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

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

Video: How to buy property in Costa Rica using an IRA
Buying property
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Buying property
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Video: How to buy property in Costa Rica using an IRA

admin - September 21, 2016

Among the options for funding the purchase of property in Costa Rica is the use of an individual retirement account (IRA). There are a few steps to this…

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

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

Don’t want to pay your condo fees? Do you want to keep your condo?
Foreclosures
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Foreclosures
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Don’t want to pay your condo fees? Do you want to keep your condo?

Karl Kahler - June 9, 2016

There’s a myth that it’s impossible to collect fees from delinquent condo owners in Costa Rica, and that if you don’t pay them, nothing will happen. In…

Video: Probate law in Costa Rica explained
Advice
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Advice
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Video: Probate law in Costa Rica explained

admin - June 6, 2016

What happens to a property in Costa Rica owned by an individual, a couple or a corporation in the event of the death of one of the…

Video: Why you need a notary public in Costa Rica
Advice
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Advice
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Video: Why you need a notary public in Costa Rica

admin - May 11, 2016

While notaries public play a very limited role in the U.S. legal system, they are far more important in Costa Rica. All notaries in Costa Rica must…