San Juan del Sur Real Estate and Property For Sale

"We turn visitors into locals" proclaims a local real estate agency in a magazine advert. And that's exactly what happens. As more visitors arrive each year, a growing number find they don't want to leave. They find a way to stay longer: They buy real estate.

San Juan del Sur has emerged as the real estate hub for the entire southern Pacific coast of Nicaragua. From ocean view lots overlooking the horseshoe bay, remote eco-inspired fincas in the hills, landmark homes on high bluffs or low key property close to surf breaks, there's something to suit everyone.

This is still an early-in real estate destination. The asking prices for lots, condos and houses in San Juan del Sur are consistently lower than the premier coastal locations in Costa Rica, Belize or Panama.

If you are looking for more information on buying property here you will find our Insider Tips Series for Nicaragua Real Estate Investors useful. The series provides valuable information about buying strategies, the best locations and neighborhoods, as well as tips on negotiation, real estate legal issues and the property buying process. It's designed to make you an expert at investing in real estate in Nicaragua. Sign up today.

For answers to the biggest questions we get asked about buying property here, head to our Buyer's Learning Center.

The Essential Legal Steps to a Secure Property Purchase in Nicaragua

cover-image-thumb-legal-stepsInexpensive property… a low cost of living… great weather… gorgeous landscapes… a more laid back lifestyle… an opportunity for reinvention… it’s easy to see why so many people are interested in buying property in San Juan del Sur.

But many investors don’t take the time to understand the legal steps they need to take to ensure their interests are protected.

Eduardo Cabrales Cuadra, attorney with Garcia & Bodan, has focused on real estate for his entire professional life so he’s the perfect person to guide you through the process of buying property in Nicaragua to ensure the purchase goes smoothly and your investment is secure. [Read more…]

The Simple Reason Why Tom Moved Overseas

You don’t always need a long list of reasons to move overseas.

Here’s Tom’s story:

Tom lives in the US.  He hates his job and the drudgery of his 9-5 life.

He wakes up…gets ready for work…goes to work…works…comes home from work…has dinner in front of the TV…goes to bed…wakes up…gets ready for work…

He needs the job to afford his house payments.

He doesn’t like his house, but it was the only one he could find near his job.

So Tom lives in a house that he doesn’t like so that he can be near a job that he hates so that he can afford a house that he doesn’t like and have a life that’s getting him down…

What happened next?

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The Art & Science of Successful Real Estate Investing

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Our story starts on a beachfront lot south of San Juan del Sur fringed with palm trees. Directly in front of the lot is a sandy beach leading down to the blue waters of the Pacific.

Standing on the beach is a couple, their real estate agent and a charismatic property developer. They’re all gathered to discuss the lot, which is the last one available in the current phase. The developer pours the couple another rum drink and puts a freshly caught fish on the grill.

The husband takes a deep breath and says he doesn’t want to feel like he is being rushed to make a decision. He doesn’t want to make a decision based on emotion. He wants to make a logical financial decision.

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Is Living in San Juan del Sur Right For You?

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Think of any location in the world and you’ll come across a divide between people who love living there and people who don’t.

San Juan del Sur is no exception.

On the one side of the divide are the fans. They love the affordable lifestyle, the easy going vibe, the good value real estate, the proximity to nature, and yes, probably also the in-house help. Some will be evangelical about the surfing, some the nightlife and others the jungles and volcanoes. This group will be plugged into the local expatriate network, involved in local community activities and they’ll probably be able to get by with a little Spanish.

On the other side are the frustrated. They miss the conveniences of back home and find it hard to get things done in Nicaragua. They wish they could access all the foodstuffs they are used to and get bored when life moves slowly. If they are running a business in a remote region they may get frustrated with poor infrastructure, patchy services and difficulty hiring the right people.
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What Would My Life Be Like If I Lived Here?

It’s a great question. One that every real estate buyer looking at San Juan del Sur should answer before they purchase.

The good news, is that you’re in the right place.  SanJuandelSur.org is dedicated to answering the question – for both visitors and investors.

Working out whether San Juan del Sur has your right mix of lifestyle attributes is highly subjective. You’ll find the process easier once you develop a clear idea of the kind of lifestyle you desire and what you want to get out of your investment. That’s the best place to start. Then, once you have some clarity, here are a few lifestyle factors to check off:

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