Colonial Gems in Mexico’s Most Livable City from $126,000

Wishing you a warm and happy Fourth of July.

For many, this is a day of parades, cookouts, and fireworks. For others, it’s an opportunity to go on well-deserved vacation, with a great many Americans heading to Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula every year.

And it’s the Yucatán I want to highlight today, specifically a corner of it that doesn’t get nearly enough attention…

The stunning colonial city of Mérida.

The city of Mérida is known for its stunning architecture, safety, history and culture, and leafy public spaces.

Mérida is one of Mexico’s most incredible colonial cities, boasting sparkling avenues, leafy cobbled plazas, art-filled galleries, renowned museums, amazing restaurants…

This city is walkable and beautiful. And it’s been ranked as the second-safest city in all of North America (behind only Quebec).

Mérida is a major destination for expats and second-home owners, particularly folks coming for a few months at a time to escape the winter and soak up the sun, culture, and rich history. Yet, homes here can be surprisingly affordable.

This city deserves a bigger spotlight…so right now, my team are busy putting the finishing touches on a special report all about Mérida.

Tomorrow, this report will land in your inbox, completely free to you as an Overseas Dream Home reader.

Inside you’ll find tons of amazing information about Mérida, including details on its Mayan origins, modern development, and how a major new train project could be about to transform the city.

And you’ll find listings for amazing colonial homes like these…

  • A two-bed fixer-upper within walking distance of the city’s major attractions for $126,000.
  • A vast, seven-bed villa, with a pool, jacuzzi and large garden with fruit trees, for $313,513.
  • A partially renovated two-bed house in one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods for $235,900.
  • And more…

In your report, you’ll also get a guide to the nearby city of Progreso…a stunning beach destination less than 35 minutes’ drive away that’s exploding in popularity.

And you’ll find some listings for Progreso, including an updated colonial house just one and a half blocks from the beach and the city’s malecon (seafront promenade) for $365,000.

All this and more in your new report, Own a Colonial Home in Mexico from $126,000

That’s coming tomorrow, free to you as an Overseas Dream Home reader.

In the meantime, here’s a video I came across on YouTube showing the city’s stunning architecture and attractions…

If you like colonial architecture, art and culture, Mérida really is among the most inviting places on my global beat.

Happy Independence Day!


Ronan McMahon, Founder, Overseas Dream Home & Real Estate Trend Alert

P.S. Ever been to Mérida? Interested in owning in colonial Mexico or another colonial gem in Latin America? Let me know here. My team and I value your thoughts and feedback, and it could help shape our scouting plans.

Here’s a question I got from an Overseas Dream Home reader…

Ben asks: Ronan, are golf club dues reasonable overseas? Say $10,000 or less? Here in south Florida, dues are $25,000 plus per year!

Ronan says: Hi Ben. Thanks for the question. And yes, golf club dues overseas are typically a fraction of what you’ll pay in the U.S., even at clubs with world-class courses.

As regular readers will know, I’m an avid golfer. No matter where I’m spending time in the world, I like to have a golf course on my doorstep. And thanks to my job traveling overseas to seek out real estate deals, I’ve been fortunate enough to play some of the world’s finest and most famous courses, including the Old Course at St Andrew’s in Scotland.

I’m a member of four golf clubs around the world. My Portugal home, the Praia D’El Rey Golf and Beach Resort on the Silver Coast, has a world-class course that’s set amid pine forests and undulating dunes. I’m also a member of the Fota Island, Portmarnock, and Muskerry clubs in Ireland. My total annual membership dues for all of these clubs is only about $4,000!

Golf has been a passion of mine since childhood and over the years, I’ve come to see a lot of parallels between golf and real estate investing. Check out this I recorded a video at my home course in Portugal to share some thoughts , as well as Jack Nicklaus’ simple secret to winning at golf and life.

And for a reference resource on overseas golfing destinations, members of my Real Estate Trend Alert group have access to a book I’ve written called How to Retire Early and Golf Every Day—for Half the Cost of Staying Home. RETA members can access it here.

(Not a member of RETA? Click here to sign up with this special offer.)

Your Daily Dream Home

Jatar, Granada, Spain


This spacious four-bedroom house has a private rear patio with a BBQ and a roof terrace offering mountain views. The ground floor includes an open plan lounge and kitchen with a fireplace, wooden beamed ceiling, and a spacious kitchen island. There is also a cloakroom with a toilet on this level. Bedrooms are equipped with fitted wardrobes.

The bathroom has a shower, and there is a utility room with access to the roof terrace. The property is being sold furnished and is connected to mains electricity, water, and sewage. It is located on the edge of Jatar village, within walking distance of shops, bars, and restaurants.

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I haven’t visited this property or done due diligence on it. If you’re interested in the listing, you should hire an attorney and do your own due diligence.

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