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Monte Cielo Lots for Sale in Tarcoles, Costa Rica

Project Monte Cielo is located in Tarcoles, in the province of Puntarenas, in Costa Rica. It is just 15 minutes north of the well-known and beautiful surf town Playa Jaco. Traveling west More »

Monte Cielo Costa Rica Lots for Sale

Home for Sale in Escazu for $389,000 USD

Large (349 sq. meters) one story home in small gated community. Close to everything, including the multi plaza. Open floor plan with very large living areas and an entertaining style kitchen with More »

House for Sale in Puerto Viejo Costa Rica

House for Sale in Puerto Viejo Costa Rica for $130,000

Here is a great bargain for anyone looking to buy a house in Puerto Viejo Costa Rica.  This property is priced at $130,000 USD and is a great bargain for a 4 More »

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House for Sale in Dominical for $365,000

CASA BALI Located in Playa Avellanas on the spectacular west coast of Costa Rica. Espiritu de Bali is made up of eight Balinese-style homes. Situated on a beautiful riverfront, 800 meters from More »

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Costa Rica Residential Property Fire Sale

Costa Rica residential property fire sales are everywhere to be found in San Jose and the beach.  For the last few months, many residential property owners in Costa Rica are getting desperate More »

Investing Abroad – Not That Easy Anymore

Investing AbroadAs anyone who knows anything about investing abroad, foreign property investment can be challenging as the real estate market can easily change.

Building an overseas investment strategy is a great addition to your portfolio however, the main challenge is finding the right foreign investment information that help you plan for the future.

Investing in Costa Rica real estate for example can be difficult because property is often overvalued and the real estate industry can easily turn on you.

20 years ago, was the golden age for investing in Costa Rica real estate with investors easily selling properties and houses making 300% ROI with a 1-3 month turn around time.

Today, the average time that a house will stay on the market is 12-14 month and only about 23% of investors making a profit or breaking even.

So next time you are looking to invest in property abroad, make sure you do your research and have several different plans for your investment from short term to long term.

Siding Replacement for Your Home

In Costa Rica, they are not many homes that use modern types of sidings like vinyl and aluminum.  You will occasionally find one with wood sidings but in general, Costa Ricans simply use a concrete wall and will paint over it to make it look prettier.

One of my old clients who had purchased one of those rare home with vinyl siding about 10 years ago recently contacted me.  He is originally from Atlanta, GA and he was telling me about the problems he was having trying to replace the sidings on his home in Costa Rica.

He called me asking me whether I knew of any person that could remove and install new sidings to his home.  Complaining that Costa Rica is not like Atlanta where siding replacement in Atlanta was easy as he just needed to go over the yellow pages and get several quotes.

In Costa Rica, most business directories have a Costa Rica contractor section but none of them deal directly with sidings.

Much as I wanted to help him out, my only suggestion was to look for a handyman that has experience in siding.

So if anyone knows any good siding contractors in Costa Rica, shoot me a message!

 

Monte Cielo Lots for Sale in Tarcoles, Costa Rica

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Project Monte Cielo is located in Tarcoles, in the province of Puntarenas, in Costa Rica. It is just 15 minutes north of the well-known and beautiful surf town Playa Jaco.

Traveling west from San Jose on the new highway “Autopista del Sol,” 16km southbound towards Playa Jaco you will arrive at the Monte Cielo site.

The town of Tarcoles is known for its dramatic waterfall called: Catarata Manantial de Auga Viva, as well as the great river of: Rio Tarcoles, and finally its great attraction; The Carara National Park.

Project MonteCielo offers 5 Phases with World-Class amenities partnered with a World-Class ocean view, really the most beautiful location to call home. Starting with Phase 1 featuring 10 lots at: $150,000usd each.

After visiting several times the Monte Cielo Costa Rica project, we are 100% positive that this is one of the best projects available in Costa Rica in terms of premium quality lots with one of the best views of the Ocean in Costa Rica for your money.

The details of these 10 lots Available for Sale

Price per Lot: $150,000 USD

Lot Size: from 1,208 square meters to 5,214 square meter

Click Here for More Information about Buying a lot in Monte Cielo

Vista Pacifica Project in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Vista Pacifica in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

We have just started the Vista Pacifica Project in Puntarenas, Costa Rica which is a great real estate investment in Costa Rica.  We are talking about a 132,000 square meters property in a prime area of Puntarenas that has most of it’s infrastructure in place and is currently selling as phase 1 of the project.

If you are looking to invest in Costa Rican real estate, this is your chance to invest as a founder.  We are talking about $5 a square meter and considering that similar property in the area have sold for $100 a square meter, this is a 2,000% Return on Investment!!!

Vista PacificaThis project enables you to purchase land in Costa Rica at bargain prices starting from a $10,000 investment to $125,000.

This is a secure investment as the property title is used as security for your investment.

On top of that, this property has a great ocean view that faces the Nicoya Peninsula and is a mere 15-20 minutes from the beach and 20 minutes from the city of Puntarenas.

Here are some of the amenities already in place:

  • Ecolodge – Completed
  • Bed and Breakfast – Completed
  • Clubhouse – Completed
  • Pool and Pool Area – In the works
  • Gated entrance with 24 hour Security – Completed
  • Equestrian Center with stables – Completed
  • Easy 2 wheel drive access year round
  • Home in the $50,000 to $200,000 range

If you would like more details about our project, please visit www.vistapacifica.co.cr

The US is Giving Out $1 Billion in Help to Homeowners

I know that this is not directly relevant to Costa Rica real estate but I wanted to talk about it anyway as I certainly wish the Costa Rican Government would help out people in Costa Rica in such a manner.

I was just reading this story on MSNBC MONEY about$1 Billion in New Help to Flailing Homeowners where some 30,000 homeowners in need have until July 22 for a prescreening of interest free government loans from the government which could in turn become a gift.

Sure, its not in Costa Rica and I am no economist but that in turn should help the housing market in the US by bringing a bit more confidence about the housing market in the US which will slowly trickle down to the real estate industry in Costa Rica.

So wish them luckk!

Home for Sale in Escazu for $389,000 USD

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Large (349 sq. meters) one story home in small gated community. Close to everything, including the multi plaza. Open floor plan with very large living areas and an entertaining style kitchen with panoramic views of the city.

This 3 bedroom and maid’s quarters, 3 ½ bath home with a two car over sized garage has beautiful wood flooring, lots of built-ins, extensive crown molding, a giant food pantry and laundry room.

Home Features

2 Car Over sized Garage Beautiful Wooden Flooring lots of built-ins
Extensive crown molding Maid’s Quarter Giant Food Pantry
Spacious Laundry Room Lots of Storage Area Jacuzzi Tub in Master Bedroom

Lots of storage areas, a Jacuzzi tub in master with large walk-in closet, tall ceilings, and a private outdoor patio all in a 24-hour guarded and gated community with video cameras. Original owners. Great investment in a desired Escazu area.

For more information go to, http://www.costaricarealestatehunter.com/residential-properties?id=48

The Second International Percussion Ensemble Festival on May 31, 2011

For the music lovers, you will be interested to hear that the Second International Percussion Ensemble Festival will be taking place in San Jose, Costa Rica starting May 31, 2011 until June 4th, 2011.

This will be a fun event to watch as several percussion experts from Spain, the U.S., Costa Rica and Mexico will be demonstrating their skills on percussion instruments like the xylophone, drums and many other types.

The event will be held at the Teatro Nacional with its newly remodeled dome and tickets are available now!

  • Event Date: May 31, 2011-June 1, 2011
  • Cost: ?5,000 for general admission and ?3,500  for students and seniors.
  • Where to Buy Tickets: Teatro Nacional, https://www.teatronacional.go.cr/

 

 

House for Sale in Puerto Viejo Costa Rica for $130,000

House for Sale in Puerto Viejo Costa Rica

Here is a great bargain for anyone looking to buy a house in Puerto Viejo Costa Rica.  This property is priced at $130,000 USD and is a great bargain for a 4 bedroom home in that area of Costa Rica.

Number of rooms : 4
Number of floors : 2
Number of bathrooms : 2
Number of toilets : 2

TWO HOUSES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE MAIN HOUSE TWO STORY 2BD 1BA A/C FURNISHED  WASHER/ DRYER  LITTLE HOUSE 2BD 1BA . ALL MINUTS FROM THE BEACH PUERTO VIEJO.

Costa Rica Real Estate Hunter is Adding more Features

As traffic to our real estate Costa Rica website has been increasing, we have decided to cash in on our success in a way that will benefit our customers that list their properties with us by adding new features to our website.

The first is that we will now allow real estate agents in Costa Rica to place their listings on our website for a fee.  Of course, to ensure that the quality and safety of our listings, each agent that advertises their real estate listing will have to meet our approval first.  If you are a Costa Rica real estate agent interested in posting your listings on our site, please email lyndsay@costaricarealestatehunter.com.

The second way we will be expanding is that we are in the process of adding an auction feature on our site which will allow our customers to get a better price on their property in Costa Rica.  We expect this project to be completed within the next month so keep visiting our website for updates!

House for Sale in Dominical for $365,000

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CASA BALI

Located in Playa Avellanas on the spectacular west coast of Costa Rica.
Espiritu de Bali is made up of eight Balinese-style homes. Situated on a beautiful riverfront, 800 meters from the beach, with a green zone, common area “river walk” path. Playa Avellanas is a five-break surf beach as well as being one of the most pristine beaches in all of Costa Rica.

The Espiritu de Bali project’s inspiration stems from the Feng Shui philosophy, to arrange one’s surroundings to attract positive life energy.

This development captures the serenity and beauty of the Balinese lifestyle. From the flowing design of the interior of the home to the lush tropical outdoor surroundings, Espiritu de Bali is a little piece of paradise.

For more information about this house for sale in Dominical Costa Rica go to, http://www.costaricarealestatehunter.com/residential-properties?id=6

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