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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!

Contact John


Stand Out Vallarta Listings - Click To See Why

Featured listings

3 Bedrooms, 3 fullBaths, 2,937 sqFt, $789,000 listingPrice, Casa Linda is an iconic home in our famous ''Gringo Gulch'' with amazing views of the river, city and bay. Located a block from the location Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton built, the location is a flat walk through arguably the most charming riverside neighborhood in Puerto Vallarta. Built on multiple levels, the home offers great entertaining space but very private bedrooms, all on their own floor. Entering the front door you are greeted by a wonderful living area and kitchen, all decorated with fantastic antique Mexican pieces artfully arranged. The kitchen features an oversized copper sink, a lit pantry and modern appliances including two large refrigerators. Pro photos coming next week. remarksConcat

, 14,558 sqFt, $599,000 listingPrice, Fabulous lot with partial ocean views and easy road access. Located in a neighborhood of amazing villas between Boca de Tomatlan and Mismaloya close to the landmark los arcos, it has direct access to public services. This 1353 square meter lot is already fenced, an ideal lot to build an exclusive home or a larger project by acquiring lot Baltazar. remarksConcat

6 Bedrooms, 4 fullBaths, 7,641 sqFt, $449,000 listingPrice, Casa Del Barco is a magnificent corner home with stunning views in the North end of the downtown area and bay. This magnificent home consists of two nearly identical towers which could be confirgured as duplex as it has separate entrances for each, a BnB, or a magnificent 6 bedroom home. Each tower has a private rooftop terrace with commanding 360 degree views. It recently was renovated with all wood work refinished, two new kitchens with polished cement countertops and sizable living and dining areas in each. There are a total of 6 bedrooms, 4 baths and a powder room for each of the living/ dining rooms. Other amenities include garage parking for 2 cars, a weeping wall entrance and a (currently) shared dipping pool. remarksConcat

, 10,577 sqFt, $435,000 listingPrice, Spectacular 983 square meter lot located between Mismaloya and Boca de Tomatlan close to the landmark Los Arcos, perfect for building a luxury villa with ocean views or a larger project like a boutique hotel if you acquire the adjoining lot Imelda. The road to the lot is incomplete but very easy to finish, also, there's potential to build a funicular that can take you to this incredible piece of land. A great opportunity to build the property of your dreams in one of the most private, quiet and beautiful areas of the South Shore. remarksConcat

3 Bedrooms, 4 fullBaths, 1,915 sqFt, $344,000 listingPrice, Featured on HGTV Mexico Life! 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. 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, 1 fullBaths, 774 sqFt, $279,000 listingPrice, Beachfront and downtown! A rare opportunity to own in this charming building on Playa Camarones beach. This one bedroom, 1.5 bath condo exudes true Mexican charm with natural wood windows, brick arches and tile countertops. The view simply cannot be beat, you will never miss a sunset as the whole bay is front and center from your living and bedroom. Near to Barracuda restaurant and Lei's grocery store, the flat walk to the downtown ''malecon'' is only a couple of blocks and Vallarta's ''fun zone''. It just doesn't get any better than this little gem, perfect for your winter cabin. Sold turn-key, this won't last long. Pro photos coming next week. remarksConcat

3 Bedrooms, 2 fullBaths, 1,721 sqFt, $264,500 listingPrice, Absolutely immaculate new home located on a corner lot, Casa Fluvial has it all! This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home was completed in 2018 and shows the owner pride when you build a home to live in yourself. Located in the vibrant area of Fluvial, you are only minutes away from Costco, the beach and downtown areas. This spacious home features a solid hardwood kitchen, stainless steel appliances including a double fridge and a pull-up bar. The living room is tastefully done using custom furniture made of Mexico's Mahogony, 'Parota wood'. There is a large master bedroom with walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom on the main floor with two guest bedrooms and another full bath upstairs. remarksConcat


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