22 vacation home features you cannot do without
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22 vacation home features you cannot do without

Ivo Henfling - January 12, 2017

You’re done sleeping around, and you’re ready to commit. You’re going to buy a vacation home in Costa Rica. Your biggest decision will be location, and Costa…

22 ways a real estate closing can drive you crazy
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Buying property
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22 ways a real estate closing can drive you crazy

Karl Kahler - December 19, 2016

You are selling your property in Costa Rica. You have been at it for quite a while and you finally found a buyer. You had your property…

Is qualifying a Costa Rica property buyer possible?
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Is qualifying a Costa Rica property buyer possible?

Ivo Henfling - November 24, 2016

A reader named Rafa asked last week in a comment on an article why agents do not qualify real estate buyers. Is qualifying a Costa Rica property buyer…

What is an easement and how can it affect the value of a property in Costa Rica?
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What is an easement and how can it affect the value of a property in Costa Rica?

Ivo Henfling - October 27, 2016

An easement — servidumbre in Spanish — is the right to use someone else's property. If you’re looking to buy property in Costa Rica, you need to…

Will U.S. election outcome drive people to Costa Rica?
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Will U.S. election outcome drive people to Costa Rica?

Ivo Henfling - September 26, 2016

Every four years, during election season in the United States, people start talking about moving to Costa Rica. As the results of the polls build up hope…

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…

8 questions to ask before buying a vacation home in Costa Rica
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8 questions to ask before buying a vacation home in Costa Rica

Ivo Henfling - August 16, 2016

If you’re considering buying your dream vacation home in Costa Rica, hopefully you’ve already considered other countries and ruled them out. And hopefully you’ve scouted multiple locations…

11 smart steps for hiring a contractor in Costa Rica
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11 smart steps for hiring a contractor in Costa Rica

Ivo Henfling - July 14, 2016

If you have been shopping for a house in Costa Rica, you probably found out already that the perfect house does not exist. Unless you are looking…

How to avoid being fleeced when buying property in Costa Rica
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How to avoid being fleeced when buying property in Costa Rica

Ivo Henfling - June 29, 2016

I’m sometimes surprised how easily some people walk away from their hard-earned savings when buying property in Costa Rica. Would you give $100K of your life savings…

20 essential details to make buying land in Costa Rica a rock-solid investment
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20 essential details to make buying land in Costa Rica a rock-solid investment

Ivo Henfling - May 6, 2016

Is buying land in Costa Rica really a rock-solid investment, as some real estate agents will tell you? Is it smart to put your hard-earned money into…