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Helpful information for sellers of property in Costa Rica. Includes working with agencies, trends, evaluation, stories.


Understanding Costa Rica Real Estate Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Understanding Costa Rica Real Estate

Part 3 of the series helping to understand real estateAfter venturing through the early days of real estate in Costa Rica, this is to say, the beginnings of what led up to the current market conditions in parts 1 & 2, we now embark on the boom before Read on...


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

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Understanding Costa Rica Real Estate

Part 2 of a series of articles explaining the real estate market in Costa RicaIn 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 better understanding of the real estate market here. We continue … Read on...


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

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Understanding Costa Rica Real Estate

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 other 9/10ths is a mix of conversations regarding what’s involved … Read on...

Costa Rica History in knife metaphor

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.

There is another type of “high season” happening right now as well. This has more to do with world conditions. I know, those from the … Read on...


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, the real estate agent’s knowledge of said plano.

When we (sellers of real estate) take a listing from a seller, we review the property with … Read on...

Costa Rica survey map inconsistency.

The Hidden Market – For Limited Budget Buyers

March 17, 2018: This article is primarily about how to buy property in Costa Rica with a limited budget, which is a timeless topic. However, there are a few dated points regarding available properties as well as my referencing one of my Tico Times articles, which has been moved or removed.

I’ve just submitted an … Read on...