Posts Tagged ‘apostille’

Legalizing of Documents for Property Transfers

Real Estate & Finance

The Apostille, making a document legal for use in Mexico

By Linda Neil

In Mexico, the ONLY authority permitted to draft a deed transferring real property or an interest in real property (such as the fideicomiso) is the Mexican Notary Public. This person is different from a notary public in the United States where a simple exam, a bond, and a rubber stamp can make a notary public out of most people. Nor is it similar to Canada’s Notary Public who must meet a few more stringent requirements to qualify. Not so many, however as the Mexican Notary. (more…)

Escrow and Closing Services

Escrow; Third Party Security

When purchasing a property one of the most important issues to address for both a buyer and seller is how and under what conditions the funds will be safely transferred. In an international transaction this issue is even more important as it is often complicated, as both the purchaser and seller may not be familiar or comfortable having funds deposited in an unfamiliar jurisdiction, or with an unfamiliar attorney or bank. (more…)

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