Category: Costa Rica Real Estate Topics

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?

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

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 property too fast, without even knowing what they are doing. Too much money is at risk, and not doing your homework…

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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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6 Mistakes when Using a Corporation for Property Ownership

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes For many years, lawyers have recommended the use of a corporation for property ownership for resident and non-resident foreigners. The choice of a corporate structure used to be recommended because of personal liability, estate planning, tax planning, and a few other reasons. Also, real estate developers used to create corporations…

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How to Deal with Smoking Neighbors

How to Deal with Smoking Neighbors in your Condominium

Estimated Reading Time: 7 Minutes Does having smoking neighbors bother you with increasing awareness about respiratory illnesses and other health problems? Whether it’s cigarette smoke, general tobacco, or marijuana smoke, the smell from a next-door neighbor can be distasteful. Since 2012, we have had an anti-smoking law in Costa Rica. This law prohibits smoking in…

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Currency Brokers To Transfer Money To Costa Rica

The Cheapest Way To Transfer Money To Costa Rica: Currency Brokers

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes When you purchase a property in Costa Rica, and your savings are in a different currency than US dollars, you will need the assistance of currency brokers. Transferring money to Costa Rica for your property purchase is not cheap, the reason for this article. While property in Costa Rica is…

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How Important is Digital Marketing Tools for Real Estate Advertising? 

How Important are Digital Marketing Tools for Real Estate Advertising?      

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes Digital marketing has completely changed our business. For example, when I started in real estate 35 years ago, the only option for marketing properties for sale was in the newspapers. The Tico Times was the only newspaper for English-language clients in those days. So every English-speaking person in Costa Rica…

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