April 2, 2007


Posted in Newsletter at 4:10 pm by osmx


No April Fool’s joke:  Lots of thing happening in
La Paz this spring.  The next week most people will be off work for Semana Santa (Easter Week).

It seems they are building and remodeling everywhere.  The city fathers still can’t decide on how to renovate and improve the downtown area.


The Gran Baja Hotel on the beach is being converted to 120 condo units with additional amenities of tennis courts, spa, gym, pool and pool-bar, gardens, business center etc.  They are working on it again but the opening date is any body’s guess as are the prices.  They will probably be increased at least 10% that their original prices due to the increase in construction costs.


Paraiso Del Mar on El Mogote is active with buildings up to store building supplies and a dinning room for the workers.  I am told they have a couple diesels running on their wells for the desalinization system.  They should be completing about 3 homes per month starting in September.  You can log in to their site for the latest using the code TH0036 on my web site.  


Costa Baja Resort is about ready to start their next phase which will include a golf course but prices have not been set at this time.  Probably start at $500,000 or so.


Maravia first phase is nearly sold out.  If you want to be about 30 minutes from town with a view of San Lorenzo channel or a golf course and
mountain view you can buy a lot there and build a home or choose one of their 12 solar powered models.  Lots start about $65,000 Small home a little over $100,000.


Our La Paz MLS is slowly growing.  Difficult to get the local to share their listings and to co-operate.  With the added exposure of AMPI and the joint agreement with the National Association of Realtors more pressure is being applied to conform to business practices used in most of the free world.

You can access our MLS at http://www.lapazmls.com


Another project rumored to start in August is the tearing down of the now Cortez del Hacienda Hotel on the beach in La Posada and to build a condo development.  To bad.  The old colonial style hotel and the palapa bar on the beach has a really nice atmosphere and a great place to watch the sunsets.  Ah progress?? even in


I have still available 2 of the very few beach front homes in the
La Paz area.  Check them out on my web site under John’s Casa and El Comitan.

Also a real fixer-upper in Chametla if you want a large lot in a country setting.  Owner just reduced the price to $65,000 USD See Chametla on my site.  http://osmx.com


That is about all the latest at the moment.


Enjoy the spring and the April showers.