Large crowd attends ExpoCasa kickoff
ExpoCasa 2012, this year’s version of the biannual everything-including-the-kitchen-sink house and home blowout exposition, kicked off Wednesday night with hundreds of vendor stalls, banks, furniture-mongers, big crowds, wine, song and government functionaries.
A line of cars several kilometers long snaked out of the Centro de Eventos Pedregal in Belén in Heredia, north of San José, as thousands of folks with dreams of buying or improving their homes flocked to ExpoCasa to slake their domestic thirst.
Banks offering low fixed-, and variable-rate mortgages, tile and flooring companies, condominium developers and domestic appliance dealers were on hand to fulfill their desires. Organizers said they expect more than 30,000 people to attend the five-day event.
Despite all the hardware on display, dreams were the topic of the night. Vice President Luis Liberman touched on the subject.
“Since the start of President Laura Chinchilla’s government, we have presented a bill that would permit banks … to issue fixed-rate bonds to finance middle-class housing,” Liberman said. “However, like with many other laws, the process in the Legislative Assembly has been torturous and slow. The dreams of many families are being truncated by the lack of quick action.”
The vice president added that the administration is working to develop a fund that would give help to Costa Rican families struggling with their monthly home payments.
Master Key, a mostly a cappella quintet hearkening to Boyz-II-Men’s mid-1990s heyday, took the stage after Liberman, while members of the press and homebuyers and decorators explored the offerings on display in the massive center.
ExpoCasa ends Sunday. For more, see: www.expocasa.co.cr.
You may be interested
Court rejects tax reform and asks legislators to eliminate four pointsLuis Fernando Cascante / Semanario Universidad - October 17, 2018
Costa Rica's Plenary Court has rejected the proposed tax reform bill in its current state and asked the members of…
30 protesters released from prison in NicaraguaAFP / The Tico Times - October 17, 2018
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega freed 30 political opponents on Monday, an action greeted with relief by human rights organizations. They…
La Sele continues to struggle, falls to Colombia, 3-1Alejandro Zúñiga - October 17, 2018
One of La Sele’s shining moments happened right there, at the Red Bull Arena, a little over a year ago.…