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Guanacaste, Costa Rica by Joseph Emanuelli

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Costa Rica Property a Sellers’ Biggest Mistake
As a professional real estate broker here in Costa Rica, I come across some crazy stuff and sellers that sometimes are very unrealistic. This happens to brokers worldwide as well but it seems to be a recurring theme here. Let me give you some back ground Read More...
The rains may have finally come to end in Guanacaste!
Well this past week we had a passing thunderstorm that lasted about 20 minutes in Playa Hermosa. A total of .2 of an inch was recorded and I feel this will be the last measurable rain this season. The total amount received was 54.8 inches of rain this Read More...
Lot / Land For Sale in Playa Hermosa
Ready to Build on • lot / land - $200,000 USD - reduced from 325,000 Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste - Fantastic ocean views and sunsets abound from this centrally located lot in the heart of Playa Hermosa Guanacaste. This very easily built upon lot already 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...
2 Story For Sale in Playa Ocotal
Great Ocean Views • 2,500 sq. ft., 4 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story - $435,000 USD - Below Seller's Cost Playa Ocotal, Ocotal - Wake up every morning to these views. Just walk out from the first floor Master Suite and take a dip in the infinity edge pool Read More...
Commercial For Sale in Playas Del Coco
Just Listed Turnkey Ready • 1,600 sq. ft. commercial - $600,000 USD Playas Del Coco, Guanacaste - Looking to start a new life and a new Business? Most places you may have looked at needed lots of work or did not have all their permits and licenses, Read More...
3 Story For Sale in Playa Panama
New Construction Turnkey Ready • 2,600 sq. ft., 3 bath, 3 bdrm 3 story - $559,000 USD Playa Panama, Guanacaste - Just think how fantastic it would be to wake up in the morning and have this view!! Now is your opportunity to own your own piece of Read More...
Happy Independence Day Costa Rica!
This Sunday, Septemebr 15 th is Independence Day in Costa Rica. Costa Rica along with Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, all received their independence by signed “La Acta de Independencia,” which asserted their freedom from the 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...
Playa Hermosa Rainy Season so far not that bad!
Last year I had started doing the daily weather and realized I must have been nuts to take that on, so I have been just doing some month updates of the rain amount we have received so far this year. As of yesterday September 4, 2013, I have measured a 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...
Are you breaking the Law in Costa Rica,
I found this great article in the Tico Times on line paper and thought I would share it with you. If you happen to own a property in Costa Rica and you rent it out when you are not here, are you abiding by the law and collecting the 13% hospitality tax? Read More...
Half Way Done with the Rainy Reason!
Well I have been pretty lax with writing about the weather, been busy, but I still record the rain fall we received here in Playa Hermosa as this hobby of mine will never end. As you may or may not know the rainy season can start sometime in late April 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’s little Summer, Should be here soon in Guanacaste
Every year here in the Papagayo region of Guanacaste we experience what the locals call “veranillo” or little summer. Even though it is the middle of the rainy season, Guanacaste usually experiences a short mid-year mini-dry season in July Read More...
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