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5 Interior Design Tips for a Tropical Environment

5 Interior Design Tips for a Tropical Environment

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 the geographic location, your interior […]

How far from Walmart is this property?

How far from Walmart is this property?

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 they know from home so […]

5 Reasons to Hire the Architect Before Buying the Building Lot

5 Reasons to Hire the Architect Before Buying the Building Lot

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 quite rare.  Unfortunately, that can […]

What is a Starter Home in Costa Rica?

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 mortgage payment was ¢13,500. That […]

7 Reasons for using tempered double-glazed glass in your windows

7 Reasons for using tempered double-glazed glass in your windows

Although it’s more expensive, learn now why tempered double-glazed glass in your home in Costa Rica is a good idea. Have you ever thought of getting double-glazed glass in your windows and enjoying the benefits that come with them? I never even thought about using it in my house until they built a supermarket next […]