Author: Ivo Henfling

Request a home inspection before closing on a property

Request a home inspection before closing on a property

Estimated Reading Time: 7 Minutes Incredibly, local buyers often don’t request a home inspection before closing a property. When investing a lot of money in a home, why wouldn’t you spend an extra few bucks to ensure you’re not buying into a huge problem? Imagine that you have found this excellent bargain property in Costa…

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84 Interesting Facebook Group Sources for Living in Costa Rica

84 Interesting Facebook Group Sources for Living in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 18 minutes Finding the right Facebook group when looking for information before moving or living in Costa Rica requires time and effort. However, here you have all the sources together. I published this blog for the first time in 2016 with 68 groups and pages, and I have now updated it. It’s…

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Top 9 Mistakes to Avoid when Buying Land in Costa Rica

Top 9 Mistakes to Avoid when Buying Land in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 8 Minutes The lack of knowledge and the excitement of buying land you fell in love with are common reasons for rushing into a purchase and making costly or fatal mistakes. Buying land is pretty simple for those who do it all the time. But even experienced buyers from other latitudes should…

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Why is a price-cutting trend rare in Costa Rica real estate?

Why is a price-cutting trend rare in Costa Rica real estate?

Estimated Reading Time: 7 Minutes Why is a price-cutting trend so rare in Costa Rica real estate? There are several reasons. In typical real estate markets, it’s a buyer’s market when the inventory is high, and it’s a seller’s market when the inventory is low, right? Well, the Costa Rican real estate market is not…

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9 Entrepreneur Tips to Start Business in Costa Rica

9 Entrepreneur Tips to Start Business in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes Are you an entrepreneur and looking for earning opportunities in Costa Rica? The country is full of opportunities for those who are looking for new challenges. If you have the chance of moving here and starting your own business, you should take it with both hands. Dream, plan, and act.…

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Do Costa Rican beaches have mild temperatures?

Do Costa Rican beaches have mild temperatures?

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes The beaches of Costa Rica have very mild temperatures for someone who moves here from another tropical country. But for someone who comes from the most northern states of the U.S., they’re not so mild. Along the coast, temperatures average between 25–34˚C (77–93˚F), which most of us can’t really call…

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6 Important Facts to Know Before you Buy a Property in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes Before jumping into the unknown, first, learn a few important facts about buying a property in Costa Rica. We now have a sellers’ market; therefore, some buyers jump on the property too fast without even knowing what they are doing. Too much money is at risk, and not doing your…

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Is the Hotel Business a Great Investment After the Covid-19 Pandemic?

Estimated Reading Time: 4 Minutes Covid-19 has interfered incredibly in the hotel business in Costa Rica over the last several years. The world watched in awe, and sometimes despair, as everything we knew and loved was uprooted and changed, seemingly overnight. One of the industries that were hit the hardest by the restrictions and new…

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3 Exciting Waterfall Hikes in Costa Rica and More

Estimated Reading Time: 7 Minutes Waterfall hikes in only one of many adventures you should experience while living in Costa Rica. It doesn’t matter where you live in this beautiful country, there is a ton of adventure waiting for you. Waterfall in Spanish is catarata, and hiking is caminata or senderismo. Costa Rica is one…

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8 Things to Do Before Becoming an Expat Family in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes Before you decide to become an expat in any country and move here with your family, there are some important things to do first. There’s nothing like going to a beautiful getaway to help you add adventure to your routine. Costa Rica offers incredible scenery and remains a solid destination…

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