by Dede Bacon, Coldwell Banker Riveras Los Barriles Real Estate Associate
Bienvenidos a Los Barriles!
I am so excited to enter the New year energized with excellent holiday season and the upcoming spectacle of the year – the 3rd Annual Lord of the Wind event in the warm, friendly town of Los Barriles, just an hour Northeast of Cabo. This event – happening from January 10 – 15 – has become an icon for “wind” athletes from all around the globe. Kiteboarders and Windsurfers will battle it out to prove WHO will become this year’s Lord of the Wind. Whether you’re a competitor or spectator, this year’s Lord of the Wind is an East Cape event you do not want to miss! I have been an active volunteer in the event since it’s first year. This year I will be working hard at the Finish Line clocking the athletes as they complete each of their heats. The event offers spectacular views of world class athletes, various food booths, live music, bikini contest, and beer 🙂
This year the event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Los Barriles. The Rotary is working on Health, Education, Safety, Environment, Disaster Relief, and Community Beautification projects. Less than 20% of our local children have regular access to computers, yet they will later compete for jobs with highly computer literate students from Cabo and La Paz. In early 2013 we plan to open a small computer center in the DIF office in Los Barriles. The center will primarily be used for students after school and into the early evenings. I hope to see the education goals reached this year!
On the real estate front it is still a Buyers market in Los Barriles and the rule of thumb for success in real estate is still; BUY LOW, SELL HIGH. Now is definitely the time to BUY LOW as prices are as low as theyʼve been in years. Many airlines have direct flights from Canada and the United States, making getting here quite simple and quick. We hope to have a steady flow of American and Canadian Baby Boomers purchasing homes for retirement this winter.
Here are a few of the many amazing deals in Los Barriles, East Cape:
Lote Jon in Palo Blanco, great ocean views, power and water, flat, easy to build lot with quality building prices from $80-$150/per square foot. $55,000 USD
Casa Williams Las Brisas, Los Barriles, quality construction with modern rustic style, entertainment deck with dramatic views of the Sea of Cortez. $425,000 USD
Villa Valentine Los Barriles, spacious 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom home for large families to share. Top floor game room with pool table, bar, barbeque deck and hot tub. Successful vacation rental history. $549,000 USD
Lord of the Wind is a perfect time to visit and an opportunity to check out some of the most desirable real estate in Mexico. I invite you to preview my website www.dede.riverasrealty.com prior to your arrival and look forward to seeing you in Los Barriles!