Costa Rica Cost of Living Costa Rica is a great relocation option whether you are an American looking for an international retirement alternative and a slower pace of life, Canadian looking for warmer year-round weather,  or an adventurous spirit. Almost once a week I have the “Cost of Living” conversation with someone considering the…

www.facebook.com/jacoremax   Buying Tips Step 1. Find a qualified agent in the area of interest. Experience is the most important factor in selecting a real estate agent in Jaco Beach. Using a qualified and licensed agent in Costa Rica will save you time and money. Not only will he/she do much of the grunt work,…

The yearly property Tax in Costa Rica is only 0.25 percent of the registered value of the property. This is remarkably lower than most North American countries and one of the benefits of buying real estate in Costa Rica.  Annual payments are most common, but it is also possible to make biannual or quarterly payments. …

Costa Rica’s plan for economic expansion of the country along with the continued development of mid- to high-end residences, accommodations, services and amenities will continue to enhance the overall economic stability of the area. In addition to financial security, many ex-patriots, Europeans and Canadians are moving to Costa Rica due to the lower cost of…

In today’s market, sellers commonly have to deal with the infamous Lowball offer.  The best strategy is to keep emotions out of the mix and “consider it” as a starting point for negotiations.  Regardless of what kind of offers you receive, you can’t take it personally.  Your motivation is to sell your property and the…

Gated Communities can be a very important thing to consider when purchasing a vacation or second home. When you don’t plan on being at your house year round, you want to know that your things will be safe and your house will be undisturbed. These are some of the benefits that come along with living…