Category: Costa Rica Property Buyer & Seller Tips

Is Tap Water in Costa Rica safe to drink and affordable?

Estimated Reading Time: 7 Minutes When newcomers ask me if they can drink tap water in Costa Rica, I cannot just tell them a simple yes or no. I do drink the water from my water dispenser on my refrigerator. That’s more because it’s cold than I worry about water quality. My wife buys bottled…

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5 Crucial Keys to NOT be an Angry Seller

Estimated Reading Time: 7 Minutes Sometimes, a lovely person becomes an angry seller that realtors don’t want to work with/for. It is surprising what selling a house can do to very nice people. I’ve told you about this perfect seller before. I love working with motivated sellers. I know, it’s like looking for the perfect…

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Do property sellers accept almost half the asking price?

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes Information floating on the internet seems to give property buyers the impression that property sellers in Costa Rica accept half the asking price. Is this true? Some buyers express that they find the prices all over the place. Well, yes, prices are sometimes all over the place. And that can…

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6 Super Tips That Unlock the Secret To Selling Your Home Online

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes Are you selling your home and listing it on a variety of real estate listing websites? Then, you must read this post to avoid some common mistakes. These mistakes can prevent you from selling your property quickly and at a fair price. Although many real estate sites provide an excellent…

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5 Ways to Ensure a Fair Sales Price for Your Property

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes One of the foremost concerns when selling your property is getting a fair sales price. It’s likely that you’ve lived in that house for years and invested quite a lot in making it a beautiful and comfortable place. In short, that property has both monetary and sentimental value; it’s only…

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5 Common Realistic Listing Price Objections on Costa Rican property

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes Property owners in Costa Rica are often not realistic about the listing price of their property; so I decided to publish the five most common listing price objections. Listing a Costa Rican property for sale can be a lot more complicated than you think, no matter if you’re a motivated…

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Homes are sold As-Is in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes Did you know that in Costa Rica homes are sold “As-Is”? In every country real estate laws are different and Costa Rica is no exception. The purchase of property is handled differently in Florida than it is in France, or in Thailand. I have seen hundreds of different purchase sale…

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3 Useful Homebuyer Tips for Financing a Home

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes Homebuyers often have different challenges to overcome, the reason we like to give you these 3 useful homebuyer tips. Unfortunately, foreign buyers need to be aware of the fact that you need to be a resident to obtain home financing in Costa Rica. I’ve seen a couple of banks who…

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The neglected house for sale in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 8 Minutes Does a neglected house sell quickly? Let’s find out now! Dick and Jane del Valle – Springfield called me to check out their house for sale. They needed help in getting the house priced right because they already have moved to another country. Their 20-year old son is living in…

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6 Lifestyle Changes that influenced Residential Construction in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes Residential construction in Costa Rica has changed quite a bit in many ways over the last 25 years. This is due to changes in the way of living, the climate, and construction materials. When shopping for a house, of course, you have your expectations of how your house should look…

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