Buying a Home in Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico
Once you have done your homework online (or however you do your research) you might decide Ajijic, Lake Chapala is indeed the best place in the world to retire or relocate and continue your business as one may now do with the age of technology we live in.
The first step is, of course, to come to Ajijic, Lake Chapala and see for yourself if this is the perfect place for you. It is not for everyone but if you like the beauty and peace of the area looking at a few properties with a reputable realtor makes total sense.
You might think renting makes some sense before deciding to buy but perhaps you may decide to buy as in this depressed market there are many very good deals to be had. If you are not ready to make the plunge to be here full time your realtor can assist you in renting your purchased property until you are ready make the move to be here full time. It is always good to have money coming in as opposed to paying it out in rent.
You will want to check out the various areas available in Ajijic, Lake Chapala and make a selection depending on what is important to you. (Such as view, pool, # of bedrooms, location, re-sale advantages, and whether or not you wish to move in and hang up your clothes and pictures or whether you are looking for a handyman’s delight.)
There are gated communities for those looking for enhanced security and some of them have communal pool and club house areas. Perhaps you want a traditional Mexican home in the village of Ajijic or a brand new home in a development with all the services in place.
In Ajijic, Lake Chapala there is truly something for everyone and we are sure you will find the exact property that fits your pocketbook and personal requirements.
Maybe you will do what we did which was to sell and city and country houses in Canada before we came to Ajijic. However, we had been here several times and knew this was where we wanted to be.
Once you have made the decision to buy in Ajijic, Lake Chapala your realtor can assist you with everything else. Finding your perfect property, helping you with immigration paperwork, recommending a trusted person to bring down your personal effects and all the legal ins and outs of owning a home in Mexico. They will also show you the infrastructure that is in place in Ajiic, Lake Chapala and we are sure this infrastructure will meet the needs of even the most discerning of buyers.
Usually you will stay in touch with your realtor for the first few months until you find your sea legs as it were. In some cases buyers and realtors become firm friends.
So your part is to decide whether or not Ajijic, Lake Chapala is the place for you and leave the rest to your realtor. A respectable and trusted realtor can make the entire process painless for you and your family.