Jul 192012
 
Classic COSTA RICA Video, circa 1947

My uncle, who is now retired in Costa Rica, just sent me a link to this video. Quality video footage from the 1940s is difficult to find, and it got me thinking. This is not “real estate” per se, but it IS a look back at a younger version of the Happiest Place on the Planet. Interestingly, the year after this film was released, Costa

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Apr 042012
 
Costa Rica Season Change

We truly do live in a different country here in Costa Rica. I know – this sounds a bit obvious. But sometimes the place can seem just like another “state”. We can forget, when our focus is on the price of land, how to build a house, residency, how to open a bank account or any number of other tasks, the mundanity of which can

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Mar 012012
 

We often get asked, “What is “The Zone?” Loosely defined, The Zone is an area in the southern Pacific zone of Costa Rica. The geography, the wildlife, the ecotourism, and the real estate opportunities in The Zone are unique to Costa Rica. We tell you why and hope this video inspires you to visit us real soon.

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Use Your Brain

 Posted by on January 2, 2012  Just for Fun, Personal  1 Response »
Jan 022012
 
Use Your Brain

I subscribed to a new blog on my Kindle last night.  I am now paying .99 cents a month for content that can be seen for free by going to www.sharpbrains.com I am willing to make this investment cuz, as many of you know; I am finding that there are brain changes afoot at this period in my brain healing. I am right around the

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Nov 242011
 
Cars in Costa Rica

When we foreigners first hear about the amazingly high tax rate on cars, we are shocked and wonder at how can that be? This is lunacy! There must be some way around it.

First off: there is no way around it, and as for the lunacy part, perhaps. But there is a rather twisted sort of logic that I’ll go into later that may help to explain this.

What kind of car to own? Observations and suggestions.

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Oct 142011
 
The Wall 2011

Visiting Family: It is one of the truly enjoyable aspects of living in a foreign land.  You have to leave the United States to be able to visit the United States. There is an obvious pleasure quotient to visiting family. However, I suspect that my case is a bit unusual. Here is what I get to do at the advanced age of 52. I am

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Aug 122011
 
Pura Vida Poll,  August 2011

August begins a new Guys In The Zone tradition, the poll question. As some of you know, we have been increasingly active with the social marketing and networking lately. LinkedIn, in particular, has inspired many new connections and ideas. The Poll will be a regular addition to our Talk Show and articles, and who knows? It may even inspire youto submit your own poll question

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Feb 042011
 
Uvita Office Rent & Man/Woman Issues

So, the Guys have moved, once again.  We are now located in the commercial center across from La Corona and Banco de Costa Rica. We’re right next to Sonia’s Uvita Information Center. If you are checking out at La Corona, and you look to your right across the street, you’ll see this image –> So, why’d we move? Well I’ll tell you, and in the

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Apr 092010
 
New Theory Explains Why We Find Costa Rica So Darn Pleasant

When we visit Costa Rica, we have running in our heads the latest tapes of what is going on in the above 6 areas. All of this information does not originate inside of our own heads but from without (opposite of within). Of course, we are all intelligent and creative people in our own right. So, we take this information and color it and make commentary on it with our own unique spin, but really, someone else has pretty much suggested to us what we’ll be thinking about as we go through our days.

On day 4 that constant and ever- present chatter has subsided enough to where we may experience an errant thought of something unrelated to the big 6. This experience originates entirely from the source of one‘s very own, personal and private psyche – and this feels wonderful.

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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.