Merida: A snowbird’s paradise
If you are retired or no longer working, you may have heard the term “Snowbird” to describe retirees. Many people who live in colder climates in the winter will head south in order to evade the miseries of snow and frigid weather. Many will buy a home in these warm climates while still keeping a residence in their home state. While the vast majority of these snowbirds still head to the southern states like Texas and Florida and many of the Gulf Coast states in between, many have been looking for a more affordable alternative destination.
Not surprisingly, Mexico is probably the single largest destination after the United States. Many people from around the world have been wintering in Mexico for decades, taking advantage of several different climate zones, all of them warm. Mexico’s varied geography and wonderful mix of colonial cities, ancient ruins, breathtaking mountain ranges and tropical beaches provide snowbirds with a wealth of choices. Add to that the opportunity to learn and practice Spanish and discover the easy lifestyle of Mexicans, you can understand why Mexico has it all.
Getting to Mexico is easy enough with many charter flights going in and out on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts from many destinations around the world. So where in Mexico do the snowbirds gather? One of the most popular places is Merida in the Yucatan region of Mexico. It is the capital of the state of Yucatan and is steeped in colonial history as well as being home to many beautiful churches and plazas. The city has a lively cultural scene with concerts, museums, and theaters.
Because of its affordability, many snowbirds choose to buy rather than rent in Merida. They can buy a relatively big, and beautiful, house without breaking the bank. But, who maintains your property when you go back North for the summer? One consideration is the help of a property management company who will take care of every aspect of your home when you aren’t there to do it yourself. Things like housekeeping, pool maintenance, lawn service and emergency repair services. They can handle everything you can’t while you are away.
Mexico is a growing and evolving country with many proud people who flourish at the idea that people want to visit their cities. It increases their economy and allows the city of Merida to grow and find its place on the map. If you are considering buying a second home, consider Merida. When looking for a property management company to help you, make sure you find one that is reputable and will lay out for you exactly what they do and can back up their services with monthly reports and proof of services being provided. Mexico is an evolving country but like any other country, there are still those that like to take advantage of their neighboring visitors.
If you are looking for an honest property management company to help you manage your second home in Merida, let the experts at Merida Property Management help ease your mind. We know what it’s like to be in a less than stellar situation with a property management company and we vow to be the best in the business.
Trust your home with Merida Property Management.