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mikee2 replied to the thread how to stay in nicaragua for a year on the Nicaragua forum on July 03, 2015:
alisajenkins initially posted:
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.
mikee2 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.
atz111 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 $700…minimum dwelling @$ beer and no eating out and no life, Be sure you look before you leap...
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Suziemiki posted Furniture for Sale on the Nicaragua forum on June 30, 2015:
The following items are for immediate sale, in Granada near Pali, please call: 8969-4227 Euclides: 2 large cabinets - white/maroon ironing cupboard - white door privacy beaded curtain 2 single cot bunkbed sets 6 motivational framed posters puzzle bookshelf designer chair coffee table Blue dot DVD player Laptop computer Perfect items for a BnB.
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property in NicaraguaSale...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.
declan23 replied to the thread Household items for sale on the Nicaragua forum on June 29, 2015:
declan23 initially posted:
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 4. Fridge. 5. microwave. 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.
declan23 replied on June 29, 2015 with:
Walt, Thanks for your reply. The best way to contact me is via my personal email: 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.
ricktee replied on June 29, 2015 with:
Is the house and property also for sale or rent? I would be interested in a package deal.
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KeyWestPirate replied to the thread Bicycle in Granada on the Nicaragua forum on June 28, 2015:
letitsoak initially posted:
I want to buy a bicycle in Granada. Can anyone recommend a place to buy one?
KeyWestPirate replied on June 28, 2015 with:
MaxiPali generally has bikes too I would assume Price Smart would have them too but haven't noticed
iguanalover replied on June 28, 2015 with:
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.
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Nicaman posted ANYONE LOOKING TO BUY A AWSOME RANCH ? on the Nicaragua forum on June 27, 2015:
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KeyWestPirate replied to the thread Looking for KWP on the Nicaragua forum on June 26, 2015:
ricktee initially posted:
We were corresponding and suddenly he stopped replying. Does anyone know wether or not he is OK?
KeyWestPirate replied on June 26, 2015 with:
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. 8223 5810 John
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property in NicaraguaLarge 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
Expat ArticlesArticle Summary: Expats discuss the best places to retire in Nicaragua. From upscale communities on the Emerald Coast to the beautiful city of Granada, Nicaragua is no longer just a haven for surfers. (Continue)
greggy61 replied most recently with:
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? Thanks Greg
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greggy61 commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Managua, Nicaragua
Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
Nothing could have prepared me for the "reality" check I got when I came to Nica. Words, pictures, books, magazines, internet etc cannot effectively communicate what one experiences. Like I said, I am a survivor / an adapter .... sooooo .... I don't think it is in the preparation so much as the attitude / personality of the person experiencing it. Unless one has experienced poverty or "less than" before, there will always be culture shock. I was overwhelmed by the count of homeless dogs with their ribs showing. I wanted to rescue every single one. It's in my heart. (Continue)
greggy61 replied most recently with:
Hi 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. Thank you Greg
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