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16 Reasons why International Living promotes Costa Rica so much

16 Reasons why International Living promotes Costa Rica so muchInternational Living® and their commercial division Pathfinder recently approved one of our affiliate partners, as their representative for the Central Valley of Costa Rica.

The next International Living® convention will be in Cancun, Mexico 21-25th February 2012 and we needed to decide on a good sample of properties for sale to promote there.

We are a Costa Rica MLS that covers the whole country, and not a free tour company.  International Living gave us the choice to only cover the Central Valley. So we organized a large bus, filled it with International Living convention participants.

About half the 1,700 properties we have for sale on our Costa Rica real estate website are located in the Central Valley. So we decided on 40 properties in different price ranges. These included building lots as well as homes for sale and a couple of commercial properties. This gave us a good choice to present to the International Living clients who registered for the convention.

Of course, all these properties would have to be priced very well and be attractive and well maintained. Why even bother to travel to the convention in Cancun with an inventory of overpriced properties? This is when I realized that there are still quite a few owners of Costa Rica real estate are in no hurry to sell.

16 Reasons why International Living promotes Costa Rica so much

16 Reasons

And this is when I realize that the reasons are the same reasons people want to move to Costa Rica, allow me to show you why:

  1. Costa Rica is on International Living® top 10 for best places to live or retire to
  2. Very low property taxes compared to most other countries
  3. No heating nor A/C needed anywhere within the Central Valley
  4. Costa Rica ranks # 49 in the world for Economic Freedom by the Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal 2011
  5. Most sellers own their property debt free without any mortgage to pay off
  6. Costa Rica ranks # 29 in the world for Press Freedom by Reporters without Borders 2010 (1st in Latin America)
  7. We live in a real democracy with many political parties
  8. Costa Rica has a very stable economy
  9. Costa Rica has NO army and the funds are spent on education
  10. A large part of the habitats are bilingual
  11. Costa Rica offers the quality lifestyle that is hard to maintain living elsewhere
  12. We have the perfect weather with many microclimates to choose from
  13. Costa Rica ranks #3 in the world for Environmental Performance by Yale University 2010 (1st in Latin America)
  14. Atenas is on AARP top 10 for best places to retire abroad
  15. Costa Rica ranks # 31 in the world for Global Peace by Institute for Economics & Peace 2011
  16. Costa Rica has the highest score on happy life years by the Happy Planet.

Sounds great?

The above shows that really most people don’t want to sell their property in Costa Rica and go back to their home country, why would they? Now you all know the reason why prices are not coming down in Costa Rica, why motivated sellers are scarce and why so many people move here. So if you want to live in Costa Rica and enjoy all these advantages that Costa Rica has to offer, make sure you contact one of our affiliate agents soon.

16 Reasons why International Living promotes Costa Rica so much

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Ivo Henfling

Your West-side of San Jose real estate agent, covering Escazu and Santa Ana, Rohrmoser and Ciudad Colon. If you are looking to buy a home in Costa Rica or invest in a condo anywhere in the Central Valley or looking for any property for sale in Escazu or Santa Ana, you need to contact Costa Rica real estate agent Ivo Henfling. Ivo has been selling Costa Rica real estate on the westside of San Jose, in the locations of Rohrmoser, Sabana, Escazu, Santa Ana and Ciudad Colon for over 20 years and can show you hundreds of happy buyers of real estate in Escazu and those other areas. For Ivo, a deal is not a good one unless both buyer and seller are happy.

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