Villa is a small community about a mile behind Melaque, Jalisco
on the Costalegre, Mexico.
the first of two lots in November of 2007 and the second
adjoining lot in the summer of 2008. What we paid is
less important than to say they were equal to less developed
lots that had no water or electricity and no neighbors to share
learned a lot and am still learning - but the first lesson was
to fence and mark your lot well because the Ejido will just go
by fence lines and ignore what your original paperwork says.
We lost almost three feet off the back and a foot or two on one
side. Many of the lots in Pinal Villa are un-plotted (not on a
map) so had to be re-measured.
of title transfer is only per square meter and doesn't matter if
there is a house or vacant lot. For us it was about $2500
pesos. If the previous owner has not paid taxes or have
receipts you need to pay the last 5 years - $100 pesos a year.
step for construction is hooking up to water though not
absolutely necessary (just found out to get a construction
permit you do need your water permit). They can bring in a Tinaco
(water tank) and fill it with a truck. In our case and
others in Pinal Villa, Melaque is in charge of the water even
though we're in the Jaluco Ejido area. The water permit
was about $1200 pesos and the installation $1000 pesos.
Installation included a fancy 2 1/2" to 1/2" connector, 10
meters of pipe and a quality shutoff valve - and the ditch
across the street.