Category: Costa Rica Real Estate Topics

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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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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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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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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9 Steps to Updating a Home in Costa Rica Without Renovating

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes Is Renovating in Costa Rica difficult or is updating a lot easier? While housing is more affordable in Costa Rica, most foreigners have a need for renovating a home to their own standards. But renovating a house is a much larger headache than just updating. You will be jumping through…

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The MV Realty’s Guide To Searching For A Real Estate Agency 

Estimated Reading Time: 4 Minutes If you don’t know where to start when searching for a real estate agency, this MV Realty’s Guide is your solution. Purchasing a property is one of the wisest investments you can make. The purchase allows you to enhance your equity, take advantage of tax breaks, get more personal freedom,…

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