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Moving day to a home that is under reconstruction

Moving day to a home that is under reconstruction

Our house is under reconstruction and it’s moving day! This is the first time in our lives that we move into a home that’s still under reconstruction. I’m not trying to use my blog as a pulpit. So, I’ll try my best not to get too preachy here. But I’ve been meaning to say this […]

Remodeling our home in Costa Rica

How we started remodeling our home in Costa Rica

After the remodeling contract was signed between us and the contractor and House Hunters International Renovations in the rear-view mirror, it was time to get started. We had many plans and remodeling projects that we were intent that would eventually yield to us our dream home. I made that 30-plus minute commute from our rental […]

Picking the best contractor estimate

Picking the best contractor estimate and House Hunters International

We have to pick the best contractor estimate. Selecting the contractor with the best quotation is never an easy task. But for us, it was a very simple process of selection by default. I was always dubious regarding Builder #1’s enthusiasm to quote for a second time despite his agreement to do so. So, I […]

3 Home Renovation Contractors visit TicoNuevo

3 Home Renovation Contractors visit TicoNuevo

Before closing, we had invited 3 contractors for the new home renovation.  Two things happened at about the same time. Actually, it’s more accurate to say, our escrow closing HAPPENED. But having an acceptable contractor ready for the repairs and home improvements HADN’T HAPPENED…yet Brooke Bishop, one of the GoDutch “Realtors Extraordinaire” had made contact […]

Costa Rica Home purchase advice and home inspection

Costa Rica Home purchase advice and home inspection

I’ve got some home purchase advice for you, as I just learned a lot myself. I’d like to tell you about this home purchase advice that I have, while it’s all fresh in the mind. This is what happened: I got out a pen and paper and made a list of repair, improvement, and additional […]

How we began our Costa Rica housing search

How we began our Costa Rica housing search

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes Let me tell you a bit about our housing search. For a while, Ivo has been subtly steering me toward talking about our experiences buying and renovating our house here. Until now, I have been trying to avoid it by talking about anything and everything else. But now I am […]