Living Costa Rica

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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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Real Estate FAQ | Can I get a VA loan to buy property in Costa Rica?

Visitors on our website often ask if they can get a VA loan to buy property in Costa Rica. U.S. veterans seem to be attracted to living in Costa Rica quite often. Costa Rica is another country and doesn’t belong to the United States. It doesn’t belong to the US territories either. The VA doesn’t allow veteran…

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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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Costa Rican homes with exotic hardwood cabinets sell better

Don’t you agree that homes with exotic hardwood cabinets look better? Well, they also sell better! Hardwood is not so easy to find anymore, not like it was in the 1900s. Nonetheless, homes with exotic hardwood cabinets are still loved by many home buyers in Costa Rica. Our agents get special requests from homebuyers that…

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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 to…

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