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San José, Costa Rica – Downtown – Urban Planning Reform

The project to regenerate downtown San Jose, Costa Rica has another weapon at its disposal to help it reach its goal: the implementation of the reform to the Urban Plan of San Jose, that was approved by the city council and put in force on Aug. 1 2005

Costa Rica Real Estate Investments – Parking Lots

New parking lots are not allowed to hold more than 200 vehicles or be larger than 3,000 square meters. Average lots have 30-50 spaces. Laws require a permit for the lot from City Hall.

Costa Rica Real Estate – Hot Zone

As has occurred in many other regions of the world, the reason for the accelerated growth in Costa Rica real estate is due to the opening, or more accurately put, the use of an International Airport, specifically the Liberia International Airport.

Costa Rica Landslides – Watch Out!

There are about 1,400 locations with landslide problems in Costa Rica.
If you plan to buy land, you should be aware of the areas that are especially prone to landslides or unstable underground, such as …

Costa Rica Alternative Homes – Log Homes

Construction options and house styles are as varied as the plot of land you choose and Costa Rica is no exception. I’m always interested in housing designs, especially if they are a bit unusual and individualistic

Costa Rica Real Estate – What Are ‘Gringo’s’ Buying?

We asked Scott MacDougall if he would give us a brief description of the different types of Costa Rica real estate that are most popular with North Americans and Europeans

Costa Rica Real Estate – Get Your Wiring In Order.

Seven months have passed since the new Electricity Code Regulations were published, but only now in June have they come into force. They will control all electric cable installations in new construction throughout the country.

Costa Rica Vacation Home – Build Your Own

Taking into consideration the distance, the quality of the workmanship and the available technology at the time of building, building a Costa Rica vacation home requires careful consideration about climate, topography, your own specific needs and the surrounding landscape…

Costa Rica Real Estate – Fire Regulations.

They want coherent norms when it comes to human security against fires in buildings and to reevaluate the regulation on human security and protection against fires published in January.

Costa Rica Real Estate – Mistakes To Avoid

Do NOT assume that things operate the same way in Costa Rica real estate as they do with real estate in North America. Whatever Costa Rica property you are considering – Make sure you do survey the property. You must ensure the building/home is inspected by an expert in Costa Rica real estate. Do NOT […]

Down Payments – To “Tie Down” Your Home in Costa Rica

These days, offers abound on Costa Rica real estate for local buyers with promises that the house of their dreams is theirs for a down payment of 15-20% of the total value. Not bad, right?

Investing – Beware You’re Not the Sheep that’s Fleeced!

Let’s face it, we all want to make the big hit, win the lottery, ring the bell once in our lives and create for ourselves the opportunity to retire with a wad of money hidden safely away in some offshore retreat.

Costa Rica Real Estate Rentals – 99 Years?

The problem arising from these contracts is that you are tied to them for periods that you will never live to see expire and since these rights are often granted as personal deeds of ownership, the rights and obligations pertaining to the contract also die with the death of one of the parties.

Buying or Building a House in Costa Rica is Different

Costa Rica Real Estate – Buying or Building a House in Costa Rica is Different … Having said that – should you buy? Absolutely! If you have a serious interest or have definitely already decided to invest in Costa Rica real estate, go ahead and do it! Costa Rica is a remarkably beautiful country. The […]

Alternative Homes – Container Homes

New on the Costa Rican real estate market are container conversions. I found William Alpizar completely by chance when I spotted the model house of a single container at Santa Ana, just west of San Jose.