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Post by ccw on Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:50 pm

Hello all,

My wife and I will be visiting for our first time in February 2018. We are staying 2 weeks to get a feeling for the area. I have been looking at long term rentals online to get an idea of pricing etc. I find myself skipping listings that seem to large regardless of the price. My wife thinks I am being to "logical"

We are currently living in a 2 bed, 2 bath, apartment with 1100 sf. I see a lot of listings for rentals there with 3-4 bedrooms with a lot more sf. The first thought I have when I see the listing is "we will never use 3 bedrooms and the sf is too big" (even when the location and price are good). Do I need to readjust my thinking? I am not asking or looking for specific areas, just your thoughts.

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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:56 pm

Square footage measurements here are not like NOB. Here they usually include everything under a roof including covered patio's and garages. Otherwise if the price/location is right who cares if it's big. You don't have to heat or AC it....IMO.

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Post by slainte39 on Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:01 pm

....or predial (property taxes) to pay if you are renting.

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Post by gringal on Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:02 pm

It's also a lot easier to get used to more space than you need than not enough.
Go with the location and price.
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Post by SunshineyDay on Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:04 pm

The more area to chase each other around in! jaja

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Post by Flamingo on Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:40 pm

And always remember, if mama ain't happy - ain't nobody happy
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Post by ccw on Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:53 pm

CanuckBob: thanks for the explanation. I forgot about what the calculations include/exclude for sf.
Gringal: that is exactly what my wife says about more space.

Time to research using her wants.

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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:28 pm

I was offered a great deal on a rental. It was larger than any home I have ever lived in -- even with a family. Even though the rent was lower than I was paying, I almost turned it down because it was "too big." Two years later I am sprawled out in my big house, loving it and the great deal I have. I agree with the advice to go for location and price.
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Post by Jreboll on Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:54 pm

My house in Mexico is much bigger than the one in the states. So I can add that to the long list of changes to enjoy when I go SOB. Weather, culture, food, friends and you wouldn't believe the change in ambience one feels when living in a bigger house

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Post by lunateak on Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:09 pm

If you're renting a furnished place having an extra room or two gives you a place to put the stuff you don't like.
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Post by desafinada on Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:59 am

We have friends that used your logic buying their first house here. Two years later, they found their new found hobbies required more space. Now they have a place twice the size of the first one and are much happier.

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Post by ccw on Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:42 pm

Thanks for all of the information. I will readjust my thinking about the size I am looking at.

Lunateak, I see your pic is a Weimaraner. We have a 10yo Weimador. He is black with a white star on his chest.

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Post by lunateak on Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:57 pm

She may be a purebred Weimaraner. That was taken shortly after we rescued her in 2009. She's probably 11 years old now.
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Post by John-in-Vallarta on Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:08 am

OK if am a newbie to Chapala and am looking for "apartment" rentals not a house - what is the best website, forum or FB page that lists 1-2 bedroom apartments, in pesos. Not interested in paying in US $, and don't want upscale. Anyone?

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Post by Flamingo on Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:21 pm

John-in-Vallarta wrote:OK if am a newbie to Chapala and am looking for "apartment" rentals not a house - what is the best website, forum or FB page that lists 1-2 bedroom apartments, in pesos.  Not interested in paying in US $, and don't want upscale.  Anyone?

On this Forum, follow the path INSIDE LAKESIDE :: For Sale/Rent/Wanted/Free :: For Rent and you will see a pinned topic of rental links. Scroll down several posts for a list of rental links. There are no specific apartment rentals but you will find apartments and casitas included.
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Post by CanuckBob on Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:35 pm

This is the thread Flamingo is referring to.

http://www.insidelakeside.com/t678-link-to-rental-site

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