A look inside John Fraser and Susan Bessire Fraser’s kitchen. 32 LOS CABOS MAGAZINE | SUMMER 2014 “There’s always someone to help you,” John says of the growing expatriate community. “There are strangers who will go out of their way to assist; it’s an automatic support system.” As other new arrivals have discovered, it’s easy to make friends and become part of the community. More and more Americans and Canadians are finding Los Cabos to be the perfect setting for the next stage of their lives. Who’s next? There are Los Cabos real estate options for people of all ages and families of all sizes. U.S. rates. Here in Los Cabos, most houses come furnished. But, of course, homebuyers always want to personalize their new digs. When they set out to redecorate, Susan and John say they were pleased to discover their custom draperies were inexpensive: They simply went to a fabric store and picked the fabric and style. The store has an on-site drapers shop, and the cost of labor was minimal. “If we had known the cost of goods and services are so low compared to the United States, we’d have taken advantage of them even back when we were just vacationing here,” Susan explains. “Our friends keep asking me, ‘What do you do all day?” John says. The days just fly by here in Los Cabos, the couple says, explaining that it’s nice to have the time to enjoy themselves. They have become active in LIGA MAC, an organization based in San José del Cabo that provides needed services to families in crisis and promotes education and selfesteem among the city’s teen population. And John says he can’t believe he can grill dinner while watching the ocean. Would Susan and John recommend others follow their example? “Just go ahead and do it,” they advise. “Do your research but be ready for a few surprises along the way. You will be on the road to a better standard of living.” Finances are not the only consideration, though. They suggest you also open up to the experience and want something more than just saving money. Carol Billups is broker-owner of Cabo Realty Pros (www.caborealtypros.com) and is Los Cabos Magazine’s real estate expert.
Los Cabos Magazine #37 - Summer 2014
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