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EDGE IFC Costa Rica Costa Rica Adopts International Green Building Certification

San Jose, Costa Rica, (IFC Press Release) — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Green Building Council of Costa Rica (GBC-CR), today launched the EDGE green building certification system in Costa Rica to bolster eco-friendly construction and resource efficiency in new buildings. The launch took place during the GBC-CR International Green Building Congress: “Habitat and Sustainable Citie...

Wikimedia Commons Paul McCartney Buys New York Penthouse for $15.5 Million

Wikimedia Commons New York, May 22 (EFE).- British singer Paul McCartney and wife Nancy have purchased an apartment in New York for $15.5 million, the local press reported Friday. The property is a luxury penthouse on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue with stunning views of Central Park, the daily New York Post said. The ultra-exclusive duplex was owned up to now by heirs of real-estate magnate M...

Selva Nueva Spectacular Real Estate Offerings in Belize and Costa Rica

Selva Nueva The international real estate market is currently sizzling with impressive real estate opportunities, and the Central American region is getting a lot of attention in this regard. Globalization and transnational free trade agreements are making it easier for foreign investors to acquire property around the world, and two of the most spectacular listings at this time are located in ...

Selva Nueva Costa Rica Up for Auction: An Eco-Development Property in Costa Rica

Selva Nueva Costa Rica MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Premiere Estates Auction Company announces an auction date for the world's first Caribbean Basin multi-property auction to be held via sealed bid on June 18, 2015. An unprecedented endeavor, Premiere Estates Auction Company will offer $190 Million worth of collective inventory for sale under the direction of Tuvia Sab...

Rainy season in Costa Rica Preparing Your Real Estate for the Rainy Season in Costa Rica

Follow these tips to keep the weather from deteriorating your walls and ceilings By: Carolina Ruiz Vega Sun, rain, hail, even volcanic ash… Costa Rica’s weather can be uncertain and merciless to unprotected walls and ceilings, which are vulnerable and likely to suffer environmental damages. May marks the beginning of the rainy (green) season in this tropical country. However, due to the E...

A Modern Surf Shack For Sale in Costa Rica

Source: Ackerman Realty PRLog - During the past few years a new building trend has emerged. People are using large shipping containers as building blocks in constructing their homes. They do this for a variety of reasons: cost, environment, durability, and ease. A completely constructed container home on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica is currently being sold at a remarkable price when compare...

Source: Flickr Commons Fractional Real Estate Transactions on the Rise in Costa Rica

Guanacaste, Costa Rica (PRWEB) April 20, 2015 - With a 128% increase in inquiries and sales over the first 90 days of 2015 vs. 2014, the exclusive Hacienda Club, a luxury fractional Private Residence Club at Hacienda Pinilla in Guanacaste, Costa Rica has set the bar for fractional Residence Clubs in Latin and Central America. The Hacienda Club, launched in 2013, has seen a dramatic increase in ...

Wikimedia Commons Rupert Murdoch Lists Manhattan Apartment for $72 Million

Wikimedia Commons New York, Apr 16 (EFE).- Rupert Murdoch is putting his 3-story New York apartment on the market for $72 million. The 84-year-old communications magnate, who was born Australian but became a nationalized U.S. citizen, has decided to move from the Manhattan apartment, with its 637 square meters (about 6,850 square feet) of floor space, to a Greek Revival townhouse in the cen...

Screenshot from Google Maps This Island Off Puerto Rico Will Cost You $2.5 Million

Screenshot from Google Maps San Juan, Apr 6 (EFE).- Cayo Ratones, a 10-hectare (24-acre) island off southern Puerto Rico that has just one solar-powered wooden house with a swimming pool, has been put on the market for $2.5 million. Puerto Rico Sotheby's International Realty is handling the sale and its president, Margaret Peña Juvelier, told Efe that "people from several parts of the world...

Wikimedia Commons Finding Real Estate in Costa Rica For Your Hybrid Vehicle

Wikimedia Commons One of the highlights of this year´s ExpoMovil consumer auto show in Costa Rica, besides the seductive models and the brisk business realized by car loan brokers, was the interest in plug-in hybrids and passenger vehicles that are not fully powered by fossil fuels. In recent years, environment and conservation analysts bemoaned the little interest shown by drivers in Costa...

Mediterranean Style 4 Bedroom Home in Playas del Coco Strong Sales of Vacation Real Estate in Costa Rica

Beach house in Costa Rica The ongoing economic recovery of the United States is having a positive impact on select housing markets in Costa Rica.   Whereas real estate development was particularly strong last year in the province of Guanacaste, analysts are seeing greater construction activity in the province of Puntarenas, particularly in the Central and Southern Pacific Coasts. Ac...

Source: Brisas de Osa New Luxury Real Estate Neighborhood Opens in Costa Rica

Source: Brisas de Osa Uvita, Costa Rica - March 13, 2015 /MarketersMedia/ -- The developers of the much anticipated Brisas de Osa gated community in Costa Rica are proud to announce the unveiling of the project to the public. The development firm announced their initial public launch by releasing a selection of ocean view home sites overlooking the majestic coastline of Costa Rica's souther...

front view of the luxury house in valle del sol costa rica Housing Markets in the U.S. and Costa Rica Show Stability

Beach house in Costa Rica Washington, Mar 4 (EFE; additional context by The Costa Rica Star).- The pace of new home sales in the United States increased 0.2 percent in January to an annual rate of 481,000 units, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. In Costa Rica, the first quarter of 2015 indicates strong interest in new construction and the mortgage markets. Here's the Real Estate S...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Real Estate Agent from Costa Rica Indicted in the U.S.

Source: Wikimedia Commons A woman from Costa Rica is facing eight felony charges of bank fraud in the United States. According to a report by California television station Channel 10, Gabriela Carter has many years of experience as a real estate broker in the Golden State, but her troubles emerged from a time when she was acting as a mortgage loan officer. Ms. Carter could face a prison term o...

front view of the escazu costa rica townhouse Formal Opening of Keller Williams Realty in Costa Rica

A nice home in Costa Rica Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 24, 2015 -  Keller Williams, the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count, announced that it has awarded its first region in Central America to a group of business leaders led by Allen Lungo. “Over the past six years, I’ve talked with hundreds of Keller Williams agents and all of them have said it is the best company with whi...

Source: Modernize.com How to Build a Home to Sustain the Costa Rica Climate

Source: Modernize.com This article, written by Jane Blanchard, was kindly provided by Modernize, an Austin, TX-based provider of residential construction and renovation solutions. The Republic of Costa Rica is a patchwork quilt of micro climates. In Playas Del Coco, on the westward Pacific coast, leisure travelers snorkel in blue-gray waters warmed by abundant sunlight and fed by 55 inches ...

Source: Pixabay Commons Real Estate Trend: Furnished Beach Cottages in Costa Rica

Beach house in Costa Rica As part of an effort to make real estate listings in Costa Rica more attractive to house hunters, homeowners are now following the advice of their agents and selling their properties furnished. This trend is particularly on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica where new listings of homes located in coastal communities near the beach are  including furniture in order to swe...

front view of the escazu costa rica townhouse Major Real Estate Franchise Expands to Costa Rica

Beach house in Costa Rica ORLANDO, FLORIDA (PRWEB) February 09, 2015 - After another record-setting year of growth, productivity and profitability gains, Keller Williams announced it has become the largest real estate franchise by agent count in the world. The Austin, Texas-based company added a net gain of 17,000 associates in 2014, increasing its worldwide associate count to more than 112,00...

Source: Maria Jose Trejos An Attractive, Cubic and Sustainable Home in Costa Rica

Source: Maria Jose Trejos A very stylish and highly sustainable residential housing solution in Costa Rica was designed by architect Maria Jose Trejos on a spec assignment from a client who works as a professional photographer. The idea was to gain inspiration from the work/play philosophy practiced by tech companies such as Google; in essence, to create a space to foster creativity and indust...

Source: Central College News Costa Rica Inspires Cheap Home Building by US Students

Source; Central College News Following a class trip to Costa Rica in 2014, two university students from the United States returned to their campus in the midwestern state of Iowa and sought to complete an environmental science project inspired by their accommodations in our country. While in Costa Rica, Amy Andrews and Ethan Van Koote stayed in little shacks powered by solar panels; in essence...

Source: Gurpo Faro Luxury Housing Solutions in Alajuela, Costa Rica

Source: Gurpo Faro The latest trend in luxury real estate solutions in Costa Rica is no longer confined to the Central Pacific Coast or the western portion of the Greater San Jose Metropolitan Area (Spanish initials: GAM). The city of Alajuela and its surrounding communities are the new destinations for well-to-do Ticos and expats who are in the market for upscale homes. According to a new ...

Source: Pixabay Commons Buying a Home in Costa Rica’s Gold Coast: Conclusion

Tamarindo Beach On the final installment of Kristine Gorman's real estate adventure in Costa Rica, she runs into some issues with regard to her plans of acquiring an investment property in the Gold Coast beaches of Guanacaste. Still, the Boston accountant persevered and is now the proud owner of a condominium unit in Tamarindo Beach. Before reading this insightful account of purchasing resi...

Source: Crocodile Bay Unique Residential Marina Project Announced in Costa Rica

Source: Crocodile Bay Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica (PRWEB) January 06, 2015 - Crocodile Bay Eco-Resort located in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, has announced its partnership with Sinergo Development Group to oversee the master planning and development of the first branded residential resort and marina within Costa Rica. The first phase of the project, named The Sanctuary at Osa Peninsula, is ...

Source: Kirebe.com New, Ultra-Luxurious Development in Costa Rica

Source: Kirebe.com In keeping with the ongoing trend of upscale and luxury residential neighborhoods in Costa Rica, a renowned developer recently announced a new project that seeks to attract expats and locals who enjoy a safe and pampered, maintenance-free lifestyle. To this effect, residential development firm has acquire 33 hectares of land in a scenic area located 300 meters northwest of t...

front view of the luxury house in valle del sol costa rica Owners of Luxury Homes in Costa Rica Dodge Tax Legislation

Tax collectors in Costa Rica are ready to start looking for owners of luxury properties who lease their homes for less than 30 days at time; however, they currently lack the legislative approval to do so. This does not mean that preliminary investigations will cease until a law is passed; in fact, revenue investigators will increase their intelligence collection in the next few months.   ...

Grecia Majestic: Grecia in Costa Rica, from the Air (VIDEO)

Church in Downtown Grecia The Grecia canton of the province of Alajuela is located in the northwestern edge of Costa Rica’s Central Valley. Although it is technically part of the Greater San Jose Metropolitan Area (Spanish initials: GAM), this canton is removed from the chaos that the lovable city of San Jose is often derided for. Over the past few years, a quiet expat community has been se...

Dreams Las Mareas Luxury Real Estate Development Greatly Expands in Guanacaste

The massive Santa Elena luxury resort and housing complex in Guanacaste is set to expand within its 1,000 hectares over the next 15 years with new hotels and gated communities. Such was the report filed by Cristina Fallas Villalobos of business weekly El Financiero earlier this week. Readers of The Costa Rica Star will remember that we reported on the Dreams Las Mareas beach resort earlier this...

Front of the Paradizio Condo development in Playas del Coco The Late 2014 Real Estate Market in Costa Rica

With the holiday season around the corner, real estate analysts in Costa Rica are busy preparing their forecasts for 2015. The housing market in Costa Rica has changed considerably in the last two years, and one of the most noticeable factors is the reduced participation of foreign buyers during the green (rainy) season of 2014. This does not mean that real estate agents in Costa Rica have not bee...

ventanas del mar Amazing Mountaintop, Ocean View Neighborhood in Costa Rica

Despite economic uncertainty in Costa Rica, the luxury real estate development sector has experienced a solid year. This is specially the case in the Gold Coast beaches of Guanacaste, where developers are continuing to build exuberant gated communities in the highlands so that residents can enjoy sweeping vistas of the Pacific Ocean. One such project breaking ground at this time is Las Ventanas de...

Costa Verde Hotel Aircraft Repurposing in Costa Rica Gets Recognition

El Avion Restaurant and Bar, 22 Manuel Antonio Road, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Two major tourism spots in Costa Rica are made from decommissioned aircraft that used to fly around the world. The Costa Rica Star has previously reported on these two unique attractions: One is a former United States military cargo plane with an interesting Cold War background that has been converted into a bar...

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