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Costa Rica Cost of Living in 2010

May 16, 2010 - Costa Rica, a small country the size of West Virginia that is an Eden for those looking for a country that offers a low cost of living with a stable government and year round tropical weather.

Even celebrities are coming to Costa Rica which recently included on that list people like Rush Limbaugh and Heidi Montag for many reasons like the health care system or simply a change of life in Latin America.

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The impact of the economy on Costa Rica real estate

February 10, 2009 - Although the world is struggling financially, real estate opportunities in Costa Rica are driving the economy forward, and its history as a safe country makes people eager to invest.

Of course, Costa Rica has been hit by the economic crisis as well; however, the ramifications have been manageable and moderate. In fact, while the economic crisis has affected just about everyone, Costa Rica managed to increase its economy!

Without hesitation, investors are choosing Costa Rica for investment residences and others for retirement reasons. Since the Costa Rica real estate market is based on the United States dollar, investors won't feel the pinch and European investors are more likely to invest.

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Get on the Costa Rica Real Estate Train

May 10, 2009 - Costa Rica real estate in Heredia just got better with the San Jose-Heredia rail line which is due to open at the end of this month. Costa Rica real estate brokers have high hopes for the train because it would make real estate properties for sale in Heredia more attractive to potential buyers.

The new railways is expected to make about 42 trips from San Jose to Heredia each day which would lighten the traffic during rush hours as well as make the commute easier to people going back and forth from Heredia to San Jose on a regular basis.

The train will make 2 stops between San Jose and Heredia and the fair is expected to be 350 colons according to the Authoridad Reguladora de Servicios Publicos.

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Costa Rica Real Estate: Living it Up in Costa Rica

May 5, 2009 - One of the main reasons to purchase real estate in Costa Rica is for the fun and relaxing atmosphere that defines the Costa Rica lifestyle. And one doesn't need to go to the beach to take it all in! In the capital city of San Jose and the surrounding areas, there are tons of great places and restaurants to relax or have fun with friends.

As an American, I was a bit apprehensive at first about what to expect. Not speaking fluent Spanish, I didn't know the first thing about the Costa Rica nightlife or where the hot spots were. Luckily, most cab drivers do speak English, and are more than willing to offer suggestions for any occasion.

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Costa Rica Living -The International Day of the Worker

May 01, 2009 - Living in Costa Rica has many advantages and one of them is the ongoing list of festivals and holidays held on a national and local level every week. Along with its tropical weather and friendly atmosphere, this is just another reason why Costa Rica is the perfect place to purchase real estate for use as a vacation home or as a new home.

Today in Costa Rica is the "National Day of the Worker" which is a legal country wide holiday.

Every year, this joyful holiday to celebrate the hard working Ticos and Ticas has a theme. This year, the theme is about the crisis of the free market. Simply said, it's against corruption and the right of workers in Costa Rica.

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Costa Rica Real Estate Tips - Your Property for Sale

April 27, 2009 - The Costa Rica real estate industry is starting to pick up again but it is only a good market if you are looking to buy real estate in Costa Rica. If you happen to be on the other end of the market, these helpful renovation tips will help you close that deal.

For starts, new coat of paint or varnish will give the inside and outside of your property a fresh new look. Stick with bright neutral colors because tones of deep red and black are usually associated with anger and sadness. What you are selling is not just a piece of Costa Rican property but a home and a home should always be bright and cheerful!

Take a look at your kitchen and decide whether it still has its attractive appeal to it. Would it make anyone want to cook and spent time in it? Don't forget, the kitchen is considered the heart of a home.

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Costa Rica Real Estate and the Immigration Bill Proposal

April 19, 2009 - Costa Rica real estate brokers are having a hard enough time selling real estate with the bad economy and the bad press received of late about construction development companies in Costa Rica going bust.

At long last, real estate brokers in Costa Rica may get some relief thanks to the changes to the immigration bill draft.

According to an immigration website report, changes have been made to the proposed immigration bill that would cushion the new requirements for foreigners wanting to live in Costa Rica.

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Good News for Costa Rica Real Estate Brokers with Garbage Clean Up

April 14, 2009 - Costa Rica is a tropical paradise but the Costa Rica Real Estate Industry has been plagued with unsightly sites of garbage in the streets when showing properties in Costa Rica.

There is nothing worst for a real estate broker when showing a property in Costa Rica to a potential buyer to see garbage littering the streets where the property is located. Just imagine that you are having guests over and your yard is full of garbage, would that make your guests want to come back? I think not.

The health minister, Maria Luisa vilaAgaro, has been pushing a bill to regulate and control garbage in the country. This bill would create a legal framework to protect not only the public health but the environment as well. Part of the bill also include the creation of a plan for the handling and disposal of garbage.

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Another Reason to Purchase Real Estate in Costa Rica

April 9, 2009 - The Costa Rican government is continuously trying to improve the country in order to make it more attractive to Costa Ricans and tourists. This in the long run will increase the value of real estate property in Costa Rica.

The latest scheme which started almost a year and a half ago was to expend the pedestrian pathway on Avenida Central. It was a $2.1 million gamble on the part of the Costa Rican government that seems to have paid off.

The walkway is more crowded and businesses along the pathway have seen an increase in business as well as have improved their shop to make it more attractive to passerby.

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Another Real Estate Investment Opportunity in Costa Rica

April 3, 2009 - Every week new real estate investment opportunities arise in Costa Rica. Since the real estate industry in Costa Rica is still taking a toll due to the economy, real estate investment opportunities are sprouting like mushrooms all over Costa Rica.

Cartago, Costa Rica is the latest area in Costa Rica that needs to be looked at for possible long term investments. As the capital of the Cartago province, Cartago is situated about 15 miles away from San Jose.

Due to its location at the base of the Arenal volcano, Cartago gets its share of tourists as well as an influx of local visitors due an annual pilgrimage where devote Catholics visit the national's principal church, the enormous Basílica de Nuestra Senora de Los Ãngeles, on the feast day of the Virgin of the Angels.

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