Carol- Jaco Property Owner
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I’ve been answering a lot of questions in my blog about Jaco, Costa Rica, but haven’t yet answered the most frequently asked question of all….”what’s the real estate market like in Jaco?”. First of all, we’ve been blessed by not having a lot of “over-mortgaged” properties and foreclosures here in the Jaco Beach area. Secondly, as buyers have come to realize, the global economic meltdown has had a lesser effect here in Costa Rica than in lots of other places. They are buying now rather than waiting for the prices to rise. Some sellers have priced their properties rather high, and they will wait for an unknowledgeable buyer with an unscrupulous real estate agent to pay “above market” prices. They will probably be on the current market for a long while.
People walk into our REMAX office every day and ask “where are the hot buys?”, or “what are your fire sale deals? When sellers are serious, their property usually attracts serious buyers and we schedule a closing date.
Currently, there are some “great buys” in the Jaco area…from beachfront condos to rainforest retreats to small ranches to typical housing. We even have a gorgeous estate-like home, that features the most panoramic ocean views I’ve ever seen, and contains just about every amenity necessary for the discriminating buyer. Bring your toothbrush and your fire extinguisher…this property is “fire sale” priced at $550,000 and comes fully furnished.
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by Hannah Rico Fletcher, Jaco Beach Costa Rica
In May 2012, the American coffee shop chain will be opening it’s first location in Costa Rica. The Pan American Coffee Corporation entered the Central American region last August starting in El Salvador. They have since also opened six locations in Guatemala. Much to the excitement of both locals and visitors, Costa Rica is next in line.
It is great to see strong companies like this moving into our area. It even crosses an item off my list of “things I miss from the United States”. Starbucks was one of my favorite locations to spend time with friends and/or read a book with a cup of Costa Rican coffee and cranberry scone.
We are still waiting for the exact location but I would bet on the Escazú area of San Jose. Beyond that our hope is that Jaco Beach would be next in line. It is, after all, the most visited beach town in the country.
For more information on the current real estate market contact us.
by Hannah Rico Fletcher with REMAX Oceanside Jaco Beach, Costa Rica
Today I am going to show you a little bit more of the amenities offered in this beautiful gated community starting with the marina. This full service international marina is located in the heart of the Los Suenos community which is just over 1,100 acres. It is the port for many luxury boats and yachts with 300 slips. Costa Rica is known for its world class deep sea fishing drawing tourists and investors alike looking for a vacation home in the tropics.
Within the Los Suenos Resort gates you will also find every service and amenity imaginable. Visit the five star Marriott hotel with its own fitness, tennis club, and spa. Try your luck at the casino. Take a walk through the 600 acre rainforest reserve or relax at the exclusive Beach Club.
If you are a golfer you will not want to miss the breathtaking 18-hole championship golf course designed by Ted Robinson Jr. Or my favorite would have to been the great selection of restaurants which will help to keep you out of the kitchen. Many of them are located in the charming Marina Village along with other specialty shops.
Whatever your preference is, if you are looking for luxury real estate in Costa Rica, this gated community is a must see with over 500 extravagant residences including ready to build lots, single family homes and condos starting just under $300k.
I hope you enjoyed our tour of our little piece of paradise. For more information contact me.
2643-4005 Costa Rica
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Office Title: Owner / Broker
Phone: 011 506 8898 4783
Phone (toll free): 1 800 991 7073
Ken Schaafsma former broker at Oceanside Realty in Jaco. Ken brings over 20 years of real estate experience from both the US and Costa Rica. Ken is a charter member of the Jaco and Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce, NAR (National Association of Realtors), CRGAR (Costa Rica Association of Realtors), Costa Rica MLS & TierraMax MLS.
The unmatched competitive advantages of RE/MAX affiliation. For instance RE/MAX rated:
• No. 1 in market share.
• No. 1 in agent productivity.
• No. 1 in brand name awareness.
• No. 1 in advertising.
• No. 1 in lead generation.
• No. 1 in professional education.
• No. 1 in the minds of buyers and sellers.
RE/MAX received two awards from J.D. Power and Associates this last July for generating the highest overall satisfaction among buyers and sellers. That’s quite an honor, especially at a time when transactions can be so complex, time-consuming and frustrating for the people involved. The fact that our Sales Associates’ efforts were recognized by both groups of consumers made the achievement doubly impressive.
Just last week, RE/MAX received tremendously positive rates from an extensive consumer survey conducted by Synovate, one of the leading researchers in the field. The results where a reflection of how we rate in the eyes of consumers. In the end it is clear that Brand affiliation matters, consumers know and trust RE/MAX more than any other national franchise, and industry-leading awareness generates additional leads and business for our Associates. That’s powerful stuff, especially these days.
Here are just a few particulars from this survey:
- • In unaided awareness, 34% of the consumers mentioned RE/MAX as "top of mind." That number easily beat Century 21 (25%), was triple Coldwell Banker (11%) and was 10 times better than Prudential (4%) and Keller Williams (3%). Overall, 95% of the survey participants were aware of the RE/MAX name. Not to single anyone out, but less than 50% of the consumers even knew Keller Williams existed.
- • Similarly, 30% of the consumers recalled seeing or hearing a RE/MAX ad recently, a figure triple that of Century 21 (12%), six times greater than Coldwell Banker (5%), 15 times greater than Prudential (2%) and 30 times greater than Keller Williams (1%).
- • When asked what brand they would most likely consider if buying or selling in the next two years, 28% of the consumers chose RE/MAX. Only Coldwell Banker and Century 21 scored in double digits, and the RE/MAX figure nearly quadrupled the results of Prudential and Keller Williams.
There is plenty more gold within this study (RE/MAX is the brand consumers would most likely recommend to a friend or relative, for instance, and "company image" is the leading reason sellers choose a RE/MAX agent), and our creative team will be developing materials for you to use.
RE/MAX continues to be the best option for the industry’s most capable agents. We are the No. 1 brand in real estate.
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Pane E Vino restaurant now in Jaco beach! Pane E Vino is a restaurant and pizza place that recently opened in the area of Jaco, exactly El Jardin Plaza, 50 meters south of the REMAX Jaco Beach Costa Rica office.
Pane E Vino Restaurante en Playa Jaco ahora!
My husband and I went to enjoy the Mother’s day special. They gave all moms a free glass of wine and desert. The atmosphere is simple but nice with an outside patio great for people watching. The prices are reasonable and the menu ranges from Antipasto plates to thin crusted pizzas. I would give this restaurant a “thumbs up” and will visit it again.
For more information or reservations please contact 2643-2710.
Mi marido y yo fuimos allí para la celebración del Día de la Madre en el cual se dio a todas las mamás una copa de vino y postre.
Para más información o reservaciones, por favor póngase en contacto con 2643-2710
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