May 262016
 
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 it up to date but you might want to check with me for availability. One of the things you can count on when you are a real estate agent in Costa Rica. The question: “how

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Jan 252015
 
Raw Land Making a Comeback?

Over the past couple of years, there has been a definite trend of houses selling and raw land not so much. This high season has started off with a bang with a slightly different tone. Raw land is in an uptrend. Lord knows why this shift, but here’s some of this blogger’s speculation on the matter. However, before I get to that meat, allow me

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Sep 062014
 
A New Type of Property Buying Option in Costa Rica

Video done by Chuck Chastain of Aerial Media Typically the type of property that I have sold over my years in Costa Rica real estate have been multi-acre, ocean view properties. These have been sold to hardy individuals that have deemed themselves up to the task of taming these jungle laden acres to their will – and then keep them that way. There is a new trend popping

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May 302014
 
About the Airport

I came across your blog when searching for info on the new Ojochal airport plans. Your article was from aug 2012, do you have any updated news on the outcome of the studies? Are you a real estate professional in costa rica? I am looking to buy…. Thank you! Past articles on the new airport: Interesting question just came in this morning. New International Airport

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Jan 102014
 
The Costa Rica Real Estate Cycle

There are LOTs of folks considering making the move to Costa Rica and the southern Pacific zone in particular. It reminds me in some ways of the booming days of 2004 when I first got into real estate. I think that we are at the beginning of something. There is always the tendency to feel like we’ve “missed it”, that the “good ole days” are

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Jul 182013
 
State of the Market - Midway 2013

I don’t know the exact percentage but I’d guess at around 90% of the visitors to our offices here start the conversation stating that they would like to buy a house. They are not interested in building. Until recently, this desire went unfulfilled. After looking at the meager house options, the actual base-line interest of the buyer would be exposed: they wanted to own property in The Zone. A house would be the first pick, but barring that, a raw piece of land that they could then build on would be an acceptable fall-back position to fulfill the fundamental interest that they had in owning something here in The Zone.

Most prospective buyers wanted to buy a house. Most prospective buyers bought raw land.

Now things have changed.

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Dec 312012
 
Is The Zone at the Tipping Point?

The place is packed. More and more people who bought land in the past are building or have built (and are happy about it.) Travel & Leisure put The Zone as the #1 place to visit for 2013. What the heck is going on? I was invited to a house christening last night by Richard & Debby up at Costa Verde Estates. It was a

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Oct 252012
 
State of the Market - October 2012

What is the current market like in Costa Rica real estate? I get asked this question quite a lot these days. Well, actually that is probably the question that characterizes the life of a real estate agent anywhere – and probably at any time, except when it is clearly known that there is a recession or a boom, neither of which describes the time we’re

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Aug 012012
 
New International Airport In Costa Rica Aims For "Green" Status

The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.   – George Eliot Now that the Costanera Sur (Coastal Highway) has been completed, the new international airport for the southern Pacific zone is the single, most popular, regional question we receive. Most investors want it. Most environmentalists are alarmed by the thought of it. But, everybody wants to know how it is progressing and when/if

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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.