Living Costa Rica

a Costa Rica real estate blog

iconwht

When you purchase property in Costa Rica where does your earnest money go to?

This article will tell you what to do with your earnest money deposit. Was your offer on Costa Rican property was accepted by the seller? Only the earnest money will secure your negotiation. You want to make sure the seller will indeed sell the property to you at the agreed price. And the seller will…

Read more
iconwht

Samara beach and Carillo beach, scenic beauty and white sand

Samara and Carillo Beach have beautiful white sand beaches where a property can be bought in Paradise. A real paradise awaits visitors to the area. Playa Samara and its sister beach, Playa Carrillo, are identical in extension and beauty. Both beaches have calm waters and gentle waves that please tourists who wish to enjoy swimming…

Read more
iconwht

Does Green Real Estate exist in Costa Rica

You’ll see green real estate advertised everywhere, just like eco-communities. But does green real estate exist in Costa Rica, or is it just an overused marketing term? What’s the difference between green real estate and eco real estate? The Guardian considers Costa Rica a biodiversity hotspot. INBio, the National Biodiversity Institute, states that about 4.5%…

Read more
iconwht

Is Married Filing your US tax return an option when marrying a Costa Rican?

Should you select Married Filing Jointly or Married Filing Separately when marrying a Costa Rican? It has become common for US Persons to find love abroad. You’ll often hear of an American moving to Costa Rica and marrying a young Tico or Tica. A U.S. citizen or permanent resident needs to consider a few tax…

Read more