Whether you are are already living here in Lake Chapala and are considering selling or you are new to the area and considering buying, it is important that you find yourself a dependable, trustworthy agent that will represent you well. With the recent spike in real estate sales and with no barriers to entry (Realtors are not licensed in Mexico) it seems lately that there are more Realtors than houses for sale in the Lakeside area. So how do you go about picking a great agent?
With prices of pre-built homes rising fast in the Lake Chapala area, many are considering purchasing a lot and taking on the task of building themselves. In a previous blog, the Pros And Cons Of Building in Lake Chapala, I discussed both the positives and the dangers of such action. Often, architects and the builder are one and the same as many architects here have amassed crews and are actively both designing and overseeing the building of their projects. This can have major
The real estate market is HOT in Lake Chapala. After many, many years of lackluster sales, the Baby Boomers are coming, and they are coming in droves with lots of cash. If you are thinking of selling your Lakeside home, NOW is the time! But what can you do to get the most value? What are some simple improvements that you can make to help sell it faster and closer to the asking price? Here are just a few of the easy things that can be done with very little money: De-clutter! P
As a real estate agent I find I get asked the same questions time and time again. So here is a blog which answers the most frequently asked questions and walks you through the buying process for purchasing residential property in the Lake Chapala area. If you haven't already read Part 1 of this blog, make sure you do! Q) How much are closing costs and who pays them? A) Closing costs are between 3-4% of the purchase price and are paid by the buyer. These fees cover the governm
As a real estate agent I find I get asked the same questions time and time again. So here is a blog which answers the most frequently asked questions and walks you through the buying process for purchasing residential property in the Lake Chapala area. Q) Can I get a Deed to my new, Mexican home? A) Most homes at Lakeside are sold with a Deed. A Trust (Fideicomiso) could be set up instead though a bank, depending on the buyer’s needs and circumstances. The Notario will recomm
Have you been searching for the right Lakeside property to call your new home? Or maybe you have just decided it's time to start looking? Great. Then you may be wondering, like all my buyer clients, about the process of buying and working with a local Realtor. Here are the guidelines for working with a Real Estate Agent in Mexico. Although there is no written contract between a buyer and an Agent, these are important things to know so that you can ensure a win-win situation f