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22 Costa Rica vacation home features you cannot do without

You’re done sleeping around, and you’re ready to commit. You’re going to buy a vacation home in Costa Rica. So what's on your wish list?

22 ways a real estate closing can drive you crazy

Whether you're buying or selling, here are 22 deal-breaking missteps to avoid during a real estate closing in Costa Rica.

Is qualifying a Costa Rica property buyer possible?

A reader named Rafa asked last week in a comment on an article why agents do not qualify real estate buyers. Is qualifying a Costa...

What is an easement and how can it affect the value of a property in Costa Rica?

If you’re looking to buy property in Costa Rica, you need to know if there are any easements associated with it, and to consider how they will affect the property value.

Will U.S. election outcome drive people to Costa Rica?

It's a refrain you'll hear from Trump and Clinton supporters alike: If the other candidate wins, they're moving to Costa Rica.

How to remodel your kitchen in Costa Rica

Whether you're looking to buy or already own a house in Costa Rica, the kitchen may leave something to be desired. But remodeling it may be easier and cheaper than you think.
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Guatemala Issues Historic Apology for Black Market Adoptions

Guatemala's president on Friday offered an official apology to one of the many families whose children were taken away and adopted abroad in a...

Central American Countries Declare Emergency as Dengue Deaths Rise

A hundred people have died this year from a dengue outbreak in Central America, where the most affected country is Guatemala, with half of...

Maritime Patrols Intensify as Panama Tightens Border Control

Panama reinforced maritime surveillance on Thursday, after closing some passages in the Darién jungle to control the arrival of migrants traveling to the United...