replied to the thread how to stay in nicaragua for a year
on the Nicaragua forum on July 03, 2015:
We are a family of 5. We have children ages 3,4 and 7. We want to relocate to Nicaragua and rent for a year or two before buying to make sure it is the right fit for us. The problem is we are not even close to retiring so we don't' have retirement income and we don't have $30,000 sitting around to invest. If we like it after 1 year we can sell our home and net enough to cover the $30,000+ to invest in property here but how can we live in Nicaragua for that year? Is there any other way other than having to leave every 3 months. That is a very expensive option considering there are 5 of us. Thank you for your help.
replied on July 03, 2015 with:
I kinda fibbed a little, I forgot to tell you that I have house in Chinandega I bought about 6 yrs ago. It's small, 2 small bedrooms and rented out to an "inlaw". But, if and when I move back to Dega, I would live in it. They tell me their electric is about $80 a month. Food is fairly cheap in Dega. The only real heavy expense is friends of the feminine persuasion. hahaha. They can amount to a considerable expense. Oh, yes, Flor de Cana.
replied on July 03, 2015 with:
I find the $800 for a single person in NICA to be the bare minimum and have a life…not live like a Nica.
I own my home but keep careful records.
Here is and example:
Internet...with TV 80
Insurance and meds and medical/dental….$150
Food and HH supplies…….$300
Elec and Water…$50 (no AC)
That is already $580 before rent if I (you) had to pay….so total is $980, or maybe $800 if you have really cheap rent.
Knock down medical by $100 and still $700…minimum dwelling @$300...no beer and no eating out and no life,
Be sure you look before you leap...
posted Furniture for Sale
on the Nicaragua forum on June 30, 2015:
Sale...Guesthouse near the center of Granada. Great location, quiet street.
Eight rooms, good long term guests as well as the medium term ones, but very little short term makes it easy to run. Big courtyard and garden.
replied to the thread Household items for sale
on the Nicaragua forum on June 29, 2015:
I am a US citizen married to a Nica woman. We have a 7 year old son and have been living in Jinotepe for the last 5 years. Due to recent medical concerns, we have had to return to the US for a year or more and therefore I am selling the contents of my home. I currently have the following items for sale:
1. 2915 Hyundai Santa Fe 45k Kilometers.
2. 1996 Mazda single cab pick up with camper top.
3. Two 40 inch or more TV"s
6. Washer and dryer.
7. various furniture items, including queen bed with night stands, dressers, lamps, etc.
8. Kitchen utensils.
9. gas stove.
10. various nick nacks for decorating the home.
11. several wooden tables and chairs.
If you are interested in any of the items listed please contact me and we can discuss viewing and price. I will not publish prices on the net as my niece is also being used as a broker and has a price list that I am willing to beat. If I publish here and a Non-US ex-pat views I fear they will try to nickle and dime me down from what I intend to price very reasonably via direct contact. Please contact if interested. I wish to move all items within 30 days, therefore, all prices will be "fire sale" type deals as long as we can reach a fair price under the circumstances. Thanks for your interest.
Thanks for your reply. The best way to contact me is via my personal email: firstname.lastname@example.org. My # in the states is 954-706-4511. Please let me know when you would like to go by and view the items for sale, and I will contact my nephew who is watching the house for us and put you in touch with him for a viewing. As for picking my brain about Jinotepe, I will try to call you later today as I have an appt. with my wife's Dr. this morning. Thanks gain, for responding.
replied on June 29, 2015 with:
Is the house and property also for sale or rent?
I would be interested in a package deal. email@example.com
replied to the thread Bicycle in Granada
on the Nicaragua forum on June 28, 2015:
I want to buy a bicycle in Granada. Can anyone recommend a place to buy one?
MaxiPali generally has bikes too
I would assume Price Smart would have them too but haven't noticed
There is a place in the Mercado across the street from Pali, but towards out of town. A friend just bought a bike for his wife, was about $120. Nice bike but not fancy.
posted ANYONE LOOKING TO BUY A AWSOME RANCH ?
on the Nicaragua forum on June 27, 2015:
replied to the thread Looking for KWP
on the Nicaragua forum on June 26, 2015:
We were corresponding and suddenly he stopped replying. Does anyone know wether or not he is OK?
I'm here, just really busy at the moment.
Lot of stuff happening up on the farm.
I'm not in front of a computer much.
Large furnished 1 br for rent in large, clean, secure 2 Br home.
Room has own washroom, big closet, storage, cable, dresser, & desk.
House features large rooms, high speed wireless, washing machine, housekeeper, secured parking and lots more. Both English & Spanish spoken.**$300**/month + security deposit. Call Rebeca @ 7723 4407 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In your top 5 places you did not mention Managua. I'm a single male looking to move to Nicaragua. What are your thoughts on Managua? Can you live very comfortable on 1,300 to 1,600 a month?
Is Managua poverty stricken? I'm thinking of retiring there or Granada. Any advise? I'm a single male trying to figure the best place to live. Of course, I will do what everybody is suggesting...stay or rent a room or hotel before deciding where to live.