Is a $12,000 shipping container home your key to owning a vacation rental in Costa Rica?
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Is a $12,000 shipping container home your key to owning a vacation rental in Costa Rica?

The Tico Times - February 23, 2017

Buying a vacation home in Costa Rica and renting it out on Airbnb is an increasingly popular way to gain a home away from home and generate year-round…

Video: The role of the real estate agent in Costa Rica
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Video: The role of the real estate agent in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - February 17, 2017

Costa Rica has no licensing requirements for real estate agents, so literally anyone can be one. This is good for aspiring agents, but aspiring buyers should understood…

How to prevent the illegal transfer of your property in Costa Rica
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How to prevent the illegal transfer of your property in Costa Rica

admin - December 9, 2016

Few things are worse than making a major investment in real estate in Costa Rica and finding out later that someone else holds title to that same…

Video: What to do if someone has illegally sold your property in Costa Rica
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Video: What to do if someone has illegally sold your property in Costa Rica

admin - October 17, 2016

One of the ultimate nightmares of owning property in Costa Rica is finding out that criminals have fraudulently sold your own property out from under you. Here's…

Having problems cashing your closing settlement check?
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Having problems cashing your closing settlement check?

Ivo Henfling - October 10, 2016

I recently received a phone call from a person with a serious problem: He had just sold his beachfront property in Costa Rica and received his closing…

Fun and free in Costa Rica: Art Walk at Avenida Escazú
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Fun and free in Costa Rica: Art Walk at Avenida Escazú

Karl Kahler - October 5, 2016

(In this monthly column, schoolteacher and mom Ilana Long explores fun things to do in Costa Rica that cost absolutely nada.) As each weekend approaches, I like to…

How to gain residency in Costa Rica by buying a house
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How to gain residency in Costa Rica by buying a house

admin - September 19, 2016

It is absolutely possible, under Costa Rican immigration law, to gain residency in this country simply by becoming a homeowner here. The current immigration statutes establish different…

Renting in Costa Rica: short-term vs. long-term
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Renting in Costa Rica: short-term vs. long-term

Ivo Henfling - September 5, 2016

You are surfing around on the web, looking for a rental in Costa Rica, but you have no idea what the rules are, how the system works…

How to remodel your kitchen in Costa Rica
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How to remodel your kitchen in Costa Rica

Karl Kahler - August 30, 2016

Don’t we all love to have an awesome kitchen in our home? Some people consider the kitchen the most important room in their house. When shopping for…

Video: What to watch for when buying a condominium in Costa Rica
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Video: What to watch for when buying a condominium in Costa Rica

admin - August 11, 2016

There are a lot of advantages to buying a condominium in Costa Rica, but if you choose badly, the results can be disastrous. Infighting between condo owners…