Well, our last visit was successful and we applied for this amazing house just north of Rosarito. Its got 3 bedrooms, 2 and 1/2 baths, a two car garage, gated front and backyard and a full roof-top deck with unobstructed ocean views as far as the eye can see. The best part? It’s about 1/3 of the cost of our place in Ocean Beach! Score!
The whole process was super easy. Our landlord is Mexican (I mention this only because lots of American’s buy homes in Mexico and rent them out) but the process was very much the same as renting in the US. We negotiated on the price a bit (something NOT typical in the US) and filled out a simple application. There was no credit check needed but we were told that our landlord may decide to do a background check, which is more common down here than the credit checks are. We didn’t even end up needing one of those. We just supplied a few months worth of bank statements and we were good to go!
Once our application was approved, that was it! We just had to drop off the deposit, in all cash, of course, and set a date to get the keys! Our landlord was super accommodating and met us the day we chose to get the keys and officially move in! He walked the property with us and we both documented anything that was out of sorts (although nothing was – this place is like new!) and even helped us bring in a few boxes from our car! So sweet!
So that’s it! So easy! And now we have the home of our dreams in Mexico!