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Yes, I am the PV expert that was on HGTV! Let me show you how you can "Live the Dream" here in Puerto Vallarta! 

As owner of Boardwalk Realty PV and long-time resident here, I’ve done it all. From immigration to health care, I can teach you how to live and own in Puerto Vallarta on any budget. I know a lot about buying and selling real estate here for sure, but what I really excel in is helping you live the PV Lifestyle! Surf my page, you’ll find lots here to help get yous started.

John Swanson, your Puerto Vallarta property expert

I have been buying and selling Puerto Vallarta real estate for over ten years and know the region’s real estate market for much longer than that. As a property owner here many times over I have personally walked the path you are pondering and have helped countless other people make their dreams come true. There are nuances to living and owning in Mexico and I can help you avoid the pratfalls. I am an experienced buyer and seller and an excellent tour guide when in comes to the neighborhoods of Puerto Vallarta!

Originally a licensed real estate agent in Seattle, Washington I have become a specialist in owning in Mexico in general and Puerto Vallarta specifically. I have taken hundreds of hours of courses on such subjects as owning on the beach, bi-lingual contract writing, trusts, wills and current tax strategies. I successfully completed the Certified International Property Specialist courses. While I am not an attorney or an accountant, I am happy to share my experiences with you.

I have the expertise and experience to safely guide you through choosing your “place in the sun”, negotiating the best deal and ultimately help you enjoy your PV Lifestyle!

No two buyers are alike, so let's get to know you

As owner of Boardwalk Realty, I start by getting to know you, your tastes, your needs, and what you hope for from of your Puerto Vallarta home.  Only then can I do the best job of helping you find the right property for you. Our philosophy is to become expert listeners and tour guides to help you find the right spot for each individual. We have a saying “One has two ears and one mouth, use them accordingly”. 

Take a look at my Puerto Vallarta real estate listings in Puerto  Vallarta itself, Nuevo  Vallarta, Bucerias, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Punta de Mita, Mismaloya and the rest of the area and call me today at 1-855-239-0640 (toll free US) or  1-855-244-1306 (toll free Canada). I'll make sure your investing in a Puerto Vallarta home is also an investment in your PV Lifestyle!

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2 Bedrooms, 2 fullBaths, 1,028 sqFt, $499,000 listingPrice, Perfectly placed on the hill adjoining Vallarta's Romantic Zone sits Residences by Pinnacle. This comfortable two bed, two bath condo enjoys city and bay views, with spectacular indoor-outdoor living. Kitchen features granite countertops, bar seating both indoor and outdoor, as well as a kitchen island and plenty of top-quality cabinets. Perfect layout for entertaining, with wide- open terrace, stainless grill and seating for eight outdoors. Bedrooms are restful retreats, offering supreme tranquility in the back bedroom and flexible- open style layout in the front bedroom. Kitchen equipment and linens comply with Pinnacle's strict quality guidelines. Great rental portfolio. Condo is part of Pinnacle's rental pool, showings in between renters only. remarksConcat



3 Bedrooms, 4 fullBaths, 1,915 sqFt, $369,000 listingPrice, Views and traditional charm in this perfectly situated downtown condo. The spacious, full-floor condo includes three bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom designed with festive tile accents, galley kitchen and recently updated tropical hardwood cabinetry throughout. Private rooftop terrace with new palapa and a few steps from a shared rooftop terrace with spectacular 240-degree views of the ocean and city. This beautiful condo is located up two easy flights of stairs, offering penthouse roofline with exposed beams. The two balconies offer lovely views to the Pacific Ocean over the terracotta rooftops of Vallarta's historical downtown. Boutique building of only six units, offers tranquility and location with lovely heated pool and hacienda-style patio. Great for the active lifestyle with remarksConcat



2 Bedrooms, 2 fullBaths, 1,323 sqFt, $298,000 listingPrice, Within the luxurious and secure community of El Tigre Taheima boasts an impeccably maintained dream vacation home. Two tranquil bedrooms feature en-suite bathrooms. Kitchen with island leads through a modern and open floorplan seamlessly transitioning to a spacious terrace that looks out to the golf-course beyond. The Taheima complex offers generous pools, on-site bar with food service, and is located close to the south entrance to El Tigre, located only 10 minutes-walk from the five-star beach club. The only country club lifestyle in Puerto Vallarta bay, El Tigre offers world-class sport club, professional's choice golf course, pro-shop, spa, formal restaurant, and even a Tiger sanctuary. Great investment or retirement opportunity. remarksConcat



1 Bedrooms, 2 fullBaths, 1,038 sqFt, $293,000 listingPrice, ''Upscale in Old Town! This customized condo is well-located only a short walk from the beach in our popular Zona Romantica. With one king-sized bedroom and two full baths, this can be a fun vacation home or super rental for four via the convertible living room. The living room contains a super-comfy sofa bed, hi-end TV and sound system and a lovely dining set that looks at the ''glass wall'' that opens to a spacious terrace. Bathrooms are marble, the kitchen granite with stainless steel appliances and everything stays including original art. This decorator home has a large washer/dryer, built-in surge suppressors and fiber optic internet. Common amenities include an amazing rooftop with pool, Jacuzzi, BBQ area and gym. Why buy unfinished when you could enjoy this home now? A real gem. remarksConcat


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Mosquitoes Puerto Vallarta is not free of mosquitoes. What are they good for? Absolutely nothing, we’ve been told. Eliminating them, however, is not simply a major challenge, it is a task associated with harm to the environment and we have enough of that already. There is ongoing research into how to find a balance in ... Read moreVallarta Life: Pests

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How to Keep Cool in the Coming Months   It’s gloriously cool in Puerto Vallarta right now. The evenings are breezy, the ocean blows cool air up toward the mountains and humidity is relatively low. The temperature in Puerto Vallarta stays mean pretty much throughout the year but right now we can feel the humidity ... Read moreVallarta Life: Keeping Cool

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Second Annual Puerto Vallarta Tourist Bike Tour Get your tires checked and fill your water bottle! Cycling in Puerto Vallarta has become so popular over the past few years; we now have an annual tour, of which the second one will occur at the end of this month of March 2019. There are three categories, ... Read moreVallarta Life: New Bike Tour

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In Case of an Emergency We’re passing this along from Pamela Thompson, Healthcare Resources Puerto Vallarta, who believes such information can’t be shared too much. According to Pamela, there are too many people unaware of the following, some of which can be lifesaving. If you know anyone unaware of this list, please direct them to ... Read moreVallarta Life: In Case of Emergency

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Is Bartering a Mexican Thing?   Mexicans didn’t invent the art of bartering, though some have asked if it’s a tradition in Puerto Vallarta. Bartering is ancient and has existed all over the world for eons. You’re likely to find wares for sale in many places; vendors on the beach, at flea markets, on the ... Read moreVallarta Life: To Barter or Not to?

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<a href="http://www.pvlifestyles.com/Listings/Details/304447794"><img alt="Photo Link" src="https://mediavault.point2.com/p2a/listing/db88/0c6a/d317/9b0eca520b2e71b46e71/w400h300.jpg" /></a> <span><br /><strong>Rental Magnet</strong></span> <span class="dateline"><strong> in Olas Altas, Puerto Vallarta</strong></span> <span>Announcing a price drop on 402 402 Pinnacle Residences, a 1105 <span> sqft</span> <span>, </span>2 <span> bath</span> <span>, </span>2 <span> bdrm</span> <span>single story</span>. Now <span> FOR SALE&nbsp;</span><span style="font-weight: bold"> USD475,000 . </span><span></span></span> Property information

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<a href="http://www.pvlifestyles.com/Listings/Details/345808623"><img alt="Photo Link" src="https://mediavault.point2.com/p2a/listing/6035/6901/6a6e/f0c86efae7e81c038c88/w400h300.jpg" /></a> •  single story – FOR SALE  USD369,000 . <span class="dateline"><strong> in Centro, Puerto Vallarta </strong></span></p> <p> Views and traditional charm in this perfectly situated downtown condo. The spacious, full-floor condo includes three bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom designed with festive tile accents, galley kitchen and recently updated tropical hardwood cabinetry throughout. Private rooftop terrace with new palapa and Read More ...

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<a href="http://www.pvlifestyles.com/Listings/Details/299736354"><img alt="Photo Link" src="https://mediavault.point2.com/p2a/listing/9582/d3d0/f912/6aa70e4fdd22ceb34571/w400h300.jpg" /></a></p><p style="margin-top:0px"> <span class="dateline"><strong> in Zona Hotelera, Puerto Vallarta</strong></span> <span>The single story at Grand Venetian T3000 GH103 has been sold.</span> Property information

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