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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 […]

How Does Escrow Work in Costa Rica real estate?

How Does Escrow Work in Costa Rica real estate?

Why use escrow in Costa Rica real estate and how does it work? Some foreign buyers of Costa Rica real estate just assume that escrow works the same as it does back home. Wrong! Let’s start at the beginning. Buyers, as well as sellers of Costa Rica real estate, do not use escrow. They just […]