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Why does Costa Rica not have a good real estate MLS?

Why does Costa Rica not have a good real estate MLS?

Costa Rica has never really had a good real estate MLS system.  The main reason is that the two Costa Rica real estate boards are very disorganized. Besides, most real estate agents in Costa Rica prefer 50% commission of nothing instead of working together. This makes it harder for a buyer to find the right […]

Strawberry Fields Forever

Strawberry Fields Forever and Costa Rica real estate

We have plenty of strawberry fields in Costa Rica, imagine that! On New Year’s Day 2012, it was such a beautiful day, Dany and I decided to take a day trip to Poas. As usual, because we never use a sweater in Costa Rica, we forgot to bring any and I was cold for the […]

Pre-construction changes when you buy from a Costa Rica real estate developer

by Rudy Matthews Shell Johanson, a fellow associate recently wrote a great article about remodeling in Costa Rica and renovation. Shell made a point that remodeling is many times more difficult than building new construction and I totally agree. I have done both and once you start remodeling the problem is you find more to be […]

10 Reasons to hire a realtor when you purchase Costa Rica real estate

10 Reasons to hire a realtor when you purchase Costa Rica real estate

Some buyers look to buy a property in Costa Rica and don’t want to hire a realtor. They prefer to purchase FSBO for a reason, which is very understandable, but a mistake. First of all, it’s important to know that the word REALTOR®, is a registered trademark. Very few real estate agents can call themselves […]

Costa Rica real estate closing of my life part 1

The nicest Costa Rica real estate closing of my life part 1

I just went through the nicest Costa Rica real estate closing of my life. Even though it was probably one of the most difficult ones too. I have had some really nice closings, But I’ve also had some real impossible ones. Allow me to explain. Well, during this transaction, we went through practically every obstacle […]

Costa Rica real estate closing of my life part 2

The nicest Costa Rica real estate closing of my life part 2

I hope you’ve read part 1 of this blog series about the nicest real estate closing of my life. Not every Costa Rica real estate closing is fun. Who had expected that the bank appraiser obliged to seller to get involved in all kinds of extra payments? Especially because in Costa Rica, you buy a […]