Living Costa Rica

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Can I take over an existing mortgage on a Costa Rican property I purchase?

The advertisement on Craigslist carries the title “Take over an existing mortgage on this property, cheap financing”. The first one to answer on the ad is a foreigner, Jim Luckydeal, who plans to move to Costa Rica and has been planning to buy a Costa Rican property for quite a while. The problem has been…

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Winter weather in Costa Rica is hard to beat

Did you know that the winter weather in Costa Rica is extraordinary? Looking for a sun-drenched getaway this winter? With stunning beaches, natural wonders and the best winter weather on the north side of the equator, Costa Rica might just serve as your personal paradise. Wikipedia explains “Because Costa Rica is located between 8 and…

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A Costa Rica real estate misconception: what the heck do realtors do anyway?

Home sellers often have a misconception about what realtors do to earn a real estate commission. Let me clear that misconception up, so sellers understand what they really pay real estate commission for. Last week, The Tico Times published my article titled “8 reasons why your property in Costa Rica has not sold in 7 years”.…

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Everything to know about selling a property in Costa Rica without freaking out

Estimated Reading Time: 7 Minutes You are selling a property in Costa Rica, your counteroffer was accepted, and now what? In Costa Rica real estate it is common to have sellers from different nationalities. They all have sold houses in their home country. And now they think they have experience in selling a property in…

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Why is Liberia so important to Guanacaste real estate?

When you visit the famous beaches of Guanacaste from the Central Valley, you have to drive through the outskirts of the city of Liberia. Fly into Liberia International airport, and you will see Guanacaste real estate everywhere. Then, you will be driving through Guardia and Comunidad and not get to Liberia, unless you really want to.…

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Magical vacation beach homes in Tamarindo beach El Sandal gated community

El Sandal gated community and their magical vacation beach homes are well worth a visit in person. Would you like to own a magical vacation beach home near one of the nicest beaches of the North Pacific in Costa Rica – Tamarindo beach, Guanacaste but you don’t want to pay prime property prices? Don’t we…

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How to market your Vacation Rental property in Costa Rica better

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes You have already bought your vacation rental property in Costa Rica, hopefully through one of our affiliate partners in the American European Real Estate Group. You have hired a property manager. Now you need to find a way of marketing your Vacation Rental as well as possible. So you can…

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