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replied to the thread Quietest area Lakeside
on the Mexico forum on September 19, 2014:
Hi - for numerous reasons I am moving to the Lake Chapala/Ajijic area of Jalisco. I have an ear condition which makes noise very painful. Any advice as to the quietest neighborhoods Lakeside? Thank you jb
replied on September 19, 2014 with:
Mexico is a loud Country. Avoid the towns espcially Chapala and Ajijic. San Antonio Tla. is somewhat quieter.
Your best bet is Chapala Haciendas, Brisas de Chapala or one of the more upscale gated communities like Vista del Lago or Chula Chula Vista Norte. There are many other. Avoid even the gated communities directly above Ajijic as the sounds of the village go right up the mountain.
When you're looking check the area of interest on a week end when the village sounds will be the strongest to see if they're not to loud for you. Tu amigo, Sid@ChapalaClub.com
replied to the thread Looking for 1/1 apartment rental Chapala/Ajijic SOON!
on the Mexico forum on September 18, 2014:
Hola all! I have responded to several posts on CL about apartment rentals, but have gotten no responses back... I guess they go quickly?
My husband and I are looking for an inexpensive 1/1 apartment, furnished, with utilities including elec and internet included. We are planning a 3-5 month stay beginning Oct. 1-3. We are quiet, don't smoke, etc. Just the two of us, no car or pets. Would love a full kitchen as I do cook a lot. I know this season is getting filled up quickly, but if anyone knows of something available, it would be helpful!
Would we be too isolated if we rent a place in Riberas Del Pilar?
Has anyone had experience working with accesslakechapala?
Thanks for any leads/input!
Most folks Book a B&B or small hotel for a week. reconoiter the area, decide what is best for them and find a rental that can be viewed in the price range required. These can be found on the web.
replied on September 18, 2014 with:
Why limit yourself to a 1-1 apartment. Not so many of these. Your utilities will likely not vary between a 1 -1 and say a 2 -2.
Sometimes a 2 -2 or a 2 - 1 can be less expensive than a 1-1. Utilities would likely not be more for the larger apt. since the climate
is so great almost all the time.
Will you need off street parking? Do you speak some Spanish now. Many lower priced apts are rented directly by Spanish only speakers
ARE STAIRS A PROBLEM FOR YOU . @ND STORY APARTMENTS LIKELY WILL COST LESS ALL ELSE EQUAL.
Expect to pay at least $200 USD plus electric and perhaps gas and up.
Check out the bulletin boards at Wal Mart, SuperLake. Walk resiential neighborhoods in Chapala looking for small signs in windows that state "se renta".
Ask at the small shops in a neighborhood you would consider renting in, The shop owner likely knows of any rentals close by via word of mouth.
Good hunting, Tu amigo, Sid Grosvenor Chapala Club
We are a group of Ex Pats living the good life, safe,inexpensive best of all 330 days of sunshine per year
replied to the thread Bringing flat screen and computer tower
on the Mexico forum on September 17, 2014:
Greetings all! My husband and I would like to bring a 27" flat screen and tower on the plane with us, (as checked baggage) planning to stay for a few months looking to relocate. Does anyone know if we will have difficulties in customs arriving in Mexico City. We may have to pay the airlines for additional luggage but that's ok. What about customs fees? We won't be bringing any other large household items
Any advice would be greatly appreciated :)
Many, many thanks to all who gave such great info in response to my query! Truly amazing...We will have to decide whether or not to lug the old things down or not.
Now, if we could only get such responses back from the people who post rentals online! We are still looking for a cute inexpensive 1/1 apartment to rent in Chapala/Ajijic but I will open another thread for that!! ;)
Again, thanks to all who took the time to give your input...
replied on September 13, 2014 with:
Took my (new) 32" flat screen TV to Puerto Vallarta, original box wrapped and checked with luggage. No problem, agent asked how old it was and I said a few months. That was it - no problem.
Have a condo in Puerto Vallarta and take household goods each time we go. Have not had any problem. Sometimes they ask what you have in box and other times I was asked to open it and contents were checked. Never had a problem.
Hope this helps.
posted REALTOR FOR RENTAL CANCUN AREA
on the Mexico forum on September 16, 2014:
I would like to hear from expats in Puerto Vallarta from Canada and how they have adapted .
A reader commented on the Expat Report Moving to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
replied most recently with:
Is there any demand for Acupuncturists? We visit PV about once a year and I would love to live there. I have been a licensed acupuncturist for 14 years and I was wondering if there is a market for me. Any advice would help. Thank you.
A reader replied recently with:
Dear Author, what is your name? I just read your update. thank for all the information. I am thinking of buying a condo in P. V. I want to be near the beach. I am reading a lot about being in old town and also about being on a hill. And in your report you talk of renting,but I am interested in buying. What area would you recommend buying a condo in that has good resale value and is nice to live in? Can you comment on this please. And what is your profile so I can message you privately?
replied to the thread Thinking of moving to Ensenada
on the Mexico forum on September 13, 2014:
We currently live in Italy and plan to retire in about 5 years. We want to move close our family in Southern Cal but don't want to pay California prices. Ensenada looked good.
replied on September 13, 2014 with:
I'm living in Playas De Tijuana on the border in TJ. It is wonderful here! I've been here about 3 months and I like it very much. I'm 3 blocks from the beach and it's safe and secure.