Once you've been to Costa Rica, it's easy to understand why so many people want to have a home here. The pleasant climate, the cost of living and the friendly people are just one part of the equation. The other part is the ease in buying your own piece of paradise here. Costa Rica has welcomed foreign investment for years and property ownership is no different. All real estate transactions are the same for foreigners as for locals; in fact, you don't even need to become a citizen or permanent resident to buy a home in Costa Rica.
Many aspects of buying and selling real estate in Costa Rica are similar to North American and European countries. Most real estate transactions run smoothly and successfully but like any other country, there are some unscrupulous people who try to take advantage of newcomers who may not know the language or local guidelines.
These articles will give you the information, tips and tools you need to confidently enter the world of Costa Rican real estate and ask the right questions before you buy your dream property.
We provide you with the best information we have but it does not replace the expertise of a local professional who can offer you advice for your individual situation. We strongly recommend hiring qualified real estate professionals to assist you throughout the buying process. In Costa Rica, real estate agents are not required to be licensed. Check out our tips on hiring real estate agents in Costa Rica.
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