Real Estate Regulation and Complains in Costa Rica

If you have a complaint against a real estate company or agent you should contact the Costa Rican real estate boards listed below. To file complaints against unscrupulous lawyers, Costa Rica’s version of a Bar Association see the Colegio de Abogados, website at www.abogados.or.cr. Next click on Quejas y Suspensiones (complaints and suspensions. 1. (CRGAR) … Continue reading Real Estate Regulation and Complains in Costa Rica

Instructions for Purchasing in Golfito

1. There is a website with information about purchasing in Golfito. http://www.depositodegolfito.com/index2.php 2. You can only purchase up to $500/6 month period.. but that is for each member of the family and they can be put together for large purchases. 3. Plan to arrive the evening before, to directly to the deposito and purchase your … Continue reading Instructions for Purchasing in Golfito

Costa Rica Attracts Some Big Players from the U.S.

People often ask me, “Is it safe to invest in Costa Rica?” I don’t claim to be an expert in the field of international investments but lately have seen a growing number of big name U.S. companies and individuals investing in Costa Rica. They would never think of putting their capital here if the investment … Continue reading Costa Rica Attracts Some Big Players from the U.S.

Is the Real Estate Bubble Going to Burst in Costa Rica? – Canadians and Others Outside of the U.S. Will Help Drive the Costa Rican Market

The percentage of Canadian “boomers” is higher than the U.S., not that the actual numbers are. Canadian baby boomers are a huge group: proportionately 50 percent larger than the U.S. boomers. (Canada has an approximate population of 33.3 million and the U.S. has about 301 million of which there were 76 million boomers). For every … Continue reading Is the Real Estate Bubble Going to Burst in Costa Rica? – Canadians and Others Outside of the U.S. Will Help Drive the Costa Rican Market

Costa Rica Attracting a lot of Business People

When Wayne Bishop visited Costa Rica 12 years ago, he was wowed by the country’s natural beauty, but he was even more taken aback by its investment potential. “If you had any entrepreneurial nose, you could see the raw opportunity there,” he said. “Most developments have been mom-and-pop operations. … There’s an opportunity for them … Continue reading Costa Rica Attracting a lot of Business People

Mel Gibson Ditches States For New Ranch In Costa Rica

By Ecorazzi*, celebrity gossip and news Mel Gibson hasn’t exactly had the best last couple years. Religious passions, anti-Semitic slurs, and various alcohol-related charges have clouded what otherwise has been a spectacular career. Financially, thanks in large part to Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, money is no longer a real concern — and it … Continue reading Mel Gibson Ditches States For New Ranch In Costa Rica

Ron Keller’s Slide Shows Give you a Preview of Our Tours.

Ron was one of the 14 guests on my October 2006 Combination Central Pacific and Inland Valley Tour. While on the tour Ron took hundreds of digital photos. Much to my surprise he edited them and added a sound track. The result of his efforts are two slide presentations . One shows the Central Valley … Continue reading Ron Keller’s Slide Shows Give you a Preview of Our Tours.

More Big Players Invest in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s Central bank recently announced that foreign investment will top one billion dollars this year. Wendy’s, Baskin Robbins 31, Dunkin Donuts and Cinnabon will open branches in Costa Rica within a year. Global Financial Group will build a 215 room Hyatt Regency Hotel at Brasil Beach in Guanacaste. Hyatt operates 216 hotels in 44 … Continue reading More Big Players Invest in Costa Rica

Christopher Howard Meets With president Oscar Arias Again

On May 19, 2006 Christopher Howard meet with Costa Rica’s new President Dr. Oscar Arias Sanchez for the second time in three months. The president was interviewed by CNBC World News and Christopher for a program that will air internationally. Dr. Arias expounded in perfect English on a variety of subjects such as foreign investment, … Continue reading Christopher Howard Meets With president Oscar Arias Again