What the heck is the catastrado?

The below is a work in progress. Buying real estate in Costa Rica is a knowledge intensive endeavor. Little by little the country is getting modernized to where the property that one is looking at can actually be identified clearly and its pedigree determined. But the land registration process is also a work in progress. … Read more

Health Care: A Great Reason to Move to Costa Rica

The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Study links half of bankruptcies to illness: “‘Unless you’re Bill Gates, you’re just one serious illness away from bankruptcy,’ said Dr. David Himmelstein, the study’s lead author and an associate professor of medicine. I get asked by nearly everyone that I talk to in our office, ‘who is buying … Read more

About All Those Signs

There are two approaches to Dominical, well three actually if you count the approach from the south as though your trip originated in Panama. But most come in from the north, from San Jose. Coming down the coast is a lovely drive until you get just past Quepos where the road turns into what we … Read more

Costa Rica MLS Explained

Is there a Multiple Listing Service in Costa Rica? As a person browsing the internet looking for Costa Rica real estate, one will have seen the terms “MLS” and “Multiple Listing Service” numerous times. What this term means when seen on a Costa Rica real estate site varies greatly from what it means on real … Read more

To Use A Realtor Or Not

The following was a quote from an article on an AOL page that is no longer active. “Living in Costa Rica” Web page: “Do I need a realtor? Some of the nightmares that have happened, (and the government is taking steps to correct), are disputes over property titles and squatters. A previous owner has up … Read more

Costa Rica Offers Cheap Real Estate

Costa Rica Real Estate is cheap… well at least when compared to this: MSNBC – $128 million spent for London house: “LONDON – An Indian steel tycoon reportedly paid $128 million for a mansion in the British capital, breaking the world record for the most expensive house purchase.”

How To Buy Real Estate in Costa Rica

I am going back through my early posts and updating some of the tags and looking for errors. I’m not sure what I had in mind with this one. I think that it must have been a cut & paste from some other article that I found. There is some useful information here, but it … Read more

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.