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Expat Advice: Moving to Manzanillo, Mexico

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What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Manzanillo

Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home.

We brought a lot. 9000 lbs. I would bring the things that make me feel good about my home. (personal things, art) In Manzanillo the sea air is hard on good art and metals. So I would think twice about bringing things of huge value that you want to leave in your family. If you love them and just want to enjoy them, bring them.

Electronics, like computers, that you want in English you should bring. If you are a gourmet, bring your pots and pans, bring what it is that you love. Everything else leave.

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What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?

I am a realtor and very happy to show new people around the city I love. I also make sure they settle in and meet other people. I think of that as part of my job.

What type of housing do you live in? Is this typical for most expats in your area?

We live in a house on the beach. Ex-pats live in condos, houses, on the beach, in the hills, we are spread out depending on our tastes.

How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?

We had a realtor who showed us around.

Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country? What is the average cost of housing there?

Right now a condo on the beach with 2-3 bedrooms can be purchsed for as low as about 150,000.00 US dollars. This is a buying opportunity. We also have a beautiful house on the beach with 4 bedrooms for 869,000.00 US dollars. It is the perfect time to take advantage of our low prices .

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guest
Feb 20, 2012 15:07

yES THE HIGH IN E-PATS MIGHT BE GOOD FOR THE $150,000 or THE $869,000 WHO KNOWS, THAT MIGHT SOUND LIKE A GREAT DEAL TO THE FEW, HOW ABOUT THE AVERAGE JOE ON SS OR A PENION CHECK OR 401??????.THE AVERAGE GUY OR WOMAN READING THIS MIGHT WANT TO VISIT BUT YOU MIGHT WANT TO SHOW SOMETHING A LITTLE LESS $$$$(LOW PRICES) AS WELL, THANKS FOR THE REPORT.

guest
Jan 10, 2013 00:07

I want to move to Manzanillo in 2015. I would rent and am asking about long term rental prices for a normal 2 bdrm house. I am not the luxury type just a normal house with hot water and regular amenities. Could you give me some suggestions as to what to expect?

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