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Finding a Home in Costa Rica - The Neighborhood

March 29, 2009 - You have been to Costa Rica several times already and after a long debate with your family and friends you have decided to make Costa Rica your new home. Finding a home in Costa Rica can be either a tedious job or a fun and adventurous undertaking.

A tedious job if you do not know where your new home in Costa Rica will be or an adventurous task in finding where your new Costa Rican home will be.

Some ex-patriots come to Costa Rica with an idea in mind as to where they want to purchase their new home. Most of them decide to live close to San Jose next to their brethrens in Escazu. Others want the ocean and beach life and decide to move to a beach town like Jaco, Manuel Antonio, Limon and Guanacaste. And yet again, others want to live in the middle of it all and choose to live in the mountains in a town like Atenas.

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Costa Rica Real Estate Rental Tips

March 24, 2009 - Now that the Costa Rica Real Estate Industry is slowing down due to the global economy, real estate rental is the hot item. People that were once looking to purchase a home in Costa Rica are now putting the purchase process on hold and are instead looking for rental property until the real estate prices have reached their lowest.

In Costa Rica, the real estate property rental laws are meant to protect the renter more then the renter. The basic contract will range from 6 months to 3 years.

If you do sign a three year contract, keep in mind that you are able to break the lease after one year and still get your deposit back unless the contract stipulates that you must stay for the full 3 years in order to get your deposit back.

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Costa Rica Real Estate: Affect of the Proposed Immigration Bill

February 12, 2009 - Costa Rica real estate brokers, pensionaos and rentistats alike have benne carefully monitoring the situation with the proposed immigration bill in Costa Rica. If the proposed bill was to pass, it could could mean some tough time ahead for the real estate industry in Costa Rica.

One of the reasons the real estate industry is booming in Costa Rica is that it is a place where a foreigne can afford to live in year round warm weather and lead a semi-luxurious lifestyle at an affordable price. This is in part due to the strong valiue of the dollar and the cost of living in Costa Rica which is around $350 a month for a regular Costa Rican.

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