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Discover Lake Chapala Mexico Ajijic

Discover Lake Chapala Mexico Ajijic

It is located on the same latitude as Hawaii, which is why you will find just about every plant species that Hawaii has here and similar topography such as waterfalls, mountains as well as the thermal springs of the Lake Chapala waters.  When you come to the Lake Chapala Ajijic area, you feel like you have stepped back a century in time because you will see horse drawn cards on cobblestone roads. Within a couple hours drive in any direction from this beautiful area, you can find pine forests, high desert, jungle and the coastline. It is 45 minutes from Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest City and 25 minutes from Guadalajara International airport, which features flights back and forth to the United States and Canada as well as inexpensive international travel. The best part is Lake Chapala does not have hurricanes because it is not located on the ocean. It mild year round temperature keeps it free from humidity and excessive heat for most of the year.

Reasons to Invest in Lake Chapala, Ajijic Real Estate

The cost of living here is much less. A reasonable and comfortable lifestyle can cost you around $1,200 to $3, 000 USD per month depending on your lifestyle. Food, labor cost and goods and services are much less. You can hire a maid or gardener for $2.50 to $3.50 an hour USD, a hair cut is around $4.00 USD, high speed broadband is around $30.00 USD and property taxes are low ranging from $50 to $200 USD. The property tax rate is eight-hundredths percent (.08%) of the assessed value. You can get discounts if you pay it annually. So for example if you purchase a condo for $150,000 USD, your taxes would be $100. Homes prices range under $150,000 to over $500,000 so there is something for everyone. There is also a strong rental market for homes and condos, and you can find a local real estate company to manage your property for you. You will discover a large English speaking group of residents here as well.

If you are looking for a beautiful and affordable place to invest and own Mexico real estate that is quiet yet close to a major metropolitan Mexico City and airport, then Lake Chapala Aijijic area is the answer. The people are friendly too. There are many Americans and Canadians that reside here. You will find a variety of activities, clubs and social activities, or you can just enjoy this serene and peaceful place and do nothing. It is less populated and quieter than other tourist areas because it is still a well-kept secret. That is why retirees and investors are coming to this destination while it is still so affordable.  

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