One of the questions I had was where and how to live. Should I rent a house first or buy a house? The question of building a house was immediately rejected as to complicated and risky. That left me with two choices renting and buying.
In my mind renting seemed the best alternative for the first year. I didn’t want to buy a place and find out later that Mexico wasn’t for me and be stuck waiting for a house to sell so I could buy another somewhere else. Also selling my place north of the border is going to be enough of a trial as it is and what if I find some place else other than Lake Chapala that I like better? So renting, I feel, is best for me.