Category: Commercial real estate

The Recipe for Fruitful Hotel Ownership in Costa Rica

The Recipe for Fruitful Hotel Ownership in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 8 Minutes Hotel ownership in Costa Rica is quite different from what it is in other exotic destinations worldwide. I am the American-European affiliate for the Southern Pacific area of Costa Rica, and I have listed and sold quite a few hotels during my real estate career. Over the years, I have…

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

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 despaired as everything we knew and loved was uprooted and changed, seemingly overnight. One industry hit the hardest by the restrictions, and new pandemic rules was the…

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How To Get the Most Out Of A Real Estate Investment

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes Making a real estate investment can be very rewarding. Yet it’s also fraught with a lot of challenges and risks. Especially if you decide to do it alone. There’s a belief among real estate investors, almost taken as gospel truth, that you can never go wrong with investing in real…

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All About the Return on Commercial Property Investment

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes Do you have an eye on commercial property investment in Costa Rica? Are you attracted by the good stories about commercial investment and feel it’s time to try your luck? It is no doubt that commercial property investment provides more solid returns than other real estate investments, especially if you…

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Why Investments with Potential are better than the ROI in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 10 Minutes Be creative, start looking for an investment with potential and opportunity, and not for a 12% return on an investment property in Costa Rica. Most investors looking to purchase a property in Costa Rica look for immediate Return Of Investment (ROI). Preferably of at least 12%. Well, there is a…

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How to calculate investment property asking price correctly when selling?

Often, sellers do not know how to calculate investment property asking price when they want to sell the property. Or they calculate it totally wrong and the property takes years to sell. A savvy investor will only buy a property with a great return on the investment, right? Just this week, we received the request…

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Request the zoning or uso de suelo before property purchase

Your first due diligence when buying land or a property in Costa Rica is to request the zoning or certificación de Uso de Suelo for that particular property. The certificación de Uso de Suelo is extended by the engineering department at the Municipality where the property is located. Each city has its own zoning plan…

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7 Essentials for successfully starting a business in Costa Rica

Starting a business in Costa Rica is easy. But successfully starting a business being an expat son otros 100 pesos. Translated into English: a whole different ballgame. It’s sad to see how often people think they can just move to Costa Rica, and make a good living by starting a business. Many return home with nothing…

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Everything about income producing properties in Costa Rica

Income producing properties in Costa Rica are always attractive to foreign investors. We do have quite a different market than most would expect. So it’s important to be well informed before making the big step. Savvy real estate investors know perfectly well what type of income producing properties are worth looking at and what questions…

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High demand for Self-Storage warehouse to keep personal stuff in Costa Rica

The perfect business for your retirement – a self-storage warehouse. There is a high demand for self-storage warehouse rentals, a business that’s becoming more interesting as condos become smaller. Every high ROI generating business in Costa Rica generates a lot of work, controls, and headaches. Well, this one does not! We all like to find…

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Costa Rica Real Estate Auction – Playa Cabuyal North Pacific

Costa Rica Real Estate Auction on May 29, 2018. Learn what you need to to to participate in the Costa Rica Real Estate Auction – Playa Cabuyal North Pacific. Who hasn’t heard of the Four Seasons Resort at Peninsula Papagayo? This Forbes Five-Star luxury resort went recently through a $35M renovation. Now you can purchase 70…

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Why is now the time to buy Santa Teresa development land?

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes Now is the time to buy Santa Teresa development land if you are looking to make a good real estate investment. Raw development land in Costa Rica appreciates so much better than any other investments in Costa Rica, depending on the location. Seth Williams of RE tipster said so correctly:…

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Can waterfront property in Costa Rica be used to build a boat dock?

Quite often boat owners ask if waterfront property in Costa Rica can be used to build a boat dock? Can waterfront property even be bought in Costa Rica? Well, we have plenty of waterfront property. This beautiful Central American country has over 763 miles of coastline. 631 Miles are on the Pacific side and 132 miles…

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Virtual Staging – How to show a luxury home everyone will want

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Trying to sell an empty luxury home? Virtual staging is your solution! Now you can show a luxury home that everyone will want. Doesn’t the photo on the left look absolutely gorgeous? Well, that room was empty when the photo was taken. In Costa Rica, as you all know, it can take many years to…

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