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A reader commented on the Expat Report Moving to Merida, Mexico
What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
Bring as little as you need to, because moving is expensive. And you can get most things here. All the appliances work the same, etc. I would suggest renting for a few months while you look for a home, even though its a hassle to move. But that way you get to know the neighborhoods a little and will make a wiser choice. We love where we live but we just got lucky. (Continue)
IGOYUCATAN replied most recently with:
Average cost of a home in Merida is 50,000 usd but many expats buy in centro historico therefor they pay much higher prices. Their are many neighborhoods and new developments that expats when 1st arrive dont now about because their realtor does not share this information as many of these developments to pay agents a commission.
A reader replied recently with:
Did you find any disparity in home prices for "gringos"? I searched on line in English and Spanish and found several comparable centro homes with higher prices on the English sites.
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Expat Report Expat Banking in Merida, Mexico was published
What advice would you offer others about banking abroad?
Bring someone who speaks Spanish with you, if you don't. Also, most real banking (wire transfers, money exchange, etc.) is done in the morning. I've found lots of things I can't do after 1 pm, so I always bank in the morning. (Continue)

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