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Hi Friend,

Welcome to our October newsletter. Finally, the weather is turning cooler again, the air is getting drier and we are all eagerly welcoming the Fall season back to La Paz! We were blessed with some lovely rain throughout this season, including one big storm, Olaf. If you haven't been to La Paz lately you'll be amazed at how green the desert is now! It's wonderful to watch the desert come to life and all the plants bloom where before it was dry and brown.

The real estate market is picking back up already after a brief respite during the heat of August and September, and with travel restrictions easing somewhat we are seeing more visitors who are interested in buying or building their dream home here in Baja.

El Centenario continues to attract buyers looking for an affordable property as a vacation or retirement home. The new master-planned community of Villas del Centenario continues to prove popular with expats, with nine lots now under contract in this new, master-planned development. With stunning ocean view home sites on large, 1,500+ m2 lots, this community really does offer a slice of paradise. Another new development, Real Centenario, is also attracting buyers with affordable, 2 story homes on smaller lots offering close proximity to the beaches of La Paz Bay.

One local El Centenario resident has been creating a series of videos about their move to Baja. The latest in the series offers a video tour of El Centenario, featuring Baja Life Realty's own Jim MacDonald, who takes us on a tour of the different neighborhoods in the area.

As of this newsletter, the state of BCS's COVID-19 traffic light system has been downgraded once again to Level 2/Yellow, with beaches open and now operating at 70% capacity. For the latest information and updates on the current status and what activities are allowed at each level, visit the BCS state government web site here.

We hope you enjoy this month’s newsletter, and we look forward to seeing our seasonal residents and visitors back in La Paz soon. As always, contact us with any questions, or just drop us a line to let us know if you're planning a trip to La Paz. We'd love to help you make the most of your visit.

Jim & Rebecca MacDonald
Baja Life Realty

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Casa Pitahaya: Real Centenario
A new community of homes in El Centenario just steps from the beach.
Real Centenario is a new ocean side community of new construction homes located in the rapidly growing neighborhood of El Centenario just steps from the beaches of La Paz Bay. Offering great value at an affordable price, Real Centenario offers 3 different models to choose from: Casa Pitahaya, Casa Biznaga and Casa Cardon. All of them offer rooftop terraces to take in the marvelous ocean and city lights views, as well as additional terrace areas to optimize outdoor spaces. The Mediterranean Modern style of each home includes high quality finishes, comfortable amenities, and spacious and intelligent living spaces. The community will offer a guarded and secure entrance and is located 10 minutes from the La Paz international airport, shopping centers such as Walmart, Sam's Club, Liverpool and Home Depot, and 15 minutes to first-class hospitals and healthcare. The Casa Pitahaya shown here is a 3BR/3BA home offered at $130,263 USD.
Villas del Centenario Update
Nine lots now sold, first homes breaking ground this Fall 2021.
Villas del Centenario continues to be a popular option for expats looking to build their dream home in Baja, with nine lots now under contract. Located in the hills of El Centenario overlooking the Sea of Cortez, the new, master-planned community of Villas del Centenario offers large 1,500m2+ ocean view lots in a secure, fenced community with controlled access. Community amenities will include a multi-sport court, a combination gym/office building, paved internal roads, buried city utilities (electricity and water), high-speed fiber optic Internet service and controlled-access security. Six floor plans, including 2 and 3 bedroom single story models, are available to build, and an on-staff interior designer is available to help you choose from a variety of modern, high-end finishes. Lot reservations are available now at presale discounts with a 50% deposit of the lot premium. Presale pricing will end when construction on the first homes begins this Fall 2021 on the first homes. Lot premiums start at just $39,000 USD, and base home prices start at just $155,000 USD. To reserve your lot today, email  

Spotlight on El Centenario: Neighborhood Tour
Check out local resident Brighton West's new video tour of El Centenario neighborhoods, featuring Baja Life Realty's realtor, Jim MacDonald.
If you are thinking about building or buying your dream home in La Paz, especially if you are looking for a bit of land, be sure to check out this video tour of El Centenario. In the video, local resident Brighton West takes us on a quick tour of El Centenario, and then joins Baja Life Realty's broker and real estate agent Jim MacDonald to look at some of the different housing options available in this area.

Driving Baja
Our tips for making your drive to La Paz fun, safe and scenic.
Driving the Baja peninsula is a fun adventure filled with stunning scenery, quirky small towns, remote beaches, and opportunities for great photos. The 900 mile trip from the US/Mexico border in California or Arizona to La Paz in Baja California Sur can take two or more days, depending on your itinerary. In our new Driving Baja Guide, we discuss the different segments of the journey, along with a few popular stops along the way, and provide tips on how to complete the journey safely.

Useful Spanish
Each month, we'll bring you a useful Spanish phrase to help get you started speaking like a local.
If you are eating at a La Paz area restaurant, you may hear the waiter or a fellow patron say "Provecho!" or "Buen Provecho!" as they are passing by your table. This is the equivalent of the phrase "bon appétit" in French. It means "Enjoy your meal!" and is considered the polite thing to say as you are leaving the restaurant and walking by another diner's table. So next time you are dining out, remember to wish your fellow diners "Provecho!" as you leave.

"We began working with Jim and Rebecca of Baja Life Realty prior to even visiting La Paz. During our first visit in March, we were shown many appropriate properties and the information was very well organized. We ended up having an accepted offer by the end of our three day visit. Communication was always timely and thorough. We closed in August, drove down from Oregon and are happy full time residents in a beautiful home." Kelly & Jo Ann
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