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Decorating your beach home Community Spotlight:











Colors of Cabo

La Jolla Condominiums

Casa Valhalla

Owning Real Estate in Los Cabos In the Spotlight: Duara



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DESIGN & DECOR Turquoise, Seafoam Green and Teal, and balance bold patterns with soft textures. Accents may include throw pillows, curtains, side chairs, lamps, art and rugs. The unity of bright green indoor plants will continue to draw the coastal colors into your home and also add fresh air and a perfect amount of nature we are trying to draw in. Once these bright pops of ocean colors are incorporated, you have unified your design with the neutral staple pieces.

Decorating your beach home Photos and article by ​Stefanie Hauer

These​few steps will bring your space the tranquil and relaxing vibe that is desired when you have a love for the ocean. Bring those ocean colors into your home because it is a timeless decorating trend and it will bring you a daily dose of happiness! Start looking for the deep ocean blues incorporated into designer trends. Be bold in your design and make your space the perfect place to relax and find peace. Happy Decorating! *

S o a k i n g​ i n t h e b e a u t i f ul s u r r o u n d i n g s of C a b o g i ve w ay a s t h e p e r f e c t i n s p i r a t i o n f o r i n c o r p o r a t i n g c o a s t al c o l o r s i n t o yo u r h o m e a n d d e c o r. T h e m ul t i t u d e of b l u e s a n d g r e e n s t h a t t h e o c e a n p r ov i d e s al o n g w i t h t h e w hi te s a n d s a n d s t u n ni n g s u n s e t s m a ke i t e a s y to f i n d i n s p i r a t i o n. T h e i m p o r t a n t p a r t i s p ulli n g i t all to g e t h e r to b e b ot h lig h t, b al a n c e d a n d h a r m o ni o u s m u c h li ke t h e n a t u r al b e a u t y t h a t s u r r o u n d s t hi s b e a u t i f ul a r e a. C r e a t i n g a d e s ig n e r w o r t hy s p a c e c a n b e a c c o m p li s h e d by f o ll o w i n g t h e s e s i m p l e t i p s . Pl u s, w h o d o e s n’t l ove a r e a s o n to r e d e c o r a te!? T h e b e l o w t i p s w ill h e l p m a ke i t e a s y! Keep​it Light Keep natural light flowing through your home by layering sheer curtains under your heavier curtains for daytime use, choose light colored walls and add mirrors on opposing walls of large windows. Using natural light and bouncing it around the room will create a light and airy feel, while also filling your space with a free light source that brings out the best in colors and decor. This creates the beginning of a perfect canvas, one that you can balance with sand tones and bright ocean colors. C r e a t e​ B a l a n c e Choosing larger pieces of furniture in soft, neutral tones allow for a balance of brighter accents. Much like the sand on the beach allows for the shells to be a natural focal point, your staple pieces of furniture should allow for your accents to draw your eye to them. Make sure to pay close attention to textures, fabrics and comfort when it comes to these large staple pieces, as they may not be updated as often. Slip covers are also a plus when decorating with lighter colored couches and chairs and they are easily maintained. Another great and extremely durable option is using outdoor fabrics inside. They are now offered in so many colors, textures and patterns you are able to create a very durable staple piece of furniture. B r i n g​ H a r m o n y Now that you have created your light and airy palette for your space, it’s time to bring the addition of coastal colors to your decor. A coastal colored design can be expanded in many shades of blue and green, find a mixture of these colors in different accents throughout the home. Choose tones in Aqua,




Photos and article by Dane Posey International Realtor ® with REmexico Real Estate. For questions Dane@CaboRealEstate.com.


he condominiums of La Jolla at KM 29.5 are often referred to as the original San Jose del Cabo beachfront community. Built in 1990, this development has stood the test of time and based on the feedback I have received from homeowners has aged like a fine vintage. The complex has two separate Home Owners Associations. One for the six story “AB” building that houses 56 units and is pet friendly and another for the 119 units in the “C-G” buildings which is not Fido friendly. While both buildings have their own charm, the owners that I interviewed live in the latter. The condos in “C-G” are made up of studios, one, and two bedroom units that are surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, a large shimmering heated pool, a smaller chilled pool, and water features. Security patrols at all hours of the day and the HOA is one of the strongest in town. Dues include TV, Internet, and Water. Over the past five years there have been no special assessments, even after Hurricane Odile, due to their wise spending and comprehensive insurance policy. I caught up with a pair of married homeowners to get insight into their decision to purchase in La Jolla and to find out if they have ever regretted their decision. “We bought in La Jolla because we loved the location, we wanted to be right on the beach and the condo we bought offered us that where no other property in San Jose del Cabo has that exact ability. As well we were liked the fact that the HOA’s were lower than other comparable properties. The first time I came into the gardens I turned to my husband and said, This is where I want to buy.” When asked whether they had toured other properties before making an offer they said “We looked at TONS of other properties, La Jolla was the only place that gave us what we wanted for a reasonable price as compared to other properties on the beach in San Jose del Cabo. We thought we knew what it would be like to own and live on the beach but until you experience it you really don’t know how wonderful it is. As well, the other owners I think set La Jolla apart from other properties, we really have a lovely community of owners who have lots of fun together and who do things like hold a Christmas party for the workers’ children and grand-children, Santa comes and the kids really have a wonderful experience!” Queried about the biggest disappointment of the property they said, “None really... actually that is not true. I wish we had a hot tub!” Finally I asked if they would buy there again knowing what they know now but before I could even finish the question she said, “ABSOLUTELY!”


The first time I came into the gardens I turned to my husband and said, this is where I want to buy.



CASA VALHALLA Cabo del Sol is not just a community, it’s a lifestyle. One of Cabo’s most luxurious and respected communities, NOW is your chance to own within the gates of Cabo del Sol for a fraction of the price of your neighbors. Casa Valhalla is priced for quick sale at UNDER $1,000,000! Buy confidently this stunning, flawless 4BR/4BA home with designer finishes, sprawling outdoor areas, all with no detail spared. Over 3,800 sq ft of living space gives you the highest quality of life and ultimate luxury in Cabo. Perched above hole 2 of the world famous Jack Nicklaus Cabo del Sol Ocean Course, Casa Valhalla´s outdoor entertaining areas are sure to impress. A beautiful courtyard and fountain and manicured garden take you out to the heated pool with color-changing lights, builtin barbecue patio area, and of course views of the golf course. This property would have many great uses - A full time family home of course, as well as a great rental income producing property. The beautiful beaches of the Sea of Cortez are a short walk or golf-cart ride away as well as the 5-star club house and restaurant. Don’t forget, with Fiesta Americana Hotel and Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar Resort, you have many more options for dining, spa, and access to the beach. To experience this Los Cabos property contact: Blake Harrington (624)191-3462 blake@caborealestate.com www.CaboRealEstate.com





DUARA The door to your own paradise

Owning Real Estate in Los Cabos by Blake Harrington

You’ve been to Cabo a few times and with our perfect weather year-around, beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets, and attractive lifestyle, you are now considering a more permanent move to Cabo. You are not alone! In the past 10 years, thousands of residents in Cabo have migrated from the United States and Canada making Los Cabos their home. Owning Real Estate is entirely possible and many foreign investors/buyers have come to the market to pick up on great deals in stable and safe Baja California Sur. The basics for foreign investment revolves around the method of purchase available for foreigners, a bank trust called the “Fideicomiso”. The Mexican government realized they needed to make foreign investment available in Mexico and passed the Foreign Investment Act of 1993. Since the Mexican Constitution prohibits foreigners from owning property within 60 miles of the U.S. border, or within 30 miles off the coastline (as Los Cabos is), a secure form of holding title was needed and created with the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994. The “Fideicomiso” is a trust, just like an estate trust in the U.S., which gives the Purchaser all rights of ownership and is the legal equivalent of Deeded Property, as we refer to it in the States. In order to obtain rights of ownership, the Department of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City issues a permit to the Mexican bank of the buyer’s choice, which allows the bank to act as “Purchaser” of the property. Simply put, the bank acts as the “Trustee” for the trust and the Purchaser is the “Beneficiary” of the trust. The trust is not an asset of the bank - the banks only act as the Trustee to hold the trust. Just like living wills and estate trusts in the U.S., the Mexican bank, or Trustee, takes instruction only from the Beneficiary of the trust. The Beneficiary has the right to use, occupy, lease/rent and possess the property, including the right to build and improve the property as well. The Beneficiary may also sell the property by transferring the rights to another individual. The term of the trust is 50 years, but the trust can be renewed for additional periods of 50 years indefinitely, thus allowing long term control over the property. *


PromoCasa is the most innovating residential development Company in the Northwest region of Mexico. The growth and stability of the Company has been guaranteed for almost 25 years of uninterrupted work. Innovation is not only a word in their slogan, it is the Company’s philosophy, which has allowed them to win the trust of their clients. To really enjoy Los Cabos, you have to live in Los Cabos. The residential condominiums at DUARA get you closer to such possibility, unlike anything else. Located in El Tezal, one of highest valued areas, DUARA Ocean View Villas & Condos offers to you the perfect combination of space design, lifestyle and accessibility. “There are 84 Condominiums and 60 houses. All the condominiums have a stunning view overlooking The Arch of Cabo San Lucas. The contemporary design of the homes is very pleasing and transparent, with spacious areas and a terrace in every house. We strongly believe that our clients will be very pleased.” The Community of DUARA Ocean View Villas & Condos provides you one of the most comfortable and peculiar Club House experiences of El Tezal, which is easily accessible by walking a very short distance from any point of the development; its luxury pool is the perfect spot to enjoy incredible sunsets, the fully equipped gym allows you to be in good shape without having to leave the premises, and the social areas allow you to relax next to the gardens surrounded by water. “When we talk about Duara, we talk about extraordinary architecture with a fantastic location and all that a living space can offer, while responding to all the demands that a client could have for an ideal place like this.”

For more information visit www.duaraloscabos.mx, find them on Facebook @DuaraLosCabos, or visit their office, which is across from Artesano’s on the other side of the four lane highway.



CASA TORTUGA - CABO DEL SOL - CORRIDOR $1,195,000 • 3 Bed - 3 Bath • 4008 Sq Ft • MLS# 17-441

Panoramic Ocean Views and extreme VALUE from this well-built (Antonio Carrera Arq) property in beautiful Cabo del Sol. Luxury finishes throughout while a maintainable home with all the conveniences needed for the Cabo lifestyle. 3BR/3.5BA’s + Den and large exterior entertaining areas make this a perfect family home. Priced aggressively against the competition and in an effort to sell now to the right buyer who appreciates the value of sweeping ocean views from Cabo Del Sol, all for under $1.2m. You won’t find it anywhere else!

Find paradise an address. Blake Harrington (624) 191-3462 blake@caborealestate.com www.CaboRealEstate.com




$177,000.00 • 2 Bed - 2 Bath • 1280 Sq Ft • MLS# 17-609

3,859 A/C Sq Ft • 2,103 Patio Sq Ft • 3 Bedrooms • 3.5 Bathrooms

Located in El Tezal, one of highest valued areas, DUARA offers to you the perfect combination of space design, lifestyle and accessibility. Exclusive community with 84 condos, located in three towers. Two different floorplan options. High quality finished. Green space outside with a playground area for kids, and underground garage.

Own your quest for beauty. This single story home embodies modern villa luxury. Seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living space, this home is designed to compliment and inspire both inside and out. Inquire for pricing. All renderings, drawings, plans, dimensions, specifications

and features are conceptual and subject to change without notice due to the dynamic nature of the development. The Developer reserves the right to modify or withdraw any of these at its sole discretion.

PRANA - DUARA - CABO SAN LUCAS $238,000.00 • 3 Bed - 2 Bath • 2,104.23 ft2 • MLS # 17-596

Will be available in two different designs. Natural stone detail and wooden style tile facade. Matte black aluminum windows. Porcelain floors and baseboards. Tile bathrooms and vessel sinks. Split air conditioning setup. Wall in living room with TV and audio system setup. Concrete floor for two vehicles. Grass and irrigation system in frontal area. Have a laundry room and rooftop terraces that will have space and hookups for Jacuzzis and barbecue grills.

Tels. 624.144.7214 Facebook/ DuaraLosCabos www.duaraloscabos.mx

info@danzantebay.com www.danzantebay.com US Toll Free 844.622.0799 Mx Office +52.613.134.1040


RE LISTINGS CASA 58 - CRESTA DEL MAR - CABO SAN LUCAS $999,999 • 6 Bed - 5 Bath • 4519 Sq Ft • MLS# 17-297

A STUNNING BRAND-NEW contemporary masterpiece! For under $1m, you can not and will not find a more detail-oriented home impeccably built with panoramic ocean views and in the guard-gated Cresta Del Mar. ICF’s and many green technologies are used to promote environmentally friendly living and low overhead. The highest quality finishes throughout matched with clean lines and designer touches make this home the perfect fit your Cabo luxury escape.

Blake Harrington (624)191-3462 blake@caborealestate.com www.CaboRealEstate.com

CASA DESTINY - RANCHO PARAISO - CABO SAN LUCAS $795,999 • 4 Bed - 5 Bath • 4938 Sq Ft • MLS# 17-112

A STUNNING 4BR/5BA Home in private, gated Rancho Paraiso Estates with all the finishes of a multi-million dollar home. ARCH AND OCEAN VIEWS! Move-in ready, quality finishes throughout, and size and space for you and your entertaining or family needs! A short 7 minute drive into downtown CSL makes this property perfectly situated away from the action but close enough for a short drive into town for dinners and nightlife. Pool? YES! Patio area? YES! BBQ area? YES!

Blake Harrington (624)191-3462 blake@caborealestate.com www.CaboRealEstate.com


VILLA BUGAMBILIA 205- PALMILLA - SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO $459,000 • 3 Bed • 3 Bath • MLS# 17-192

Upper level corner unit overlooking the 9th hole of the first Jack Nicklaus designed golf course in Latin America. This luxury 3 bedroom condo features: a Viking Range, Viking Microwave, GE Monogram Refrigerator, GE Dishwasher, GE Washer/Dryer, Travertine (Marble) floor, Kohler faucets, Jacuzzi tub, 1000 square foot wraparound Canterra stone terrace, Pocket doors, Custom made Alder wood cabinets, Granite counter tops with 3 inch bull nose edges, Custom made Curved Glass shower doors, and Detached garage all within the 900 acre Masterplan community of Palmilla. Short golf cart ride away from the dining and shopping of the Shoppes at Palmilla. Minutes away from the swimmable beach ”Playa Palmilla.”

Dane Posey Local Cell: 624.161.2618 USA: 925.289.4788 dane@caborealestate.com twitter: @poseknowscabo www.CaboRealEstate.com

VILLA VIA LA CASA - PEDREGAL - CABO SAN LUCAS $1,499,000 • 6 Bed - 5.5 Bath • 5380 Sq Ft • MLS# 17-24

Situated in Cabo’s most convenient luxury gated community, El Pedregal, Villa Via La Casa is a step above the rest. Ocean views, a large and open floor plan, and a located on a quiet street. Beautiful Mexican architectural features like Saltillo tile, dome features, woodbeamed ceilings, and dark custom carpentry to offset the light colors throughout the house. A great investment property with a solid rental calendar of new and returning tenants.

Blake Harrington (624)191-3462 blake@caborealestate.com www.CaboRealEstate.com

MARINA SOL A-209 - CABO SAN LUCAS $319,000 • 2 Bed - 2 Bath • MLS# 17-584

MEDANO BEACH MONEY MAKER!!! Beautiful and spacious 2 BR/2 BA Marina Sol condo. Faces the fabulous heated swimming pool, hot tub and Oasis poolside restaurant. Enjoy meals on your 61 foot long private terrace with outdoor BBQ. Located in the highly desirable ”A” building. Only one block to Medano Beach or two blocks to downtown Cabo and the marina. This condo has an excellent vacation rental history and proven net income for the investment minded buyer!

Justine Schock Local Cell: (624) 168-9268 WhatsApp: (253) 229-8918 justine@caborealestate.com FB & IG: @loscabosliving www.CaboRealEstate.com

LAGUNA VISTA - SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO $239,000 • 2 Bed • 2 Bath • MLS# 16-1883


Much sought after two bedroom ocean view unit in Laguna Vista..... Spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez and the Estuary all the way to Punta Gorda. Enjoy the sunrise in the morning and the lights of Puerto Los Cabos in the evenings. Unit has been freshly remodeled featuring new kitchen counter tops, Tile, paint and new appliances. Unit is fully furnished including all new kitchen ware. These units don’t come up often as there are very few in this complex that boast a view like this.

Jason Pryde Mex Cell: 624-137-7322 U.S. Cell 925-963-0389 jason@caborealestate.com www.CaboRealEstate.com

DOGGETT RESIDENCE - LORETO BAY, B.C.S. $2,200,000 • 4 Bed - 4.5 Bath • A/C: 2,529.05 Sq Ft • Terraces: 574.06 Sq Ft • Total Constructed: 5,080.25 Sq Ft • Lot size: 12,626 Sq Ft • MLS# 16-1383

Situated in a perfect location with a stunning ocean and golf course view. Within 603.6 ft. to the sea of Cortes. Fully furnished. Cash Deal - 50% non refundable deposit upon acceptance of offer. Remaining 50% payable at closing date. Selling Price 1,750,000.00. Six Month Deal - 40% non-refundable deposit upon acceptance of offer. 6 equal installments, final installment payable at closing date. Selling Price 1,900,000.00. Owner Financing Deal - 40% non-deposit upon acceptance of offer. Balance to be paid at a 7% interest rate with installments of $124,833.33, should the buyer chose a 12 month financing term. Selling Price $2,000,000.00. The sale will be executed with a reserve of domain in favor of the Seller until the final payment is received at the Notary’s office.


Mario Cortes C: (613) 111 0964 cortes.ma@gmail.com Facebook/REmexicoLoreto www.remexicoloreto.com





Decorating Your Beach Home


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