Buying property in Costa Rica: Quieting the internal dialogue
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Buying property in Costa Rica: Quieting the internal dialogue

Karl Kahler - December 24, 2015

When I am first contacted by people interested in buying property in Costa Rica, we talk about what it is they want. What are they looking for in…

Christmas holidays in Costa Rica: 12 tips to keep your home secure
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Expat Living
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Christmas holidays in Costa Rica: 12 tips to keep your home secure

Ivo Henfling - December 22, 2015

The Christmas holidays are approaching, and for some they already started. While it is always important to keep your home secure, during the Christmas holidays in Costa…

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8 reasons why your property in Costa Rica has not sold in 7 years

Ivo Henfling - November 9, 2015

A home-seller recently sent me an email saying, “Could you please list my property in Costa Rica? I need to sell and move on, but it’s been…

How to buy Costa Rican property without an MLS
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How to buy Costa Rican property without an MLS

Karl Kahler - November 3, 2015

You are interested in buying a property in Costa Rica. You’re familiar with how this is done in your homeland. How does one go about this in…

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25 mortgage tips Costa Rican home buyers must be aware of

Ivo Henfling - October 20, 2015

When you walk into a new condo development, the attending sales people will make the purchase of your condo sound so easy to you, especially if you’re…

Buying a bar in Costa Rica: Be ‘patient but persistent’
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Buying a bar in Costa Rica: Be ‘patient but persistent’

Karl Kahler - October 12, 2015

OROSI, Cartago — You’ve found the perfect place to retire in Costa Rica, with a ramshackle neighborhood bar where you spend much of your time hanging out.…

If building in Costa Rica, know your water rights before you buy
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If building in Costa Rica, know your water rights before you buy

Karl Kahler - October 3, 2015

It’s a bit strange that if you’re interested in buying property in Costa Rica — renowned for copious rainfall, roaring rivers, whitewater rafting and waterfalls — one…

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How to register your property title after the purchase

Ivo Henfling - September 25, 2015

Imagine that you just closed on the purchase of your property in Costa Rica, you have paid your closing attorney his fees and transfer taxes, the bank…

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Male vs. female buyers of Costa Rican real estate

Ivo Henfling - September 2, 2015

A consumer outlook survey by a large U.S. real estate franchise noted that while men tend to position themselves as more responsible for the financial aspects of…

Bio Caribe plans to build homes from shipping containers
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Bio Caribe
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Bio Caribe plans to build homes from shipping containers

Karl Kahler - August 28, 2015

Edsart Besier doesn’t build ordinary houses. He has built houses around trees at his Tree House Lodge in Punta Uva, and he built his Crystal House out…