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Most Popular Costa Rica real estate blogs 2016

The Most Popular Costa Rica Real Estate Blogs 2016It is not always possible to make Costa Rica real estate blogs interesting to every reader.

The hardest part is the title. If the title is terrible, readers won’t click on it. Then, if the title promises an interesting article and it isn’t, readers go away.

I always try to keep the variety in my articles, publishing one each week on the Easy Times, one each week on Ivo’s blog and two each month on the Tico Times real estate section. Plus some other articles as a guest writer here and there. That is a minimum of 130 articles every year. I’m not a very good writer; I’m a much better real estate broker. But as long as you keep coming back each week, I’ll keep writing.

I usually don’t like to look back, unless it is well worth it. For that reason, I have curated a small list of our most popular Costa Rica real estate blogs 2016 for you:

The Easy Times

On The Easy Times, our weekly newsletter with Costa Rica real estate blogs on the #1 Costa Rica Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

#3. Bank account in Costa Rica for non-resident foreigners now possible

Opening a bank account in Costa Rica is not as easy as some might expect. You need to be a citizen or a resident in Costa Rica to be able to open a bank account. In January 2016, we started the New Year very well when the Costa Rican government made a smart decision: now non-resident foreigners can open a bank account. Read now.

The Most Popular Costa Rica Real Estate Blogs 2016

#2. Should you move to Costa Rica when Trump wins the elections?

Election time in the U.S. is always a winner for professional real estate agents in Costa Rica. Many had expected a much different outcome of the 2016 elections. Is moving to Costa Rica an option for you? Find out here.

The Most Popular Costa Rica Real Estate Blogs 2016

#1. 68 Interesting Facebook pages for living in Costa Rica

Moving to Costa Rica sounds like a great plan. Once you live here, you will have thousands of questions. Where to find this and that? Where to go on your weekends? How to make friends? Where to play golf? What is new in your community? This article was the champion of blogs 2016 and will probably be the #1 blog on the American European real estate website for some more time. Read now.

The Most Popular Costa Rica Real Estate Blogs 2016

Ivo’s blog

On Ivo’s blog, always full of articles about living in Costa Rica and other happenings and other interesting things, the following blogs made it to the top 3 most popular Costa Rica real estate blogs 2016:

#3. The unkempt house for sale in Costa Rica

It’s amazing how messy property owners can be, even when they are motivated to sell. Learn more about Dick and Jane del Valle and some motivated sellers’ responses given to our agents. Some responses are hilarious and others you want to sit in a corner and cry about. Enjoy now.

The Most Popular Costa Rica Real Estate Blogs 2016

#2. Corporation Tax Costa Rica 2016 – wondering what will happen with it?

The Corporation tax has been quite an issue this year. The corporation tax was declared unconstitutional in 2015. Then, the government presented a new tax law to Legislative Assembly (Congress). Libertarian Otto Guevara presented 207 motions against it. This gives him 5 minutes to talk about each motion. The year 2016 went by without a new corporation tax law. Wondering what will happen? Find out now.

The Most Popular Costa Rica Real Estate Blogs 2016

#1. 16 Stupid Things Gringos living in Costa Rica do all the time

Remember what I said about titles in the beginning of this article? I’m sure the title is the reason for this article to be in the #1 position of the Popular Costa Rica real estate blogs 2016 on Ivo’s blog. Want to know which 16 stupid things Gringos living in Costa Rica do? Read now.

The Most Popular Costa Rica Real Estate Blogs 2016

The Tico Times

Writing for a real newspaper and get people to read your articles is different than writing your own blog on a website. You get readers who are really interested in what you write and others that just do so because they’re bored. Other do it, so they can make ugly comments on the article, I’ve had plenty of those, believe me.

I am a real estate broker, not a writer, which makes it harder, but fun. In 2016, in the Tico Times real estate section, the #2 article was “Will U.S. election outcome drive people to Costa Rica?”. And for obvious reasons I’m picking the next one in line.

Fortunately, I have had the support of a real good editor: Karl Kahler, who I want to thank for all the help during 2016. Also, thanks to Tico Times graphic designer, Mariana Loaiza, to help me create Jack and use him for all my articles. The following Tico Times articles made it to the top 3:

# 3. Is qualifying a Costa Rica property buyer possible?

I wrote this article, like I do with quite a few others, because a reader asked a question about it in a comment. So I decided to attack the issue about qualifying buyers in Costa Rica. I’d never thought that so many readers would find the article so interesting that would hit 3rd place on the Tico Times most popular Costa Rica real estate blog 2016. Read now.

The Most Popular Costa Rica Real Estate Blogs 2016

# 2. 20 Essential details to make buying land in Costa Rica a rock-solid investment

Buying land is difficult anywhere in the world, especially if you don’t know the area. Buying land in Costa Rica is even more difficult because there are many issues involved that you don’t know anything about. These 20 Essential details to buy land in Costa Rica might also be helpful to you. Read about it now.

The Most Popular Costa Rica Real Estate Blogs 2016

#1. Is Costa Rica in a real estate bubble?

This real estate bubble article was not only the most popular article; it was also the most commented. Has anything changed since I wrote this article? No, nothing has changed, we’re waiting… Read now.

The Most Popular Costa Rica Real Estate Blogs 2016

I appreciate all our readers for taking the time and making the effort to read not only the most popular Costa Rica real estate blogs 2016 but for putting up with me every week. I hope that sharing my knowledge will stop a lot of Costa Rica property buyers from making the wrong decisions.

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Ivo Henfling

Ivo Henfling started the American European Real Estate Network Costa Rica in 1996 and has grown it into the largest Costa Rica MLS with thousands of up to date property listings for sale and for rent. Ivo has written hundreds of articles about real estate and living in Costa Rica for The Tico Times and other online informational sites.

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