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CRGAR becomes first officially bilingual national real estate association in Costa Rica
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CRGAR becomes first officially bilingual national real estate association in Costa Rica

Karl Kahler - March 20, 2017

This year, the Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors (CRGAR) will become Costa Rica’s first truly bilingual, national association of real estate professionals, offering communications, assemblies, events…

Is Costa Rica in a real estate bubble?
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Newsletter
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Is Costa Rica in a real estate bubble?

Ivo Henfling - September 12, 2016

Watching the many ads by Costa Rica real estate developers online and in magazines you find everywhere, it reminds me of the 2004-2007 real estate bubble in…

Will real estate licensing soon be mandatory in Costa Rica?
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Newsletter
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Will real estate licensing soon be mandatory in Costa Rica?

Ivo Henfling - May 20, 2016

In what could be a major change to real estate law in this country, the Costa Rican Chamber of Real Estate Brokers (CCCBR) is working on a…

Mel Gibson in real estate row over Guanacaste beach property
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Newsletter
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Mel Gibson in real estate row over Guanacaste beach property

Zach Dyer - May 19, 2016

One of Costa Rica’s most opulent private estates is in the middle of a real-estate row with local authorities over alleged building violations and allegations that its…

What’s behind the high-rise construction boom in Costa Rica
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Construction
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What’s behind the high-rise construction boom in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - May 9, 2016

High-rises like Latitude Los Yoses, a 25-story residential tower under construction in Los Yoses, are sprouting up all over the Central Valley. Between April 2014 and March…

Rent hikes capped, indexed to inflation under bill approved by lawmakers
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Newsletter
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Rent hikes capped, indexed to inflation under bill approved by lawmakers

L. Arias - March 30, 2016

The Legislative Assembly on Tuesday evening approved in a second and final round of debate a bill that sets a new calculation method for annual increases in…

Construction and Housing Expo will offer homes to the public
Construction
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Construction
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Construction and Housing Expo will offer homes to the public

Karl Kahler - February 15, 2016

Real estate developers and other trade professionals will be offering housing to the public for as little as $45,000 or as much as $1 million at the…

Tamarindo surf company Witch’s Rock acquires Pueblo Dorado hotel
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Business
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Tamarindo surf company Witch’s Rock acquires Pueblo Dorado hotel

Karl Kahler - October 2, 2015

Witch’s Rock Industries, which runs a popular surf camp, two restaurants and a brewery in Tamarindo, has significantly expanded its hospitality business with the acquisition last month of the 29-room Pueblo…

Bio Caribe plans to build homes from shipping containers
Bio Caribe
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Bio Caribe
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Bio Caribe plans to build homes from shipping containers

Karl Kahler - August 28, 2015

Edsart Besier doesn’t build ordinary houses. He has built houses around trees at his Tree House Lodge in Punta Uva, and he built his Crystal House out…

Your story here: Tell us about your experience
Living in Costa Rica
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Living in Costa Rica
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Your story here: Tell us about your experience

Karl Kahler - August 26, 2015

Do you have a compelling story to tell about your experience buying or selling real estate in Costa Rica? The Tico Times Real Estate section welcomes submissions…

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