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  1. court0503

    HOUSING MARKET IN LAKE CHAPALA

    Lakeside7: Curious, when did this ‘asking /rejecting’ happen? How& by whom was the asking done?
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    Aeromar

    Yes many airlines charge now to print boarding pass
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    Rental Agency question

    In one very recent case the agent told the (absentee) owner the house was empty for a long time when in fact there was a paying tenant. When the next tenant moved in they signed a lease for one amount, owner was told a lower amount., and a much later occupany date. Agent deducted fictitious expenses (non-existent gardener etc) from owner’s ( lower ) amount. Also turns out agent had not paid the taxes or water bills for years. ccw-agent is the business owner, she’s been around for years , not one of the larger real estate companies
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    Rental Agency question

    In one very recent case the agent told the (absentee) owner the house was empty for a long time when in fact there was a paying tenant. When the next tenant moved in they signed a lease for one amount, owner was told a lower amount., and a much later occupany date. Agent deducted fictitious expenses (non-existent gardener etc) from owner’s ( lower ) amount. Also turns out agent had not paid the taxes or water bills for years.
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    Rental Agency question

    Be very very careful dealing with rental agencies...there are some serious bad appes out there. Ripping off renters and owners alike. Get and speak with current references at minimum.
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    Budgeting costs of reconnaissance

    Food costs suggestion - if you google Ajijic restaurants many have Facebook pages that include their menus. Of course local Mexican food stands are cheaper if you’re ok with variations of tortillas, beans & rice.
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    Budgeting costs of reconnaissance

    I’m from madison CT and indeed the cost of living here is indeed much lower.However you should know that the Lakeside areas most favored by expats have been hard hit by gentrification in the past 1 1/2 years especially and while costs have risen for most things for everyone (gasoline, food, internet, doctors) rents and home prices for expat-type houses (nice kitchen/baths, gardens etc) , in popular areas have really sky rocketed and continue to rise. . A $650/month rent would be hard to find, though not impossible if you’re not too picky (ie very basic small house , likely unfurnished, in a very Mexican neighborhood,). Working on-line is also very tricky. Again not impossible but because of poor infrastructure & exploding demand service is highly variable by area and even house to house .Come explore beautiful Lakeside just don’t expect the ‘cheap’ living of only a few years ago.
  8. Where can I buy one locally?
  9. Occurred to me today I havent seen the gang of bean sellers around for awhile ...chased off? gone with the snowbirds or Moved on to greener pastures maybe? Happy they’re gone in any case
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    Carretera trivia ?

    Anybody know when the carretera was built between Chapala & Ajijic ,enabling motor vehicle to make the trip? And/or when it was first paved?
  11. Folks are at the Ranch 10-12:30 ...or I could arrange for Izzy to visit your friend
  12. Another small female at the Ranch is Kila.....picture on the website http://www.lakesidespayandneutercenter.com/ranchdogs.html
  13. “Izzy” might be perfect. After being fostered and some training she’s now at the Ranch . She’s sweet, very lovable and tranquil IZZY Female
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