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Reflections of a home invasion victim 

Reflections of a home invasion victim 

Home invasion.  We were victims of a professional, well-planned home invasion.  It is...

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by Guest Blogger
6 Reasons why 5 bedroom homes are impossible to sell

6 Reasons why 5 bedroom homes are impossible to sell

Lately, we have been receiving quite a few requests to sell 5 bedroom homes. The problem is,...

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by Ivo Henfling
Cheap Central Valley homes under $175,000

Cheap Central Valley homes under $175,000

Are you looking for cheap Central Valley homes? Then you have arrived at the right place: GoDutch...

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by Ivo Henfling
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7 Expenses that lower profits on Rental Investment Property in Costa Rica

Are you planning to invest in a rental investment property in Costa Rica? Then you first want to...

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by Ivo Henfling
Everything about sales tax on real estate sales and rentals

Everything about sales tax on real estate sales and rentals

Do real estate agents have to charge sales tax on real estate rentals and sales in Costa Rica? Do...

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by Ivo Henfling
What Means No Me Toquen El Pito in Costa Rica

What Means No Me Toquen El Pito in Costa Rica

If you say no me toquen el pito in Costa Rica, make sure you’re sitting in your car. If you are...

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by Ivo Henfling
Is it time for a price reduction on your property?

Is it time for a price reduction on your property?

If your property in Costa Rica has been on the market for 3 months or more, it’s probably time...

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by Ivo Henfling
View home listings by other realtors

View home listings by other realtors

Jim asked about how realtors work in CR. Do real estate agents only show you their own home...

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by Ivo Henfling
25 Things That Are Different in Costa Rica

25 Things That Are Different in Costa Rica

Let me show how different things can be in Costa Rica. I am going back to an old theme here, but...

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by Guest Blogger
How to recognize the different police forces in Costa Rica

How to recognize the different police forces in Costa Rica

When you move to Costa Rica, you should know how to recognize the different police forces, know...

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by Ivo Henfling
What is qué vaina in Costa Rica?

What is qué vaina in Costa Rica?

Qué vaina is one of those expressions your landlord might use when you complain about a leak in...

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by Ivo Henfling
What is Digital Signature for corporations and why is it needed?

What is Digital Signature for corporations and why is it needed?

Firma Digital is a digital signature, which is used for making or signing an electronic document...

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by Guest Blogger
Do you need a Visa or Residency to live in Costa Rica?

Do you need a Visa or Residency to live in Costa Rica?

North Americans and Canadians do not need a visa or residency card to enter Costa Rica as a...

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by Ivo Henfling
Is an unfinished house difficult to sell in Costa Rica?

Is an unfinished house difficult to sell in Costa Rica?

I don’t even know why I accept to list an unfinished house anymore. I rarely do because I know...

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by Ivo Henfling
11 Important Expat recommendations and experiences

11 Important Expat recommendations and experiences

Can you learn from other expat recommendations and their experiences? Of course, you can, those...

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by Ivo Henfling
8 Dumb responses from homeowners on why they are selling

8 Dumb responses from homeowners on why they are selling

I have decided to give sellers 8 dumb responses from homeowners they should NOT use if they’re...

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by Ivo Henfling
Why Bill does not consider Costa Rica for retirement
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Why Bill does not consider Costa Rica for retirement

Bill, a subscriber on Ivo’s blog, does not consider Costa Rica for retirement anymore. Future...

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by Ivo Henfling
Can the buyer back out of the property purchase?

Can the buyer back out of the property purchase?

Are you afraid the buyer can back out of the property purchase? Don’t be! Just make sure you...

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by Ivo Henfling
Are bathrooms in Costa Rica different?

Are bathrooms in Costa Rica different?

Are bathrooms in Costa Rica different than they are in your home? Maybe you expect to find a...

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by Ivo Henfling
Best Indian food in Costa Rica Taste of India506

Best Indian food in Costa Rica Taste of India506

Looking for the best Indian food in Costa Rica? Then read on. Taste of India506 is an incredibly...

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by Ivo Henfling
Pull a cake - Jalarse una torta

Pull a cake – Jalarse una torta

Have you ever tried to pull yourself a cake or jalarse torta? That doesn’t make a lot of...

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by Ivo Henfling
Can someone steal your property in Costa Rica?

Can someone steal your property in Costa Rica?

Can they steal your property in Costa Rica? Yes, they can! Sadly enough, it happens. Charles...

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by Ivo Henfling
10 Important tenant requirements and frequently asked questions

10 Important Tenant Requirements and Frequently Asked Questions

I always try to keep track of important tenant requirements, so we can include them in the...

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by Ivo Henfling
Can Canadians home buyers purchase property in Costa Rica

Can Canadian home buyers purchase property in Costa Rica?

A common question from Canadians is if Canadian home buyers can purchase property in Costa Rica or...

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by Guest Blogger