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by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 08:44 (298 days ago) @ joe26170

The prices do seem high to me also BUT they are what they are. And, yes, prices are different for gringos and native populace. My comapnera and I have asked separately and the price is often 25% higher for me, not always but often.

Construction costs for a house comparable to mine in AZ (stucco, tile roof, solid counter, tiled, etc) are about $52 a s.f. You do the math: construction costs, landscaping, lot cost) and the lot costs are high for me but the market determines the price, not me. Right now on Playa Blanca you will be hard pressed to find a 10 meter wide (100 meter deep) lot beachfront lot for $175,000 USD. Move across the beach frontage road and there are comparable lots for $50,000 or less with NO BEACH ACCESS; in my book, without beach access you might as well be in Los Achotes where lots are VERY affordable.

But of course this is all my opinion. The actual cost/value is when a willing buyer and willing seller agree on a price, e.g., the marketplace.

The allure of a beach seems o drive the high prices.

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