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Community Spotlight: Quivira

REAL ESTATE: Why Use a Real Estate Agent?




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QUIVIRA by Justine Schock, REmexico Real Estate, Justine@CaboRealEstate.com

Imagine waking up to the sound of crashing waves and looking out your window to sweeping ocean and golf course views. This dream can be a reality at Quivira Los Cabos. Quivira is a 1,850-acre master-planned community sited where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez, minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas and just 30 minutes from the SJD airport. Quivira is known for its Jack Nicklaus designed golf course and three-mile stretch of untouched beaches. They are currently selling three distinctly unique neighborhoods at different price points; Mavila, Copala, and Coronado, which makes living the Cabo dream achievable for every budget! They even offer attractive financing programs and pricing incentives, which is not very common for foreigners to find in Mexico, and new neighborhood project coming very soon. Mavila is the latest neighborhood to start construction however progress is well underway. It’s the most budget friendly option with pre-construction homes starting around $230,000usd. The new “pueblito” style home concept will offer owners condos that look more 4

like townhomes than traditional condominiums. “The central “village” is comprised of two- and three-story buildings which have single level one-, two-, or three-bedroom condos. The more privileged top floor condos have an included roof-top terrace. The buildings are distributed around three community pools and are connected via winding footpaths that lace through fountain-studded courtyards. Along the fairway are three-bedroom two-story single-family homes” explains Ryan Winegar, Sales Manager at Quivira. They are now actively selling two- and threebedroom Mavila tower condos starting in the high $300K’s. Next up is Copala; a mix of two- and three-bedroom condominiums and four- and five-bedroom single-family residences. Owners interested in the residence portion of Copala can choose between seven different floor plans, ranging from 1,800 to 2,400 square feet. “The entire community sits up high in the center of Quivira looking down over the Pacific Ocean” describes Winegar. Owners have access to the 38,000-square foot Copala Clubhouse, which includes a stunning pool, massage rooms,

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movie theater, deli, gym, meeting rooms and more. The views from Copala are absolutely breathtaking! Coronado is my probably my favorite of Quivira’s offerings, an exclusive community designed for 64 single level villas. Each three-, four- or five-bedroom villa features expansive terraces with unobstructed ocean views. Owners can choose from a wide variety of finishes to customize their home and truly make it their own. I love the old-world hacienda style of Coronado, and the contrast between wood beamed ceilings, high end appliances, granite, marble and stone. Each home comes with its own custom designed family crest at the entryway. It’s special touches like these that make Coronado a one of a kind place to live! Homes in Coronado start in the upper million-dollar range. In early 2020 Quivira will begin selling an exclusive community of high-end three-, four-, and five-bedroom residential condominiums overlooking the Pacific Ocean and golf course in their newest addition Alvar, and excavation has also started on the much-anticipated St. Regis Hotel and the Quivira Beach Club. Last, but certainly not least, is the Old Lighthouse Club, which is the vision of its owner and master developer, Ernesto Coppel. To ensure the distinctive look and feel of this private neighborhood inside the Quivira resort community, Mr. Coppel formed a strategic partnership with renowned real estate developers Lyle and Taber Anderson, luxury resort sales and marketing



leaders IMI Worldwide Properties, and visionary Swaback Partners Architects & Planners. Amenities will include the Cliff House, an upscale but casual lunch and dinner experience with an ocean viewing terrace, the Family Camp, a beach club, and more. While every neighborhood in Quivira is extraordinary, Old Lighthouse Club will become the community’s crown jewel. Located on a once-in-a-lifetime parcel, this private enclave situated in the high hills of Quivira affords the best views not only in this spectacular community, but in all of the Baja. With private, gated access and its own exclusive amenities, Old Lighthouse Club offers the best in class in an already world-class community.

Copala club house

All owners at Quivira have access to the Quivira Golf Club and many other first-class amenities including restaurants, gyms, award winning spas, and optional golf club and private yacht club memberships. And the new toll road from the San José International Airport makes getting there easier than ever before. No matter what neighborhood you choose, you can’t go wrong with a home in Quivira Los Cabos! *

Faro Viejo (Old Lighthouse)


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REAL ESTATE by Rick Parks, REmexico Real Estate, Rick@CaboRealEstate.com

The process of buying and selling real estate anywhere in the world often involves using a local real estate agent to assist you. There are a number of reasons why this is a very good idea especially if you are considering purchasing in Mexico. Los Cabos is one of the few areas in Mexico that offers an MLS (Multiple Listing Service) to both buyers and sellers. This is important to you because it gives you the opportunity to see every property available without having to search through multiple real estate websites. Every licensed brokerage and agent in Los Cabos operates through this system.

Negotiation – Los Cabos is a diverse and booming real estate market. Knowledge of that market is key to being able to negotiate the best deal for you – the client. Your local real estate agent will know the trends, the hot spots, the places where deals can be found and how to put together a real estate deal so that it is a win/win for everyone involved. The Details – Buying real estate in Mexico is a completely different process than in any other part of the world. There are many details that need to be taken care of as you transfer a property from one owner to the next. Those details, if not completed properly and on time can severely slow down the transfer process. Your real estate agent is your first point of contact to make sure all those details are dealt with. Buying or selling real estate in Los Cabos can be a fun and exciting journey. Your real estate agent is your guide through that journey. They are there to make you feel safe, fill you with knowledge, negotiate on your behalf and take care of the details. That is a very valuable friend to have in your corner. So when you are ready to step into the market don’ be afraid to contact a licensed real estate agent and get them working for you. * Casa Connie www.CaboRealEstate.com



Protection - In order for an individual to legally sell real estate in Los Cabos they must be licensed through the State of Baja Sur California. Ensuring that the individual you are working with is licensed gives you the confidence to know that they are fully trained, knowledgeable of the area and governed by the laws of the MLS and the State. You can now move forward in your search knowing you are not at risk.


Knowledge - As a licensed real estate agent we not only know the area, but we are trained in the local laws, regulations, processes and timing of a real estate transaction. When you work with a licensed agent you will be guided through the buying or selling process with full understanding of what is happening, why it is happening and how long it will take. Don’t be afraid to ask your real estate agent the tough questions. If they are unable to answer those questions - look for someone who can.



SOLARIA Solaria offers phenomenal views of the Cabo San Lucas Bay and the Sea of Cortez with quality amenities and services for every member of the family! This quiet gated community comprised of only 120 condos is located in the neighborhood of El Tezal, a 10 minute drive from downtown Cabo San Lucas. Solaria is a pet friendly community that includes 24-hour security, an adults only clubhouse, infinity pool, jacuzzi, spa, gym, restaurant and bar, on-site concierge, property management and rental program, backup water supply, and a designated children’s pool and playground area. Each spacious 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom condo features unobstructed ocean views, underground parking and storage area, elevator access, sophisticated granite countertops and travertine marble flooring, and many different floorplans to choose from. Penthouse units include their own expansive rooftop which almost doubles the usable living space, while ground floor units offer private garden areas. A new paved access road next to Home Depot will provide a quick and easy drive to the development from the main highway. Inquire today to take advantage of exciting developer financing options and pre-construction pricing. For more information on this property contact: Dana Gimenez Local Cell: 624.160.0885 Dana@CaboRealEstate.com Or visit: www.CaboRealEstate.com 8



CASA CIELOS 83 - VILLAS DEL MAR - PALMILLA, SAN JOSE DEL CABO $2,199,999 • 4 Bed • 4.5 Bath • 3,228 A/C Sq Ft / 8,884 total Sq Ft • MLS# 19-3405 **FULLY FURNISHED AND INCLUDES CLUB 96 MEMBERSHIP (buyer to pay transfer fee)** HUGE VALUE Tastefully designed, enjoy all the beauty and amenities that Palmilla - Villas del Mar has to offer! This turn-key 4BR/4.5BA single level residence enjoys views of Palmilla golf course and distant views Sea of Cortez. Enjoy relaxing poolside with your family as you take advantage of more than 3,200 square feet of living space with pocket-doors allowing for indoor/outdoor living at its best.

Find paradise an address. Blake Harrington Local Cell: 624.191.3462 Blake@CaboRealEstate.com www.CaboRealEstate.com


RE LISTINGS CASA NIPARAYA - QUERENCIA - SAN JOSE DEL CABO $3,250,000 • 5 Bed • 5.5 Bath • 6,025 Sq Ft • MLS# 18-2276 Casa Niparaya creates an uncommon mold for anyone fortunate enough to take possession of this striking home. Architectural wooden beams, textured concrete walls and over-sized marble slabs melt with just enough the natural stone throughout this property. With 5,628 square feet spread over a thoughtful palate of indoor/outdoor living, Casa Niparaya is unique and far different from any other home in Los Cabos, especially as a newer build. Casa Niparaya uses wide open spaces and a sequence of modern features and custom furniture that breeze through accomplished landscaping and thoughtfully customized outdoor lighting that blurs to the community of Querencia, as it boldly sets the canvas for the home.

Blake Harrington Local Cell: 624.191.3462 Blake@CaboRealEstate.com www.CaboRealEstate.com

CASA BELLA VISTA II - CORRIDOR $1,700,000 USD • 4 Bed • 4.5 Bath • 3,726 Sq Ft • MLS# 19-2046 First time on the market. Contemporary design, with Mexican accents, is situated one row back from the beach. The main level of the home is open concept, containing a gourmet kitchen, living area, dining area and master. Two walls of pocket doors bring the large pool area into the home for added enjoyment. Fully gated, with 2 additional homes in compound; live-in caretaker in compound.

Julie Kershner Local Cell: 624.118.1616 US: 520.204.5450 Julie@CaboRealEstate.com www.CaboRealEstate.com


RE LISTINGS CASITA 3 - DIAMANTE - CABO SAN LUCAS $1,195,000 US • 3 Bed • 3.5 Bath • 4,002 Sq Ft • MLS#19-1883 Enjoy all amenities that Diamante has to offer with this 3BR/3.5BA stunning luxury casita. The Casita standard package features amenities such as a jacuzzi, spacious private terrace, outdoor BBQ grill, fire pit and lounge area, rooftop viewing deck, gourmet kitchen and living area, and two car garage.

Blake Harrington Local Cell: 624.191.3462 Blake@CaboRealEstate.com www.CaboRealEstate.com

Billy Cowley Local Cell: 624.178.5076 US: 912.222.7823 Billy@CaboRealEstate.com www.CaboRealEstate.com

OCEAN CLUB RESIDENCES 204/205 - DIAMANTE - CABO SAN LUCAS $1,300,000 US • 3 Bed • 3.5 Bath • 2,239 Sq Ft • MLS#19-1976 Enjoy evening walks on the beach and all amenities that Diamante has to offer with this brand-new, fully furnished condo with sweeping ocean views. Sink your toes in the sand just steps from your front door while also taking advantage of in-house rental programs showing great returns.

Blake Harrington Local Cell: 624.191.3462 Blake@CaboRealEstate.com www.CaboRealEstate.com


Justine Schock Local Cell: 624.168.9268 LosCabosLiving@gmail.com www.CaboRealEstate.com

CASA CONNIE - PEDREGAL - CABO SAN LUCAS $2,650,000 US • 6 Bed • 7.5 Bath • 5,673 Sq Ft • MLS# 18-2652 Perched on a knoll, at the end of a private lane, and above the Cabo San Lucas marina in one of Cabo’s most known and respected community, El Pedregal, Casa Connie is a faithfully eclectic collection of intimate gathering places, sun-drenched pools, and shaded private gardens. Meticulously maintained, Casa Connie is a true move-in ready, turn-key listing, hard to find in any other offering in Pedregal.

Blake Harrington Local Cell: 624.191.3462 Blake@CaboRealEstate.com www.CaboRealEstate.com

The property includes 3 parcels with a total of 21,305 sq. meters/5.26 acres. With an electric entry gate, the entire property is walled and landscaped with automatic watering systems and a large motor court with a solar powered fountain and a covered parking structure for 6 vehicles. Building 1: Emergency power generator. Full kitchen and bath and15,000 liters of water storage with 2 irrigation pumps. Building 2: Solar and electric pumps for pool with filtration, a salt generator system for natural pool chlorination and 5,000 liters water storage with filtration and pressure pump for the main house. Building 3: Chicken coop with 140 nests and automatic water systems. Building 4: Multiuse shop, 4,000 sq. ft., full bath, kitchen, laundry, and a professional hydraulic vehicle lift. Building 5: The main house is 2,200 sq. ft. with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Built with steel frame construction with insulated concrete wall panels, cedar wood ceilings and cantera stone floors. The kitchen boasts high-quality appliances and finishes, including a Fratelli Onofri 36 inch Italian stove in island and cedar wood cabinetry with teak wood counter tops. In the exterior you will find a solar heated salt pool with a gas fire feature, a jacuzzi, a dining table for 20, sound system and a stainless steel BBQ.

Justine Schock Local Cell: 624.168.9268 LosCabosLiving@gmail.com www.CaboRealEstate.com

COPALA AT QUIVIRA 5205 - PACIFIC $379,000 USD • 2 Bed • 2 Bath • MLS# 17-1408

Copala at Quivira offers world class amenities on the Pacific Ocean only minutes from downtown Cabo. The property includes a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, clubhouse, 24-hour concierge, deli, cinema, gym, beachclub, and multiple restaurants throughout the community. This never lived in 2BD/2BA condo features many valuable upgrades including Colonial Gold granite, screened doors and windows, soft close drawers, exposed ceiling beams and more!

Justine Schock Local Cell: 624.168.9268 LosCabosLiving@gmail.com www.CaboRealEstate.com

CASA DE CAMPO - SANTA CATARINA, SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO $930,000 USD • 21,305 Sq M / 5.26 acres

For sale by Owner Local Cell: 624-122-4869 tienda17@hotmail.com

VILLA SERENITY FN#26 - LORETO BAY, LORETO $739,000 USD • 4 Bed • 4 Bath • 4,422 Sq Ft • MLS #18-2367

Unique 4 bedroom custom homes available! Stunning home with traditional Mexican design with 4 separate master bedrooms. Great entertaining for large families and all your new friends when you have a home in Loreto Bay! Private pool and spa, water views from terrace with BBQ entertaining area. Custom chef’s dream kitchen with Bosch and Sub Zero appliances, quality high end finishes and custom made furniture throughout. From ceiling beams, artesian brickwork, Mexican talavera and cantera columns and hand crafted saltillo floors, this home is tastefully designed and an incredible value. Ready to move in for those with the most discriminating tastes and style.

Nellie Hutchison USA Cell: +1 602 628 2920 Nellie@BajaBoss.com www.REMLoretoHomes.com


HACIENDA SEA OF CORTEZ FN4 - LORETO BAY, LORETO $1,950,000 US • 4 Bed • 5 Bath • 8,554 Sq Ft • MLS#18-2831 Magnificent Luxurious Beach Home in Loreto Bay rarely available! You must see this home to fully appreciate all the features of 4 master bedrooms, media room, 35 ft. pool with spa and separate pool changing/bathroom. Chef’s dream kitchen with large gas cooking stove, granite counters, built in appliances; farmers copper sink; artesian talavera finishes; large family style dinning room that opens to pool, BBQ area, and living room. This design takes full advantage of the 60 feet of beach front and offers bright outdoor seating with protection from the sun and wind all year long. Stunning floating cantera staircase to view tower with 360 degree water, island, mountain and golf course views. Includes all custom furniture, many handcrafted mesquite wood pieces!

Nellie Hutchison USA Cell: +1 602 628 2920 Nellie@BajaBoss.com www.REMLoretoHomes.com

VILLA BELLA VISTA LORETO - LORETO BAY, LORETO $1,299,000 US • 4 Bed • 4.5 Bath • 7,595 Sq Ft • MLS#18-2349 Stunning custom home with luxurious pool on the Loreto Bay canal with unobstructed golf and water views. This beautiful design was created by Shubin & Donaldson Architects of Beverly Hills, CA, and has amazing entertaining areas for your whole family. This paradise getaway offers 4 Master Suites all on the ground floor with direct access to the pool and entertaining areas. The second floor welcomes you with amazing views, second BBQ area and main living areas to enjoy sunrise to sunset. Located in unique setting that offers tranquility, safety, and friendly community. Several million dollar homes are being constructed nearby, along with project canal plans makes this a great value for future investment. Priced well below replacement value so you can decorate to make this your personal dream home!

Nellie Hutchison USA Cell: +1 602 628 2920 Nellie@BajaBoss.com www.REMLoretoHomes.com


VILLA LINDA FN5 - LORETO BAY, LORETO $1,800,000 US • 4 Bed • 4.5 Bath • 7,000 Sq Ft • MLS#19-3411 Luxurious Beachfront home on the Sea of Cortez with sweeping views of Coronado and Carmen Isles. There is nothing more tranquil that watching sunrises with the dolphins and fish jumping right in front of your home. Third floor View Tower takes advantage of sunsets on the Sierra Mt. Range and golf course. Large Chef’s Dream Kitchen with Viking appliances, including 2 BBQ grills, that make entertaining so much more enjoyable! Large dining areas both indoor and outside, as well as quiet terraces for your guest getaways. Beautiful mature landscaping, large golf cart storage and 100 gal hot water tank. Laundry room well stocked for 4 Master Suites; 3 with ocean views. Lap Pool with sauna on the beach is great family home. Large living room with sliding doors open to enjoy cool Sea breezes all year long. Includes all furnishings, TVs in each room, excellent wifi and Shaw Dish.

Nellie Hutchison USA Cell: +1 602 628 2920 Nellie@BajaBoss.com www.REMLoretoHomes.com

FN118 BY THE SEA - LORETO BAY, LORETO $329,000 USD • 2 Bed • 2.5 Bath • 2,033 Sq Ft • MLS #18-2332 Large Bohemia Model with view tower, just minutes from the beach, community lap pool and all amenities in Loreto Bay! Extra garden makes this spacious home convenient for storing bikes, kayaks, and paddle boards, as well as mature gardens for privacy and outdoor living. Bright main living area with two master bedrooms each with en suite bath. Second door entry, powder room and all appliances included. View tower with nice mountain views. Located on quiet community courtyard in the center of all the fun!

Hilda Corona Mex Cell: 613 109 8522 Hilda@REMLoretoHomes.com www.REMLoretoHomes.com

SUNSETS ON THE CANAL AV81 - LORETO BAY, LORETO $399,000 USD • 4 Bed • 4 Bath • 2,108 Sq Ft • MLS #18-2336

RARE Las Olas Model with FOUR Master bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bath. Great for large families, or those that want extra space for separate office, den or craft room when spending several months living in paradise. In line kitchen with gas cooking, bar eating area; full dining room and bright living room. Cantera tile on parapet walls; quality vinyl doors/windows throughout that are low maintenance and insect screens included. Tower has built in seating and cushions. Located in quiet area near canal, community pool, and beautiful custom homes. Furnished with brand new furniture includes patio furniture and BBQ. Private entry with large bathroom that has extra space for storage. Feels brand new!

Hilda Corona Mex Cell: 613 109 8522 Hilda@REMLoretoHomes.com www.REMLoretoHomes.com




COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Quivira • Why Use a Real Estate Agent? • FEATURED PROPERTY: Soalria  

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Quivira • Why Use a Real Estate Agent? • FEATURED PROPERTY: Soalria