Building a house at playa blanca

by sebastianpeter, Sunday, February 14, 2021, 14:49 (18 days ago)

Hey guys, we are planning to buy land at playa Blanca and build a small house on it. What do you think is the cost of a 1 bedroom, livingroom, bathroom and kitchen house? Maybe you can help me

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Building a house at playa blanca

by elhombre @, Sunday, February 14, 2021, 15:55 (18 days ago) @ sebastianpeter

I have lived on Playa blanca for the past 17 years and witnessed the change from a tropical jungle with no services except a dirt road to now. My only advice is to be aware of building in Mexico is not the same as in the USA or Canada. There are no code restrictions here and if there are they are for sale. Development on Playa blance is in full bloom now. A new 200 lot development just opened this week along with 3 other developments underway. Sewer lines, water lines, electricity to your property are not included. The lots are small so your water well is next to your neighbors septic tank. Multiply by the 200 lots and you have a real mess. There are 4 new very large condos under construction which also via for water and septic. The water table for wells is surface water from the lagoons east of the beach and dependent on heavy rains from the mountains. Lagoons and Wells are already drying up as early as April and will only get worse. You will be buying water at 400 to 800 pesos a truck. I can go on and on. Just be aware. Spend time, ask a lot of questions. Have a lawyer help to stay legal. Don't give money without due process. Labor is cheep but takes twice as long.
The price to build your dream house is only a nit.
Good luck..

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Building a house at playa blanca

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Sunday, February 14, 2021, 16:03 (18 days ago) @ elhombre

Then there are the personal choices that can make simple house costs so variable. Just in the kitchen alone: granite vs poured concrete counters Fancy wood cabinet doors vs beautiful wood shelves. Glass blocks vs solid walls. And then there are the flooring choices and the bathrooms.

We just finished taking a three story house shell on Playa la Ropa and making it into our dream house. We are so glad that we had the shell to work with, but even more glad that we were able to make all of the other decisions ourselves. We absolutely love our home and will live here forever.

Enjoy your project. TAKE YOUR TIME!!! Don't rush into decisions, if possible live in it livable complete and then make decision. Have fun.

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Building a house at playa blanca

by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, February 14, 2021, 17:04 (18 days ago) @ sebastianpeter

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