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Why is the rooster so important in Costa Rica?

Why is the rooster so important in Costa Rica?

Did you know that a rooster is a very important animal in Costa Rica? Wherever you turn, you’ll...

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by Ivo Henfling
How important is a real estate for sale sign on a property?

How important is a real estate for sale sign on a property?

Should you place a real estate for sale sign on your property when selling, or not? When selling...

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Costa Rican Coffee – What Makes It So Special?

Costa Rican Coffee – What Makes It So Special?

Have you ever wondered what makes Costa Rican Coffee so special? In terms of coffee production,...

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7 Disasters absent property owner can suffer

7 Disasters absent property owner can suffer for not having a property manager

Having property in another country and being an absent property owner is not so easy. Worse, it can...

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Plaza Tempo Escazu gourmet plaza

Plaza Tempo Escazu gourmet plaza – a huge variety of international cuisine

Today, I’d like to tell you all about Plaza Tempo Escazu Gourmet Plaza. It has been a while since...

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12 Reasons to buy a second home in Costa Rica

12 Reasons to buy a second home in Costa Rica

How far are you willing to go to buy a second home? Some people drive for days to get to their...

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Why is the property location a carefully kept secret in Costa Rica

Why is the property location a carefully kept secret in Costa Rica

Every day, we receive emails from buyers asking for the property location. Coming from a foreign...

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What does chaineado mean in Costa Rica?

What does chaineado mean in Costa Rica?

You won’t be able to prevent culture shock by learning how to use chaineado, but it is quite a...

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6 Weird reasons your home is not getting showings

6 Weird reasons your home is not getting showings

Homes in Costa Rica do not sell in 72 hours, and you can count on not even getting showings during...

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Real estate vocabulary that does not exist in Costa Rica

Real estate vocabulary that does not exist in Costa Rica

Quite a large real estate vocabulary does not exist in Costa Rica. Ask a real estate agent in Costa...

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Annoying behavior by buyers during the showing appointment

Annoying behavior by buyers during the showing appointment

Selling your home and you don’t want to put up with buyer’s annoying behavior during the...

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Is my crystal ball too fuzzy to predict a sales price?

Is my crystal ball too fuzzy to predict a sales price?

Sellers sometimes think I own a crystal ball. When listing a home for sale, sellers always ask me...

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Can you buy a home with a pool in Atenas within your budget or not

Can you buy a home with a pool in Atenas within your budget or not?

Do you want to know if you can afford to buy a home with a pool in Atenas? You really don't need a...

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Ticos are all family

Ticos are all family

Some way or other, Ticos are all family. Just like Smith is a very common last name in the U.K. and...

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Does a 24-7 real estate agent exist in Costa Rica?
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Does a 24-7 real estate agent exist in Costa Rica?

I call myself a 24-7 real estate agent. But am I really? It’s 9:30 pm and my phone rings. The...

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How can property sellers handle multiple offers?

How can property sellers handle multiple offers?

It does not happen very often, but once in a while, our agents receive multiple offers on a...

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Why do sellers increase the listing price when the property does not sell?

Why do sellers increase the listing price when the property does not sell?

When in a bad market, and a property doesn’t sell, some sellers want to increase the listing...

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9 benefits of owning a Cariari single story home

9 Benefits of owning a Cariari single story home

When you get older, the knees cooperate much less, as do some other joints. That’s probably when...

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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...

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I want to work in Costa Rica – am I allowed to?

I want to work in Costa Rica – am I allowed to?

Some want to work in Costa Rica, and it seems to be very attractive just to jump on a flight to San...

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Why not lend money to a friend or employee in Costa Rica

Why not lend money to a friend or employee in Costa Rica?

If you’re a nice person, you’ll find yourself obliged to lend money to a friend or employee...

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vacation rental restrictions

Are vacation rental restrictions common on condos in Costa Rica?

Before buying a condo in Costa Rica, you first want to know if there are any vacation rental...

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Is small town living possible in Costa Rica?

Is small town living possible in Costa Rica?

Many expats, before they move to Costa Rica, ask if small town living is possible in Costa Rica. I...

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Why are Costa Ricans called Ticos and Ticas?

Why are Costa Ricans called Ticos and Ticas?

Costa Ricans are proud of calling themselves Ticos and Ticas. The female Costa Ricans are Ticas....

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