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Americans Living in Costa Rica – Christy and Kevin Carpenter

Christy and Kevin Carpenter are Americans Living in Costa Rica. They relocated to Costa Rica in July, 2006, from Phoenix, Arizona. The family of five includes daughters Lauren (7) and Hailey (3), and their Dalmatian. Brought here due to Kevin’s job in the field of computer technology, they hoped to find in Costa Rica a slower pace of life, which they did, Christy says, to a certain extent.

The Cost of Living in Costa Rica. Forget Beverly Hills, give me my Little House on the Prairie!

I remember one conversation well because a lady from Florida was complaining about the prices of some of her favourite, brand names foodstuffs were much higher here than they are in Florida.

Tibetan Thangas in Costa Rica – A Danish man living in Costa Rica.

In January 1966, a young man from Denmark left his little country with just one thought on his mind, to learn about the Buddhist philosophy and to study the painting of Tibetan Thangas.

Smart Canadians Buying Costa Rica Real Estate With Their RRSP

Much has been written about the use by our American cousins of their IRA funds to purchase foreign real estate investments in Costa Rica and elsewhere. As it turns-out, Canadians have an equal, if not more envious option, using their RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan) portfolio.

Building Your Own Home – What about the roof?

The roof is extremely important when you want to build a house in the tropics. Some people worry first about the humidity inside the house coming from below (floors and lower side of the walls), some care about exterior wall maintenance (cost and how often a product needs to be applied), or some complain about excessive sun going into the rooms and over heating the house.

www.CostaRicaBirdWatcher.com is for sale

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www.CostaRicaBird.com is for sale

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www.CostaRicaBirder.com is for sale

www.CostaRicaBirder.com is for sale – Choosing the right domain name is an extremely important part of designing your website and building your business Everyone understands that acquiring an appropriate domain name is a very important step in building a successful online presence: Finding the right website name means your customers can easily remember and find […]

Retirement in Costa Rica – Free video interviews with Scott Oliver.

Peter asked me about the reasons I love living in Costa Rica and in the first video we touched on the wonderful climate, the people of Costa Rica – the Ticos – and the cost of living.

Investors – Time for extreme caution!

“If you’re not already thinking in survival mode, get there fast and, wherever you are, we all need to make sure we have a well stocked and secure refuge preferably away from the maddening crowd where we can at least try to ride out the long, very dangerous storm that lies ahead.”

Parrita Problems – Higher than normal tides cause serious erosion

Last week was a troubling time for many of the poor Costa Rican families who live on the Pacific coast near Parrita. With unusually high tides of up to 10 feet in the Pacific zone we have seen some serious erosion on the beaches in this area.

Costa Rica Realtors – Make sure you keep it local!

Many people are probably aware that most Realtors typically specialize in working with a type of property (commercial, residential or land, etc.), but more importantly a good Realtor will focus on covering a specific area and becoming an expert on that area. In many cases serious purchasers know the general area where they want to be and want a Realtor who knows the area inside and out.

Maybe It’s Because I Killed Her Husband …

Maybe it’s because I accidentally killed her husband that she just laid down in her soft, comfortable bed and died of a broken heart or, perhaps it was the stress of losing her mate that meant she could not go on living and decided to simply stop breathing…

How To Build An Affordable Home In Costa Rica – Steel structure and drywall system.

Steel offers a clean efficient and rapid construction method that reduces the impact of building activities on the environment. Less noise, less dust and shortens construction periods.

Time To Lower Your Costa Rica Mortgage Interest Rate

Even though Costa Rica mortgage rates and commissions still vary widely at this time, the fact that the banks are becoming more aggressive and certainly more competitive than they used to be can only be good for real estate buyers in Costa Rica.