My Life at Lake Chapala – Ajijic Mexico – Part 1

January 8, 2015

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Hi Everyone, Sid Grosvenor here, your Lake Chapala Information Guy and Buyer’s Exclusive Realtor.

That means I do not accept listings and I do not promote any one firms’ listings over another. That also means that I work to find the best home for you in your price range and am your advocate from start to finish.

I share my extensive knowledge about all things Lake Chapala gained from well
over a decade of living, working and playing here at Lake Chapala.

Now, before you read further I hope you have a few minutes, because this post is filled to the brim with solid “insider knowledge” and it is longer than most of my posts. So, please read it, enjoy it, take notes, ask me questions that come to mind by e mail to… and I’ll follow up right away. OK, Fasten your seat belt for the rest of “My Life at Lake Chapala-Ajijic – Part 1

I’ve helped my clients find just the right home in “their” price range from a $45,000 USD wood cabin in the Roca Azul area at the far West end of Lake Chapala to upscale lavish homes listed at over $700.000 USD).

I don’t just hang around the real estate office hoping some rich gringo will walk in the door with a pocket full of cash either.

I take the time to get to know my clients and help them decide if Lake Chapala is “right for them”. There are a few dis qualifiers.

I’m blessed with a very nice pension and investment income with which I could live a very lavish lifestyle, even in the USA. I choose to live here on about 1/3 of that income and still live what I feel is a lavish lifestyle.

I have a large beautiful 3 bedroom 3 bath split level home with a 2 car garage on a large secured lot. It has a panoramic view of the Lake and Mountains and I just paid my yearly property taxes. This year they were higher than any year before at just over $100.00 USD. That number is NOT A MISRPRINT. (I love it!)

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My large yard is filled with fruit trees, exotic flowers and my covered veranda has great panoramic views of the Lake and Mountains. It faces South so I can even watch the Sun and track it’s path across the sky almost from sunrise to sun set. Since my house faces South I pick up the natural cooling breeze to and from the Lake.

No AC is needed. Heat is not often needed, but a light blanket feels good some nights. We have a gas log fireplace, but rarely turn it on.

Our water is good quality from deep wells in our area. Some people drink the water in our area, but we prefer not to take any chances, and buy large 5 gallon sized drinking water bottles just to sure. Heck, I used bottled water when I lived in Texas.

My annual property taxes are less than $100 USD. THAT WAS NOT A MISPRINT. Next post I’ll have paid my yearly property taxes and I’ll let you know how I did.

Well, thanks for reading Part ! of “My Life at Lake Chapala – Ajijic Mexco.

Please be sure and check out “My Life at Lake Chapala – Ajijic Mexico – Part 2″ coming your way in a few days when I’ll tell you why I don’t need home owner insurance, what my views are on having servants, and more insider secrets you’ll not want to miss.

All for now, Siempre tu amigo, Sid

  • Val

    Sid, you know your email address is disabled. Tried to send you a question…

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Not to Vall and Everyone, The e mail system send a response that your e mail did not go thru, They ARE coming thru just fine, We’re working on a solution. Thnaks, Tu amigo, Sid

  • Angelique Lopez-Vazquez

    Hi Sid, Love reading your posts about Lake Chapala and intend to move here in 2 years time. I wanted to email you a question but can’t figure out how? Is there a good all around resource for a US citizen married to a Mexican citizen that wants to permanently move to Mexico?

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Angelique, You can find a section in English on the Dallas area Mexican Consulate’s website that gives all the rules as they interpret the Immigration law. Hope this helps, Tu amigo, Sid

  • Angelique Lopez-Vazquez

    thanks Sid! I just want to say how much my husband and I enjoy your videos and posts, it is very admirable the effort and time you put into this blog and the lake Chapala page. Thanks for all the amazing information and for being so readily available for questions.

  • Angelique Lopez-Vazquez

    I thought I was pretty savvy, but I guess not. Can you provide the link where to find the information on the web page?

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