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MORELIA, MICHOACÁN: CULTURAL ABUNDANCE, ARCHITECTURAL
SPLENDOR, AND FINE MANNERS IN THE CENTRO HISTÓRICO
AIM-Adventures in Mexico Newsletter
Aug/Sept 2004
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fffffIts possible to rent in the Centro cheaply: a single living like a student in a single room of a big house will pay $100/month. At Calle 20 de Noviembre #1020, Apt 7 $200 for a bright, airy 2BR in quiet courtyardgood apt. for plants. At Calle Carrillo Puerto 272, Apt 8 $360 for a like-new 3BR, private courtyard, super-safe and pleasant. Centro apartments are hard to find, but well worth combing the streets by foot for as Morelias Centro is as lovely and safe a place AIM knows anywhere.

BUT IF YOU WANT TO OWN, PREPARE TO COMPETE WITH THE MEXICAN NATIONALS

fffffTo actually own a home in a Centro with the U.N. pedigree, you have to pay. AIM wore out shoe leather looking for something under $100,000 for its readers and found it at Carrillo Puerto #271, a 3BR, plus kitchen and bath surrounding patio, all out of date for $99,000. Lovely neighbors! Abetter one at Bartolomé de las Casas #427, asking $82,000, just raised price from $69,000, a classic floor plan, thick walls, fine street with perhaps too much day traffic. Other recent Centro offerings: 20 de Noviembre #997 $125,000 a big house, limestone block walls, listed by VIDE CASA, 443-340-0870, Calle Plan de Ayala #240, $125.000 a classic central patio house needing serious love (maybe $30,000 worth). Foot thick stone walls.
fffffUrban mansion anyone? At Calzada Fray Antoñio de San Miguel #350, $425,000 gets you on the ritziest and quietest Centro street, all remodeled 4BR, each with private bath with huge dual patios, the rear one practically an orchard with room for pool and courts. Move in condition. In Atherton, California, which this street resembles in quality, a place like this would go for $12 million.

BUYERS TIP: VISITTHE NEIGHBORHOOD DURING THE WEEKDAYS, NOTJUSTWEEKENDS TO GET AREALSENSE OF STREETTRAFFIC. Lets face it, cars are the bane of all historic neighborhoods, world-wide.

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