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How important are nearby amenities in your home purchase?

How important are nearby amenities in your home purchase?

Often homebuyers in Costa Rica forget to check on nearby amenities before they fall in love with a...

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by Ivo Henfling
Why do most homes in Costa Rica do not have an open floor plan

Why do most homes in Costa Rica do not have an open floor plan?

Have you ever wondered why large single-family homes in Costa Rica do not have an open floor plan?...

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by Ivo Henfling
Is Vinyl Plank Flooring Right For Your Costa Rican Home?

Is Vinyl Plank Flooring Right For Your Costa Rican Home?

Have you thought about using vinyl plank flooring in your home? Costa Rica is characterized by the...

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What is dar en el clavo in Costa Rica

What is dar en el clavo in Costa Rica

To nail it – dar en el clavo – is usually a miracle in Costa Rica, especially when dealing with...

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moving to Costa Rica with a dietary problem or a disability

Is moving to Costa Rica with a dietary problem or a disability a good idea?

Do you have a dietary problem or a disability? Are you afraid to move to Costa Rica because you...

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by Ivo Henfling
What is a Media Naranja or half an Orange in Costa Rica?

What is a Media Naranja or half an Orange in Costa Rica?

In Costa Rica, the ideal person to spend the rest of your life with is “la media naranja” or...

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by Ivo Henfling
What Can a Horse Lover and a Casino Fan Expect in Costa Rica?

What Can a Horse Lover and a Casino Fan Expect in Costa Rica?

Are you a horse lover or do you love to bet on horse racing? Then Costa Rica has plenty of great...

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International Money Transfer Companies

International Money Transfer Companies option for real estate purchase

A money transfer is key to any international real estate transaction. It’s no secret that...

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Where To Get a 24-hour Covid 19 Test In Costa Rica

We receive questions about a 24-hour Covid 19 Test from clients every day. Visitors from the U.S....

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Strange habits - Stories by a Former Expat in Costa Rica

Strange habits – Stories by a Former Expat in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, people have sometimes strange habits. They do a lot of things differently.  When...

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Costa Rican real estate company prepares for retirees moving to Costa Rica in 2021

Press Release – GoDutch Realty, a real estate company in Costa Rica, with a large market segment...

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by Ivo Henfling
10 Most Read Live in Costa Rica blogs 2020

10 Most Read Live in Costa Rica blogs 2020

The best part about writing blogs for those who want to live in Costa Rica is that thousands of...

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by Ivo Henfling
7 Ways To Make Wooden Furniture Last Longer in the Tropics

7 Ways To Make Wooden Furniture Last Longer in the Tropics

Wooden furniture from Sarchi is quite commonly found in expat homes in Costa Rica. Nowadays,...

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by Ivo Henfling
Get rid of collectibles and war trophies before showing appointments

Get rid of collectibles and war trophies before showing appointments

Do you have collectibles or war trophies all over your house? Having a tough time selling your...

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by Ivo Henfling
Who Are Costa Rica´s Greatest Sporting Icons?

Who Are Costa Rica´s Greatest Sporting Icons?

As a country of sports lovers, it is no surprise to see that Costa Rica has its fair share of...

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by Ivo Henfling
The Art of Doing Nothing in Costa Rica
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The Art of Doing Nothing in Costa Rica

Doing nothing is pretty easy in Costa Rica. I know a lot of people who spend their entire day doing...

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by Ivo Henfling
10 Important Lease Agreement Data

10 Important Lease Agreement Data Tenants Need to Pay Attention To

The rules for a lease agreement in Costa Rica are not as simple as you might think. I’ve seen...

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by Ivo Henfling
Please do not leave a message - Voicemail in Costa Rica

Please do not leave a message – Voicemail in Costa Rica

I hate voicemail. Please don't leave a message, call me back later. You can also send me an...

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by Ivo Henfling

Buying Atenas Property During Covid19 with GoDutch Realty

My husband and I were considering relocating to Costa Rica after one visit.  So we signed up with...

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Travel to Costa Rica from Virginia during Covid19

Travel to Costa Rica from Virginia during Covid19 in September 2020

My husband James and I recently had to travel to Costa Rica from Virginia as tourists. And I...

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by Guest Blogger
Clever Ways To Decorate Your Home With An Aquarium
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Clever Ways To Decorate Your Home With An Aquarium

I know, you usually wouldn’t think of decorating your home in Costa Rica with an...

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by Ivo Henfling
10 steps on how to buy a building lot

10 steps on how to buy a building lot in Costa Rica

Not necessarily you need to have an eccentric taste to prefer to buy a building lot for your future...

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by Ivo Henfling
Leasing vs Buying Commercial Property in Costa Rica

Leasing VS Buying Commercial Property – Pros and Cons

When starting a business in Costa Rica, you’ll need to make the decision of leasing or buying...

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by Ivo Henfling
5 Amazing Places to Settle Down in Costa Rica

5 Amazing Places to Settle Down in Costa Rica

When moving to Costa Rica you’d want to settle down in one of the most amazing places,...

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by Ivo Henfling