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Can you rent a furnished house without furniture?

Can you rent a furnished house without furniture?

Why not just rent a house without furniture? That was my first reaction to Claire asking if she...

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by Ivo Henfling
What exterior house color is the hardest to sell?

What exterior house color is the hardest to sell?

I’d love to hear from my readers which exterior house color makes a home hardest to sell. Feel...

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by Ivo Henfling

Avoid a Do Nothing Retirement for a Better Final Phase of Life

Is a Do Nothing Retirement your future? Back in the day when retirement was mandatory at age 65 and...

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Más Tico que el Gallo Pinto

Más Tico que el Gallo Pinto!

In Costa Rica, you will hear the expression Mas Tico que el Gallo Pinto.  Literally translated,...

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by Ivo Henfling
7 benefits of renting an apartment in the Central Valley

7 Benefits of renting an apartment in the Central Valley

Some of you are not even thinking of renting an apartment in the Central Valley when moving to...

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by Ivo Henfling
Is a lifestyle at the beach for you?

Is a lifestyle at the beach for you?

A dream of a lifestyle at the beach usually involves white sand beaches, palm trees, and quite a...

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by Ivo Henfling
To rent furnished or unfurnished when moving to Costa Rica?

Rent furnished or unfurnished when moving to Costa Rica?

Moving to Costa Rica and you don’t know if you should rent furnished or unfurnished? I know that...

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Go-Fish seafood in Distrito 4 Escazu

Go-Fish seafood in Distrito 4 Escazu

You don’t need to Go-Fish it yourself, and they’ll serve it cooked. We’re not family,...

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Is there a severe water problem in Atenas?

Is there a severe water problem in Atenas?

The severe water problem in Atenas was in the news again, this time in the Diario La...

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by Ivo Henfling
8 Items not necessarily included in a Costa Rica property purchase

8 Items not necessarily included in a Costa Rica property purchase

Sometimes, buyers want strange things included in their Costa Rica property purchase. Other times,...

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by Ivo Henfling
7 Ways property sellers can be a pain in the butt

7 Ways property sellers can be a pain in the butt

Are you a motivated seller? Help yourself and don’t become a pain in the butt. It’s amazing how...

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by Ivo Henfling
Any idea who Tica Linda is?

Any idea who Tica Linda is?

Any idea who Tica Linda is? You’ll probably say “something like a Miss Costa Rica"? You’re...

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by Ivo Henfling
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...

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by Ivo Henfling
Residencial Los Arcos de Heredia is more than just a great location

Residencial Los Arcos de Heredia is more than just a great location

Just imagine living in a beautifully master planned community. Picture a large pond with ducks and...

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by Ivo Henfling
Stand back, I am having a creative moment

Stand back, I am having a creative moment

Do you often have a creative moment, just like I do? If you are a creative person, Costa Rica is...

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by Ivo Henfling
A cry for Grecia rental property investors

A cry for Grecia rental property investors

This is a cry for Grecia rental property investors. The reason I am inviting you to invest in...

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by Ivo Henfling
The 9 things I hate the most about tenants in Costa Rica
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The 9 things I hate the most about tenants in Costa Rica

Being a landlord in Costa Rica is not so easy. Finding the right tenants in Costa Rica is sometimes...

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by Ivo Henfling
What does Pa’l Tigre mean in Costa Rica

What does Pa’l Tigre mean in Costa Rica?

Costa Ricans use animals quite a bit in their expressions. The tiger is one of them. Pa’l Tigre...

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by Ivo Henfling
retirement in Grecia
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Wow gardens and retirement in Grecia

The year round spring-like weather and the volcanoes are the best ingredients for an entertaining...

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by Ivo Henfling
How to handle culture shock way before moving to Costa Rica

How to handle culture shock way before moving to Costa Rica

Did you know that culture shock is good for you? Honestly, I didn’t either. The other day, I...

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by Ivo Henfling
magnificent terrace views of Atenas homes

16 Magnificent terrace views of Atenas homes

As you have probably noticed before, I like to use visual materials to show our clients and readers...

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Costa Rica poem

Ned Nossaman and another Costa Rica poem

Did you read Ned Nossaman’s Costa Rica poem last year? The title of this Costa Rica poem was...

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by Ivo Henfling
how to pitch a lowball offer in Costa Rica

Can you pitch a lowball offer when you need owner financing?

Cash is king, but you already knew that, I’m sure. If you are looking for an incredible good...

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by Ivo Henfling
cell phone in Costa Rica while traveling

Can I use my cell phone in Costa Rica while traveling?

Wondering if you can use your cell phone in Costa Rica while traveling? You need to be able to stay...

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by Ivo Henfling