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Uvita Costa Rica Walk-to-the-Beach development Villa Del Sol

A New Type of Property Buying Option in Costa Rica 1

Video done by Chuck Chastain of Aerial Media

Typically the type of property that I have sold over my years in Costa Rica real estate have been multi-acre, ocean view properties. These have been sold to hardy individuals that have deemed themselves up to the task of taming these jungle laden acres to their will … Read on...

Houses at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf

State of the Market – October 2012 3

Houses at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf

What is the current market like in Costa Rica real estate?

I get asked this question quite a lot these days.  Well, actually that is probably the question that characterizes the life of a real estate agent anywhere – and probably at any time, except when it is clearly known that there is a recession … Read on...


New International Airport In Costa Rica Aims For “Green” Status 1

The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.   – George Eliot


Can money and a safe environment co-exist?

Now that the Costanera Sur (Coastal Highway) has been completed, the new international airport for the southern Pacific zone is the single, most popular, regional question we receive.  Most investors want it.  Most environmentalists are … Read on...

Poll #1 Results – Top Reasons To Buy Property In The Zone 1

I was excited to find the Poll functionality on LinkedIn a couple of weeks ago. The question I came up with “What is the top reason to buy land in Costa Rica’s southern Pacific zone?” seemed like a good jumping off point for this regular feature on the blog. Although the sample size was small, … Read on...

Real Estate Guy’s Super Powers 1

A typical conversation in a-day-in-the-life of a Costa Rica real estate agent.
Visitor – Hey Ben, howzit going?
Ben – Good man. How’r you?
Visitor – Good. How are things in The Zone?
Ben thinking to himself – (Translation: Are properties selling? Are prices going up? What is this season like? What is the coming … Read on...

Hitting the Costa Rica real estate market bottom

Costa Rica Real Estate – Have We Hit Bottom? 2

Hitting the Costa Rica real estate market bottom

In the movie “Back to the Future” we saw an example of how beneficial it would be if we could tell the future. The character Biff Tannen gets his hands on printed results from some race track and other sporting events, before they happened, and went on to achieve phenomenal wealth.

In real world … Read on...

Water In Costa Rica, Part Two 6

Water is a necessity.

If you ask the World Bank or one of the mega-water corporations (e.g., Coke, Nestle, Vivendi), fresh drinking water is a commodity.  If you ask virtually everyone else in the world (including the United Nations), fresh drinking water is a basic human right.  Whether it is the encroachment of privatization or … Read on...

Costa Rica at Sunset

A New-ish Strategy on Investing/Developing 3

Costa Rica – 1999:

Costa Rica at Sunset

Highly Desirable Lifestyle

The year that I arrived here with my family.  There just weren’t that many Gringos, or foreigners of any flavor really, in Costa Rica’s southern pacific zone.  Many of the foreigners that were here shared a similar idea.  Land was so cheap that you could buy several hectares … Read on...