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How to make an offer on a property in Costa Rica

How to make an offer on a property in Costa Rica

Many real estate deals go sour because buyers do not know how to make an offer on a property. Often, that happens because the buyer hired an incompetent real estate agent or because the buyer goes FSBO. Often buyers don’t realize that they are in another country with different rules, with a different culture, and […]

5 Interior Design Tips for a Tropical Environment

5 Interior Design Tips for a Tropical Environment

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes It’s essential to have the interior design of a house in Costa Rica according to the geographic location. Costa Rica offers not only a much-varied topography and views. The impact of tropical environmental factors such as humidity, rainfall, and temperatures is quite important. If you decorate the home without considering […]

How far from Walmart is this property?

How far from Walmart is this property?

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes A question I often hear from expats is, “How far from Walmart is this property?” This question is frequently misinterpreted by the realtor. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the person is a passionate Walmart fan. But the store might be a point of reference for them – a familiar place […]

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 […]

What is a Starter Home in Costa Rica?

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes Even in Costa Rica, each generation has a different idea of what a starter home is. When I married the first time, in 1984, it was quite common to buy a 3-bedroom home in Escazu for $95,000, but the exchange rate of the dollar was at 43 colones. My monthly […]