May Updates 2019
Ha! This is actually Nicaragua! A newly completed overpass in front of the US Embassy makes connecting to the New Road to Leon & Chinandega, Carretera Sur for Montelimar & Pochomil, or the newly widened and paved road to El Crucero & Jinotepe much easier!
The widened and freshly paved road to El Crucero & Jinotepe – parts are still under construction including a new roundabout at Nandaime to connect to the roads to Masaya and Rivas, but it is moving forward nicely!
Life Goes On and I Feel Better!
I was able to shrink my gallstone from 17 mm to 13 mm in two months using mostly natural and one prescription medicine, I feel better, I have less gas, I improved my thyroid function, and I lowered my cholesterol! This has convinced my doctor to not remove my gallbladder and allow me to continue with my regime for another 4 months before we check it all again! Yeah – no surgery!!!
Nicaragua really is Love! When I was waiting in the prep/recovery room for my colonoscopy, delayed for 2 hours, I was not permitted to have a book or my cell phone or anyone with me; all I could do was lay there on the bed and observe the staff and other patients. Every time a new coworker would arrive for work, the sincere greeting with lots of love was accompanied with a big hug. When one of the doctors checked up on his elderly patient, he was holding her hand and gently stroking it with genuine love. I was treated with such respect, gentle kindness, and love. My colonoscopy was painless with no polyps or other problems found. Nicaragua really is Love!
It is HOT, HOT, HOT here! The first two weeks of May are always the hottest two weeks of the year waiting for the rains to start and thankfully, they have! We had a little rain early morning of the 12th and a nice big rain in the evening of the 14th; soon things will be green again! 🙂
Sales are picking up; I have 6 sales pending so NOW is the time to scoop up that bargain you’ve had your eye on before someone else does!
Unfortunately, you can no longer deposit checks from the US into your local bank account here. In the past, you could deposit foreign bank checks but they would take 20-30 days to clear; now you cannot deposit them. There are several other ways to get money to Nicaragua via WorldRemit, Remitly, Xoom, etc.
Drive Thru Coffee Shop!!!
Life doesn’t feel so 3rd World now that we actually have a drive thru coffee shop, the second location for La Tostaderia is located in Plaza La Talanguera which has many other commercial spots also available for rent and condos for sale all within a 5 minutes’ walk to SJDS!
Plaza San Juan is a New Strip Mall in Las Delicias
This fantastic strip mall is bringing conveniences to La Delicias and a small deli! There are more spaces available for rent and the entire mall is for sale!
New Fishing Supply & Tackle Shop
Southland Outfitters has opened up less than one block north of our office on the beachfront street. They have a massive display of everything you need to catch your next big one!!!
If you own property between 5 and 15 kilometers from Costa Rica and you want to sell it to foreigners, get your Border Certificate now! The process is a little long and can be a little expensive but at least you will finally be able to sell your property to foreigners. The offices of Corrales & Associados will be happy to help with this important first step to selling your property.
For a secure Taxi Service in Managua – Use the Aventon App, similar to Uber, but with Taxis. All persons, cars, pickups, and drop off locations are on record and rates are predetermined by the App so you don’t have to negotiate!
Use local SIM cards (Subscriber Identity Module) to save money on roaming fees for checking emails or looking at Google Maps or Waze. A local SIM card will make your phone work pretty much just as it does at home, without the roaming fees. For around $20, your local SIM will get you lots of data for your entire trip. Buy it at a local phone store just to make sure you get one that will work with your phone and your phone will need to be unlocked if it isn’t already.
A Picture Says 1000 Words
The real estate market in Nicaragua is unique in that many people looking to purchase property are doing so from their home in another country. When clients tell us the types of property they are interested in, we typically send them a collection of listings that meet their criteria. From this, they can pick and choose what they would be interested in seeing when they visit!
As the largest online database of property in Nicaragua, we have been updating all the listings in an effort to provide high quality, accurate representations of your properties to potential buyers. To ensure your property stands out, and perspective buyers can get a good feel for it before they visit, we are encouraging sellers to have updated, high quality photos taken for their listings.
Discover’s in house photographer offers professional services at affordable prices! Packages start at $75, and you will receive high quality digital files of the color retouched and edited photos. Using these photos we will update your listing on our website and you are free to use them in other publicity as well!
The Hospital in San Juan del Sur is Open and Busy!!!
I know several people who have utilized the new 40-bed hospital including my previous night guard for an emergency appendectomy. SJDS is very proud of this great improvement to our community; you no longer need to worry about being too far away for help! Check out the album on our Facebook page for more photos!!!
Looking for a long term rental or a short term for your next vacation or looking for someone to promote your property for rent? Check out our rentals page on our website. Here is one of our favorite long term rentals near Playa Maderas that is currently available!
Nice email from a client:
From: Miguel Solano
I always enjoy your updates and improvements in the community of SJDS, there are others emails that I delete without reading but I can’t do that with yours since there are always good news with beautiful homes with amazing pictures that transport myself to a paradise that I hope to live in one day. Muchas gracias
Portal del Mar
Portal del Mar has opened a camping center that will complement the marina project along with the restaurants and other services they are adding at a fast pace! This is by far the fastest moving project I’ve seen in Nicaragua in a long time! Ask me about their bargain priced non-ocean view lots with access to all the amenities they are constructing!
Yellow Fever Vaccinations!
If you are traveling from any of these countries, and you are traveling to Nicaragua, you must have a certificate proving you have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever or you will be denied entry into Nicaragua!!!
Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Panamá, Venezuela, Paraguay and Perú. The restriction also applies to all African countries, except the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Sao Tome, Principe, and Somalia.
The certificate must be by the registered health authority of the country of origin and must be valid for at least 11 days prior to entering Nicaragua. For more information, click here.
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This month’s postings include:
- Santa Emilia waterfall by the Cascada Eco Lodge
- Some cool travel hacks
- We bring your purchases to Nicaragua
- Some foods to try on your next visit!
- Color the World
- Traveling makes you happier than material wealth
- Cost of Living in Nicaragua
- Weekend special rates at Hotel Intercontinental
- We survived Semana Santa and placed rentals in all the houses we manage
Below are just a “FEW” of our almost 300 listings!
Go to www.discoversjds.com to see more!
Type reduced or bargain or whatever you are looking for in the key word box and quickly find all the properties that match!
Cala Azul – Residential Lots | Condos | Commercial Space
The Cala Azul residential community has been busy widening roads and making major improvements to the infrastructure! Let me show you around the next time you visit because it borders the north side of the new marina project!!! Cala Azul is the perfect place to buy a lot and build your dream home or buy one of the soon to be constructed condos or townhouses and have easy access to all the amenities of the new Marina project!!
Lot prices from $175,000 to $425,000
Neighboring Houses for Sale in Las Delicias
2 neighboring houses for sale in Las Delicias, just minutes outside San Juan del Sur. The 2 properties share septic and water hookups, however have individual electricity meters, making this the perfect, all in one, living and rental investment.
The first 137 m² house features 2 bedrooms and 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, and living area. A covered patio allows for outdoor living space. The second 157 m² house has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathroom, a kitchen and living area.
Both houses are being sold fully furnished. This unique offer has great potential. There has been a proven rental income in the past years for both houses. Choose to live in one, and rent the other, rent both, or save one as a guesthouse for visiting family and friends! You could even take advantage of the convenient proximity to both San Juan del Sur and the Southern Beaches such as Playas Remanso and Hermosa, and turn the property into a surf lodge and there is plenty of room to expand! The options are endless!
$195,000 Reduced from $330,000
14 Acre Investment Property Close To Playa Remanso
Large 14 acre investment property featuring brilliant ocean views for sale in the southern area of San Juan del Sur. Conveniently located just 5 minutes from Playa Remanso, enjoy the tranquility of being surrounded by nature, while still being just a 10-minute drive from the amenities of town. This is a great area to live in, and a property that has unlimited potential, due to its size.
$119,000 reduced from $185,000
Stunning Beachfront House with Investment Potential In La Talanguera
This stunning beachfront house with great investment potential is for sale in the La Talanguera area of San Juan del Sur. It was previously rented as a hostel for US$2,500 per month before the crisis and under contract to sell for $830,000 but the sale fell through and then the renter left. It is currently empty, and ready for the next rental or renovation to make it a private house once again!
Buy for $450,000 reduced from $850,000
6 Months Free Rent!!! Large beachfront bargain rental in the La Talaguera area of San Juan del Sur. This property could use some TLC, but has great potential to be used again as a hotel/hostel or private residence.
Rent for $1,000 a month after 6 months free while you are renovating!!!
Large Ocean View Lot in Residential El Oro Development
Large, 1,946 m² lot for sale in El Oro, just 5 minutes outside of San Juan del Sur. This hilltop lot features beautiful ocean views over the bay of San Juan del Sur, and the mountains behind. It is accessed via a dirt road through the development, and has great potential to build a home as a holiday getaway, rental, or permanent residence. There is currently electricity nearby.
Villa Azul 2 Bedroom Ocean View House in Villas De Palermo
Villa Azul is a beautiful 2 bedroom ocean view house for sale at Villas de Palermo. Located on lot 22, just minutes outside San Juan del Sur, this house offers some of the best views of the ocean in the area. With a current ROI of 5.70%, Villa Azul has excellent investment potential.
The split-level house features vaulted ceilings with fans and air conditioning, allowing for an abundance of natural light and airflow throughout. The fully furnished home is decorated in a Mediterranean style, and includes luxury Nicaraguan hardwood furnishings. The large kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, black granite countertops, and wooden cabinets. On the main floor is also a living area with couches and a TV. Wifi is available throughout the house. Outside you’ll find a covered terrace seating area, and an upstairs balcony, the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sunset.
$85,000 reduced again from $139,000!
Restaurant Investment Bargain in Central San Juan Del Sur
Great opportunity to own the fully furnished El Cielo Resto Lounge. This investment bargain is uniquely located on a lot with a large yard and pool in the center of San Juan del Sur.
The restaurant caters to all, with a “sandy beach” area, a pool, a covered area, a bar, and a dance floor creating a great atmosphere that everyone can enjoy. The current menu is Argentinian based. This business comes with unlimited potential! Current contract with the landowner is renegotiable.
$15,000 Reduced from $50,000!!!
Commercial Warehouse for Rent Outside San Juan Del Sur
Large commercial warehouse for rent on a 1,667.972 m² lot, 6 minutes east of town on the main highway out of San Juan del Sur. The warehouse is 33½ ft wide and 83 ft long, with at least 15 ft tall ceilings in the center. It features large sliding doors on the front, back and sides. The building has a bathroom, office, the main large warehouse space, and a separate room that is perfect for the storage of small equipment, materials, tools, etc. There is an abundance of electrical outlets located in the walls, floors and ceiling, allowing the workspace to be set up in a variety of ways.
Outside the extra yard space could be used for additional expansions to the building, or the parking/storage of boats, cars, etc.This commercial warehouse offers great business potential! Contact us today to find out more!
Casa Nanci – 3 Bedroom House with a Large Pool & Yard In La Talanguera
Casa Nanci is a 3 bedroom house, located just after the Colinas de Miramar development in the La Talanguera area of San Juan del Sur. This fantastic home has lots of private outdoor space and partial ocean views. Enjoy being far enough outside of town to escape the noise, yet close enough to enjoy the amenities.
Inside the single story 1,550 ft² furnished house, you’ll find an open plan living, kitchen and dining area. A single step divides the living room from the spacious kitchen, and bedrooms. The kitchen has modern stainless steel appliances and lots of counter space. 2 of the bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, with the 3rd bedroom featuring beautiful views from the king size bed. The 3rd bathroom is accessible from the living room. All 3 bathrooms have showers.
Ferretería San Juan – 2 Manzana Commercial Property for Sale
3.4 acre commercial property for sale with 103 meters of road frontage along the main road entering San Juan del Sur, just 2km from the center of town. An 8 x 30 meter concrete building is included on the lot, currently known as the Ferretería San Juan. The building is split into 3 parts, with air conditioning and independent entrances. The building is serviced with both 120 and 220 volt electricity.
Outside is a 400 m² paved parking area. A zinc sided 100 m² structure borders the parking area. A 100 meter deep industrial well with a submersible pump provides water to the property throughout the year. There is also the possibility to connect the property to the city water and the seller is willing to run the piping across the street to connect the property.
Financing is available for this property through the LAFISE Bancentro bank. They are willing to finance up to 60-70% of the agreed value of the sale, since the owner has a direct arrangement with the bank. The property does not have any leans with any financial institutions or banks. The interest for financing options would be determined based on the agreement.
$850,000 reduced from $1,500,000!!
Plaza San Juan – 4 Unit Commercial Building for Sale in Las Delicias
Plaza San Juan is a 4 unit, 436.5 m² commercial building for sale in Las Delicias, just 5 minutes outside San Juan del Sur. This building offers excellent business potential, as it is uniquely one of the only commercial buildings servicing the area. Conveniently located next to the Villas San Juan, take advantage of the cliental of this growing development.
$425,000 reduced from $600,000
Paradise Bay Dual Lots for Sale
Dual lots for sale in the Paradise Bay development, just 1km south of San Juan del Sur. Located on a gentle hillside, there are 2 access points, one at the top and one at the bottom of the property, allowing it to be sold as 2 separate lots (70A & 70B) or together as one package. Water and electricity connections are available at both of the access points. The entire property features full ocean views, and the hillside location means the views won’t be obstructed by any construction.
Development Opportunity – 118 Acre Farm with Volcano Views
Owner will co-develop with the right partner!!! Large 118 acre farm for sale on the main highway just outside of San Juan del Sur. Featuring beautiful views of Volcán Concepcion on Isla Ometepe, the property with a 4 bedroom house has unlimited potential. The property has several acres of precious hardwoods, including oak trees. A creek runs throughout, and you’ll find an abundance of lush vegetation, pastures, fruits trees, and howler monkeys. An arctician well provides water to 3 large cement tanks – it never lacks water!
$900,000 Reduced from $1,300,000!!
Rojo Loco – Successful Beachfront Bar & Restaurant for Sale
Rojo Loco, the successful beachfront bar and restaurant located in San Juan del Sur is for sale! Don’t miss out on this great investment opportunity! Located right on the beach, this is a business that is full of potential. The current Tex-Mex style food has great reviews, proven on Trip Advisor and Facebook. The entire premises has the capacity to seat 70 people, plus extra room for more on the couches. The large bench style seats at the tables allow lots of room for groups and the bar seating along the beach is one of the best places in town to watch nightly sunsets that never disappoint! The beachfront location provides lots of room for kids to play making it a great family friendly environment. The designated stage area is perfect for hosting successful theme nights and events such as games nights, karaoke, and live music.
$55,000 Reduced AGAIN from $80,000!!
If you don’t see what you are looking for on our website, please email us!
We have many “unofficial or unadvertised” listings
☀️Cheers from sunny San Juan del Sur! ☀️