International Ranches - Ranches In Mexico
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In Mexico, ranching life is very much alive and well. Ranches in Mexico that are available for sale can be relatively large in size, ranging from 100 acres to over 50,000 acres. Many ranches in Mexico offer hunting for quail, dove, deer, javelina and other wild game.[click here to expand]Cattle ranches and sheep ranches can also be found in Mexico. Mexico also features dude ranches and retirement ranches. Much of eastern Mexico is suitable for cattle grazing, with grass lands extending all the way to the Yucatan Peninsula. Many areas are irrigated and grow alfalfa. There are some excellent farming areas in the southern parts of Mexico. Production of citrus and avocados is also well suited to many parts of Mexico.
One of the biggest issues faced by many ranches in Mexico that are located in rural areas is the lack of economic infrastructure to provide water and power needed for ranching and farming. The Mexican government is seeking to address these issues. In certain rural parts of Mexico, joint programs between the Mexican government and the U.S. government to bring solar and wind power to these rural areas are being put into operation. Photovoltaic systems, which are entirely solar powered and require no fuel, can be used to pump water from wells in rural areas. A 'Renewable Energy for Agriculture' program, managed by the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture is expected to bring a number of solar and wind systems to isolated areas of Mexico during the next five years to be used primarily for water pumping, and to generally improve the economies of some of the poorest areas of rural Mexico by increasing the profitability of small ranches. Some ranches in Mexico uphold certain traditions that go back to the 18th and 19th centuries to the days of the big ranchos, and the 'Fiesta.' Fiesta was a celebration of family and feasting, of music and dance, and excellence in horsemanship.
Ranching first originated in Spain in the 11th Century, and reached Mexico in the 16th Century. Andalusian horses were brought to Mexico from Spain in 1519, and a few short years later, cattle were brought into the country. These early Mexican cattle breeds interbred and eventually produced what became known as the Texas Longhorn. Methods developed to work with the cattle, many of which were borrowed from the horsemanship of the Spanish conquistadors, evolved into the great tradition of the Mexican vaquero. The large Mexico ranchos, or haciendas, became the center of Mexican culture. The haciendas were the landed estates of Mexico, with immense acreages. Agriculturally, they produced various products depending on the region in which they were located – cattle, sugar, mescal, grains, and seasonal vegetables. They endured until the early 1900’s when the lands were returned to the Indians, and individual landownership was limited to a maximum of 200 acres.
For many years, foreigners were not allowed to buy property in Mexico, but at the present time, foreigners can in some cases purchase property via simple-fee title. However, many border properties can only be purchased as leased land. Some Mexican companies now offer mortgages, although interest rates are generally higher than interest rates for U.S. properties. There is no licensing regulation for real estate agents in Mexico. There are also no official building codes in Mexico. However, there are title companies. Below you will find properties with details for rural real estate for sale in Mexico. To search for specific features, such as price, acreage, property type, city, county, zip, just click the SEARCH link at the top of this screen.[click here to minimize this text]
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