Guys in the Zone https://www.guysinthezone.com Costa Rica Real Estate Blog Thu, 30 Jan 2020 17:03:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 145639138 Moving On https://www.guysinthezone.com/2019/11/moving-on/ https://www.guysinthezone.com/2019/11/moving-on/#respond Sat, 30 Nov 2019 15:02:37 +0000 https://www.guysinthezone.com/?p=5414 The below article was written on March 7, 2019 and not posted until November 30, 2019

I hear from people who tell me that they have read my entire blog. I find this difficult to believe. When I started blogging (I think this was around 2003), it was recommended that blog articles be around 1,000 Read on...

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Learning Spanish: Make as Many Mistakes as You Can https://www.guysinthezone.com/2018/08/learning-spanish-make-as-many-mistakes-as-you-can/ https://www.guysinthezone.com/2018/08/learning-spanish-make-as-many-mistakes-as-you-can/#respond Sat, 04 Aug 2018 13:00:10 +0000 https://www.guysinthezone.com/?p=5317 This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Learn Spanish

 This article was published in the magazine “MontaƱas al Mar” in April of 2010. I have taken some author’s prerogative and made some changes to this posting.

In last month’s issue of MonaƱa Mar, we established a couple of points that help one stick Read on...

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Water – What’s All The Fuss? https://www.guysinthezone.com/2018/08/water-whats-all-the-fuss/ https://www.guysinthezone.com/2018/08/water-whats-all-the-fuss/#respond Fri, 03 Aug 2018 14:22:15 +0000 https://www.guysinthezone.com/?p=5305 Water - Essential for lifeOne 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, … Read on...

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Understanding Costa Rica Real Estate Part 4 https://www.guysinthezone.com/2018/05/understanding-costa-rica-real-estate-part-4/ https://www.guysinthezone.com/2018/05/understanding-costa-rica-real-estate-part-4/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 12:35:09 +0000 https://www.guysinthezone.com/?p=5279 Understanding Costa Rica Real Estate part 4This article can serve as a stand-alone read, but if you’d like to read the preceding, sequential articles in this series, please click for: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. The scope of these articles starts roughly in the 1970’s up to the present.

The idea here is that we are living … Read on...

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Sales Process Overview: Part 4 https://www.guysinthezone.com/2018/04/sales-process-overview-part-4/ https://www.guysinthezone.com/2018/04/sales-process-overview-part-4/#respond Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:04:33 +0000 https://www.guysinthezone.com/?p=5203 This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series The Buy/Sell Process

This is part 4 of a 4 part series. Click for: Part 1 || Part 2 || Part 3

Due Diligence

The term for due diligence is normally 3 weeks, and closing is usually in 4. Due diligence starts when the deposit … Read on...

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Understanding Costa Rica Real Estate Part 3 https://www.guysinthezone.com/2018/04/understanding-costa-rica-real-estate-part-3/ https://www.guysinthezone.com/2018/04/understanding-costa-rica-real-estate-part-3/#comments Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:15:31 +0000 https://www.guysinthezone.com/?p=5129 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...

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Nuts and Bolts of Buying a Property For Vacation Rentals https://www.guysinthezone.com/2018/02/nuts-and-bolts-of-buying-a-property-for-vacation-rentals/ https://www.guysinthezone.com/2018/02/nuts-and-bolts-of-buying-a-property-for-vacation-rentals/#respond Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:59:37 +0000 https://www.guysinthezone.com/?p=5093 Below is a copy and paste from an e-mail inquiry regarding buying a property for the purpose of investment initially. It needs to be an existing rental property that the buyers intend to move to and live in at a future time. They need for the property to, at the very least, cover its expenses … Read on...

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Market Status – January 2018 https://www.guysinthezone.com/2018/01/market-status-january-2018/ https://www.guysinthezone.com/2018/01/market-status-january-2018/#respond Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:48:53 +0000 https://www.guysinthezone.com/?p=5069 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 … Read on...

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Understanding Real Estate in Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific Zone Part 2 https://www.guysinthezone.com/2017/12/understanding-real-estate-in-costa-ricas-southern-pacific-zone-part-2/ https://www.guysinthezone.com/2017/12/understanding-real-estate-in-costa-ricas-southern-pacific-zone-part-2/#comments Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:07:19 +0000 https://www.guysinthezone.com/?p=4821 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...

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Understanding Real Estate in Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific Zone Part 1 https://www.guysinthezone.com/2017/10/understanding-real-estate-in-costa-ricas-southern-pacific-zone/ https://www.guysinthezone.com/2017/10/understanding-real-estate-in-costa-ricas-southern-pacific-zone/#comments Sun, 15 Oct 2017 13:58:20 +0000 https://www.guysinthezone.com/?p=4805 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...

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