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The 19-step Costa Rica real estate guide for foreign buyers

Ivo Henfling - January 14, 2016

Can a foreigner purchase and own Costa Rica real estate? Do you need a partnership with a citizen? Should you purchase property in Costa Rica through an…

Buying property in Costa Rica: Quieting the internal dialogue
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Advice
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Buying property in Costa Rica: Quieting the internal dialogue

Karl Kahler - December 24, 2015

When I am first contacted by people interested in buying property in Costa Rica, we talk about what it is they want. What are they looking for in…

Christmas holidays in Costa Rica: 12 tips to keep your home secure
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Christmas holidays in Costa Rica: 12 tips to keep your home secure

Ivo Henfling - December 22, 2015

The Christmas holidays are approaching, and for some they already started. While it is always important to keep your home secure, during the Christmas holidays in Costa…

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8 reasons why your property in Costa Rica has not sold in 7 years

Ivo Henfling - November 9, 2015

A home-seller recently sent me an email saying, “Could you please list my property in Costa Rica? I need to sell and move on, but it’s been…

How to buy Costa Rican property without an MLS
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Advice
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How to buy Costa Rican property without an MLS

Karl Kahler - November 3, 2015

You are interested in buying a property in Costa Rica. You’re familiar with how this is done in your homeland. How does one go about this in…

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25 mortgage tips Costa Rican home buyers must be aware of

Ivo Henfling - October 20, 2015

When you walk into a new condo development, the attending sales people will make the purchase of your condo sound so easy to you, especially if you’re…

Buying a bar in Costa Rica: Be ‘patient but persistent’
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Business
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Buying a bar in Costa Rica: Be ‘patient but persistent’

Karl Kahler - October 12, 2015

OROSI, Cartago — You’ve found the perfect place to retire in Costa Rica, with a ramshackle neighborhood bar where you spend much of your time hanging out.…

If building in Costa Rica, know your water rights before you buy
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Advice
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If building in Costa Rica, know your water rights before you buy

Karl Kahler - October 3, 2015

It’s a bit strange that if you’re interested in buying property in Costa Rica — renowned for copious rainfall, roaring rivers, whitewater rafting and waterfalls — one…

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How to register your property title after the purchase

Ivo Henfling - September 25, 2015

Imagine that you just closed on the purchase of your property in Costa Rica, you have paid your closing attorney his fees and transfer taxes, the bank…

Expat Living
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Male vs. female buyers of Costa Rican real estate

Ivo Henfling - September 2, 2015

A consumer outlook survey by a large U.S. real estate franchise noted that while men tend to position themselves as more responsible for the financial aspects of…

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