Category: Costa Rica Real Estate Info

9 Tips to efficiently run private real estate without any hassle

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes If you’re an investor who wants to make money with private real estate in Costa Rica, it’s essential to understand how to manage a property correctly. Real estate is one of the best opportunities to receive an additional income, apart from your regular job. However, as a rental property owner,…

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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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Costa Rica Home Buying Guide for Foreigners

Estimated Reading Time: 7 Minutes I decided to create a home buying guide so you can get the max out of Costa Rica’s laid-back feel and lifestyle. Quite a few foreigners end up wanting to call Costa Rica home. Property in Costa Rica is still very affordable, and property isn’t hard to buy. There are…

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Is buying a house with bank financing and no money down possible?

Estimated Reading Time: 7 Minutes Can you possibly buy a house with bank or owner financing and no money down in Costa Rica? Is that possible? The short answer is no unless you do it illegally. And believe me, it happens. I recommend against it. If you are selling your house and a buyer or…

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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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Should I trust the home inspector I hire when I buy a house in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 4 Minutes Can you trust the home inspector to do a good job when you buy a home in Costa Rica? Will he be on your side? A client asked me that question some time ago, which left me speechless. I know that she is reading this blog. And I want her…

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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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Will you feel at home as much when you rent instead of buying?

Estimated Reading Time: 7 Minutes Should you first rent instead of buying so you can feel at home? First, do your due diligence before you do anything at all! You might read someplace that you should rent first before you buy. This works for some but doesn’t for everyone. And there are reasons for that.…

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