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Why Costa Rica real estate offices close during the Christmas holidays

by Ivo Henfling Every year I get surprised emails from interested people asking to see Costa Rica real estate during the Christmas holidays. They act surprised when they find out our real estate offices close down a couple of days before Christmas until after the 2nd week of January of the next year. Thousands of […]

Top 11 places to visit before you retire to Costa Rica

by Ivo Henfling Before you retire to a new country, you need to find out which country to retire to or buy a 2nd home first. Once you have decided Costa Rica will be your retirement destination, in 3 weeks you can tour the country and find out where to concentrate the search or scratch […]

Residency in Costa Rica and your IRA or 401K account

by Ivo Henfling Most people don’t realize they need residency to live in another country but your IRA, 401K can be your solution. There are many ways to apply for residency in Costa Rica but you have to keep one thing in mind: if a Costarican applies for residency in your home country it’s not going […]

IRA Limitations when you buy Costa Rica real estate

by Ivo Henfling Many North Americans don’t know you can buy real estate in Costa Rica with your self directed IRA (Individual Retirement Account) or your 401(k) (Retirement Savings Account).  Very few Costa Rica real estate agents know how you can realize the purchase without running into trouble. You will need the cooperation of your […]