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If you’ve gotten this far into the presentation, I will assume that you are informed on the breadth and width of the property and that you are wondering how one goes about viewing the property with a view to buying it. Here is what setting up a visit and buying this property looks like.

You email me. I am currently in California, U.S.A. We set up a voice call consultation, after which, if you are wanting to take the next step, we set up getting you, and perhaps, us, to see the property.

At this writing, California residents cannot fly into Costa Rica. So we’ll need for this to change. If you are a resident and have a driver’s license from an approved state, you can fly to Costa Rica with a covid test.

Starting September 1, Costa Rica will allow tourists from Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. These two states and the capital are added to the following, previously announced states: New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Connecticut.

As of September 15, the list will be further expanded with Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Colorado.

“All of these states have an epidemiological condition similar or better than Costa Rica,” Segura said. “The reopening for international tourism continues to be very gradual.”
From Tico Times: see article

We can assume that travel to Costa Rica from California will open up at some time soon. Based on this, we can start the conversation now.

We can structure the showing and purchase of this property a number of ways.

Direct Purchase

You and I set up a voice call and discuss the property. If you are still interested, we set up your travel to view the property. Paul (seller) lives on the property and is a heck of a nice guy. He and I can assist with the various aspects of going to Costa Rica to view a property: pickup at the airport, car rental, lodgings, general “how-to” info. Paul can show you the property and you can make your decision.

If you decide to go ahead with the purchase of the property, you can work directly with Paul. I will be available for consultation and guidance through the process. This is the least expensive of the options as it does not have a commissioned real estate agent involved, while still having the services of said agent included.

Paul has a knowledgeable and long-time lawyer prepared to take care of the legal aspects of things. You will have the option of using your own lawyer. If you don’t have one, and prefer to have your own lawyer, I can help with this as well.

I am representing the seller. My name is Ben Vaughn. I am the primary author of this blog and I have 15+ years of experience in Costa Rica real estate and 20 years experience (almost to the day, as it turns out) of living in Costa Rica. I moved back to the States unexpectedly due to the premature death of my brother, who was taking care of our aging mother.

My relationship to the seller goes back some years. He and I have decided to utilize my being in the States as an opportunity for States based buyers to easily be able to do some of the preliminary footwork in shopping for a property in Costa Rica’s southern pacific zone.

Over my years in real estate in Costa Rica, I have dealt with numerous buyers who are interested in exactly what this property offers. With the current world conditions, I see the value of what this property offers

Using a Real Estate Agent

It may be that you will want to view other properties that fit your criteria. I can help with this as well.

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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.