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How to protect your Costa Rica property rights

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes Now and then, you will read that an expat or a local property owner lost their property rights to squatters or thieves. Unfortunately, the Costa Rican judicial system is a bit slow in resolving property rights issues. The system has loopholes allowing the bad guys to get away with squatting…

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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 Most articles are outdated, and few have the correct information.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 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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Where and how to pay the Costa Rica corporation tax

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes Do you know where and how to pay the Costa Rica corporation tax, or “Impuesto a las Personas Jurídicas“? The Costa Rica corporation tax was approved in January 2012 and went into effect on April 1st, 2012. Many foreign buyers own property in a corporation, which is a practice that…

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Is a Free Trade Zone Warehouse or Office in Costa Rica for you?

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes Be well-informed about the free trade zone and its locations before renting or purchasing a warehouse or office space in Costa Rica. In this article, you will find the advantages and disadvantages of being in a Free Trade Zone or “Zona Franca” in Costa Rica. Let’s first tell you what…

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