Market Status – January 2018

Blue Zone did 24 sales in November and 16 in December, nicely closing out the 2017 year and calling to mind the feel of the market in the heady market...

Understanding Real Estate in Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific Zone Part 2

In Part 1 we considered the early foreign investors in real estate here in Costa Rica's southern Pacific zone.  The idea being that in so doing, we'll have have a...

Understanding Real Estate in Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific Zone Part 1

I'd say that about 1/10th of my time spent with people looking to buy property in Costa Rica's Southern Pacific zone is spent in the actual buying/selling of property. The...

Uvita Costa Rica is Growing

We are in high season here in the southern pacific zone. The months of November through April are typically when there are more tourists here than during the rainy months....

About Bugs & Chilis

My first three weeks in Costa Rica (1999) my legs were red and itchy from the knees down. After those three weeks, it's been smooth sailing. My legs cleared up,...

Two “Below Market” Ocean View Properties

What a glorious rainy season it has been. After a few years of lighter than normal rains, we're having a season now that fits the descriptions old-timers here give to...

What to Bring When You Move to Costa Rica

This article is a copy and paste from an e-mail with a couple that have purchased a property here in Uvita. They are moving from Canada and are going to...

Is the Property Survey Accurate?

I've encountered an interesting and potentially troublesome snag in our profession here. It has to do with the accuracy of the survey (plano in the local vernacular), or more accurately,...

Property Buyer’s Checklist Part 2

I find "temperature" an interesting consideration. I moved to Costa Rica from the high-country of Colorado USA. I think that I spent the first 2 years here thawing out. During...

Disappearing Breed: Under $100k Ocean View Lots

Updated on January 19, 2018. This particular article can be used as a guide for available under $100,000 ocean view properties in the market. I'll make every effort to keep...