Expat Real Estate Guy

 Posted by on August 16, 2020  Uncategorized  No Responses »
Aug 162020
 

Ok, so what’s a guy to do when he encounters one of life’s dramatic curves and finds himself living back in the U. S. of A. All very unexpectedly and certainly, unplanned. Hmmm… Well, there is much history of learning Costa Rica and the real estate therein. Phone calls and emails indicate that there is some value to this. I’ve been requested to assist in

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Aug 032018
 
Water - What's All The Fuss?

One thing you get used to, living in Costa Rica, is that there is really nothing constant but change. There have been some rather profound changes here as of late, not in laws, but in the application of existing laws regarding water. The current catch is that, if you buy a piece of raw land, this is to say a property that has no house

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Mar 022010
 

How’z that for an attention grabbing title? Highly appealing thought, verdad? As you’ll see in this article, it is used as a strong contrast and a realistic shift from all the self-promoting courses that claim to make this project easy, simple, fast etc… Also, I have found this thought to be oddly (if not perversely) encouraging for those that have taken it on. There is

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Apr 192008
 
A New Kind of Seller Part I

The big question of the day seems to be, is Costa Rica real estate being affected by the topsy turvy current global economy? In a word: yes. In a previous article dated December of 2007, (click here to read) I had simplified the possible affect of the economic downturn in the States. I wrote that the affect can be negative, neutral, or positive. My conclusion

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Jul 162007
 
Costa Rica Golf - Southern Zone Style

I have broken one of my cardinal rules of Pure Real Estate Brokering. Since getting involved in Costa Rica real Estate some years ago, I have always made it a part of my presentation to disclose that I don’t have a personal vested interest in the properties that I am marketing. If there has been an exception to this, such as a motivated seller that

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Relocate to Costa Rica FAQ

 Posted by on July 3, 2007  Uncategorized  2 Responses »
Jul 032007
 
Relocate to Costa Rica FAQ

I get lists of question from time to time due from people who want to move to Costa Rica. I wrote Vickey back and answered her questions, but I have taken the liberty to post the interchange here to my blog. I think that some of the readers of this blog will find it helpful. Hello Vickey, I have interspersed some answers below. Hi Ben, I

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Jun 162007
 
HOA? CC & Rs ? Developments? I thought this was Costa Rica!

When visiting a new country, its such a treat to be able to speak the language and interact with the locals. Now add to this, the ability to “speak the language of the particular business venture that you wish to engage in whilst in that country. There are some common use terms here in Costa Rica in the real estate business that don’t really jive

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Struggles of Conscience II

 Posted by on April 14, 2007  Uncategorized  3 Responses »
Apr 142007
 
Struggles of Conscience II

This is part 2 of the Struggles of Conscience series. If you missed part 1, please click here If you are a reader of this blog, you know about my 70+ client Ruthie. Well, I am a little behind in cataloging her journey of selling out of her Florida home and relocating to Costa Rica. But she is here now, totally re-located. We are in

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Struggles of Conscience

 Posted by on March 28, 2007  Uncategorized  1 Response »
Mar 282007
 
Struggles of Conscience

I am a real estate agent in Costa Rica. I am also a borderline tree hugger. Oxymoron, right? Granted, I sell property here that has been developed by someone else who likely had to cut a road into the building site. He / she may also have purchased a large tract of land known here as a finca, and then went through the process of

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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.