According to the annual ranking prepared by the Comptroller General of the Republic among 81 municipalities examined, eight of them located in rural areas recorded the greatest progress in its management in 2014.

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When Buying A Home in Costa Rica?

The score for each municipality assigns a maximum rating of 100 by the analysis based on 61 indicators grouped into five areas: institutional development and management, planning, public participation and accountability, environmental management, road management and management of social services.

Why Should This Be Important To You
When You Buy Your Home in Costa Rica?

Most of us prefer living in a home that is clean, secure and well managed.

We try to make sure that our own home is well maintained and we are not throwing our money away by unnecessarily spending too much on utilities and, surely the same thinking should apply to the overall geographical area in which we live.

The roads should be well maintained, area should be well cared for, parks should be clean and not dangerous so the children can play there and the parents don’t have to worry about their safety, the trash should be collected and the inhabitants – your neighbors – should be paying the taxes that they are obliged to pay.

Lastly, when you are in the market to sell your home, it will help tremendously when you when you can say that you live in an area that is located in one of the best managed municipalities in Costa Rica where real estate prices will more than likely appreciate much more than a municipality that is not well managed.

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Written by Scott Oliver, author of 1: How To Buy Costa Rica Real Estate Without Losing Your Camisa, 2: Costa Rica’s Guide To Making Money Offshore and 3. ¿Cómo Comprar Bienes Raíces en Costa Rica, Sin Perder Su Camisa?

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  • Fred Jackson at 11:28 pm

    Thanks, Scott, for the information about the rankings of the best municipalities in which to live. I own a piece of property up at Lake Arenal, out in the country near a little — and I do mean little — town called Tronadora. It is too small to be on this listing, but the next major town, where much of the governmental business is conducted, is TIlaran. And it is listed in the “D” category, which of course is discouraging. But, it is really helpful to know, now.
    I always appreciate the help you give to us “newsy”!
    Fred Jackson

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