Oct 01, 2015
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. *Marcus Aurelius. When we want to make an investment in a foreign country, we want the same thing, we want…. Information, lots and lots of information! We get online and start searching:
Buying a property in Costa Rica, Water in Costa Rica...
Sep 17, 2015
One of the things that makes Costa Rica a great place for expats to call home is that Costa Rica has a lot of the creature comforts that you were used to having in your life before you came here. Things like.... modern grocery stores, good medical facilities (and very affordable) , and high speed internet. But in addition to those modern...
Sep 09, 2015
We receive a lot of questions from our clients, from all around the world. How is the Costa Rica real estate market doing? what are people buying? Where are those people coming from in general? In which areas do people prefer to invest? There's different factors that affect our real estate market, and I am not a professional economist, but...
Aug 28, 2015
If you are one of those who’s looking to buy a lot in Guanacaste and would like to build your own place, it is important you are aware that we are experiencing drought condition in Guanacste due to “El Nino”. It is crucial that we all work together and be mindful of water waste and consumption. A few thing to consider when you are...
May 09, 2015
How it all got started: … Where do I start? At the beginning of course! Seven years ago I got married to the best woman ever and moved to Costa Rica. Being married is one of the best decisions I have ever made. After getting married, Elena and I moved to Huacas Guanacaste, a small town about 15 minutes from Tamarindo and Flamingo Costa...
Apr 30, 2015
Hi Friends, are you wondering what on earth is there for kids to do in this town. Well look no further, Tamarindo is great for kids and families. I will continue my Blog Post of "A Few Of My Favorite Things...FOR KIDS to do in Tamarindo"
First, let's start with Friday night KIDZ CLUB!!! Hosted by Tamarindo Church, this KIDZ CLUB...
Mar 22, 2015
Well done Costa Rica, well done. The Cental American country has achieved a major clean energy milestone, meeting 100 percent of its power demand with renewable energy for 75 straight days.
“The year 2015 has been one of electricity totally friendly to the environment for Costa Rica,” the state-owned power supplier Costa Rican...
Feb 10, 2015
Costa Rica Ranks First in Central America and the Caribbean on the Global Peace Index by the Institute for Economics and Peace!
When my wife and I decided nearly 20 years ago to relocate our family overseas from Vancouver Canada, safety was a big concern. In our search for a new home, we visited many countries that we enjoyed as tourists but...
Jan 26, 2015
Chris Spears has helped people to buy their first property in Costa Rica. Comments from an happy client!
Jan 22, 2015
Hi Friends, my name is Stacey Watson and I thought I would start writing about "a few of my favorite things" to do in Tamarindo and the surrounding areas. You know, even after 20 years of living in this not so sleepy fishing village, there are some things I can never get enough of. So, I thought I would share...
Jan 17, 2015
Costa Rica’s Dry Season/High Season: Mid-End November to End April
The dry season for Costa Rica tourism begins around the United States holiday of Thanksgiving, in late November. The dry or high season lasts through mid April. In many cases this schedule is driven by school’s vacation schedules so that the family can travel together....
Jan 14, 2015
What do you think of when you think about Costa Rican cuisine? Just because it's considered Latin America, doesn't mean that Costa Rica is the land of tacos, quesadillas, and burritos. Costa Rica's food features many types of cuisines that you've probably never even heard of, let alone actually tried. While you may find variations of it in...
Nov 30, 2014
RE/MAX #1 Real Estate Franchise
Aug 27, 2014
We’re going to be looking at countries that hold the greatest promise to an American investor.
Had we done this from the standpoint of a European or Japanese investor, the list might look quite a bit different (but then again, maybe it wouldn’t!).
We’re also going to consider several criteria for each selection, based on the...
Jul 17, 2014
One question we get a lot in Real Estate here in Costa Rica is: How much does electricity cost in Costa Rica?
Well, we are going to answer that question right now! Clearly and with numbers. In Costa Rica the price of KWH pricing fluctuates depending on the time of day.
This pricing structure is quite common in various parts of the United...
Jun 11, 2014
Costa Rica has been much beloved as a travel and investment destination by Canadians for years now. We're attracted by the peaceful political climate, pristine beaches, friendly locals, great weather and eco-friendly lifestyle with 25% of the country preserved in national parks.
According to new research conducted by the Global Tourism...
May 26, 2014
I know this is out of real estate, but I had to share with you this cool video from Dole in Costa Rica, explaining the process of growing and packing bananas for exportation!
DOLE IN COSTA RICA: YOUTUBE VIDEO
You'll never look at a banana the same way again after discovering the many health benefits and reasons to add them to your diet. Bananas...
Apr 23, 2014
For those who want to invest in Costa Rica or Nicaragua, read this! I resumed the most important parts in the pdf.
Isabelle Emond, Owner/Broker
Mar 28, 2014
Isabelle & Martin
Mar 13, 2014
We have seen an increasing number of families moving to the areas of Playa Flamingo, Playa Grande, and Playa Tamarindo in the last ten years with the addition of private schools that offer international accreditations. A lot of our clients ask us about information on the education system so I wanted to provide some details and links about...
Feb 11, 2014
Driving in Costa Rica
My clients often suggest they’ll be renting a car to get around and tour the country, or upon arriving at the airport use the car as a ‘cheaper’ transportation option. Sometimes I have to just cringe. The driving experience here in Costa Rica is different than it is in North America and Europe. Best to...
Jan 25, 2014
The road system has dramatically improved in Costa Rica during the last 15 years. Living in Costa Rica in my mid twenties, I was constantly traveling around the country. I had my car fall through a bridge, driven through numerous rivers, and over thousands of miles of dirt roads. Now, when I drive with my children to Costa Rica’s famous...
Jan 17, 2014
WHY ONE COLORADO COUPLE DECIDED TO RELOCATE TO HACIENDA PINILLA COSTA RICA
In 2005, we were living in Colorado and Mary was consulting for the prison system in Puerto Rico. A funny thing happened! While she was there on multiple occasions; she felt physically better than she had felt in two years. We discovered that the reason was because she had...
Jan 14, 2014
Costa Rica Real Estate Market report
"What's the market like in Costa Rica?" This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get as real estate agents in Costa Rica.
Our Re/Max offices are located on the Northern West coast of Costa Rica, also known as "the Gold Coast" for its wonderful white sandy beaches, warm water,...
Dec 09, 2013
Having already gone through the step of buying a property in Costa Rica, we thought it was important to prepare a useful information document. What, when, where, how !
Where to start? The first thing to do is to determine the purpose of your purchase: investment, rental property, primary residence...