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Frankly Anywhere  from $400 US to $2,000+US ......you’d really need to define a lot further what you’re looking for

#1 what do you think of as a ‘decent area’ ....and what are ‘amenities’ to you (swimming  pool? On-site workout area?walkable to gringo grocery store? .close to bus stop............) 

then #  of bedrooms/baths; furnished or unfurnished, in a gated community or not; parking desired (off street, garage, carport ...); in-village (and which village) or farther from the center; yard or no yard; purified water system or not required; US-style kitchen and baths or not necessary etc etc 

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1 hour ago, court0503 said:

Frankly Anywhere  from $400 US to $2,000+US ......you’d really need to define a lot further what you’re looking for

#1 what do you think of as a ‘decent area’ ....and what are ‘amenities’ to you (swimming  pool? On-site workout area?walkable to gringo grocery store? .close to bus stop............) 

then #  of bedrooms/baths; furnished or unfurnished, in a gated community or not; parking desired (off street, garage, carport ...); in-village (and which village) or farther from the center; yard or no yard; purified water system or not required; US-style kitchen and baths or not necessary etc etc 

Decent areas: Most places in the greater Ajijic area: La Floresta, Chula Vista, SAT, Mirasol, Riberas, nicer parts of Chapala and Ajijic. One bedroom OK, furnished, secure parking(off street), US style kitchen is a nice extra, small yard OK. Purified water not really neccessary. Quiet area (for Mexico).

Is this specific enough? 

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I find that the best site for rentals is Access Lake Chapala Mexico, Ajijic Real Estate, Rentals & Homes

Click on listings and choose rentals which will tell you rentals that are available right now. Or, you can check out Leases Expiring and put your name on the list for something that MAY become available. Once you click on a section and it comes up, you can then arrange the list "low to high" and check the best bang for your buck. Suerte!

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13 hours ago, Ferret said:

I find that the best site for rentals is Access Lake Chapala Mexico, Ajijic Real Estate, Rentals & Homes

Click on listings and choose rentals which will tell you rentals that are available right now. Or, you can check out Leases Expiring and put your name on the list for something that MAY become available. Once you click on a section and it comes up, you can then arrange the list "low to high" and check the best bang for your buck. Suerte!

 Very handy, thanks a lot. That worked out pretty well. Put the maximum rent amount per month ($800) and got 3 pages of results.

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My friend just found one Chapala. 2 bedrooom, own swimming pool, parking. You are welcome to the "rental from hell" she is leaving in Buena Vista. Party houses on three sides, no water, etc.

It is hard work finding rentals. The trick is to act quickly when they pop up, carry lots of cash for a deposit. The other trick is that in every colonia there is some business, usually a woman, who knows everything going on in the hood, including rentals, now or future. You might need Spanish for that.

12 years in Mexico now. Never paid more than 10,000 pesos, for some very nice places.

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On 6/15/2021 at 2:44 PM, CHILLIN said:

My friend just found one Chapala. 2 bedrooom, own swimming pool, parking. You are welcome to the "rental from hell" she is leaving in Buena Vista. Party houses on three sides, no water, etc.

It is hard work finding rentals. The trick is to act quickly when they pop up, carry lots of cash for a deposit. The other trick is that in every colonia there is some business, usually a woman, who knows everything going on in the hood, including rentals, now or future. You might need Spanish for that.

12 years in Mexico now. Never paid more than 10,000 pesos, for some very nice places.

You've done a good job of it, Chillin (as 10,000 pesos is very roughly $500 USD). Yes, they are hard to find. It's probably a good idea to hang on to a really good rental. At least most come furnished with the utilities in someone else's name which is a big help (for me, anyway).

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Las Reces area in Chapala is nice, average in all ways. Right across from the public high school, there is a coffee/ taco shop. Ask the ladies there. Nearby is a woman's hair salon. She has a few rentals of her own but also knows what is going on. This means who is splitting up and breaking their lease. When the landlords or the gossips see a wad of cash, their eyes light up.

The place my friend is renting was occupied for 20 years by a single American tenant who didn' t bother the landlord for any repairs or maintenance. They will be doing 6 weeks of repair and renovation. She already has a signed lease from them.

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