Real Estate

Costa Rica Real Estate Law
All owners of real estate property with a size greater than 900 square meters (almost 10,000 square feet) who want to segregate lots, could find themselves with an unpleasant surprise as of  September 13th 2020. This is because the National Institute of Housing and Urbanism or INVU made an amendment to the Regulation of Fraction...
Real Estate Lien, Property Liens Costa Rica
In Costa Rica, the main asset for most people is still real estate (Property). Productive farms, raw land suitable for development, lots, houses, buildings, tourist buildings and similar are negotiated, developed, transferred, mortgaged, and given in trust on a daily basis. This in turn generates legal conflicts of all kinds: cl...
When a person acquires property in Costa Rica, he or she usually performs due diligence through different advisors such as lawyers, engineers, surveyors or a home inspector. The goal is to discover the existence of possible problems related to the plot map, the title, the adjacent properties or the house itself. However, problem...
Residency in Costa Rica, Vaccines, Help, Assistance, The Truth About Vaccines and Getting Your Residency in Costa Rica

This past spring, there was a lot of anxiety swirling about the ex-pat community in Costa Rica over vaccines in relation to residency in Costa Rica. It all star...

Costa Rica Destination Costa Rica Selected as Mexico & Central America’s Leading Destination 2019.

Costa Rica won the World Travel Award as Mexico & Central America's Leading travel Destination 2019, the award was presented in a ceremony held in the city ...

Costa Rica Legal Information Learn About Evictions Without a Court Order in Costa Rica

The term eviction can be defined as the action of expelling a person from land, a building, a house, etc., by legal process as well as the action of recovering ...

Everything you Need to know About the Landlord and Tenant act in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica there is a law governing the relationships between the Landlord and Tenant for two specific situations: 1) When renting houses, apartments or c...

How to be Exempted From Luxury Home Tax in Costa Rica

By law #8683 was a created to implement a Luxury Home Tax for all houses in Costa Rica where the construction has a value higher than one hundred million colons...

Jaco Beach, Expats, relocating Why Moving to Jaco Beach Costa Rica is a Good Idea

When foreigners consider moving to Costa Rica or buying a vacation home in this paradise, they many times choose a beach community to enjoy everything that livi...

Atenas Costa rica has the best weather in the world Why Atenas is a Great Option for Expats in Costa Rica

Costa Rica ranks every year among the top destinations to retire to, and hundreds of foreigners choose to relocate to this country for many reasons other than r...

Legal Tips for Buying and Selling Real Estate in Costa Rica

Although the real estate market is at a low to medium level due to different factors, such as the the current fiscal crisis in CR, the fact is that land remains...

How to Save Money With Municipality Taxes in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has 81 Municipalities plus three District Councils functioning as Municipalities located in the districts of Cobano, Paquera and Lepanto. They usuall...

Everything you Need to Know About Condominium Regulations in Costa Rica

Construction developers all over the country have changed the legal structure of their projects, migrating from the traditional individual property to a condomi...

Everything you Need to Know About Buying Property On the Beach in Costa Rica

In 1977 a Law took effect named Ley Sobre la Zona Marítimo Terrestre or Law about the Maritime Terrestrial Zone, with the purpose of regulating all those areas ...

Legal Advice you Need to Know After You Purchase a Home in Costa Rica

Buying property in Costa Rica involves a prior process called Due Diligence. This involves making a study of the status of the property in the Land Registry, ch...

Costa Rica Luxury Retirement Is the United States or Costa Rica Better for Luxury Retirement

In the United States, the latest trend in retirement communities is undergoing development in Florida. Not far from the raucous Daytona Beach, home of rowdy spr...

Be Very Careful With Powers of Attorney in Costa Rica

Powers of Attorney are a very important tool in Costa Rica and are used daily by individuals and corporations to take care of business, perform contracts and ob...

The Difference Between a Buyer’s Agent and a Listing Agent in Costa Rica?

Although the real estate industry of Costa Rica is not regulated at the government level in terms of licensing, the substantial number of home buyers and homeow...

How to Protect Yourself Against Property Fraud in Costa Rica

During the last few days all news media have been reporting that a man named Manuel Alvarez, a person originally from Spain and long-term resident in California...

The Challenges of Building Your Dream Home in Costa Rica

Several years ago, I accepted the challenge to construct a large custom home high on a mountain in o...

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Infamous Slice of Costa Rican Paradise For Sale : The Bender Estate Boracayan

Most expats and Ticos alike remember the infamous death of multi-millionaire hedge fund manager John...

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Find the House You Want in Costa Rica at the Construction Expo

If you have your mind made up and have decided to build or buy a house or apartment in Costa Rica, t...

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A Guide to the Pitfalls of Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica

Making the decision to buy real estate is always exciting, especially if you are doing so in a forei...

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A Guide to Construction Guarantees and Consumer Protection Laws in Costa Rica

In 1985, the United Nations issued a declaration, which established certain guidelines that must be ...

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A Guide to Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is this year’s best destination to retire according to International Living, the country’...

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Luxury Home Tax Payment in Costa Rica is Due Monday, January 15

This Monday, January 15 is the deadline for owners of luxury houses in Costa Rica to pay the “Impues...

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Four Seasons Will Develop Luxury Environmentally Designed Residences at Peninsula Papagayo Costa Rica

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world's leading luxury hospitality company, will assume managem...

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Tourism Board Bets on Corporate Tourism with Convention Center in Costa Rica Almost Done

With a progress of over 80% in the construction of the National Congress and Convention Center, the ...

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Foreign Investors Plan More Residential Towers Near San José, Costa Rica’s La Sabana Park

The developer company, of Ecuadorian origin, chose Costa Rica thanks to its good economic reputation...

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10 Tips on How to Thrive as an Expat in Costa Rica

Starting a new life in a different country is certainly challenging, initially it may all seem excit...

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Development in Heredia, Costa Rica’s Hills Restricted Due to Water Scarcity

The Costa Rican Constitutional Court, the country's highest chamber, ruled in support of restriction...

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US Expatriate Plans Mega Residential Complex – $1B Ponderosa City Near Liberia, Costa Rica

An estimated $1 billion development located between Bagaces and Liberia in the northern Guanacaste p...

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Canada’s Colliers Real Estate Spearheads Seminar on Development in Costa Rica

Costa Rican and global business and government leaders will meet next week to discuss investment opp...

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Things to Consider if You Are Buying or Renting a House in Santa Ana, Costa Rica

Santa Ana, San José, Costa Rica, was, less than 20 years ago, very different from the Santa Ana we k...

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Hassle Free Relocation Services Available in Costa Rica

Relocating to a new country can be both exciting and scary, but usually, more than anything it can b...

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San José, Costa Rica’s New High-Rise Apartments Unaffordable for Most

According to recent research by  the University of Costa Rica (UCR), 80 percent of residents in the ...

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Expat Housing Costa Rica – Solutions to Real Estate Needs

Costa Rica is ranked second in the top expat destinations in 2017 by InterNations, the friendliness ...

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25-Story Residential Tower Planned for Curridabat in Eastern San José, Costa Rica

The eastern San José suburb of Curridabat is the planned site of a 25-story innovative residential t...

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Flamingo Marina is One Step Closer of Being a Reality in Costa Rica

The construction of the new Flamingo Marina in Guanacaste, Costa Rica has been talked about for year...

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Another Office Building is Coming to Santa Ana, Costa Rica Despite Lacking Infrastructure

The county of Santa Ana on the west side of San José, Costa Rica continues to grow, in the past few ...

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