Rebecca Clower lives near Playa Flamingo, North west Guanacaste with her two sons both born in Costa Rica, Kian (born in 2007) and Elijah (2010).

Becky is a dual citizen of Costa Rica and the USA and legally allowed to work as a Costa Rica Realtor and she covers the area from Playa Avellanas to Playa Potrero.

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She has been professionally involved with Costa Rica real estate since 2005 however, Becky has had an active license in Florida, USA since 2003, she has been a real estate investor since 2001 and a Costa Rica Realtor since 2006. She has knowledge in residential, commercial, and investment real estate.

  1. What sort of decline/increase have you see in the number of potential real estate buyers who have contacted you in the last six months in comparison to the previous year?

    I have actually seen an increase of about 15% over the previous year which is good news!

  2. How has the number of sales declined or risen in the last six months in comparison to the previous year?

    My numbers are up about 10% year to year.

  3. What is the easiest real estate sale for you in your area right now?

    Single family home sites.

  4. What would you say are the unique benefits of living in the Tamarindo area?

    We have access to great services (Automercado supermarket, banking, great medical, a variety of international restaurants, shops/boutiques, and also great private bilingual schools). In addition we have amazing beaches we are able to visit 365 days per year.

  5. Where do land prices stand now in your area in comparison with this time last year?

    They seem to be rather stable. I have not seen to much increase or decrease from year to year.

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  7. Where do finished home/condo prices stand now in your area in comparison with this time last year?

    Condo prices seem to be up about 5% from last year for most major condo complexes.

  8. What sort of real estate product is currently available in your area?

    Single family homesites, condos, homes, villas and even small farms/development parcels.

  9. What are you lacking? Single family homes.

    I would estimate that for every home we have available, there are 20 condos available. We lack affordable single family homes–especially with an ocean view.

  10. Is there an oversupply of any particular product?

    Land–both single family home-sites and farms.

  11. If you were a real estate investor looking to build and sell, what would you build?

    An ocean view home–without a doubt! Those are easy to sell and not as much competition as trying to sell an ocean view condo.

  12. Do you have any small hotels or B&B’s that are on the market for people hoping to buy one?

    Yes I do. I have a good one in Playa Grande steps from the beach that has a very good ROI and is priced at just over a million.

  13. Where are the best – already completed – opportunities right now in your area?

    Tamarindo, Flamingo, Conchal and Potrero beach areas.

  14. What business opportunities would you suggest are in your area for someone hoping to start a small business?

    Restaurants, B&B’s/Hotels, Children’s park (indoor park), boating/fishing.

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  16. Do you have any small businesses for sale? Could you please give us 2/3 examples?

    Yes I do. 1. Green Papapa-A well established restaurant rated in the top 10 on Trip Advisor for $395,000. Great ROI! 2. Another restaurant in Tamarindo with very impressive numbers. Priced at $590,000.

    I also have a thriving souvenir shop that nets over $100,000 per year and the asking price is only $299,000. That business is located in Tamarindo.

  17. You have two small children, could you please share with us why this is a great place to raise your children?

    I love the area for many reasons–my children grow up in a beautiful, somewhat rural setting which is safe and they are at the same time getting an amazing bilingual education at one of the local community schools called La Paz.

    My boys rarely get sick and are super active with sports and love the water. The families at the beach area great. They have a great group of friends. I can’t imagine being anywhere else!

  18. Please explain how good or bad the private schools are in your area and please also give specific examples of the costs of 2/3 different schools that expat children might go to?

    I think we have a few great choices in private education. My children attend La Paz which is a bilingual non-profit private school. Depending on what grade you are in, the tuition can run $3,750 – $7,000 per year.

    CRIA is an American school and the tuition is slightly higher than La Paz. Both La Paz and CRIA are located in Flamingo area. There is also Educarte which is located near Tamarindo. Their tuition is the least and ranges from $3,000 – $5,000 per year.

  19. Why should someone consider buying real estate in the Tamarindo area right now?

    It’s a GREAT time to buy. The area is growing rapidly and buyer confidence is back! We have many more families moving into the area to take advantage of the amazing bilingual education as well as investors wanting to be able to have a safe and beautiful place for a 2nd home or an investor wanted to simply rent out their condo or home for continued rental income and appreciation.


Please See Becky’s Most Recent Real Estate Listings In and Around the Tamarindo Area Below:

  1. Bargain One Bedroom Condo For Sale in Playa Langosta Only US$175,000
  2. Newly Remodeled 2/2 Home For Sale in Potrero, Costa Rica US$199,900 – Enjoy your own swimming pool or walk to the beach…
  3. Potrero Walk to the Beach Home For Sale Only $245,000. Located in Surfside Estates.
  4. Large, Great Value Potrero Home For Sale in Surfside Estates Where You Can Walk To The Beach Only US$389,000
  5. Spacious and Secure 4 Bedroom Ocean View Home For Sale in Pacific Heights, Potrero, Costa Rica US$795,000
  6. Best Ocean View Luxury Home For Sale in Playa Potrero, Costa Rica US$579,000. Your ‘Island in the Sky in the Pacific heights community.
  7. See all of Recommended Realtor Rebecca Clower’s listings here.

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica Real Estate Market Summary
For The First Six Months of 2016

Article/Property ID Number 5891

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There are 2 comments:

  • Sheila Stinson at 3:16 pm

    Hi Becky, is the b&b in Playa Grande still for sale?

    • luis torio at 10:53 pm

      Hi Shelia, If you would like to chat with Rebecca about buying a home, condo or land then please help us by using the simple form above.
      Thanks and Have a good day.

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