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Heather Borquéz

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Heather Borquéz realtor in Baja California Sur, México. Member of Diamante Realtors; best of real estate

I first came to the Baja peninsula in 2011 and fell in love with the area; its fantastic views, desert landscape, wide vistas of sparkling water, warm and hospitable people and the active community living here.

After visiting La Paz for several years, we started purchasing investment property here, with Diamante’s help. In June of 2015 my husband Antonio and I moved here permanently. I joined Diamante Realtors as a sales agent shortly after.

I am convinced that La Paz offers the best quality of life on the Baja Peninsula; great amenities and services (yes we have good hospitals and clinics, good bilingual schools, universities, a Walmart, Home Depot, Liverpool etc.) along with some of the most beautiful views in the world, a peaceful and serene lifestyle in a boating and kayaking heaven on the Sea of Cortez, and the chance to explore Jacques Cousteau’s “aquarium”.

The City of La Paz faces the Bay and the views are endless as city officials have wisely forbidden construction along the Malecón so we can continue to enjoy the spectacular ocean views along the 5 mile long ocean boardwalk (Malecón), used every morning by joggers, walkers or aerobic enthusiasts, and evenings by families strolling along.

La Paz is quiet, serene and secure. But it isn’t dead or boring! There are loads to do – from charity work, to painting classes, to book clubs, to Spanish language and culture classes, photography, and Tango class, to all kinds of water and marine activities. Nightlife is great – good restaurants are everywhere and nightclubs and bars are noisy and fun. As the capital city of Baja California Sur La Paz is a working Mexican city and that is perhaps one of its charms. It doesn’t exist to serve tourists, rather, the large expat population that lives here year-round – or part of the year, melt into the community and enjoy living in a truly Mexican city that feels more like a town. Most of us enjoy going to the fresh markets and buying our fish directly from the fishermen themselves, as well as eating delicious treats from our organic market vendors; including French pastry chefs, Italian chefs and Uruguayan transplants, all enjoying working and living in La Paz.

I am originally from Ottawa, Canada and have lived in Mexico since 2011. Prior to La Paz I was in Mexico City, a city I thoroughly enjoyed, energizing, cultured, exciting and full of great restaurants, museums and theatres. And prior to Mexico, I spent 25 years living in Africa and Latin America working for the UN and other humanitarian organizations such as Plan International and CARE. I retired in 2012 from the Canadian Lung Association as CEO.

I am fluent in Spanish and married to a Mexican. My husband is a civil engineer and a builder. He helps me a lot with technical terminology and in understanding lot lines, subdivision, construction etc. I am also an investor. I have rental properties in Canada and so understand rental income, expense management, ROI, capital appreciation and yes, capital gains tax! I love helping people solve their housing problems and I really enjoy showing off my hometown of La Paz. I can help sellers list their properties and market them to their advantage. I have many contacts in the trades that can help either a buyer or a seller, stage their property or get it ready for sale.

I can help buyers choose the best property for their lifestyle and budget as well as how to navigate Mexican real estate laws. I am a seasoned investor in rental properties, both in Canada and Mexico and I know what investors look for. I have numerous contacts here in the legal profession, in the construction/property management business and vacation rental business, as well as tradespeople and cleaners. If you wish, I can help you buy a beautiful vacation home and maximize its value by using it as a vacation rental when you are not here. And later I can help you sell it as quickly and for the best price we can get.

When you work with me, you have the added support of Diamante Realtors’ incredible team of top-notch experts in the Baja peninsula. These professionals comprise the best sales teams in the area. In fact, they have sold 22% more properties in the last 12 months than the largest real estate firms in Baja.

When looking for a dream property to call your home in Paradise, you can be sure that the Diamante team and I will do our utmost to make your buying experience pleasant. Or when home calls once again, and it is time to say goodbye to Paradise, I would be more than happy to help you get your property sold.

I have helped hundreds of buyers and sellers relocate to Baja or to sell their property.

Experience matters!!