Jan 182018
 
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 years of 2004 – 2007. Back then the main concern of property buyers was finding an available and attentive real estate agent. The main topic for conversation amidst the real estate agents was: “do you

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Mar 102017
 
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 States are going to think that Mr. Trump is pushing

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Nov 232016
 
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 rainy season “used to be like”. Rains starting in the early to mid-afternoon. Going into, and perhaps through, the night. Partly cloudy but clearing glorious mornings with Costa Rica’s plethora of wildlife providing the

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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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Mar 092016
 
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 article to Tico Times about the time we are in

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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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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.