The printed version of this book was the first comprehensive book about Costa Rica real estate available on Amazon.com
How To Buy Costa Rica Real Estate Without Losing Your Camisa was written by Scott Oliver with the help of dozens of Costa Rica real estate experts and attorneys who have helped give advice to the 25,000 VIP Members of the WeLoveCostaRica.com family.
What Will This E-Book Do For You?
This is a comprehensive 99 page English-language guide to buying Costa Rica real estate.
When you search for suitable Costa Rica real estate, whether it is to be your home to live in or, purely as an investment, you need to be informed about the challenges of Costa Rica real estate:
- Contrary to what some people may have told you, there is no Multiple Listing Service! Trying to establish the ‘value’ of real estate is difficult.
- Half the population of Costa Rica call themselves real estate ‘brokers’ because anybody can freely call themselves a ‘broker’. They do not need any qualifications, training or experience to try and sell you real estate.
- An organization of real estate brokers does exist; however, few people belong to it and nobody is regulating the majority of these people!
- The laws governing Costa Rica real estate are based on Napoleonic Laws and are different from Common Laws as they are in the US and Canada.
What this means for you is that when you search for Costa Rica real estate – which may be one of the biggest investments of your life – more than likely, you may be listening to ‘expert’ advice coming from someone with zero qualifications or training in real estate, who is trying very hard to earn a sales commission selling you a property that could be overpriced.
If this sounds like a recipe for disaster to you, it can be!
So What Can You Do?
More so than in the regulated first world, here you must do your homework and only hire trained, qualified and experienced real estate and legal professionals.
In publishing “How To Buy Costa Rica Real Estate Without Losing Your Camisa”, I do not claim to know everything about Costa Rica real estate. Nobody is that smart however, I do know where to find the best people.
My area of expertise since 1987 has been international investing. During that time, my international clients have invested hundreds of millions of dollars, safely, privately, profitably and tax-free in a handful of exclusive international hedge funds.
With ten year’s experience on Wall Street plus over ten years working internationally, I work for a few of the wealthiest people in Costa Rica. This has given me access to many experts that you would never be able to find even if you lived here.
Why Is This Important to You?
It’s important because wealthy people demand and expect the best advice that money can buy. It’s my job to ensure my clients are given that advice from the most qualified experts available. I have personally hunted down dozens of the top experts to help my clients achieve their investment goals both with real estate and other investments.
Even living here, it has taken me over twelve years to find the small group of truly expert Costa Rica real estate professionals with whom my investment clients work. Imagine how difficult it would be for you to find the qualified professionals you need when you don’t live here.
That’s Why We Are Here To Help.
If you are seriously interested in buying Costa Rica real estate as an investment or as a place to live and enjoy a secure, stress-free and affordable lifestyle then you’ve come to the right place.
I am not going to beat around the bush on this point! Buying real estate in Costa Rica or anywhere in Central America, without doing your homework or, working with the wrong people – could turn out to be a very expensive “learning experience.”
The goal in writing this unique book is to help educate and protect you; to provide you with objective, non-commercial information from proven experts so that when you buy Costa Rica real estate, it’s not just a wonderful home but also a very profitable investment.
Here’s what you will find included inside How To Buy Costa Rica Real Estate Without Losing Your Camisa (Shirt)
- Finding A Real Estate Broker
- The Purchase Process
- Financing Your Purchase
- Buying Ready Made
- Bed And Breakfast Business
- Life On The Beach
- Home Insurance
- Liens, Encumbrances And Other Bugs That Can Bite
- Squatters – Just Whose Land Is This?
- Costa Rica Real Estate – One Success Story Tells It All
- Top Ten Countdown – Why I Love Living In Costa Rica
- Appendix I Glossary of Terms: Spanish – English
- Appendix II How to Understand the Classifieds
- For Investors Living in Costa Rica
Acclaim For The Author
“With his new book, How To Buy Costa Rica Real Estate Without Losing Your Camisa, I am confident that Scott’s dedication to doing what’s best for his clients will be invaluable in helping anyone who has a serious interest in Costa Rica real estate investments. If you are thinking of buying Costa Rica real estate, I have just three words of advice for you, “Listen to him!” By Sr. Federico Carrillo, Former Minister of Finance for Costa Rica.
“I am pleased to recommend How To Buy Costa Rica Real Estate Without Losing Your Camisa written by Scott Oliver. I have known Scott for some years now and he has been thorough in his research of Costa Rican real estate issues. His concern about the lack of information for real estate purchasers in Costa Rica prompted him to write this unique book, which will educate and protect people who wish to purchase real estate in Costa Rica.” By Attorney Roger A. Petersen, author of ‘The Legal Guide To Costa Rica’.
“The advice in this book could save you
A thousand times more than the purchase price…”
Dave Reynolds, Brooklyn. NY
“Even if you are only remotely interested in buying, renting or investing in Costa Rica real estate, this is a must-read book. If you are serious about it, this book will become your bible!” Kevin C. Myers, author of the best-selling real estate book, Buy It, Fix It, Sell It – Profit!
“Oliver offers a wealth of information that would cost newcomers – especially the non-Spanish speaking variety – considerable time, money, and frustration to find on their own.” Heather Wisner, Costa Rica Outdoors magazine.
“It’s a must-read for people who have a serious interest in real-estate investments in the country.” Ann Antkiw, The Tico Times newspaper.
“A huge help in deciding where to put your real estate dollar is Scott Oliver’s How to Buy Costa Rica Real Estate Without Losing Your Camisa. When buying property in this foreign country, where laws and procedures are different, Scott’s an excellent guide.” Frank Kaiser, Suddenly Senior.
“I wanted to let you know that I have read your book. Many of the chapters several times and truly want to tell you that it is the gospel on Costa Rica real estate as far as I am concerned. I have traveled and lived all over this planet for the past 15 yrs, but I have yet to read a book that is as informative, without bias.” Seth Becker, Arkansas. USA
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Written by Scott Oliver who is the author of 1: How To Buy Costa Rica Real Estate Without Losing Your Camisa (Shirt), 2: Costa Rica’s Guide To Making Money Offshore and 3. Cómo Comprar Bienes Raices en Costa Rica, Sin Perder Su Camisa?
Scott is also the founder of WeLoveCostaRica.com where you will find 4,000+ unique articles about retirement in Costa Rica, see the biographies and choose your trusted, English speaking and reference-checked Realtor, download valuable EBooks, dozens of useful reports, enjoy hundreds of online videos, review quality properties for sale and, you’ll discover how many of our 25,000+ VIP Members – people just like you – have created satisfying new lives for themselves living in Costa Rica.