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16 questions to ask your home inspector in Costa Rica
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16 questions to ask your home inspector in Costa Rica

Ivo Henfling - March 1, 2017

When making a formal offer on a property in Costa Rica, it is highly recommended that you get a complete home inspection. You want to ask the…

Is a $12,000 shipping container home your key to owning a vacation rental in Costa Rica?
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Is a $12,000 shipping container home your key to owning a vacation rental in Costa Rica?

The Tico Times - February 23, 2017

Buying a vacation home in Costa Rica and renting it out on Airbnb is an increasingly popular way to gain a home away from home and generate year-round…

Video: The role of the real estate agent in Costa Rica
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Video: The role of the real estate agent in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - February 17, 2017

Costa Rica has no licensing requirements for real estate agents, so literally anyone can be one. This is good for aspiring agents, but aspiring buyers should understood…

Having problems cashing your closing settlement check?
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Having problems cashing your closing settlement check?

Ivo Henfling - October 10, 2016

I recently received a phone call from a person with a serious problem: He had just sold his beachfront property in Costa Rica and received his closing…

Fun and free in Costa Rica: Art Walk at Avenida Escazú
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Fun and free in Costa Rica: Art Walk at Avenida Escazú

Ilana Long - October 5, 2016

(In this monthly column, schoolteacher and mom Ilana Long explores fun things to do in Costa Rica that cost absolutely nada.) As each weekend approaches, I like to…

Renting in Costa Rica: short-term vs. long-term
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Renting in Costa Rica: short-term vs. long-term

Ivo Henfling - September 5, 2016

You are surfing around on the web, looking for a rental in Costa Rica, but you have no idea what the rules are, how the system works…

How to remodel your kitchen in Costa Rica
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How to remodel your kitchen in Costa Rica

Karl Kahler - August 30, 2016

Don’t we all love to have an awesome kitchen in our home? Some people consider the kitchen the most important room in their house. When shopping for…

A hassle-free strategy to finding your first rental home in Costa Rica
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A hassle-free strategy to finding your first rental home in Costa Rica

Ivo Henfling - August 1, 2016

At 1 p.m. on a Sunday, I was having lunch with my wife and some friends when my phone rang. It was a call from Denver, Colorado.…

How to avoid being fleeced when buying property in Costa Rica
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How to avoid being fleeced when buying property in Costa Rica

Ivo Henfling - June 29, 2016

I’m sometimes surprised how easily some people walk away from their hard-earned savings when buying property in Costa Rica. Would you give $100K of your life savings…

20 essential details to make buying land in Costa Rica a rock-solid investment
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20 essential details to make buying land in Costa Rica a rock-solid investment

Ivo Henfling - May 6, 2016

Is buying land in Costa Rica really a rock-solid investment, as some real estate agents will tell you? Is it smart to put your hard-earned money into…

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