Life Changes

I have, without planning to do so, altered my life’s course and moved back
to the States. On occasion I am asked how I’m doing with the change. How is it
to go from the oh-so exotic (sounding) life of living in the jungles of Costa
Rica for the past 20 years to living in the school-town/suburbia of Davis California? To
this question I respond – “I’m having the adventure of a lifetime”.

How can that be, you might ask. Well, answering this question is where I’m now going with this blog.

In my Costa Rica real estate business over the years, I dealt with a lot of folks that wanted to make Costa Rica a significant part of their lives. There were/are the re-locators who want to move there. The migrators , that wanted to own a property in Costa Rica and live there part of the year. And then the investors who were, well, investing. And this with the benefit of having a great place to vacation on occasion.

With all of the above “types” of folks interested in Costa Rica, I would occasionally come upon the concerns about ageing family members back home that needed to be considered in the equation. I would admire those that, despite their clear desire to live in Costa Rica, didn’t, for this reason.

And then there is the topic of one’s own ageing. Can Costa Rica fit into a life-course with these considerations? And if so, how?

There, my newly defined, and now stated, mission.

I moved back to the States to care for my ageing mother. She is in a senior living facility here in Davis. I am 60 years of age at this writing. So, if you’re at all interested in what I consider to be the niche, niche, niche topics of: Costa Rica (niche #1), The southern pacific zone of Costa Rica (niche #2), and the attendant issues of ageing and caring for the aged (niche #3), this is where this blog is going.

Read on…

Interested in Costa Rica real estate as an investment. They primarily live somewhere else, but they own property in Costa Rica for the asset appreciation potential as well as possible rental income. Some just buy and hold (land-bank). For developed properties, the investor has a vacation home to visit as desired.

Migrators spend a regular amount of time in Costa Rica during each year.

Re-locators are those that are looking to move to Costa Rica from wherever they are. They will live full-time in Costa Rica.

Re-locators are those that are looking to move to Costa Rica from wherever they are. They will live full-time in Costa Rica.

Migrators spend a regular amount of time in Costa Rica during each year.

Interested in Costa Rica real estate as an investment. They primarily live somewhere else, but they own property in Costa Rica for the asset appreciation potential as well as possible rental income. Some just buy and hold (land-bank). For developed properties, the investor has a vacation home to visit as desired.