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Isabelle Emond
Jan 21, 2018
What is an MLS? It’s a multiple listing service that real estate brokers and agents use to establish contractual offers of compensation (among brokers and agents). The primary purpose of an MLS is to provide a facility to publish a "unilateral offer of compensation" by a listing broker, to other broker participants in that MLS. In other words, the...
Courtney Borquet
Jan 17, 2018
Potential real estate buyers sometimes see reports in the news or hear from friends about real estate scams in Costa Rica. It is important for Buyers to be aware of the ways to protect themselves and what to look for to avoid real estate hoaxes. The first way buyers can work toward protecting their interests is finding a knowledgeable real...
Isabelle Emond
Jan 06, 2018
Is it possible to buy a property in Costa Rica with Bitcoins? Bitcoins are not new, they exist since 2009. The Bitcoin (BTC) is the first cryptocurrency that has been created and a cryptocurrency is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange. Cryptocurrencies are classified as a subset of digital...
Courtney Borquet
Dec 24, 2017
New Year’s is one of the most popular vacation holidays in Costa Rica.  Thousands of Costa Rican’s leave the capital city of San Jose to visit the coast for a week of sun with family and friends.  There are beach parties in almost every town on the coast, but what are the favorite activites for locals and expats to celebrate the New Year...
Isabelle Emond
Dec 06, 2017
While it’s technically possible for a foreigner to get a mortgage with a bank in Costa Rica, it is also almost barely impossible to go through the process without loosing his mind. For the purpose of testing it, I tried in 2012. After 12 months chasing the employee in charge, trying to get a list of things missing and get at least a confirmation...
Courtney Borquet
Nov 23, 2017
We are starting to see the high season for tourism start in Guanacaste, but the real estate sales for local real estate agents is year round. Most agents report more tours and showing requests in the months of December to April, but sales are reported 12 months per year.  Statistics even show an increase during the months of July to December...
Isabelle Emond
Nov 07, 2017
"I want a house". "I want a condo". Which one is right for you?  It is difficult to answer because it really depends on what you prefer and what you need. Here are a few scenarios to help you decide: 1. You are moving here. You have the options of being in town, outside town, in a gated community or not. You could look for a condo, home or...
Alejandro Amador
Nov 02, 2017
Did you know that on July 25,1824 Costa Rica received Guanacaste with open arms, formerly known as “La Gran Nicoya”? With this, our nation not only enlarged its territory, but incorporated its major cultural asset. We all know Guanacaste is a great place, full of contrasts unlike other regions in Costa Rica. Measures 10,140 km2 and volcanoes...
Derrick Poelsma
Oct 24, 2017
For the Caribbean and Puerto Rico, this hurricane season has been one of the most damaging in recent history. The two hurricanes that swept through the region, Maria and Irma, were both category 5 hurricanes (with wind speeds exceeding 157 mph). Many people think that this trend of so many category 4 and 5 hurricanes touching land will continue to...
Courtney Borquet
Oct 17, 2017
After Tropical Storm Nate we have been enjoying sunny days now in Tamarindo. The town of Tamarindo and the popular beach areas we serve were minimally affected by the storm Nate, however many outlining areas were affected by the heavy storms. Especially people inland that built in very low areas, or in riverbanks.  It has been amazing to...

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