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5 Reasons to Hire the Architect Before Buying the Building Lot

5 Reasons to Hire the Architect Before Buying the Building Lot

Estimated Reading Time: 11 Minutes Why should you hire the architect and begin the planning process before buying the building lot?  The vast majority of our customers don’t even talk to an architect until they want to start building the house. Hiring an architect before buying the building lot they fell in love with is […]

7 Reasons for using tempered double-glazed glass in your windows

7 Reasons for using tempered double-glazed glass in your windows

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes Although it’s more expensive, learn now why tempered double-glazed glass in your home in Costa Rica is a good idea. Have you ever thought of getting double-glazed glass in your windows and enjoying the benefits that come with them? I never even thought about using it in my house until […]

Why upgrading the kitchen now and then is such a great idea

Why upgrading the kitchen now and then is such a great idea

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes Homeowners in Costa Rica almost never think of upgrading their kitchen. They usually stay their whole life in the same home. Maybe they give it a new coat of paint now and then. If that! In many other countries, homeowners seem to outgrow their homes a lot quicker. Some do […]

Is a Condo Inspection just like a Home Inspection

Is a Condo Inspection just like a Home Inspection?

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes Are you buying a condo in Costa Rica and you don’t know how a condo inspection should work? Obviously, buying a condo is different from buying a single-family dwelling for many reasons.  In Costa Rica, real estate is sold “as is”. Therefore, a home inspection is nothing more than a […]

6 Promises by Residential real estate developers that should worry buyers

6 Promises by Residential real estate developers that should worry buyers

Residential real estate developers and builders in Costa Rica make promises quite easily.  That’s because promises are easily made, as long as the sale is made, right! A buyer often cannot even start to imagine how difficult those promises are to fulfill. Especially in a buyer’s market, when you will find an excess of inventory […]

FAQ | What is the construction cost in Costa Rica?

FAQ | What is the construction cost in Costa Rica?

In this blog, I’d like to attend to a question we receive almost daily: what is the construction cost in Costa Rica? I wish the answer was simple but there are many details involved that will change the building cost of a home. Now, in 2019, construction cost in Costa Rica runs anywhere between $70 […]

Real Estate FAQ | River setbacks in Costa Rica are unbuildable

Real Estate FAQ | River setbacks in Costa Rica are unbuildable

River setbacks are restricted areas of property surrounding the rivers and creeks in Costa Rica. The law strictly prohibits to build any roads or structures on river setbacks. Prohibited also are excavation, alteration, improvement, grading, landfill, paving, and storage. INVU controls the river setbacks, so they can protect the riverbeds against destruction. Looking to purchase […]