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  1. I believe that you can get a permission letter to leave for the first part of the process, however once you have been fingerprinted you cannot leave until the Visa is delivered. good to ask Spencer or Sonia to avoid surprises.
  2. No offense taken ComputerGuy, and I smiled when you called me a conservative even though that is not categorically correct. The area of Canada that I live in certainly is in a prolonged downturn and some of that can be attributed to Liberal policy and lack of follow thru, investment is way down and companies are selling off and leaving. If you are looking for evidence just look at how our markets have performed since the liberals have been in power. My reality is that we have laid off 10 staff in my department in the last 3 years so Google or not we are feeling pain. For the record I
  3. I rarely comment on these forms, however as a Canadian living in Canada, teaching at a college I have to support "Islander", it is a fact that businesses and investors are leaving Canada. We are now run like a banana republic where even approved projects are shut down and our personal and corporate taxation rates are extremely high. Our debt is out of control and we have done nothing to help the planet. For a Prime Minister who cares so much about the economy he sure flies around in an empty plane a lot.
  4. I see lots of contributors want to base the prices on when they bought and that is fair, what will the market do? Anybody's guess. I feel there is value in owning a home and being where I want to be, if I loose money in the end I have to look at what I gained in exchange and if that's a rich relaxed lifestyle with less stress and more sunshine, I would have to say I am willing to take that deal. it seems that some of the people who have lived lakeside preferred it when there were less people but for me I have only seen it's it is today. It is still wonderful.
  5. Hello, We bought a new house in a gated community last year. I did a decent amount of research on the area as well as on the demographics of baby boomers. We paid in the mid twos for the property, it is 3 bedroom with 3 bathrooms. 2400sq ft. there will be lots of people who will say that gated communities are not real Mexico and even more that say the price is much to high. As someone in my late 50's all my life the baby boomers I have seen prices rise with the tide of boomers my whole life, for example when I was in my 20's a lake lot could be had for $25000 by the ti
  6. Just went through the process, used Spencer and highly recommend his services, from the time I applied to getting fingerprinted was one day short of three weeks and from finger prints to receiving card was 12 days. keep in mind that once the fingerprints are taken until you get the card travel out of Mexico is not possible.
  7. Walmart has some that are very good, bought one today. however go to the section that has the toilet seats because the ones in the cleaning section are not as good. the good ones have blue handles and are very soft, about 12"
  8. It sounds like, (no pun intended) she is wiser tp purchase at Costco here. Thank You for your input. Jim
  9. Actually she is comparing to our local Costco, I am a big Costco fan but still curious if there are savings to be had? When I look at dental and some medical it seems possible.
  10. I am curious if anybody there has compared the cost of hearing aids in the lakeside area to either US or Canada? My mother in law is looking at buying some within the next year, she will be staying in Ajijic for a few month next November on and could buy them here in Canada or wait until she is there. Thanks
  11. Ferret, as a matter of fact, it does make me feel better. Thank you ( let's not talk about the cost from then to now however)
  12. I am a Canadian home buyer and weighed your question for days this summer, I am the very end of the baby boomers in age and for most of my life I watched prices of property increase just a few years before I could afford the property, for example when I was in my late 20's a lake property might sell for 20 thousand, by the time I could afford the property in my mid to late 30's it was much higher and it has continued to rise. I attribute much of the increase to demographics, there is a large bubble of people ahead of me. As gringal states there is about 10000 people a day retiring and by the
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