We have stopped at a couple houses for sale, so if you’re curious or looking at real estate, this might be interesting.
This is a very nice house in our neighborhood, actually the same floor plan as our house except the back bedroom has been made much bigger with a walk in closet and bathroom. The house has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, and also a handy storage room that we don’t have. There is nice tile throughout and solid ceilings, not the drop ceilings we have, so it might be quieter in the rain. The owner has papers from the bank saying it’s worth $111,000 but she says she would take less (probably mid 90′s). The neighborhood is quiet and safe, and has mostly professional people – teachers, doctors, business owners, lawyers, and working people.
This house is in a very desirable neighborhood with the biggest and nicest houses in town. The owner’s kids are grown so he doesn’t need anything this big. It needs a bit of TLC but I really like it. There is a very large living and dining room, 5 bedrooms, good size kitchen, and huge yard in the back. There is also a workshop area in the back. I’m not sure how many bathrooms there are. He is asking $425,ooo but with the huge lot size it’s $75/sq meter, well below the usual rate for the neighborhood.
This is what made me really love this house! There is an inner courtyard, and all the bedrooms and kitchen are around this courtyard. There are plants and a space that goes up two stories, built for air flow. The owner says it can be so cool that he gets cold at night sometimes, and when the moon is out it’s a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the moonlight.
Joel thinks this place would be a perfect bed and breakfast and he’s right. There is plenty of parking out front, and if anyone wanted to expand out back there is enough room to build more, put in a pool, and/or an outdoor living space.
This is another house in our neighborhood, but I don’t know the price. It’s a two story house with nothing behind or beside, and the other side has a vacant lot with a gorgeous stand of huge bamboo at the back. Maybe I can chat with the owner and find out a bit more one of these days.
So, these are just a few properties for sale that we have seen on our morning bike rides. There are also lots for sale for anyone wanting to build, and some houses for rent. It’s been interesting talking with the two owners we met, both very nice and friendly people.
I’m also happy because at the moment we are in Boquete (more on that later!) and I am using Joel’s new Mac. I have learned to do all the basics I need, including manage photos and write blog posts