build a new building. If there is a development oversight on the property location, you should also know more about it so you can fight for it in the future. There are areas in Los Cabos that have building height restrictions to avoid view destruction. Some locations are Cabo Bello, Pedregal, and Palmilla. Other areas even restrict adding terraces and other features that can potentially block a view. The good thing about these requirements is that they can be obtained in both English and Spanish.
Get an Ethical and Trustworthy Real Estate Professional
Now that you already know some basic information about zoning in Los Cabos, the next thing you must do is to find a real estate agent, realtor, or better yet, a broker! Inquire and ask questions about the location and do not be afraid to ask about zoning rules.
You can ask many real estate professionals and decide who is the most ethical and trustworthy. You should use your best judgment in weighing if everything is just to make a sale or if the professional is there to provide genuine help and service. It pay to be wary when hiring a real estate professional!
If the professional you are dealing with says something different from what you have read, ask more questions and clear things up. Of course, use the data you already know and inquire to avoid confusions. There may be updates about zoning rules you need to know. Please diligently ask about what confuses you too. Some red flags to watch out for are the following: if the professional tells you that the highest building that can be built on the vacant land is 1 to 3 stories only, if the professional refuses to share full disclosure about the zoning in the area, and if the professional avoids the topic and chooses to say nothing about it.
Another red flag is when the real estate professional shares careless reasons that the land is owned by the city or the natives who will never allow developers to build on the land. First, nothing is permanent. The land can be sold in the future. Second, it is always the zoning that matters and not the person who owns it. Once the land is sold, you will not have any say or control on what the developers build. It is better to know about the zoning in as early as now.
If the real estate professional tells you not to worry about the vacant land because it is specially zoned and protected, get a lawyer and verify if the facts are true.
At the end of the day, you must get a real estate professional that is not only knowledgeable about zoning but is also not afraid to acknowledge the risks zoning rules
Make an Offer Based on Facts and Risks
Once you have gathered facts and risks, you should make an offer based on the probability of losing the sustainable view of the property. If you see that the probability of losing the picturesque ocean view is high, include your facts on the offer and ask for a lower price. If you do lose the view sometime in the future, at least, you paid for a more reasonable price. Give yourself a pat on the back as you did your part well prior to your purchase. There is not specific rule or law that can protect all views right now so better know what you are getting into. Once it happens, you already know the fact and have long accepted it could happen.
Real Estate Sustainable Views in Los Cabos: Conclusion
We strongly believe that real estate sustainable views in Los Cabos should have a zoning reform or a sight-line protection. For the meantime, we suggest all buyers to practice diligent in their purchase, especially if the property offers a good view of the ocean. All efforts to avoid disappointments in the future must start from the buyer. You must refuse in buying a property if you see that the view is not sustainable. If you do get the property, make sure to get a better price based on risks. If you have more questions about owning a property in Los Cabos, you may call us at +1-310-860-6063 (US) or +52 1 624 688 6841 (Mexico). Are you ready to find out how you can enjoy life to the fullest?