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Tax information returns extension deadline ends next week
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Business
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Tax information returns extension deadline ends next week

L. Arias - December 1, 2016

The deadline for filing informative tax returns has been extended from Nov. 30 to Dec. 5, and the Finance Ministry is advising taxpayers to do it on…

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

The Tico Times - 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…

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

The Tico Times - 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…

Don’t want to pay your condo fees? Do you want to keep your condo?
Foreclosures
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Foreclosures
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Don’t want to pay your condo fees? Do you want to keep your condo?

Karl Kahler - June 9, 2016

There’s a myth that it’s impossible to collect fees from delinquent condo owners in Costa Rica, and that if you don’t pay them, nothing will happen. In…

Advice
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Can the condo fee make home buyers in Costa Rica feel sick?

The Tico Times - April 21, 2016

Buying a condo in Costa Rica is easy, paying for it is not. If you are shopping around for a condo in Costa Rica, you might not…

What’s new this year in US expat taxes
Business
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Business
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What’s new this year in US expat taxes

Kaitlin M. Krozel - April 15, 2016

While it’s nearly impossible to master the U.S. tax code, you don’t need to be a guru on the subject to demonstrate to your friends how up-to-date…

Special home financing offered at Construction and Housing Expo this week
Money Matters
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Money Matters
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Special home financing offered at Construction and Housing Expo this week

Karl Kahler - February 19, 2016

Several financial institutions have announced their terms and conditions for financing options they are offering this week at the Construction and Housing Expo at the Pedregal Events Center in Belén,…

Expat Living
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Should you purchase your real estate in Costa Rica with stacks of cash?

The Tico Times - January 29, 2016

You probably heard that Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán got caught again. If you don’t know who El Chapo is, Univision will air a series later this year…

Costa Rica’s 10 most expensive homes for sale
For Sale
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For Sale
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Costa Rica’s 10 most expensive homes for sale

Karl Kahler - September 14, 2015

Looking to buy a house in Costa Rica? How many millions of dollars were you looking to spend? Or tens of millions? Here are the 10 most expensive homes…

Advice
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5 Costa Rica house-hunting pitfalls to avoid

The Tico Times - May 18, 2015

  Buying a new house is an emotional act as well as a business transaction, and it's not something you should do on an impulse. When you go…

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