Costa Rica real estate 101

Costa Rica real estate basics

Costa Rica real estate basics

Costa Rica real estate basics

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We have an young real estate market in Costa Rica, were decisions are many times very emotional, time sensitive and cultural factors play a big role. 

Real estate markets

Costa Rica real estate basics

Costa Rica real estate basics

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Find more information on the market you are interested about, inside you will find information on primary residences, second (vacation homes), commercial, foreclosure, real estate investment trusts (reits) and areas in Costa Rica.

Real estate tools & more

Costa Rica real estate basics

Real estate tools & more

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Costa Rica offers many of the same tools you find around the world for real estate transactions: escrow accounts for easy transactions, real estate trusts for more complex transactions and many more tools.

Laws, rules, regulations, taxes and more

Real estate law fundamentals

Real estate taxes, fees and others

Real estate taxes, fees and others

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Inside you will find information on the institution that hold public records on real estate transactions, ownership types, restrictions to purchase real estate and other details. Click on the image for more details.

Real estate taxes, fees and others

Real estate taxes, fees and others

Real estate taxes, fees and others

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Taxes in Costa Rica are considerably lower that in USA & Canada, paying only 0.25% plus the solidarity (luxury homes) tax. As a reference a home worth $500,000 USD would end up paying around $2000 USD a year. Click on the image for more information.

Recommended participants in a real estate transaction

Real Estate lawyers

Architects, surveyors, others

Real Estate lawyers

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Real estate transactions are really straightforward, still check your attorneys status at the the local BAR Association as well as further recommendations on selecting your lawyer.

Real estate brokers

Architects, surveyors, others

Real Estate lawyers

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  Real estate brokers make up for the lack of information on an MLS system, knowing the trends, comparable and most motivated participants on a real estate market, facilitating the process to a successful closing

Architects, surveyors, others

Architects, surveyors, others

Architects, surveyors, others

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Some other people that might need to get involved are: civil engineers, surveyors, architects, HOA managers, official translators, insurance brokers and local governments for tax purposes.

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