Iâ€™m often asked what is more costly in the long run, having
a home with no monthly maintenance payments but with your own maintenance to do
or a condo with a monthly bill that runs all year whether you are there or not.
The response isnâ€™t an easy one and unfortunately it cannot be answered so
neatly. Each buyer is different and thatâ€™s why we need to address the personal
needs, wants and uses for each one. For small homes that are not costly to run,
there are several down town options available, I even have a couple on the
site, see Casa Ambos Mundos and Casa Alejandro these are great examples of renovated
Mexican style homes that have views and are in a central location. Yes, they
have stairs but have decks, views and privacy.
The huge benefit of an
individual home is not having a monthly fee and this can really be the
important deciding factor when people are working with a budget or when they
are going to coming in and out and donâ€™t like having to pay when they arenâ€™t personally
Thereâ€™s also the charm of
owning a small authentic piece of Mexico that you can decorate as you like and
live as you like in, with no condo rules to abide by and having to live in a
real community rather than the condo complex life.
It is a tough call but as I live in a home
myself, I can certainly see the benefits it has. What would you chose?
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