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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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5 Bedrooms, 5 fullBaths, 4,519 sqFt, $1,495,000 listingPrice, Privacy, tranquility and views. Villas Catalina is a jungle compound, positioned to enjoyspectacular ocean breezes, sunny terracesand access to nature right out the door. Capturing a peaceful lifestyle a short distance from hip beachtown of San Pancho, this fully updated masterpiece showcases traditionalMexican architecture at its finest. Soaring ceilings with exposed beams and tasteful hand painted tiling are incorporated throughout the villa. Mainhouse features a restful master suite and open-concept living with high-end kitchen and dining areasand views across the bay to Sayulita.Indoor-Outdoor living at its best, with abundant entertaining areas from the over-sized terrace with built in grill and outdoor kitchen to the spacious pool deck just steps away. Four beautifully finished guest suites with kitchenettes in two offer versatility for personal use or investment. Secure parking for 8 vehicles, ample lot, and professional landscaping are just a few of the points to consider in this "must-see" San Pancho villa. remarksConcat



2 Bedrooms, 2 fullBaths, 2,173 sqFt, $549,000 listingPrice, 'Amazing beachfront condo in Grand Venetian's best tower for views. Located near shopping malls, grocery stores and many restaurants this complex could not be more conveniently located. This unit is unique with its pergula- covered oversized terrace, perfectly located for nice beach and palm tree views. At almost 2200 sq ft it is a spacious two-bedroom, two bath home. Enjoy beachfront indoor/ outdoor living with resort amenities. Nicely appointed, customized and sold turn-key. remarksConcat



2 Bedrooms, 2 fullBaths, 1,422 sqFt, $144,000 listingPrice, Settled in the quiet neighborhood of Residencial Lisboa, Moncao PH is a bright and contemporary condo, 10 minutes north of PV's Hotel Zone. The neighborhood is a mix of small condos and houses offering a residential tranquility that is sure to be enjoyed. This third level penthouse enjoys floor to ceiling windows and a spectacular open-floorplan. Views of the Sierra Madre mountains and colorful neighborhood can be enjoyed from the ample private terrace, perfect for entertaining. It offers an incredibly spacious living area in and is complete with walk-in and built-in closets in both bedrooms. Modern granite countertops in the kitchen and bathroom give this home a chic and stylish feel. Off-street parking and gated entry in a small, secure gated complex. Brand new unit and furnishings! remarksConcat


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