Judi owns Living Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, where she and her multicultural team connect people with beautiful property in Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Akumal, Puerto Aventuras, Puerto More
Get to know Judi Shaw
Over ten years ago, I came from Whistler, BC, Canada to Riviera Maya Mexico for six months to launch the first phase of the now well known Rosewood at Mayakoba condo hotel and residences. It was a great success. The Rosewood is now a great place to stay, golf on the Greg Norman Championship golf course, and enjoy the beaches, the restaurants, the spas, the scenery, the wildlife, and climate. I'm still here.
If you have been here to this part of the world, you will understand why when it was time to go "home", I was enchanted and didn't want to leave. The area has the same effect on many visitors who decide to buy a vacation home here.
Who wouldn't be captivated? Originally, a stop on the way to catch the ferry to Cozumel where people went to scuba dive, Playa del Carmen was a small fishing village on the Yucatan Peninsula that developed a tourist following of its own. Averaging 75° year round, the area features white beaches and turquoise waters, plus cenotes ( or open pools connecting to subterranean water) that are inviting fresh water diving spots.
Playa del Carmen is south of the Cancun Airport about 45 minutes and just north of Tulum. The area is home to residential and tourist developments that include beach homes and condos, hotels, golf courses, and an aviaries, ancient Mayan Ruins. Playa has the charm of a Euro style pedestrian village, with a walkway full of shops and restaurants, cafes. Its home to many Europeans, Canadians, Americans, and Mexicans, making it a multicultural delight for food and clothing and activity. It's hip, its international it has flair and color.
Elsewhere in the Riviera Maya, there are secluded enclaves of quite and hidden beach communities offering luxury homes, condos and smaller boutique hotels. The beautiful reefs of the area, Maya ruins, and white beaches draw in those who seek beauty and excitement.
For excitement, the ultimate experience is Kiteboarding on the beautiful azul Caribbean. Other than real estate, this is my passion.
The area is an ideal location of those who hope to invest in real estate that can serve as an exotic vacation spot for part of the year and as rental property for the rest.
After 17 years in Whistler BC for 17 years, and a top selling agent, who also loves the sun and the water, I immediately saw the potential in refocusing both my career and my life in this area.
Let me show you how to have a home and life here too.
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Can you own real estate in Mexico as a foreigner? Yes you can, absolutely.
I am the owner/broker of Living Riviera Maya, and along with my multicultural and multilingual team, am committed to help potential buyers find the best properties to fit your lifestyle and price tier and then negotiate the best prices and terms on any property in the region.
We offer full MLS Services, saving you precious time and energy when looking for Beach front homes, condos, lots, affordable condos, investment properties and boutique condo hotels.
We understand the local laws and customs, so we can make sure that your transaction is sound, legal, and secure. After the purchase we work to connect you to our associates in property management, construction, decoration.
As a licensed Realtor in BC Canada, who lived and worked in Whistler British Columbia for 17 years, who loves the sun and the water, I can show you any type of property you are looking for :
Beach Homes, beach condos, income producing investment properties, jungle lots, beach lots, developer opportunities.
See my website for further properties or info on buying in Mexico, or call 1 604 628 7247
Testimonials for Judi Shaw
Kevin G from Toronto, Canada says:01/14/2013
"Dear Judy, I wanted to take a moment to express my deepest appreciation for your support and efforts this past month in my search for a property in the Mayan Riviera. As you well know trying to find a new property that fits your needs in another country can be difficult. Trusting an Agent you have never met before in another country also has its risks given the high degree of ethical and legal conditions one needs to fully understand in an unfamiliar market.
Marcel and Stella from British Columbia say:08/10/2011
"My wife and I decided to purchase a condo on the beautiful Island of Cozumel. Buying a property can be stressful enough but when it comes to making an investment in another country, the stakes get much higher. Judi relieved much of this added stress by explaining the complete process in detail so we would not encounter anything we were not ready for. She was patient and took the time to suggest various condos that she felt would fulfill our needs. Fortunately we found the gem we were looking for. From there the process was taken care of and Judi made sure that we were protected and that nothing was omitted.
If you are looking to purchase a property around Judi’s area, I would consider you call her. It will be the first best decision you will make."
Rich A from Boca Raton says07/20/2009
"I’m an investor and have worked with Judi Shaw on many multi-million dollar deals down in Mexico. I must say that Judi has always been the most knowledgeable agent and also displays the utmost professionalism. Judi is truly the best real estate agent that I’ve ever worked with and I’ve had a wonderful experience on all the deals she has put together for me."