99. Costa Rica is 99% green. It is almost totally carbon free, and the most environmentally protective country in the world and most of it still looks like it did when the dinosaurs walked the earth. You have to love and respect somewhere, which places nature above money. This haven will blow you away.
Helping Less Fortunate Kids - La Paz Tempisque School 12th annual 5K and kids beach race
There is no doubt the real estate market has been doing very well in the Papagayo area of Costa Rica and many of our agents have had record breaking years. What is even more impressive is the leadership that our agents have shown by not only being involved in their communities, but getting involved and giving back in a big way.
Well, it is time again for another boring Papagayo Area Real Estate Market Update.
Buying property in Costa Rica is about as easy as it can get. Under Costa Rican law a foreigner has the same rights as a citizen, and can own property outright, fully titled, fee simple, just like in the USA or Canada. The majority of the property in Costa Rica is titled. The only exception to this is some of the beach front property which is called concession and is similar to a lease. I discuss this in another blog. You can own a property using the same vehicles as in North America.
In almost every development, the breakdown of ownership is about the same. One third of all the owners live here fulltime; they are Ex Pats who have made paradise their permanent residence. One third of them are your typical snowbirds; they spend 3 to 6 months a year here, when the weather turns in North America, and then spend the summer months back home. Some of them rent their properties when they go back north, but many of them just lock the door and leave. They don’t need the money and don’t want anyone “sleeping in their bed.” The last third don’t live here at all.
Gone are the days when you had to get up early just to waste time being stuck in traffic on the way to work. Whether you drive your car or commute daily, traffic jams are inevitable, especially if you work in the city. Fortunately, more and more people are discovering that indeed, it is possible to work from home effectively. So, for anyone who's been dreaming of a flexible arrangement that allows them to prioritize their overall well-being while being productive with their duties, remote work is the way to go!
For those wondering if Costa Rica is a safe place to travel, the answer is a resounding YES, especially in Guanacaste. The friendliness of the local people makes it a happy, cheerful place to be. As long as you have common sense and don’t get too close to the wildest of the wildlife, you are more than safe in Costa Rica.
A big move can be an exciting time, especially if you're moving to a place as beautiful and welcoming as Costa Rica. Costa Rica, aside from its warm weather and beautiful beaches, boasts one of the highest life expectancy rates in the world as well as some of the best healthcare facilities. Before buying property in this beautiful country, sit down and talk with a knowledgeable real estate agent who can offer advice and insight on the properties available.
Finding any type of home is always easier when you use a professional realtor because they have access to thousands of homes in all different locations, saving you both time and money in the long run. This is especially important in Costa Rica where you will be unfamiliar with the country or area you are looking at. Whether this will be a retirement home or you are looking for a vacation or second home, realtors work hard to find you the house of your dreams.
What Can They Do for You?
Costa Rica is a popular travel destination and a tropical paradise in Central America With its natural beauty, affordable cost of living and foreign-friendly attitude, many people love to own a retirement home in Costa Rica. Living in Costa Rica is reasonably priced and the people are among the happiest in the world.
Here are just a few of the many reasons why many people are flocking to this significant country?