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Chase Bank Not allowing International wire Transfers!!!
I tend not to be an alarmist, there are a lot of conspiracy theorists in the world, and some of them are just plain crazy, but I feel it is important that I share this link with you only because the US main stream media does not cover real news any longer. Read More...
Costa Rica Beach Front Property Getting a Tax Break
Expats and Costa Ricans alike that have a concession property in the maritime zone (this is the area of beach front land starting from the 50 meter, or 54.68 yards, median high tide mark going inland 200 meters or 218.7 yards) may be getting a tax break. Read More...
Can I use My IRA or 401K to Purchase Real Estate?
Many people think about this all the time and for most it may just be a dream. But in reality dreams do come true if you use your wits and actually investigate all your options. Now you might be saying “I don’t have $150,000 in the bank to Read More...
Costa Rica electric rates going down?
I read this article this morning and thought I would be good to share with you, especially if you already own property here in Costa Rica or are thinking of purchasing. The nation's price regulating agency has submitted for public discussion big cuts Read More...
Gas Prices Going Up
I was reading the local papers after being in the US for a week, and completely out of touch with everything, I found an article about the price of gas and diesel going up in September here in Costa Rica. A lot of people get freaked out when they ask Read More...
Some New Scuttlebutt about the Marina Project in Playas del Coco
Yes many people were very excited years ago about the thought of having a marina in Playas Del Coco. The thoughts of many local fishermen were, “Great I don’t have to drive to Sardinal with 5, 10 gallon containers to fill up with gas and then Read More...
Bank Fraud in Costa Rica
I am going to tell you about a personal thing that happened to me. Over the past few years you may have read about how the Costa Rica bank system was real loosey goosey and you had to be real careful as there were reports of people within the banks actually Read More...
Costa Rica, Playa Hermosa Guanacaste. How Do I use my IRA to Purchase in Costa Rica?
Hello from Playa Hermosa, Today is just a beautiful day in Playa Hermosa. The sun is shining, there is a light breeze and the temperatures are in the mid 80’s. God I love living here. Sorry I just had to write it!! This past week I had the great Read More...
Single Story For Sale in Playa Hermosa
Walk to the Beach • 2,000 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bdrm single story - $375,000 USD - Below Owners Cost Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste - The perfect home just blocks from the beach. Wake up to the sounds of the ocean and the monkeys in the tress while the song Read More...
Costa Rica ranked fifth favorite country for U.S., Canadian retirees
Hello from Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, It is just another perfect day, weather speaking, in the area. I was trolling to local on line newspapers and came across this article that I had to copy and paste and post here. Now most you know that I make a living Read More...
Costa Rica, Playa Hermosa Guanacaste. How to Rent Your Vacation Home for $$
Hello from Sunny Playa Hermosa, I have to start off this post by saying the weather has been just fantastic the past frew weeks, the high temps have been between the mid-80’s and low- 90’s with a breeze and hardly a cloud in the sky. As I Read More...
Market Update Dec.’12. It has been Busy!! Playa Hermosa seeing an upswing in buyers!
Hello from Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste. As usual for this time of the year, the weather has been absolutely perfect, high temperatures in the mid- 80’ sunny and a lite breeze, the nights have been crystal clear with stars shining like a Christmas Read More...
Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Deadline to pay Costa Rica income tax is next Monday.
Hello from “chilly” Peoria, AZ. Yes I am still in the states and for me 50 0 F is cold. I can’t wait to get back to that warm 88 O F that I am used to. Anyway in Costa Rica it is time to file your personal income tax if you worked here Read More...
Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Getting a Costa Rica bank account.
Hello from Peoria AZ. Yes I wrote that right, I am in the US for a couple of days visiting my parents. It is great to spend time with them but I already miss the tropics and the slower life style and less hectic pace. I was checking emails and I received Read More...
Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Information you can use! December 1, 2012
Hello from sunny Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste Costa Rica, Every month, I scour the English and Spanish local newspapers for information that I feel is important for potential prospects, retirees and vacationers to know about. I write about the good and the Read More...
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