My Real Estate Journey: Creating Our Perfect Paradise in Costa Rica

My Real Estate Journey: Creating Our Perfect Paradise in Costa Rica

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July 20, 2018

Having spent three years of repeated trips, visiting, searching, and investigating all the areas of Costa Rica, we now live in the mountains of central Costa Rica. Our friends thought we were crazy for moving to Costa Rica, but more about that later. Buying real estate in Costa Rica is a very easy process, and anyone can do it...

The Number One Tip for Buying Overseas the Right Way

The Number One Tip for Buying Overseas the Right Way

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July 17, 2018

There's a ton of upside when you buy real estate overseas. You can make money, and it's also a great way to mix up your investment portfolio and diversify outside the U.S. and outside the dollar. You often get more bang for your buck, too. I've met lots of folks that bought a beach condo in Panama, Costa Rica, and Ecuador—something they could never afford back home...

The Search is Over for The Best Colonial Town

The Search is Over for The Best Colonial Town

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June 30, 2018

Each morning I'm gently coaxed from a satisfying sleep by the resonant toll of church bells, accompanied by a chorus of twittering birds. This is one of many aspects of living in San Miguel de Allende that delights me each and every day. Over the years my husband and I visited a series of Spanish Colonial towns scattered throughout Central...

How Much is it to Buy Real Estate in Ojochal, Costa Rica

How Much is it to Buy Real Estate in Ojochal, Costa Rica

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June 28, 2018

On a clear day you can see all the way to Guanacaste province," says Overton Pratt when he describes the view from his home in Ojochal, Costa Rica. Overton is originally from southern California, and wife Michelle's origins are in Chicago. In 2006, they travelled to Costa Rica for a four-month visit...

“Our $175,000 Condo Close to Tulum Beach”

“Our $175,000 Condo Close to Tulum Beach”

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June 23, 2018

Just a few short years ago, Tulum, Mexico was a sleepy town on the Caribbean best known for its beaches and Mayan ruins. Overnight visitors were willing to go "rustic" since it lacked amenities like electricity. These days, Tulum is undergoing something of a "discovery" with an explosion of new condo developments and an...