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Costa Rica launches new green building certification
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Money Matters
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Costa Rica launches new green building certification

Jill Replogle - May 15, 2015

Costa Rica is celebrated around the world for its “green,” pro-environment image. This week, the Green Building Council of Costa Rica is helping to launch a new…

Project ONE residential building to help convert San José architecture into ‘art’
Condo
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Condo
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Project ONE residential building to help convert San José architecture into ‘art’

David Boddiger - February 1, 2015

  Most know Jenga as a party game involving shoddy construction at a miniature scale that is accompanied by shrieking as the pieces inevitably come to a…

Meet Costa Rica’s first hotel made from shipping containers
Construction
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Construction
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Meet Costa Rica’s first hotel made from shipping containers

David Boddiger - January 2, 2015

  If the commercials and hype are to be believed, Costa Rica has an eco-friendly reputation to maintain. This, hypothetically, should stem from all aspects of society,…

Costa Rica to be featured in HGTV’s ‘Beachfront Bargain Hunt’
Real Estate News
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Real Estate News
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Costa Rica to be featured in HGTV’s ‘Beachfront Bargain Hunt’

David Boddiger - December 27, 2014

  Rebecca Clower is no stranger to reality television. The expat realtor and owner of Blue Water Properties of Costa Rica was featured on “House Hunters International”…

Slowdown in construction sector continues in Costa Rica
Construction
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Construction
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Slowdown in construction sector continues in Costa Rica

David Boddiger - November 26, 2014

Recent data released by the Costa Rican Construction Chamber (CCC) reflect relatively slow growth from October 2013 to September 2014. The CCC report suggests that both public…

Costa Rica criticized for lack of oversight of money laundering in the real estate sector
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Money Matters
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Costa Rica criticized for lack of oversight of money laundering in the real estate sector

David Boddiger - November 13, 2014

  The global monitoring organization Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is currently conducting an evaluation of money laundering activities associated with drug trafficking in Costa Rica. They…

Shipping container house turns cargo into casa
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Building a Home
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Shipping container house turns cargo into casa

David Boddiger - November 4, 2014

Not everyone looks at a shipping container and thinks, “I’d like to live in one of those.” But Dave and Shannon Playfair are no ordinary folks: They…

The Tico Times announces alliance with Costa Rican Chamber of Realtors
Real Estate Agent
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Real Estate Agent
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The Tico Times announces alliance with Costa Rican Chamber of Realtors

David Boddiger - November 4, 2014

  This story was originally published in our news section on Oct. 28.  In ongoing efforts to develop new products and services for readers both in Costa Rica and…

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