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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...
Single Story For Sale in Playa Hermosa
Superior Construction SINGLE FLOOR PLAN • 3,059 sq. ft., 4 bath, 3 bdrm single story - $799,000 USD - Reduce By Almost Half Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste - This Spectacular Custom Built 1800 Ocean View Home is located in the resort style community of 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...
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...
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...
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...
Mothers’ Day in Costa Rica
Well today being August 15, here in Costa It is the official Dia de madre, or mothers’ day. Unlike in the US where it always falls on a Sunday in May, here in Costa Rica no matter what day of the week the 15th of August is it is Mother’s day. 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...
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...
Lot / Land For Sale in Coco Bay
Ocean Views Abound!!! • lot / land - $199,000 USD - Reduced from $270,000 Coco Bay, Playas Del Coco - 1735 Sq. Mt. Just under a Half Acre Paved Roads, 24/7 security Legal Water, Internet, Cable, All Underground Private Beach Club Professional Lighted Read More...
2 Story For Sale in Playa Hermosa
Proven Rental Producer • 6 bath, 6 bdrm 2 story - $735,000 USD - Substantially Reduced Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste - Casa del Viento is located in the luxury paradise of Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica just 20 minutes from the Liberia International Read More...
Price Reduced on 13 Villa Sol in Playa Hermosa
Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste - Announcing a price reduction on 13 Villa Sol, a 2,000 sq. ft., 3 bath, 3 bdrm single story. Now $225,000 USD - Reduced By $150,000.. Property information Read More...