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Building a House in Playa Hermosa Costa Rica? It is Easy or a Nightmare?
Well about a year ago after a good search Pam and I finally found a lot that we really liked to build our Costa Rican dream home on. We spent probably 2 months looking around the area and standing on a lot of properties until we finally decided on the Read More...
Playa Hermosa Costa Rica, Where is the rain for 2014?
Well it has been a long time since I wrote a blog here and I apologize about that, I am not making any excuses, although I might have some really good ones but I won’t. So you can call me lazy, you can call me not interested or whatever you want. Read More...
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...
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...
Johnny Rockets open first Costa Rica location!
Well it was inevitable that you just can’t get away from the fast food franchises, even here in Costa Rica. Now don’t get me wrong, I like a Burger King Whopper once every Blue moon and even Jonny Rockets is not a bad quick meal for on the Read More...
Is Dental Care in Guanacaste as good as all the hype about dental tourism!!
Well last week I woke up with a bit of a tooth ache, I haven’t had one of these in years. Being a bit hard headed, I thought it would just pass. Well stupid me, it did not. My normal dentist only works Tuesdays and Thursdays and I needed it to be Read More...
A Reality Check on Real Estate In the US
I was searching the Net today and came across this article that I thought I would share with those that read my blog. I have been asked many times in the last 6 months or so “has the market improved in Costa Rica and specifically in the Guanacaste Read More...
The First Real “Measurable” Rain in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste for 2013
Over the past few weeks you could tell the transition from dry to green season was upon us. The humidity was starting to build and the days were getting really hot. I know my plants have all been waiting for a mother nature watering verses what I do for Read More...
Get 20 points in Traffic Violations and Lose your Costa Rica License for 1 year
A new system of points for wayward motorists went into effect this past Friday, six months after the new and hotly debated traffic law finally went into effect. Now drivers can lose their license with 20 points instead of the 50 that was under the previous Read More...
Costa Rica to Offer Cleaner, Cheaper Energy through Private Wind Farms and Hydrolytic Plants
It is no secret that in Costa Rica during the dry season (December through April) there has been a past history of energy shortages do to the majority (95%) of the countries energy coming from wind and hydroelectric sources. Well the Costa Rican Electricity Read More...
How to Ship a Car to Costa Rica and what expect
Hello from Playa Hermosa Guanacaste, Over the past few years a lot of people asked me “Is it worth shipping my car to Costa Rica”? Well the answer is not an easy Yes or No. So I am going to tell you about our experience with shipping a car Read More...
Costa Rica, Playa Hermosa Guanacaste. Taking Care of your Pets when Living In Costa Rica
Hello from Playa Hermosa Guanacaste, Yesterday was a day dedicated to my four loving and wild and crazy kids. Well if you asked them they would have said “Oh no we have to go to the Vet, Run hide don’t let mom and dad catch you” You Read More...
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