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Request the zoning or uso de suelo before property purchase

Request the zoning or uso de suelo before property purchase

Your first due diligence when buying land or a property in Costa Rica is to request the zoning or certificación de Uso de Suelo for that particular property. The certificación de Uso de Suelo is extended by the engineering department at the Municipality where the property is located. Each city has its own zoning plan […]

Costa Rican gated communities

HOA in some Costa Rican gated communities is not legal

Is a HOA in Costa Rican gated communities legal or not? Last week, Steve emailed us “Please check your advertisement because you are falsely advertising a home owner’s association. The community doesn’t have one. All they have is a maintenance corporation.” You are probably aware that we always take the bull by the horns in our […]

Costa Rica beach front property

Precautions for buying Costa Rica Beach Front Property

Costa Rica beachfront property has certain restrictions that you should know about before you purchase because it is located in the Maritime Zone or ZMT. When buying Costa Rica beachfront property, you should ask our affiliate beach real estate agents. Second, you should use any of the closing attorneys our affiliated real estate agents recommend. […]