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Flipping Fixer Uppers seems like a good investment – is it really?

Flipping Fixer Uppers seems like a good investment – is it really?

Flipping fixer uppers might seem like an interesting business in Costa Rica. Buying a cheap home that needs TLC, revamping it and reselling at a much higher price seems simple to do. In some countries, there are people who make a living by flipping houses. Generally, the most difficult part of this business is finding […]

8 Smart steps to buy a new construction home in Costa Rica

8 Smart steps to buy a new construction home in Costa Rica

You’re looking at this incredibly well designed promotion material of a new construction home by a builder. You instantly fall in love with what you see. This is the place you want to spend the rest of your life or your vacations. This new construction home looks just what you need. Your first meeting with […]

Costa Rican Construction Standards

Costa Rican Construction Standards

“What are the Local Construction Standards?” is an often asked question my expats who are considering buying a house in Costa Rica. Are the construction standards for building materials and installation methods that the majority of the people who grew up in Costa Rica are accustomed to the same as yours? If you have not […]

4 Top Design Elements of Portable Buildings

DANIEL CLARK The increasing demand for secure and, budget-friendly housing units has led many people turn towards modular buildings. It is totally a new concept in the construction industry. These structures are manufactured in a closed unit and delivered to customers in the form of a modular building. The best part of these buildings is […]

The Costa Rica Asada Saga

PABLO R. My wife, Katya, and I speak some Spanish (though probably not enough). Still, we thought we knew the word “asada.”  It meant “roasted” and frequently modified “carne” or, in a masculine form, “pollo.”  Who knew that “asada” also means “local water administration?”  Well, now we do, and therein hangs a tale. Here it […]