Robin Hodgson La Paz and El Centenario, BCS Mobile: 52 1 612 159 0689 Email Robin

Happy Canadians!

Thank you Robin and Miriam! You have just added our family to your long list of happy customers!

My wife, Cherith, and I have recently purchased a property in the beautiful community of Haciendas Palo Verde in El Centenario. This was our reward after years of searching various locations throughout Mexico to find our retirement home in the sun.

During our search, we had the opportunity to meet with other realtors. We can honestly say that, without exception, none of them even came close to showing us the level of service we have received from Robin and Miriam. We started our communications with Robin over email after following Robin’s website for several years. We told Robin when we would be visiting La Paz and the time frame we had available. After our arrival in La Paz, Robin and Miriam developed a schedule that worked best for us, then spent the next few days showing us the different neighbourhoods and getting to know our needs and budget limitations. They used this information to show us the properties that best met our expectations and our budget.

When we started this adventure we began with some assumptions, a little bit of knowledge and a considerable amount of apprehension. Along the way we had heard stories about things that could go wrong when buying or building in Mexico. Robin and Miriam put our doubts to rest with their intimate knowledge of the real estate business in Mexico and, in particular, the real estate market around La Paz. They also shared their knowledge and experience with respect to the notion of building a home in Mexico. This turned out to be critically important because this is the path we chose.

We found the perfect property, our offer was accepted, and then Robin and Miriam walked us through the whole process. They arranged the notary and explained in detail the steps/timelines of the process. Now, with their help, we are moving forward with a builder who will turn our dream into a project and the project into a home.

Through every step in this process we have found Robin and Miriam to be honest, straightforward and caring individuals. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Vista Properties team to anyone seeking a home or any property in the La Paz area.

Colin & Cherith Richardson


Why La Paz? ...Miriam and Robin's Story

There is a saying here in La Paz, “Visit just once, and a part of your soul stays behind to call you back forever.”  We arrived in Mexico looking for a place to call home. We were dazzled by the possibilities, spoiled for choice. We explored colonial cities and mainland beaches, small farming communities and artsy pueblos. Everywhere, we were enthralled by the diversity of the Mexican landscape, humbled by the generosity of the people, and really challenged to find the home of our hearts. All these things were tempting but it was La Paz that kept calling us back. 
                                                  
La Paz is not a resort town. There is no one standing on the street in front of restaurants and stores pressuring you to come in.  It has no inducements to attract a flood of time-share tourists.  Is it exciting? Not really. Is it boring?  Never. It’s a place to actually enjoy the quiet flow of the day-to-day. No drama, just a comfortable, interesting and diverse way of life.  And beauty? Here, cactus forests march down to beaches where you can stroll for hours without seeing another soul. There are endless places to explore and discover.  The food is wonderful, fresh, and created in styles and fusions from all over Mexico and the world.
 
La Paz, the capital city of the state of Baja California Sur, is a government and university town.  The standards of education and the quality of life are high but the cost of living is low (much lower than the US and Canada).
 
Why not come and experience the peace and all La Paz has to offer for yourselves!   We found our home here, and we’d love to share it with you.  Cheers!

Robin and Miriam


Another happy story!

Chuck and Diane on signing day with architect

 

PARADISE FOUND

 

My wife Diane and I  had come to Mexico to kick back for a bit and then try to find a home to retire to. We gave ourselves a whole 18 days to do that! We started out in Cancun, but decided that was too touristy and to expensive.   We then went to the upper Yucatan to look at the Merida and Progresso areas.  We did find a nice house on the beach in a fishing village west of  Progresso, but we had one more stop to make and wouldn’t make any final decision until we had seen La Paz.

 

We fell in love with La Paz while still on the plane circling for a landing!  The beautiful bay with its placid turquoise waters and  the stark gray/brown mountains  provided  the scene for the most breathtaking sunrises and sunsets  Diane and I have ever witnessed!  We had to find a place for us in this paradise.

 

We stayed at a very nice condo on the beach in El Centenario.  Our second morning there we met with Robin Hodgson  from Vista Properties.  Robin and I had been conversing via emails for quite awhile but this was our first face to face meeting.  We explained what we were looking for in a home and what we had budgeted.

 

Basically, we were looking for a freestanding home with at least two bedrooms and two baths.  We were looking for a more traditional style home, but one with the bells and whistles of modern day living.  We were looking for a home with a pool, but most importantly a home with a great view.  We had a budget of  $300,000.  We would consider building, but because we couldn’t stay in Mexico to watch the construction, we were hoping to find an existing home to our liking.  Also, we had less than a week to complete our task!

 

Robin listened intensely to our list of wants and needs and was very excited about the prospects he had in mind to fill our wish list.  He did feel that there wasn’t  much available right in La Paz in our price range, but in there were a lot of possibilities in the surrounding areas of El Centenario and El Comitan. He showed us existing homes for sale, model homes, houses under various phases of construction and many available lots.  We met with actual builders, architects, and workers to ease our anxiety about building.  He answered a wide variety of questions about  living in La Paz on a day to day basis.  Between Robin and his wife, Miriam, nothing Diane and I could come up with seemed to stump them!

 

During our travels we visited a new development called Haciendas Palo Verde and found our dream home.  It was an existing “model” home on Lot 25.  Casa Loreto D was the name of that style home.  We met the builder, Steve Byers and his architect who graciously answered all our questions and concerns. We’ve had many questions for Steve since our home closed and he always is so helpful and prompt with his answers.  Steve builds a great house and his customer service is tremendous! This house has everything we wanted and more. And the view, in our opinion, is to die for!

 

Robin handled all the negotiations with Steve and in the end we had our dream home at a great price!  The fideicomiso and  other necessary closing  paperwork were handled  through  a wonderful lawyer named Jose Gaytan.  Jose speaks fluent English which really helped with explaining the complexities of  home ownership in Mexico.  I have had other questions for him since the actual closing and he always responds quickly with great insight.  Robin acted as our proxy at the actual closing since we had to return to the US.  He and Miriam even took pictures of the proceedings and sent them to us.

 

The  bottom line here is that we found our dream home at a price we could afford with the help and hard work of Robin  at Vista Properties.  We would  highly recommend him to anyone looking for their “Paradise Found”.  Diane and I came into his office as customers and left, hoping to return soon, as friends!

 

Chuck and Diane Hupcey