Costa Rica Real Estate Investing – Famous ‘Maverick’ Real Estate Author Interviews Scott Oliver – Founder of

Yes I know I’m no Donald Trump but must admit to being flattered that the author who has interviewed some of the world’s most successful mega-billionaire real estate investors including Donald Trump, Sam Zell and Melvin Simon asked to interview me – Scott Oliver – about investing in Costa Rica real estate.

Steve Bergsman has been a freelance journalist and real estate columnist for the past two decades. His news stories have appeared in over 100 newspapers, magazines, newsletters and wire services around the globe.

Outlets that have published articles by Steve Bergsman include: New York Times, Barron’s Magazine, Wall Street Journal Sunday, Forbes, The Australian, Reuters News Service, Copley News Service, Black Enterprise, Phoenix Magazine and Chief Executive.

Among the many real estate and finance magazines that regularly carry the Steve’s byline: Real Estate Portfolio, National Real Estate Investor, Mortgage Banking, Retail Traffic, Professional Report, Urban Land, Multifamily Trends, Lodging, Area Development, Plan (Pension) Sponsor, Institutional Investor, US Banker and Property Protection Report.

His first book, “Maverick Real Estate Investing: The Art of Buying and Selling Properties Like Trump, Zell, Simon & The World’s Greatest Land Owners,” was published by John Wiley & Sons in 2004. It was an Internet bestseller.

“I have been reading Steve Bergsman’s insightful real estate reporting and commentary for over a decade. He is one of the best real estate writers in America, as evidenced by his captivating analysis in Maverick Real Estate Investing, where he melds personalities and investing principles into a very good read.” Jonathan L. Kempner. President and Chief Executive Officer. Mortgage Bankers Association

Bergsman’s second book, “Maverick Real Estate Financing: The Art of Raising Capital and Owning Properties Like Ross, Sanders, and Carey,” was published by John Wiley & Sons in 2006.

Steve was asking me about the most important things to bear in mind when buying real estate in Costa Rica. What the unwary buyer should be aware of, the problems of buying ocean front real estate, could US citizens really have full legal ownership of property here (yes) and were the concerns about squatters in Costa Rica legitimate concerns?

Steve and I enjoyed a good lunch, a great conversation and we wish him every success with his new book…

Written by Scott Oliver, author of How To Buy Costa Rica Real Estate Without Losing Your Camisa and Costa Rica’s Guide To Making Money Offshore.

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