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New Construction in Costa Rica: Modern Methods to Consider

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Building a home has always been a challenge, anywhere – an enjoyable challenge, but a challenge nevertheless. New construction in Costa Rica is no different, especially when you add the element of novelty: If you’ve never built here before, then you may not even know what you don’t know… yet. That’s where modern construction methods […]

The Most Sought-After Amenities in Costa Rican Luxury Homes

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Whether you’re building a luxury home in Costa Rica for personal use, investing in a villa that you’ll one day resell, or developing a spec home or an entire development, then you’re also interested in current trends, market demands, and buyer needs.  As a highly successful broker – last year, my company, Blue Water Properties […]

Costa Rican Property Management: Investing as an Absentee Owner

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If you’re thinking about purchasing a Costa Rican investment property but don’t live in Costa Rica, then there’s a good chance you’re also considering hiring a property manager.   That’s a great idea. My advice is to hire a large-scale, full-service property management company because they typically offer end-to-end, in-house services (which are hugely beneficial to […]

The Developer Exclusivity Agreement in Costa Rica: Why & When to Sign One

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In Costa Rica, exclusivity is not a requirement or, often, even the standard. So I’m often asked, why would (and should) a developer or development sign an exclusivity agreement with a single real estate company?  I can’t speak for all companies or brokerages. And, certainly, not all companies or brokerages will offer the same level […]

2023, By the Numbers: What’s Happening in the Costa Rican Real Estate Market?

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There are different kinds of people in this world. I’m a numbers kind. I guess it goes with the territory. And so, every quarter and every year, I find myself reviewing, crunching, and interpreting the numbers. They help me get a handle on today’s Costa Rican real estate market and evaluate current and near-future trends. […]

Investment Opportunities in Costa Rica: 4 Types of Property Investment

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There are so many ways to achieve a dream and often, they adapt and evolve throughout our lifetimes. Here in Costa Rica, many dreams are different than they were “back home.” By that, I mean that instead of bootstrapping a business from the ground up, it’s common for new arrivals to consider other types of investment […]

Building with Becky: What to Know About Building on Agricultural Land

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As you have searched for property – especially for building lots – have you ever heard of parcelas agrícolas? This so-called agricultural land in Costa Rica is actually a popular choice for building, even if you have zero interest in any sort of agricultural use. In fact, I built my home on this type of […]

Retiring in Tamarindo? Start Here: Amenities, Major Medical, Housing & Other Considerations

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Choosing to retire abroad – anywhere abroad – is both a major decision and an exhilarating adventure. So many exciting decisions await! But before you take the plunge, I know you’re doing copious research. And because you’re considering retiring in Tamarindo, that research has brought you here.  Welcome! You’re in the right place. I’m Rebecca Clower (my friends […]

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