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Do I really need a Property Inspection in Costa Rica?iconwht

Do I really need a Property Inspection in Costa Rica?

Estimated Reading Time: 7 Minutes Property buyers often wonder if they need a property inspection and why they should bother. If you’ve never bought a property here, you probably don’t know that it’s not common to inspect a property before you purchase it. Costa Rican buyers do not have any inspection done unless they feel…

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14 Tips on how to prevent rain damage to your property

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes How necessary is knowing everything about rain damage before you purchase property in Costa Rica, and how can you prevent it? The rainy season in Costa Rica starts in May and ends in November. The heaviest rainfall occurs during September, October, and part of November. So, yes, it rains quite…

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Precautions for buying Beachfront Property

Estimated Reading Time: 4 Minutes Costa Rican beachfront property is located in the Maritime Zone, or ZMT (Zona Maritima Terrestre), and you should know about certain restrictions before purchasing. We have very little titled beachfront property, so this is very important information if you want to live on the beach. When buying a beachfront home,…

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Financing Property in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes There are hundreds of articles online about financing property in Costa Rica. Most articles are outdated, and few have the correct information. That’s why you should do your own homework by calling around if you’re looking for a mortgage to purchase property in Costa Rica. Financing property is very easy…

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The First Offer Syndrome - Costa Rica real estateiconwht

The First Offer Syndrome – Costa Rica real estate

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes The first offer syndrome can create huge havoc during the buy-sell process. Often, a listing stays on the market way too long and unnecessarily. Again and again, our affiliate agents see sellers reject the first offer they receive and not even come back with a counteroffer. Some take low offers…

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Uncovering an Expat Retirement Treasure in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes Picture starting your days with the gentle sound of waves breaking on the shore, surrounded by lush tropical jungles teeming with wildlife, and the option to explore majestic volcanoes or immerse yourself in the serenity of green valleys. Costa Rica, the Central American jewel, not only fulfills these idyllic images…

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Mandatory property value declaration in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes Did you know that every Costa Rica property owner must present a property value declaration every 5 years? Probably not, eh… In most countries worldwide, property owners receive notice from the tax authorities that they have to pay their property taxes. Not in Costa Rica, though! Like many other things…

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