Location, Location, Location
Now that we have the internet seeing a potential property to buy has never been easier. We have GIL (the equivalent of MLS) and photo galleries and virtual tours online of all the properties available in our area of Ajijic, Lake Chapala.
You can go online and search all the real estate brokers in the area and find the one that best suits your needs. Remember how it is to find someone that you trust and that will answer all of your questions about a new country with knowledge and patience. You can see all the different areas of Ajijic from properties right in the town to the assorted gated communities and subdivisions. All of this information is very useful but it still will not give you the flavor and feeling that one has when they are actually here in Ajijic, Lake Chapala.
I remember when we first started to come to Ajijic, I would get the most wonderful feeling of belonging. I loved the warmth of the people, the wonderful smells and the amazing climate. I could not wait to explore the town and all of the properties that were available for sale or rent. The shops were quaint and charming and the colors all around us were beautiful. The flowers and flowering trees were lush and profuse and my favorite is the Jacaranda trees which usually bloom in February carpeting the entire village in fragrant lilac colored blooms.
I loved this beautiful village in the sun nestled between the Sierra Madre Mountains and Lake Chapala. I loved the cobblestone streets and the bougainvillea’s cascading over the high stone walls.
The Nueva Posada was a wonderful place and the centerpiece of Ajijic if you will. The Eager family who is now in the third generation of the family owned business was happy to answer all of our questions.
The restaurants were small and interesting and the food delicious and very moderately priced.
Whenever we have bought a home before I always had a feeling about it when I first saw it. I knew this was the house for me. I still trust my instincts and I know Ajijic, Lake Chapala is not for everyone.
That is why one certainly can do a great deal ahead of time online in finding a house and/or a real estate broker to look after you but you will not really know whether or not Ajijic is for you until you are here and feel Ajijic for yourself. If you do like this area and you do get this feeling that I did I am sure you will be as happy as we have been for over 17 years.
Do your due diligence and then make the trip to see, feel and smell the beauty of Ajijic first hand. I am sure you will not regret your reconnaissance.