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Kimmel Realty Group

We know how much it takes to relocate, and we’re here to help. Kimmel Realty Group offers a full range of services to expats looking to make the move. We start with an in-depth consultation, where we learn about your specific needs and goals, so that we can tailor an approach to fit you perfectly. 

We prioritize protection in our clients transactions which is why we provide an attorney to oversee your transaction from start to finish.

When you work with Kimmel Realty Group, you can rest easy knowing every detail is being taken care of.  You’re not just working with one agent; you’re working with a synergistic team that is working together to achieve the best results for you in your transaction. 

Learn more about our services by booking a free consultation now. 

What Our Clients Have to Say

Client Testimonials

Elisa is AMAZING!!! If one were to write who is a “perfect real estate advisor” it would be Elisa Streidl. She took her personal time out of her Sunday and the days following answering many questions, had good follow-up, was very knowledgeable in the industry, and provided meaningful suggestions...She listens, she knows the market, she is authentic, and we completely trust everything she says. That all happened in a few days.

Carla Caputo-Cooper

"There are four things I look for in a professional real estate firm. Receiving great value for the service provided whether I’m selling or buying. Confidence in the entire sale and legal process. Professional care and attention and… at the end, a big smile. Kimmel Realty Group helped me sell and buy two houses. I got all four things."

Peter L

Buying real estate in Mexico is not for the faint of heart but Elisa did a fabulous job getting to know us, listening to our needs, guiding us through the process, and ultimately helping us find a home that ticked all our boxes. I can’t say enough about her, she will not only be our realtor, but hopefully a friend. Both Jeff and Elisa were constantly there for us; providing us with options, answering questions, or calming us down - all while allowing us the space to make our own informed decision. We are now the owners of the most beautiful home in SMA.

L. Bingham

Because of Angela we became much more comfortable navigating San Miguel knowing that we had someone we could count on since we do not have friends or family in town. Because of Angela we now feel so much at home when we visit San Miguel and we know that we have an invaluable resource and friend that is ready to help us. Everything was arranged in a timely and efficient manner. Besides being professional Angela has a very gregarious and engaging personality. And a can do attitude which is very comforting to those not familiar with a new place and different culture. We highly recommend her, knowing anyone meeting her will be quickly impressed.

Louise Massie

"My ranch property sale was very complex, and he made it all happen effortlessly (well, effortlessly for me!). I highly recommend Jeff Kimmel and his agency they treat every sale and purchase with the utmost care and dedication."

Janet K

"I've bought and sold properties in many different countries and can say that Jeff Kimmel has been the best real estate broker I have ever worked with. Jeff anticipates the nuances and potential problems that can occur here in Mexico. He thinks ahead and sorts things out before they become a problem."

J Krem

“Jeff really is the best. He listened carefully to us and he expertly found the house we had been looking for: the right style, the right price, and it was in perfect condition. Besides answering every question that we had (and there were many), he led us through a flawless closing.”

Stephanie and Gordon Medlock

"When one buys a property in another country, hiring the top professionals in real estate and legal services is essential. My experience buying a home in San Miguel de Allende was perfect because I hired the best of both worlds - Jeff Kimmel."

Linda Lane Gonzalez

"Jeff impressed us with his technical knowledge and promptness. The day after we signed the listing agreement he called with a possible buyer. The fact that he is fully bi-lingual in Spanish was a big bonus. Particularly during the closing, we really felt that he fully understood the process and that he was protecting our interests at all times."

Cathy T

"We were lucky enough to meet Jeff Kimmel who was able to guide us throughout the process. Thanks to him, there were never any surprises. It really felt that we had someone working for us that was truly on our side. We would not hesitate to recommend Jeff for all your real estate needs."

Phil and Pennie W.

"Jeff is a personal friend. Jeff is a man I would trust with my life. I have known Jeff for many years and I know no other person who has more integrity, and moral character. Jeff is the real estate broker you can trust."

Jim Westall

"Jeff, and Megan helped us buy our 2nd home in San Miguel. It was a complicated and challenging transaction. They were calm and professional throughout the process and made sure everything happened accurately and efficiently. We were so happy to have them representing us and guiding us through it. We recommend Kimmel Realty Group without reservation." — Jerry M

Jerry M

Our Top Agents

Jeff Kimmel

Managing Broker & Agent

Elisa Streidl

Top Buyer & Seller Agent

Sarah Allen​

Top Buyer & Seller Agent

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about buying property in mexico


Do I required any special permits to buy property as an expat?

Buying real estate in Mexico does not require any special immigration status if you are an expat. However, if you do buy property here Mexico requires you to be treated exactly the same, relative to the property you purchase, as any Mexican citizen.

In San Miguel de Allende and anywhere in Mexico (excluding the Restricted Zones), you can buy real estate even if your immigration status is that of a tourist. Regardless of immigration status however, all expats must obtain a permit issued by the Secretary of Foreign Relations (SRE permit) before the property’s deed can be registered in your name.

What makes San Miguel de Allende Special?

Mexico has quickly become a top relocation destination for retirees and young remote working adults from the United States. Mexico’s beauty, sunny climate, vibrant culture, friendly people, fresh cuisine, and lower cost of living have attracted more and more expats to move south of the border.

The U.S. State Department reports that approximately 1.5 million Americans currently reside in Mexico. That number makes Americans the largest group of immigrants living in Mexico. The country is also regularly listed in the top ten of Global Retirement Index’s best places to retire.

San Miguel de Allende (SMA) is the most charming small town in Mexico. This is not just our opinion. SMA is a nearly 500-year-old municipality that has been named for the sixth time the “Best Small City in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler magazine, the oldest and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry.

Are all cash purchases the only option in Mexico?

When an expat buys real estate in Mexico, it has been historically a cash transaction. Though you’ll find housing prices are significantly lower than in the USA, buying a property with all cash is not always an option for our USA clients looking to relocate.

Kimmel Realty Group (KRG) is proud to present mortgages to the San Miguel de Allende community.

KRG was introduced to this innovative mortgage lender through the Mexican law firm with whom Jeff Kimmel is a partner. The law firm is the primary attorney for the lender handling all of the mortgage documentation from start to closing.

The lender is offering essentially a brand new product; a cross-border financing solution for U.S. citizens seeking to securely purchase or refinance residential property in Mexico based upon their credit history in the USA.

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How does the cost of living compare to the USA?

The property tax for a million dollar house PER YEAR is under $2,000 USD*. The cost of food, particularly if one chooses to shop at neighborhood fruit and vegetable shops, meat markets, etc. Where the majority of Mexican families shop, is a fraction of the price you would pay in your home country (think 1,200 pesos – $60 USD per week for two people*). Entertainment (concerts, plays, lectures), going out to dinner, going to the movies are half to a third of the price in the USA. For example: two movie tickets at a multiplex facility with a large popcorn and two drinks total costs approximately $15 USD*).

Which are the closet airports to San Miguel de Allende?

It is close to two international airports (each a 1.5 hour drive) and close to a wonderful large, modern city Queretaro (45 minutes’ drive) that features the largest mall in Mexico (with every brand you can find in the USA), a Costco and pretty much anything that you could want of a big city. It also has reliable fiber optic and fast internet.



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