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  1. We are about to sign a contract with Juan Pablo Giovannini of JP Homeservice to have him complete the shell of a house we bought locally. I've seen good reviews of his work on here. I've met with JP many times now, have seen his work which I'm happy with but I haven't spoken to any of his clients personally about time-frames and budgets. I've seen Ferret recommend him many times Anyone else have opinions, good or less good about his work, completing on time and on budget? Anything else I should be aware of? ~ thanks
  2. I've done research on building a custom home, somewhat upscale and I've received from 6,000 to 9,000 Pesos per m2. A good average would be around 8,000 Pesos m2. These do not include appliances, solar panels, pool or anything very fancy. Another issue is cost of land. It's NOT cheap. Price will depend on view, which town, which development, etc. If you have a nice view, you'll pay between 2,000 to 3,500 Pesos m2.
  3. Anyone here live in Chapala Haciendas 3? What is it like there? How's the internet speed? Is there only Telmex and not Telecable too? Is the water delivery consistent? How often do you get water delivery from the street to your house? Is the water pretty clean? Anything else of interest to know? ~ thanks
  4. Agua Escondida is on the right of the exit to go to Ixtlahuacan, before you go underground to get to the other side of the highway.
  5. I'd also like to know info about living in Agua Escondida. We're looking at buying a lot and building a custom home. We've looked at different areas Lakeside and in the Ixtlahuacan area and Agua Escondida could be an option. We've hit roadblock after roadblock on finding a good lot at a decent price. It needs to be at least 700 m2. ~ thanks
  6. Has anyone had a complete house construction done by Home Services?
  7. Any firsthand experience today? I fly out tomorrow. Did those who flew out yesterday and today have to walk from the highway?
  8. Does anyone have a link to the laws for getting a Jalisco driver's licence?
  9. I'm also interested in this "advocate". Why is it that everyone else has to do at least the written test and with your advocate, you didn't have to.
  10. I get sciatica on occasion and I fix it within a day. Now this may not work for everyone but for me, it does. I put a tennis ball under my butt, between spine and hip bone and lay on it and roll on it side by side on the floor. Mind you it hurts like a bugger.
  11. Ok for VACATION PAY: I did this calculation ... =(500/7*6*1.25)*(29.5/52) = 500 pesos (weekly salary which comprises of 250 twice a week) divided by 7 days multiply by 6 (first year) multiply by 1.25 THEN ... I multiplied by 29.5 weeks and divided by 52 weeks since employee only started mid-June. I get a figure of 304 pesos which ends up to be exactly half of Aguinaldo. In general, should the vacation pay be about half of Aguinaldo? Also, since the worker hasn't worked a full year, do you pay at year end or at yearly anniversary when employee began work? I've always paid at year end and the first year was prorated.
  12. If I use this calculation for Aguinaldo only, please confirm if I'm correct. I'm doing this for friends who hired their gardener on June 10, 2016. Gardener worked 59 times. They pay gardener 500 pesos per week (works twice a week at 250 pesos per time). He worked 30 weeks (actually 29.5 since the first week he only worked 1 time instead of twice). No. Weeks Worked x No. Days Worked per Week x Rate per Day (Pesos) x 15 Days (Aguinaldo) / 365 Days example: 29.5 weeks - gardener worked 2 days a week @ $250 MXN per day 29.5 x 2 x $250 x 15 / 365 = $606 MXN
  13. A friend of mine has one for sale. Please message me for more details. This is for today, Dec 7.
  14. Thanks so much for your information. All 3 local electricians/contractor told me to buy it NOB since the cost will be lower.
  15. I've been advised by 2 local electricians and 1 local contractor to buy NOB the voltage regulator and have it installed on our electrical panel but they don't know what brand to suggest or know pricing but they say it would be cheaper to buy it up north. We have already had to replace our security camera PVR, have 1 motherboard fixed on wine cooler and now the dishwasher is on the blink. I thought we had a voltage regulator on the security camera PVR but I guess hubby forgot about that one but there is one now. We don't have voltage regulators on the other 2 units. We do have some on the TVs and other electronics. We don't have regulators on the fridge or stove as they aren't fancy (no electronics) and bought in Mexico (local brands). I'm trying to find pricing on Amazon and not seeing what I need. I'm typing in "whole house voltage regulator" and nothing populates on Amazon.ca and only one item on Amazon.com. https://www.amazon.com/Panamax-Whole-Home-Service-Entrance-Protector/dp/B00271MIV4/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1478118069&sr=8-7&keywords=voltage+regulator+whole+house What brand is the best and what price should I be expected to pay (Canadian or US $)? Anyone have experience with this, buying NOB and having one installed here? Is it working for you? Do you still need to have voltage regulators on everything you plug in with it? We'll definitely keep them on our electronics either way. Thanks
  16. I sell hand-painted glassware if that would interest you. PM for more info.
  17. So you've used Miguel's services and were pleased with his work? He has no correlation with Electroventa right?
  18. Carlos Raminez fixed our gas fireplace insert (needed a new part) and installed another gas fireplace insert where there was none. We are satisfied with the results. Now, our dishwasher is on the blink and our wine cooler no longer cools properly. Is Carlos also good with appliance repair? I'm not a fan of Electroventa so looking for different options. Thanks
  19. I checked old threads and found one from 2012 but it didn't include any law. I'm looking for a law on calculation of severance to pay an employee to reduce his/her hours. Should this be done via a notary? I'd like to know the amount before making a decision on reducing hours. Thanks
  20. Thanks REC. A reply email from Azucuena gives the following contact info so I guess she has moved but kept the same email and phone number. Lic. Azucena Bateman Campos Abogado/ Attorney at Law ABC LEGAL All your legal needs "as easy as ABC" 16 de Septiembre No. 11 Ajijic, Jalisco Tel.- 01376 7661654 (Office Hours Monday thru Friday 9:30 am to 3:00 pm)
  21. Some of you have suggested to use Azucena to draw up the papers for severance. What is the contact info for Azucena please? How much did Azucena charge you all to draw up the papers?
  22. I was in touch with Dra. Martha Ballesteros and if she only needed 1 syringe, she would charge 3,500 pesos so less than half in comparison to Dra. Ana Rosa Ambriz. There are openings tomorrow but my friend is still thinking about it. Thanks for all the info. If she doesn't get it done this time, she plans to come back for another visit and perhaps get it done then.
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