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9 Steps to Updating a Home in Costa Rica Without Renovating

9 Steps to Updating a Home in Costa Rica Without Renovating

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes Is Renovating in Costa Rica difficult or is updating a lot easier? While housing is more affordable in Costa Rica, most foreigners have a need for renovating a home to their own standards. But renovating a house is a much larger headache than just updating. You will be jumping through […]

Did you know that a landslide can disappear Costa Rican property overnight

How to protect your property from a landslide

Estimated Reading Time: 8 Minutes Watch out for mud or landslide! A landslide can make your property disappear overnight; did you know that? The image on the left is in Cinchona, where an earthquake in January 2009 – Richter magnitude 6.2, took 34 lives and destroyed many properties. Buying a property in Costa Rica is […]

6 Mistakes when Using a Corporation for Property Ownership

6 Mistakes when Using a Corporation for Property Ownership

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes For many years, lawyers have recommended the use of a corporation for property ownership for resident and non-resident foreigners. The choice of a corporate structure used to be recommended because of personal liability, estate planning, tax planning, and a few other reasons. Also, real estate developers used to create corporations […]

How to Deal with Smoking Neighbors

How to Deal with Smoking Neighbors in your Condominium

Estimated Reading Time: 7 Minutes Does having smoking neighbors bother you with increasing awareness about respiratory illnesses and other health problems? Whether it’s cigarette smoke, general tobacco, or marijuana smoke, the smell from a next-door neighbor can be distasteful. Since 2012, we have had an anti-smoking law in Costa Rica. This law prohibits smoking in […]