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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New condo towers in Costa Rica offer a change of lifestyle

New condo towers in Costa Rica offer a change of lifestyle

Life in the suburbs is changing, tremendously, with new condo towers everywhere. I remember like...

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What does Tuanis mean and how to greet in Costa Rica

What does Tuanis mean and how to greet in Costa Rica

When you live in Costa Rica, you’ll hear the word tuanis quite a bit. You’ll hear tuanis used...

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by Ivo Henfling
How to check Costa Rica property title yourself

How to check Costa Rica property title yourself

GoDutch Realty’s real estate agents all check property title before listing a Costa Rica property...

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How much are sales commission and other fees to list a property?

How much are sales commission and other fees to list a property?

A property seller asked what the sales commission and fees are to list and sell a property. The...

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Can household mold in Costa Rica affect your health

Can household mold in Costa Rica affect your health?

If you live in Seattle, WA and you have a mold problem, you can just call a specialist to eradicate...

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How important is a clean house on closing day?

How important is a clean house on closing day?

Wondering how important a clean house on closing day is? Often, everyone involved in a real estate...

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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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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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by Ivo Henfling