Let’s Look Inside an Ajijic Home, Want to?

August 21, 2013

From time to time we show actual homes for sale. I don't list homes as a "Buyer's Only Realtor". And, I'm not pushing this one at all, but the agent took the time to do a video and it's fairly representative of homes in Ajijic village in this price range.

Here's the "Listing Agent's" description.

"The perfect village home, centrally located and one ½ block to the Malecon!  It’s all here:   Two over- sized bedrooms, both with en-suite baths, plus a ½ bath on the lower level for guests.  The kitchen was remodeled only months ago, as well as the entire outside terrace converted into an amazing great room ~ the perfect entertainment area if you do not wish to eat in the separate dining room off of the kitchen area. 

There is also a small living room on the main level.  Up the gentle staircase you will find the second Master Bedroom and Bath as well as an office space and this fantastic new great room which has covered gentle stairs leading up to TWO Miradors. 

One Mirador is covered, one is not.  Both have fabulous Lake and Mountain views.  All this for $134K!!  There is off street parking in this one last block of this street before the lake. 

As you head up the 5th of Febrero, it becomes Las Salvias; so the potential is here.  This part of the street is still in the upward spiral of new homeowners who will remodel as this homeowner did."

Hope you enjoy this sneek peek at an Ajijic Village home.

Ok, here't the video. Tu amigo, Sid

  • Yvonne

    Great casa! You should be able to sell this one very fast! thanks for sharing.

  • Barry

    Beautifully done! How many sq. ft. is it?

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Yvonne,
    This is just one of many homes for sale in Ajijic. I do not take listings.
    I’m an Exclusive Buyer’s Only Realtor.

    I chose this home (I’ve never been inside it) to use as an example because
    the listing agent was smart enough to do a nice video. That’s why I added

    my disclaimer to the article.

    Sometimes homes have hidden flaws. That’s where I and of course one of
    our local inspectors (We have three good inspection firms in the area) come
    in. Mexico has very little protection for home buyers. It’s very much a “Buyer
    Beware” situation. Just one of many reasons to use a Buyer’s Only Realtor.

    Thanks for taking the time to comment. Let me know when I can be of help.

    Tu amigo, Sid

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Barry, If I recall correctly the listing shows 1800 plus (but this would include both up and down stairs, covered porches and even garages.

    This is fair because the cost to build a garage or covered porch is almost as much as the real interior, but it’s something you should be away about,

    Please also take a look at my reply to Yvonne above about this house and homes in general in Mexico.

    There are a number of things you must not take for granted in Mexico like
    water supply, high speed internet access. cable TV access, disclosures that would be required in the USA or Canada, etc.

    My job is to make my clients dreams come true, not let them buy a nightmare.

    Thanks for commenting Barry. Let me know when I can help. Tu amigo, Sid

  • Roy D


    My wife and I had already seen the video and we were both impressed with it. Hopefully we will find something as nice when we make the move in a few years.

    Roy D

  • SalMatt

    Beautiful! I hope to make the Lake Chapala area my retirement home in a few years and would love a home like this one.

  • Dwight Wilson

    Beautiful! It’s a bit strange having the kitchen and living room on different levels, but that’s okay, more exercise! And I love the Miradors! I would spend a lot of time up there.

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Roy, We have an active market most of the time.

    The North American community is spread out over about 30 miles so there are lots of North Americans and some of them are either moving into or out
    for various reasons all the time.

    The Baby Boomers have found Lake Chapala and of course that adds
    to market activity. Bottom line for new buyers is that they should always
    have lots of choices. Prices go up and down of course, but if you plan
    on fairly long term living in the area even in an up market you can find a

    home reasonable priced, given you’re buying to live in the home and not
    buying for mere speculation.

    So, we’ll be ready when you’re ready. Tu amigo, Sid

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Dwight,

    Yes, I agree, No sure about this home, but homes are often built as people get the money in stages. So some rather unusual floor plans come into

    Some large homes have 2 kitchens. The main one and another on or near the covered 2nd floor verandas to make it easier on the everyone.

    Good observations about the exercise. Tu amigo, Sid

  • http://www.bella-vitawellness.com Sharon Wegner

    I love the character and openness of this home. As I get older, stairs are not my friend, so when the time comes for us to make the move, we will be looking for a single story (hopefully)

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