Two “Below Market” Ocean View Properties

What a glorious rainy season it has been. After a few years of lighter than

Whales Tail view property Uvita
The Whales Tail View from Bella Vista #5.

normal rains, we’re having a season now that fits the descriptions old-timers here give to what rainy season “used to be like”. Rains starting in the early to mid-afternoon. Going into, and … Read on...

What to Bring When You Move to Costa Rica

Suitcase for a move to Costa Rica
What to pack in a move to Costa Rica

This article is a copy and paste from an e-mail with a couple that have purchased a property here in Uvita. They are moving from Canada and are going to build a primary home for their own full-time residence. Plus, they are going to build at … Read on...

Is the Property Survey Accurate?

I’ve encountered an interesting and potentially troublesome snag in our profession here. It has to do with the accuracy of the survey (plano in the local vernacular), or more accurately, the real estate agent’s knowledge of said plano.

When we (sellers of real estate) take a listing from a seller, we review the property with … Read on...

Property Buyer’s Checklist Part 2

Elevation, temperature, misty, humidity, view spoiling clouds and mold. These are the next points on the checklist about buying a property at altitude in Costa Rica.

I find “temperature” an interesting consideration. I moved to Costa Rica from the high-country of Colorado USA. I think that I spent the first 2 years here thawing out. … Read on...

Disappearing Breed: Under $100k Ocean View Lots

One of the things you can count on when you are a real estate agent in Costa Rica. The question: “how is the market there?” Perhaps not a daily occurrence, but almost. I was asked this today. One of the consistent qualities of “the market” here is that there are always those that are looking … Read on...

Costa Rica Property Buyer’s Checklist

I’ve recently been working with a fellow, a prospective buyer from the US. He is a great model of what I receive from so many of my prospective buyers when they start to get serious about the big move to Costa Rica and buying a property here.

To the right you can see what is

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The Hidden Market

Little House view
View from the “Little House”

I’ve just submitted an article to Tico Times about the time we are in right now that is favorable for spec home building. Now let’s add to this another factor that is not as obvious. Well… it is actually every bit as obvious. It’s just that it is hidden, which … Read on...