Thursday, June 28, 2012

10 Beaches to Lounge in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s coastlines have more awesome beaches than can be listed in a single post, so we’re going to take a look at them in smaller groups and this week we begin our journey with a photo tour of the Top 10 Beaches of Guanacaste which is located in the North West of Costa Rica.

1. Tamarindo

Playa Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Playa Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Tamarindo is one of the most well renowned beaches in Costa Rica and not without reason. There are amazing sunsets and a wonderful nightlife. You have a huge variety of Tamarindo Vacation Rentals or beautiful hotels to chose from. Tamarindo is definitely a place to catch some good surf and sun bathing.

2. Bahia Salinas

Playa Bahia Salinas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Playa Bahia Salinas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Bahia Salinas is the North most beach in Costa Rica. It offers tons of great activities and Natural parks to visit there. You can also enjoy some wind surfing and kite boarding as well as a fun nightlife and a visit to Bolanos Island.

3. Potrero

Playa Potrero, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Playa Potrero, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Potrero is a beautiful beach off the beat and path. The town offers white sand beaches with beautiful views of boats and fishing. It is a quiet little town with a lot of residential. Houses are simultaneously beautiful and simple all wrapped up into one. Not too many hotels around here but you can reserve a Costa Rican Vacation Rental not too far from here.

4. Samara / Carillo

Playa Samara / Carillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Playa Samara / Carillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Samara/ Carillo is a quite beach town a little less developed but still offers a beautiful and calm beach that’s simplicity is part of its charm. One to check out if you desire a mellow day with just you, the sun, and the sand.

5. Flamingo

Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Flamingo, also not too far from Tamarindo or Portero, offers white sand beaches and sport fishing locations. Fun and lively nightlife that locals also enjoy. Several restaurants and a couple of casinos. Lots of great Costa Rica Vacation Rentals, condos and villas.

6. Playa Del Coco

Playa Del Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Playa Del Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Playa Del Coco is close to many other beaches and not that unique in the actual beach activities. However, the nightlife here is fantastic and a great place if you have a night with some time to kill with friends. Perfect to experience some Costa Rican nightlife.

7. Ocotal

Playa Ocotal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Playa Ocotal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

If staying in Playa Del Coco you should definitely check out the snorkeling and scuba in Ocotal beach not to far from there. Beautiful but mellow at night, definitely a place to come check out.

8. Pan de Azucar

Playa Pan De Azucar, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Playa Pan De Azucar, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Pan de Azucar, or better known as Sugar Beach, is also close to Flamingo and is a great place if you are looking to escape the crowds. A very mellow beach with the wonderful ocean at your fingertips, great for snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing.

9. Grande

Playa Grande, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Playa Grande, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

If you happen to have a Tamarindo Vacation Rental you should also take a walk over to Grande. You can take a short boat ride across the Estuary for a dollar or two. Walk along the beautiful stretch of beach here or bring along a surfboard for some amazing surf.

10. Panama

Playa Panama, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Playa Panama, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Playa Panama is a different style of beach, which offers a more unique dark sand beach and a variety of more exclusive resorts. Beautiful and elegant and a great place to kick back and relax.

11. Hermosa

Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Costa Rica’s newly Accessible Property Paradise

Costa Rica is a beautiful country of Central America and is situated just south of Nicaragua and north of Panama. Costa Rica possesses some of the beautiful beaches, wildlife, waterfalls, rain forests and numerous thundering rivers, and excellent lakes for windsurfing and boating. 

2011 has been highlighted as an excellent year to invest in real estate market in the south pacific of Costa Rica. This area is well known for its panoramic ocean views, lush tropic rain forests and the sandy beaches and the once small beach town of Uvita is at the forefront of property investment opportunities in this area. There is no doubt that the Uvita real estate market is in for a busy year.

The room for growth is in Uvita means little grape. The coastal mountain range that snugs up against the beach at Dominical runs parallel to the ocean along the zone between Dominical and Uvita. At Uvita, the coastal mountain range angles inland and then comes back toward the ocean. These results in a triangular rim of mountains creating a bowl-like configuration around the flats that are Uvita.

To buy real estate in Costa Rica is a different process than in your home country. Factors to consider are unfamiliarity with local laws and language barriers. In Costa Rica potential buyers are offered many types of real estate. Houses, entire farms, small pieces of land, finished lots and beach front properties are some kinds of properties.  

Dominical Beach is famous for its surf, and on any given day you will see local “surfistas” as well as foreign surfers hunting for perfect waves or just hanging out in a very relaxed atmosphere. At the present time, in town and the surrounding area, many hotels, bars, and restaurants are being built. Almost any business that meets the demands of the local and foreign community grows quickly. You can also book hotels, activities and transport in one single place. You will be able to book directly with the hotel owner the room you need, but you also will be able to see features, photos, check the discount offered by hotel owners and more. The list is filled up by the same hotel owners, for that reason in most of the cases prices are right.

At last I would sum up as Costa Rica real estate is a best option for investors to invest for high out returns. The different states of Costa Rica i.e. Uvita, Dominical and Ojochal are recognized for natural beauty. So they are best places for tourists and nature lovers. Invest in Costa Rica or live in Costa Rica. Both are helpful in achieving goals and dreams.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Productive Tips To buy Costa Rica Real Estate

This article is meant to give you some general tips on buying Costa Rica properties to help you make the right choice when buying your dream home in Costa Rica.

Tips to Investing in real estate and buying a home in Costa Rica:
  • Define a cohesive strategy: in talking with your real estate agent, define your needs according to your budget.
  • Develop a basic understanding of Costa Rican real estate law. Your agent and your attorney will help enlighten you on the subject (see tips below).
  • Familiarize yourself with local market conditions: Costa Rica real estate listings with your agent in order to compare products and prices.
  • Once a property has been identified, contact a reputable real estate attorney.
  • Start and conclude purchase with the help of your agent, the office's broker, and your attorney (see resume at the bottom).

Your Costa Rica real estate investment is not something you want to leap into blindfolded. There's too much money involved and too many things can go wrong. Here are a few places to look into before you leap.
Things must considering to buying land in Costa Rica:
  1. There is no nationwide Multiple Listing Service in Costa Rica so trying to establish even a rough idea of what property is worth can be difficult.
  2. Do not send money before visiting the plot of land and verifying legal details.
  3. Remember real estate laws are different in Costa Rica than the United States.
  4. While many people in Costa Rica speak English, all legal documents are in Spanish. Take the necessary steps to understand what the documents say.
  5. Make sure the real estate agent you are working with comes recommended and has verifiable references. If the agent is an American, make sure he or she is licensed in Costa Rica to work in real estate.
These are the basics that a purchaser follows when buying a property in Costa Rica.

Step 1: Sign an Option to Purchase with Seller.

Step 2: Deposit 5-10% of the purchase price with Escrow Company,or approved attorney's escrow account, or in some 100% safe cases-directly with the Seller. Please remember that wire transfers from the States typically take 2-5 business days.

Step 3: Title research performed by an approved Notary Public-Lawyer and/or Title Company attorneys.  In Costa Rica all notaries must be attorneys, and are registered with the Bar Association, ( Colegio de Abogados.)

Step 4: Closing with final transfer of funds, execution of Transfer Deed, Endorsement of Shares and/or Mortgage Deed.

Step 5: Register new owner with Public Registry (Registro Nacional). In about 6 weeks, receive official Title and guaranty (if purchased).

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Costa Rica Property to invest or live in

If you are thinking of buying property, then you should consider buying property in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is very beautiful country of Central America and is situated just south of Nicaragua and north of Panama. This country possesses some of the beautiful beaches, wildlife, waterfalls, rain forests and numerous thundering rivers, and excellent lakes for windsurfing and boating. The prices of property are currently still inexpensive but rising rapidly.

costa rica real estateFor most foreigners the main beach development areas that are worth considering for retirement and/or vacation homes can be found in Guanacaste areas such as Flamingo, Junquillal, and Tamarindo. The Central Pacific beach areas around the towns of Jaco Beach, Quepos and Manuel Anotonio are also attractive. This Central Pacific area has great potential, as it is much closer to the Central Valley and San Jose. The new Villa Colón-Orotina and Quepos-Dominacal highways will have a huge effect on real estate values in this area, as it will reduce driving time to the Central and South Pacific areas.

Real estate business is the main business of Costa Rica. There are no restrictions on foreigners owning real estate in Costa Rica but buyers must do their due diligence when considering a particular property. Just as elsewhere, ensuring the title to an acquired property is clean and clear is of paramount importance. In addition, one must be aware of some of the limitations that apply to properties in certain areas. "There are government imposed restrictions on how close to the high water mark a person may own land or build. Also, legally speaking, all beaches are open to the public. No one can own the beach or restrict access to it.
The land ownership by both local and foreign citizens in Costa Rica is protected by the country’s constitution and laws. Anyone regardless of race can gain ownership of a private land provided that there are no restrictions imposed on such. Restrictions will be made if that particular land must be acquired by the government for its programs. These particular lands may be sold to Costa Ricans and may not be acquired by foreigners until a certain time period has lapsed.

visit Costa ricaProperty prices in Costa Rica real estate is rising. Investors that purchased a $30,000 property 15 years ago, now find their property is worth as much as $750,000. The prices have dramatically increased as Costa Rica has attracted more foreign buyers and tourists every year.

In the end I would suggest to everyone having capital in hand to invest in Costa Rica real estate. It would be helpful in future for achieving business goals and high out return.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Real Estate Tips before Purchasing in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica real estate business is becoming popular among real estate investors, buyers and sellers. Investors invest in commercial as well as residential projects in Costa Rica real estate. They earn a huge profit on investment. Similarly baby boomers also coming to Costa Rica for spending retired life. Every year a lot of tourist came in Costa Rica to enjoy vacations. All this is because of Costa Rica’s natural beauty, democratic government, and peaceful environment. Costa Rica possesses some of the beautiful beaches, wildlife, waterfalls, rain forests and numerous thundering rivers, and excellent lakes for windsurfing and boating.

Before purchasing any property in Costa Rica you need to understand basic rules and regulations. Otherwise there is a chance of frauds and errors. I would like to share some basic tips that are necessary for every one want to purchase property in Costa Rica real estate.

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  • Make sure the property you are about to purchase in not part of a nation park or is subject to restricted use.
  • Make sure you know the real value of the property.
  • If you buy in a remote region make sure you can bring electricity to the land. This can be expensive. Also check to see if the water supply is good in the area.
  • Do not assume the seller or broker is trustworthy just because they speak English.
  • If buying in the city or near a major street check the noise level. Make sure there are no dance halls, bars or noisy buses.
  • Do not rely on a verbal contract if you decide to make an offer. Get everything in writing.
  • Check out your neighbors. There is nothing worse than buying property and finding out later you had bad neighbors.
  • If buying in the city it is extremely important to be familiar with the neighborhood where you decide to buy. Make sure you are not buying in a crime-ridden area.
  • If you purchase a home, have an engineer make sure it is structurally sound. Also, check the plumbing, wiring, roof for leaks, water pressure and septic or sewage system.
  • If you purchase raw land, be sure to get a soil sample and hire an engineer, especially if your lot has been cut out of a hillside.

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These are the some precautionary measures you must follow before purchasing any property in Costa Rica real estate. For buying or selling property in Costa Rica you are advised to use the services of real estate broker or agent. Real estate agents have all the knowledge about market trends, current market situation and property listings. 

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Why consider buying real estate in Costa Rica?

Why consider buying real estate in costa rica

Why consider buying real estate in Costa Rica? If you have ever visited Costa Rica, you would more than likely agree that the more appropriate question would be ‘why not?’

Costa Rica’s land area is 50 660 km2 and boasts 1 290 km of stunning, sandy coastline that are freely available to the public. The interior of the country holds its own beauty and variety in the form of coffee plantations, rain forests and steaming volcanoes.

Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west, the country is one of exceptional beauty. The ocean is warm, the sand varies in color from volcanic black, browns, red and whites and there are many species of insects, birds and animals inhabiting the country. All these reasons result in a huge source of eco tourism for Costa Rica.

There are 2 main seasons in Costa Rica, essentially being the wet and dry season. Dry season runs from December to April and rainy season from May to November. The climate and temperature levels are determined mostly by elevation with the sea level bringing tropical heat and humidity and cooler sub-tropical weather occurring in the mountains. The Central Valley which surrounds San Jose experiences spring-like weather all year round.

With all this natural beauty, it’s no wonder that people who visit Costa Rica often explore the option of moving there or purchasing a holiday home there. However, before investigating in Costa Rica real estate, potential investors should investigate all the benefits and main angles of this investment.

Costa Rica Real EstateCosta Rica’s tourism is still flourishing but for how long, some think?  It’s hard to predict as one would have to believe the impact of world events would catch up with us sooner or later.

But, consider these facts:

1.  This year alone over 250,000 Americans will travel to Costa Rica and places like Thailand for affordable medical care. They will be seeking everything from root canals to heart transplants. The proximity to the USA and the high standard of health care Costa Rica offers suggest that a higher percentage will come here.

2. We keep seeing statistics that eco tourism / sustainable tourism is becoming one of the most sought after travel packages. This comes in many different forms, but one of the most popular is the vacationer seeking to get a feel for making their contribution to our planet by using these sustainable tourism facilities.

Last year it was reported by the accommodation industry that boutique hotels and B&B’s are the fastest growing segment of their industry.  And, Costa Rica is getting ready for the anticipated increase in business in this area, as well as more major, brand name resorts coming here.  For instance, the  $40,000,000 expansion to the Liberia international Airport will be completed this year. There will be many new flights and visitors.  Tourism is definitely up, and certainly, many of those visitors are interested in sustainable tourism, and others, medical tourism.

Real Estate In Costa RicaFor those with a vision, a major eco-sustainable project, coupled with medical tourism, done by a well-financed developer, could make Costa Rica the focal point for the world. Costa Rica, with a land area of only 51.100 km2 (0.03% of the planet’s surface) and 589.000 km2 of territorial waters, is considered to be one of the 20 countries with greatest biodiversity in the world.  And, it is also considered to be one of the premier destinations for medical treatments, with its modern medical and dental facilities and well trained, professional, and English speaking, doctors.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Costa Rica Real Estate Law

Costa Rica Real Estate Law

One of the things that can make purchasing Costa Rica real estate so difficult is the many small details in Costa Rica real estate law. Many of these can make or break your closing as well as reduce the worth of your property down the line if you are not careful. Whether you are a small investor looking for a piece of property in Costa Rica to retire on, or a large investor looking for properties in Costa Rica to purchase and develop, you need to know about a few small laws that will determine the future of your real estate investments. 

First of all, pretty much most investors want a piece of the beautiful Coast Rica beach front real estate. However, getting around the maritime law can be difficult and confusing, plus it involves a large amount of funds and time to actually purchase a chunk you can own. Even then you will only own 49%, so you had better really have your heart set if you want maritime property. Otherwise, you might consider some other prime Costa Rica real estate that is set a little further back along the coast. Ask about the titled beach front properties in Jaco, these are fully titled and do not involve concession laws. It is important that you talk to a qualified real estate agent because the nuances of what you can do and what the law says, can be entirely two different things despite your next door neighbor actions. 

Second, you need to know that it is possible to get handed a bad title, and even a property sold with the wrong deed. Working with part time real estate agents will give you part time results. It the title of your property begins to display problems you can watch these disappear when issues are caught in the government processing of your Costa Rica real estate transaction. So employ a reputable lawyer and real estate agent you can trust from. Use some common sense when choosing an agent, work with someone who has demonstrated successful real estate transactions with satisfied clients. It is not hard to find these agents as clients usually are all too willing to give a reference or referral.
Required Documents to buy Costa Rica Real Estate:

    Costa Rica Real Estate
  • Foreigners must have a valid Passport or Proof of Residency card. Costa Ricans must provide their ID
  • Corporations must be duly registered in Costa Rica and the legal representative must provide the corporate card and a certificate of incorporation in good standing.
  • A Municipal Certificate from the local Municipality must show that taxes are paid and that the seller has no debts within that municipality.
  • A Cadastral Survey, duly recorded in the National Register, is necessary for each Costa Rica real estate property transaction.
  • Real Estate Property Registry Report showing that the property is free of liens, mortgages, annotations and encumbrances.
  • A power of attorney may be used if one of the parties will not be present at the time of signing the sales documents.
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Monday, June 18, 2012

Finding the Right Real Estate Agent in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Real EstateFor buying or selling property in Costa Rica you are advised to use the services of real estate broker or agent. Real estate agents have all the knowledge about market trends, current market situation and property listings. They offered many services for buyers and sellers. In fact they act as a communication bridge between buyer and seller. Real estate agents normally collect a 5% commission or higher. In order to find a competent, honest broker, it is wise to talk to other expatriates or contact the local Chamber of Real Estate Brokers or Cámara Costarricense de Bienes Raíces. 

The question arises in mind that advising with an agent is necessary or not? I would like to share some reasons defining how it is important to work with a good broker.

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  1. An agent can save your time by showing you just what you want.
  2. He will never let you agreed upon on wrong deal.
  3. good broker can help you find a fair-priced property.
  4. A good broker will know all of the good areas and will not waste your time showing you undesirable neighborhoods. A broker who knows you are working faithfully with him will go all out to help you find what you want.
  5. Working with a broker in Costa Rica real estate business is similar to working with a broker back home. If you are patient, loyal and have confidence in your broker you will find what you want.
  6. Brokers offer a wide range of properties. They sell a little bit of everything: houses, lots, commercial, condos, and even fincas (farms). Therefore, it is best to find a broker who specializes inexactly what you are looking for. A person who sells at the beach cannot possible be an expert in properties in the Central Valley.

Costa Rica real estate agencies take the advantage of modern means of technology and improve their standards by building the websites, blogs, and forums etc where all the information regarding Costa Rica Real Estate property is present i.e. property rates, buying and selling options, rent a property options etc. Users just go to the website and access all the necessary information. Similarly online blogs and forums are also formed where buyers and sellers from different area of the world communicate with each other and discuss the issues regarding Cost Rica Real Estate, bargain with each other and take help from Cost Rica Real Estate agents.
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In the light of above reasons one should easily understand the importance of real estate agent. Buyers or sellers who want to be a part of Costa Rica real estate business must find right agent. He would offer a fair deal which will be helpful for investors in achieving business goals.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Why Buy Costa Rica Real Estate?

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Investing in Costa Rica real estate is a great option for real estate investors. Many US investors are looking for investment in Costa Rica. According to recent reports, investing in Costa Rica allows for an ideal return on investment because costs are low, the location is ideal for tourism and it offers excellent resources to second home buyers. In Latin American property, Costa Rica is the largest, most sought after property market.

living in Costa RicaThere are many reasons why someone buy Costa Rica real estate?40 million baby-boomers are currently entering retirement over the next few years, and many are looking for a higher quality of life than they can find in the U.S.  The U.S. Census Bureau defines the Baby Boomers as those born between January 1st, 1946 and December 31st, 1964. They want to spend their retired life in Costa Rica due to its beautiful climate. Violent crime is a problem in almost all of Central American countries except Costa Rica, where it’s rare. Costa Rica has lowest crime rate as compared to other countries of U.S.  There is no Malaria in Costa Rica. No army. Little pollution compared with other nearby countries and a stable, booming Democratic government.

With good and experienced legal help, it is not difficult to get permanent residence in Costa Rica. In order to qualify for retired status, the applicant must show proof of $1,000 in monthly income from a qualified pension plan. A married couple needs to show proof of only one pension of $1,000 per month. Pensioned agree to live in Costa Rica for a minimum of 121 days (approx. 4 months) per year and there is no maximum. Since most people looking to retire qualify for pensioned status and want to live in Costa Rica more than 4 months out of the year, the requirements for being a resident are more than manageable.

buy land in costa ricaReal estate markets in the U.S. have topped out, making investing in the U.S. an unattractive option, and prices in many areas of the U.S. are expected to drop. Therefore, many top real estate investing experts are advising their clients to buy outside the U.S. Costa Rica’s real estate is steadily increasing prices (20-50% per year) to ensure a good return on your investment. So it is a great option for investment. The CIA’s assessment of world real estate in 2007 rated Costa Rica as one of the TOP 5 best real estate investments.

In conclusion, I would suggest if someone has capital for investment then he should invest in Costa Rica real estate. It would be helpful for him in future to attain his business goal and plans. He will get a huge return on investment.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Costa Rica Real Estate

vacation properties in Costa Rica
vacation properties in Costa Rica
Purchasing Costa Rica real estate can be one of the most important decisions that a person can make. It can also be a very stressful time for an individual(s). Many U.S. citizens are considering buying property in other countries because the lower cost of living, and there are many factors that they are concerned about, such as language barriers, quality of medical care(currently Costa Rica has an average life span several years longer than the United States), and safety concerns associated with being unfamiliar with the territory. However, Americans who purchase Costa Rica real estate do not seem to have nearly as many problems as in other countries and they can easily qualify for pensionado or rentista programs which favor U.S. retirees. In fact, Costa Rica is known as an excellent place for individuals to buy or rent Costa Rica real estate.
Many Americans discover a home away from home in Costa Rica. They buy or rent beautiful Costa Rica real estate so they can experience this exquisite country which is more affordable than most places in the world, especially the United States. Visitors can rent Costa Rica real estate that ranges from the basic amenities to luxury and elegant accommodations. There are prices to meet any budget. Whether people want short term lodging, extended stay accommodations, or they are relocating, Costa Rica real estate has something for everyone.
Costa Rica Real EstateCosta Rica is a place that will provide the opportunity for various thrills to be achieved on the water or in the diverse and beautiful terrain, yet it will also present situations of calm, peace, and if you desire it, luxury. Rough adventures are there to be had should you choose to take an eco-tour of the rainforest, a surfing lesson on a world class beach, or head underground to explore the depths of a cave. After such excursions, however, you may find yourself craving a good meal, a soft bed, and in general, a space to rest and nest. The abundance of vacationproperties in Costa Rica make experiencing the full holiday experience a sure thing, so take a closer look at going this route.

Many Americans choose to invest in Costa Rica real estate and have been selling for huge profits for years. To some people, this small country signifies beauty, peace, and money return. Whether you are a U.S. citizen looking to go on a family vacation, retirement location, or just a second home, Costa Rica real estate will fit everyone’s needs.
Costa Rica is known as a place for vacations, investments, and retirement. The people are friendly and the weather is outstanding. Therefore, Costa Rica real estate is a booming industry. It is a country where individuals can own or rent property and just sit back and enjoy the breath-taking scenery that Costa Rica real estate has to offer.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

How long does it take to find property in Costa Rica?

As long as you want. Personally the number one problem I find in searching for real estate in Costa Rica is that everyone is a real estate agent. Why? Because the country lacks a structured  real estate licensing program. This means that just about anyone can sell property. Not only that, if you want $300,000 for your property and they can get $350,000, you get $300,000 and the agent can keep the remaining $50,000.
Not really, because this becomes an incredible incentive to say just about anything to make a sale. Not good for most buyers.
On top of this, most sellers have 5-10 agents representing the same property. First one to sell wins! Again,another incentive to make a sale no matter what.
When buying a house, hire your own people. You may toy with the idea of using the seller's appraiser and home inspector, but ultimately do not choose to do so. No one likes spending money on something they could get for free. With that having been said, it is still in your best interests to hire your own workforce so that you have people that you can personally hold accountable. It could save you a ton of money later in life by knowing that you are getting an unfettered understanding of your potential investment.

Investing in real estate is always a risky situation. The housing bubble has finally popped, so house prices are at sane levels again. If you've always dreamed of owning a home, now is the time to buy. If you keep your property long enough, you are sure to gain a profit.

Do you now feel you are ready to buy a home? Hopefully, these tips will ease your concerns. Apply the suggestions that fit your circumstances to maximize your success. Purchasing real estate doesn't have to be frustrating or difficult. Think about how it feels to have a piece of property you can call your own. As you tour prospective properties, pay close attention to costs and choose wisely.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Buying Investment Property Costa Rica

Investing in property overseas can be a great way to boost your investment portfolio, and one of the hottest places to invest in property right now is Costa Rica. A beautiful land with the Pacific on one side and the Caribbean on the other, Costa Rica is an amazingly peaceful country with everything an investor could dream of, including coastal and mountain based properties, forest areas, prosperous urban developments, and farms. However, there are several things you need to know before you begin the process of buying real estate there. 

Costa Rica Real Estate Investment

Costa Rica is fast becoming the next property hot spot with international property investors eagerly anticipating a big property boom in the country. There are several factors that make Costa Rica such an attractive location for property investment. Firstly, with the slow down in the US economy due to the collapse of the sub prime mortgage lending industry, many US investors who would ordinarily make their money at home are looking abroad for safer markets with bigger potential profits.

Investing in Property Costa Rica

Costa Rica has several qualities that make it a promising place to invest in real estate. The climate and beautiful natural scenery which includes everything from rainforests to volcanoes to beaches ensures that tourism in Costa Rica looks set to remain a prosperous industry for the foreseeable future which drives up demand for property. However, despite it’s popularity as a tourist destination, Costa Rica is still relatively underdeveloped in many regions where property prices are still cheap. These are the best places to invest in cheap property as prices look set to rise in the future.

Costa Rica Property Investment

Aside from potentially very lucrative returns on investment, Costa Rica offers a great degree of safety, protection and peace of mind to foreign investors. This has largely been due to the liberal economic policies put in place by the government of Costa Rica making it a lot easier for foreigners to invest in property inside the country. Costa Rica is considered by many to be the strongest democracy in Central America with an independent judiciary ensuring the rights of investors. Unlike many other countries Costa Rica also allows 100% foreign ownership making it easy for US citizens buying investment property in Costa Rica.

Buying Property Costa Rica

When buying investment property in Costa Rica you should be mindful of a few things. Firstly, there is the question of property registration. Make sure the person you are buying the investment property from in Costa Rica is the undisputed legal owner of the real estate in the first place. The seller of your investment property should be able to produce the title deed as well as the plot map for the piece of real estate you are buying. Hiring the services of a property lawyer in Costa Rica will help greatly as they know exactly what documents need to be produced and can verify authenticity.

We have a longstanding small Costa Rica real estate business specializing in Costa Rica's southern pacific zone. We help you to see all that is available in the properties that fit your criteria and then helpwith making the land buying process secure and enjoyable. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Why buying property in Costa Rica is a good investment?

If you are thinking of buying property for second home, then you should consider buying property in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is very beautiful country of Central America and is situated just south of Nicaragua and north of Panama. This country possesses some of the beautiful beaches, wildlife, waterfalls, rain forests and numerous thundering rivers, and excellent lakes for windsurfing and boating. The prices of property are currently still inexpensive but rising rapidly.

In this article I would like to share some reasons answering the question that why buyingproperty in Costa Rica is a good investment? First one is property prices in Costa Rica real estate is rising. Investors that purchased a $30,000 property 15 years ago, now find their property is worth as much as $750,000. The prices have dramatically increased as Costa Rica has attracted more foreign buyers and tourists every year.

Second reason is buying property procedure. Buying property in Costa Rica Real Estate is easy. The Government encourages investors with no restrictions and foreigners are entitled to the same ownership rights as Costa Rican citizens. So buyers and investors prefer to invest in this area as buying rules and regulations are easy.

Another one is property in Costa Rica is inexpensive. Despite these huge property price rises, Costa Rica real estate is still cheap compared to other parts of USA. Prices for beachfront properties cost up to 70% less than other states of USA like Florida and Arizona. When buying a property in any area, you need to look at the infrastructure, which can improve an area’s value. Fortunately in recent years Costa Rica improved its infrastructure that will increase property prices in this area. A new freeway, a new marine and a new airport are three examples of changing and improving infrastructure which is good sign for Costa Rica real estate. So as a buyer you should consider location before buying property in any area.

Last one is Costa Rica real estate market is demand driven market. Buying property in Costa Rica will continue to be a sound investment as foreign buyers look for an affordable place to live with a great lifestyle.

American’s CIA declared that Costa Rica real estate is among the top 5 best real estate investments. The tax rates, investment terms and conditions and other property ownership laws are also very lenient and easy to follow.  Costa Rica land investment has seen average gains of 30% per year for 10 years and many investors in the right location have doubled or tripled their investments quickly and continue to do so. These are the some facts about Costa Rica real estate investment.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Baby Boomers Are Buying Real Estate And Retiring In Costa Rica

All About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is translates literally as “Rich Coast”. It is truly an incredible paradise. This country is the second smallest country in Central America. Costa Rica has national parks which are highly protected by Costa Rican authorities. Costa Rica is famous for its ecotourism. The country has a stunning variety of landscapes, micro climates, and flora and fauna, and nature lovers will not be disappointed by the superb wildlife viewing.

There are only two seasons in Costa Rica: the dry and the rainy. Both times of year are blessed with an abundance of sunshine, even in the rainy season, which primarily refers to having an afternoon shower. 

According to National Geographic, Costa Rica's Central Valley Area is purportedly one of the best climates in the world.

Even those who are fortunate enough to live in warm weather areas like Florida or Southern California, dislike their fast-paced lifestyles. Costa Rica really fits the bill for retiring Baby Boomers anyone who are sick of hustle and bustle and wants to live in a country with a more laid-back way of life. Costa Rica will remind you of the U.S. about 40 years ago when everything was unspoiled, unhurried and uncrowded.
Baby Boomers In Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a unique tropical retirement paradise which offers gentle breezes, stunning scenery with sun-soaked shores and beautiful beaches, spectacular mountains. tropical rainforests, seven active and 60 dormant volcanoes, mountain forests, 9,000 species of plants including 1,400 species of orchids, exotic animals and abundant national parks.

Costa Rica is conveniently nestled peacefully between the warm waters of the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean and offers Baby Boomers a wide variety of choices to retire. We can decide to retire in developed and undeveloped mountain areas or coastal properties, forests or ranches, city apartments or country cabins, beachfront condominiums or farms producing vanilla, pepper, coffee, orchids and lumber...even European-style castles are available to those with the means.

Costa Rica stands alone because it boasts the warmth and flavor of Mexico, without the anti-Americanism and fear of expropriations, the physical beauty of Guatemala without a large military presence and climate of fear, the sophistication and flavor of Brazil without the abject poverty or violent crime and more winter sunshine than Hawaii or Florida with fewer people.

Add to all this a peaceful democratic nation with this political stability and its friendly people who truly love and emulate Americans, it is easy to see why Costa Rica is a true paradise for retiring Baby Boomers.

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