Understanding Real Estate in Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific Zone Part 2

In 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 now with Bob (early visionary investor) as he proceeds to segregate and sell his large … Read more

Understanding Real Estate in Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific Zone Part 1

Costa Rica History in knife metaphor

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 with living here, as well as discussing the business of real estate in Costa Rica. … 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

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The following was a quote from an article on an AOL page that is no longer active.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