So after our very successful first trip to Merida we had decided that this was the place we were going to throw caution to the wind and invest in a place just for us. Actually, we started looking at places on our first visit after being there for only a day and being shown around by the lovely LeAnn from Mexico International and somehow knew that this was the place.
We soon discovered that Merida was full of beautiful old spanish colonial houses with spectacular facades.
Many were empty, crumbling and unloved.
But many were also being restored to their former glory and were the envy of all that passed by them.
The colors were everything that you would expect from a picturesque spanish colonial city.
We again met up with LeAnn from Mexico International Real-estate and as this was our second trip we narrowed our search perimeters and looked more seriously at areas we had become a little more familiar with from our first visit. We are not made of money so we had set a very limited budget and were looking for that awesome crumbling ruin that we could someday turn into... well a much loved casa.
At the end of this second visit we ended up with a short list of four possibilities and were very excited and somewhat nervous at the same time about what we were actually doing.
I mean really! It is one thing to sit in the comfort of your own house and watch those crazy HGTV families burn their proverbial bras and go running naked through the fields of uncertainty but to actually do it ourselves?