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We talk with David Karr, the Top Broker of CR Properties and with over 15 years of experience in Jaco and Central Pacific Real Estate. He also owns some vacation rentals himself and gives us his opinion on what to look for when it comes to creating returns on a Costa Rica Vacation Rental. With supply being an issue, a lot of new preconstruction dea…
 
We talk to Top Broker for Tropical Homes of Costa Rica, Jen Dalton. She's been in the area for nearly 20 years and knows the rental and real estate market like none other. We chat about the listings she has that she would invest in, why and what returns can be expected. She gives us her opinion on whether you should be in a rush to buy and describe…
 
Today we chat we Top Broker & Co-Owner Todd Cutter of 2CostaRicaRealEstate about luxury home auctions in Costa Rica, how they work, the process and what deals people can expect to receive from joining one. Todd also gives us some info on buying and investing in the Central Valley areas of San Jose, Escazu and Santa Ana. E-mail us: info@investingcos…
 
We talk to Karina Clarke, realtor for Tropisphere Real Estate, about opportunities in the surrounding beach towns outside of Santa Teresa & Mal Pais. These areas are some of the most expensive in the country, but just 10 minutes away, you can enjoy fantastic ocean, jungle and mountain views for up to 50% less. Karina describes the areas of Montezum…
 
This week Lily Fatjo, an interior designer in Guanacaste gives us her advice and tips on how interior design can have an impact on your property value and rental income. She discusses the hot design trends at the moment, what your house should have and should not have. She also gives us her advice on buying and investing in Costa Rica as well as wh…
 
We chat with Alejandro Amador, realtor for Remax in Guanacaste, about the developing beach towns in Guanacaste and specifically the opportunities in Playa Avellanas, a sleepy surf town 90 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from Tamarindo. He tells us what's going on, what's the community like, what is being developed, and the listing he has th…
 
Cristian Guerrini, Immigration Lawyer, brings us up to date on applying for the Investor Residency Visa and the benefits this residency brings, plus the process to import all of your tax-free products & vehicles. We also get an update on the Digital Nomad Visa, the process and timeline for its release, and approved applications. Contact us info@inv…
 
As we celebrate 50 Podcasts, we chat with Scott Cutter (Episode #1) about what trends he sees post-pandemic, what listings he has that he likes and would invest into, plus he gives his input on the best performing rentals in his portfolio. Scott also gives his input on where he thinks the hidden value in Real Estate is and where the appreciation an…
 
We chat with MJ Perez of Rev Paradise whom I personally work with on what you can do to make sure your vacation rental in Costa Rica produces a return. We chat about ways you can maximise your revenue by doing small things. She gives her advice on how to use data when managing properties and the key performance indicators you should be watching: th…
 
We chat today with Rebecca (Becky) Clower, owner and Top Broker for Blue Water Properties about what's going in the Tamarindo, Flamingo & Papagayo areas of Costa Rica. We chat about the cost of land, the price you will pay for a 3-bed condo in each and also when people should look to build v buy. We also cover advice on finding yourself a good buil…
 
We chat with Jen Harter, top broker for 2CostaRicaRealEstate in Santa Teresa, about what's going on in here area of the country, where the opportunities are and where she would personally invest. We cover the cost of land, things to consider when buying land, the water situation and the cost of land in Santa Teresa, Mal Pais and Manzanillo. We also…
 
We talk with Luis Diego Gutierrez, Architectural Visualizer and Director at Triametry Studio, a company that works in the construction industry creating photorealistic 3D images for unbuilt projects. We discuss common mistakes people make in the planning and building phases, how his company improves the planning process via real 3D and the costs in…
 
We talk with head Architect, Adriana Mora of MG CR Studio, a company that does Architectural Design, master planning, landscape architecture, and project management. She’s based in Guanacaste and is currently working on a variety of projects. She tells us about the building process, her advice on how to make it a successful project, where people go…
 
We chat with Alejandro Castro, ex-head of Marketing for Costa Rica's Tourism Board and now boutique hotel developer in Guanacaste about developing, marketing, and branding a property in Costa Rica. We talk about his journey, what he's attempting to do and where he would be investing in Costa Rica based on his experience and knowledge of Costa Rica …
 
We talk to Mario (Architect), Mane (Bioclimatic designer), and Marcos (Master Planner) over at Loop Design about building and design in Costa Rica. We chat about bioclimatic design, which involves considering the sun's path and its impact on insulting your home, wind patterns, and how to use them to either reduce AC needs or completely remove them,…
 
We talk to Melanie Engel, Broker, and Owner of Flamingo Beach Realty in the Northern Pacific area of Costa Rica about where she sees the opportunity and deals in Real Estate in her area. She tells us about the community in Flamingo and what anyone looking to invest there can expect of their investment. I ask her about which of her listings she is m…
 
We chat with Daniel Loria, owner of Avicennia, a company that focuses on environmental impact studies and project management of people building private homes and hotels here in Costa Rica. Daniel has been doing this for over 16 years and is an expert in building project management as well as environmental impact studies required here in Costa Rica …
 
We chat with Fred Hayden, Broker for C21, Owner and Developer of Oro Monte in Naranjo, a 28 home community with amazing views of the Central Valley. We discuss the different areas to live in the Central Valley, the cost of housing, and living in Costa Rica. We discuss the climate and community in each area and what to expect if you do visit or live…
 
We chat with 20-year veteran Larry Graziano about the hidden Gems on the Guanacaste Coastline that not everyone knows about and where he thinks the opportunity is in investing in Costa Rica. We talk about what to look for in a good realtor and also where he thinks the undiscovered beach towns of Costa Rica are and why he thinks they will be develop…
 
We chat today with JP Ortiz about his experience buying land in the Southern Pacific of Costa Rica, his journey, what to look out for when buying in Costa Rica, and the future plans he has to develop vacation rentals on his property. Guests today: JP Ortiz: jpaul.ortiz@gmail.comBy Richard Bexon / JP Ortiz
 
We discuss the difference between Costa Rica and Panama for both relocation and investing with Panama expert Matthew Marx from Panama Equity. We talk about the cost of living in each country and how it compares, the price of real estate in each country, and the top ex-pat and investment areas of Panama. Gusts today: Panama Equity: http://www.panama…
 
Costa Rica Hotel investment, looking to purchase or invest in a hotel in Costa Rica? We chat with Toby Cleaver, owner and General Manager of the Iguana Lodge in the Osa Peninsula in the Southern Pacific area of Costa Rica. We discuss his journey, challenges, mistake, and pitfalls as well as his advice for anyone wanting to invest or run a hotel in …
 
We talk to Pedro Ulibarri, owner and GM of Super Bloque here in Costa Rica. We chat about the process of building, costs, and what services his company can offer to people looking to build in Costa Rica. He talks about his company's process to save people over 25% in construction costs and the fees for architectural and engineering designs. We also…
 
We got the latest from Cristian Guerrini, immigration lawyer on the Digital Nomad visa that just passed 2nd debate and will be signed into legislation within 30 days. We discuss the application process, costs and the paperwork you will need to apply for the visa. Everything you need to know is here. Guests today: Guests today: Cristina Guerrini - c…
 
We chat with Marco Sanchez of Blue Water Properties in Guanacaste about buying land with and without water, water letters and wells. We talk about what he would do with $500K and he updates us on what is going in Tamarindo and Guanacaste Real Estate at the moment. Guest today: Marco Sanchez: marco@bwpcr.com Bluewater properties: https://www.bluewat…
 
We talk with Melissa Santana, Chief Engineer and owner of SGI Engineers down here in Costa Rica about building and construction. We discuss the process, the people involved and what anyone wanting to build should understand about building here in Costa Rica. We chat about why Costa Rica uses concrete over timber, how the climate has an impact on de…
 
We discuss with David Karr of CP properties in Jaco, Costa Rica about the difference between Titled Land and Concession land and where you can buy ocean-front condos for under $300K. We chat about security in Costa Rica, is it safe, and what to do with your property when you are not using it. We look at up-and-coming developments in the areas and h…
 
We talk with Chris Platanos of The Buddha by Ballena in Uvita, Costa Rica about his journey in finding his investment property in Costa Rica, the refurb of the vacation rentals/boutique hotel, and his advice for anyone looking to do the same and invest in Costa Rica. We also discuss employees, permitting, taxes, and where he would invest $500k in C…
 
We talk with Cristina Guerrini about current updates and changes to the Costa Rica Residency process and the new benefits coming for Investor Residency in Costa Rica that reduces the investment amount to get residency from $200K down to $150K plus much more. We also discuss where Costa Rica's Digital Nomad Visa is at with regards to being approved …
 
We talk to Dina Tochluk of 2CostaRicaRealEstate Papagayo about what she's seeing in the Papagayo, Guanacaste areas of Playas del Cocos, Ocotal and Playa Hermosa. We ask her about opportunities in the area, what's selling, and where the gap in the market is. We cover property taxes, purchase costs involved when buying property in Costa Rica, the imp…
 
Where to buy a vacation rental in Costa Rica that will generate returns and the things you can do to maximize its income potential. We discuss the services and amenities you can use to increase the value and nightly rates of your property. We look at trends in the vacation rental industry and where hotels are meeting vacation rentals. Joaquin also …
 
Where we see the opportunity in Costa Rica from an investment point of view from everything from land to real estate to Tourism bonds. We talk about opportunities in developing areas near Tamarindo and Playa Flamingo, called Playa Grande, and what you can get for $120K. We discuss the purchase of the Pacifico project in Playas del Coco and the impa…
 
Thinking of buying land or building in Costa Rica? We discuss the process, pitfalls, and challenges of doing this and the things you need to consider. We talk about the due diligence process, making sure you have water permits, and then the process to build here in Costa Rica. We discuss the roles of Architect, Engineer, and Construction Manager. W…
 
We talk about the Southern Rainforest Beach towns of Dominical, Uvita, and Ojochal in Costa Rica. These are areas that have been developing sustainably with a great beach vibe and solid community over the past 10 years. Offering investors, relocators, and vacationers a great spot in Costa Rica. We discuss where the opportunities for Real Estate & I…
 
We talked to Dave Corredor of Playa Grande Real Estate about what Playa Grande has to offer and the opportunities in the local market for anyone wanting to invest or buy Real Estate. We discuss opportunities such as lots 300m from the beach where you can hear the ocean surrounded by National Park and gaps in the market that Dave would invest his $$…
 
Today we will be talking with Vitaly Balasanov from 2CostaRicaRealEstate here in the central valley of Costa Rica. We discuss what the areas of San Jose, Alajuela, Heredia, Atenas and Grecia have to offer people looking to buy or invest in this area. We discuss the benefits of investing in this area and where the opportunities lie. Vitaly also give…
 
After 6 months of Podcasting and spending my time in the field all over Costa Rica, I thought I'd give a summary of the opportunities and the reality of what is happening in Costa Rica from an investment and Real Estate perspective. We discuss Real Estate, Land, Vacation Rentals, Funds, and more in this quick 17-minute episode.…
 
We talk with Mantou Pfluger of the Swiss Hotel Competence about how to use technology in hotel revenue performance and we will also touch on what makes a hotel successful based on his experience. I see a lot of our listeners looking to potentially buy a hotel and want them to really understand what it takes to run a hotel successfully in today's da…
 
Today we talk with Jim Damalas, owner and CEO of the Greentique Hotel Collection. Jim has been in Costa Rica for over 30 years and has built and developed some of Costa Rica’s most iconic sustainable hotels. We discuss what you should know when looking to buy and operate a hotel in Costa Rica and the advantage a sustainable approach can have. We al…
 
We talk to Jeff Goode on Invest in Happiness Costa Rica about how to get 4-6% returns on an investment property and even up to 10%. We also discuss how he sees the best way to double or triple your money in an investment in Costa Rica. We talk about what impact the Marina is having in Flamingo, what is happening in Real Estate at the moment, and wh…
 
Can you make money in an investment in a rental property in Costa Rica? How you can do it and what things you need to bear in mind to do so. How to choose a great property management company as this will determine whether you make $$ or not. We also discuss gaps in the Real Estate Market and what Britta would do with $500K in Costa Rica. Guests tod…
 
We talk to 20+ year Real Estate veteran Mike Simons about real estate in the Papagayo, Playa Hermosa and Playa del Coco areas of Costa Rica. Mike has been Remax's #1 guy in Costa Rica and Latin America for many years and is the owner of Tres Amigos Realty, and he knows everything there is to know about Real Estate in the area. We talk about the com…
 
We discuss with Hans Pfister, President and Co_owner of the Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality about whether you can make money investing in a hotel in Costa Rica. Things you have to consider and what are the challenges, buy v build and more. Listen to it all here. Hans and Cayuga manage some of the most iconic boutique sustainable brands in Costa Rica…
 
We talk with Coldwell Bankers Top Realtor Matt Rosensteele about where you can find houses in Costa Rica close to the beach for $200 - $300K and where he believes the future development along the gold coast of Costa Rica with occur. These are places where land prices will greatly increase over the coming years. Matt also gives away some great inves…
 
We talk to Casey Halloran, CEO of the Namu Travel Group, Central America's largest luxury company about starting and running businesses in Costa Rica and the rest of Central America. Casey has developed 2 hotels, a real estate company as well as sold a variety of other businesses during his 20+ years in Central America. We discuss everything from c…
 
We talk with Christian Arce owner and chief builder of New Age Construction about property and building in the Southern Area of Costa Rica from Manuel Antonio to the Osa Peninsula (Dominical, Uvita, Ojochal, Drake Bay, Puerto Jimenez, Pavnos, etc). We discuss the challenges, various methods of building, their pros and cons and things to consider wh…
 
33 years of Costa Rica property development and real estate insight and advice distilled into a 30 minutes Podcast with Mark Jackson of Isthmus Realty. We talked about quick ways to develop, things to look out for and where the opportunities lie in Real Estate investment. https://youtu.be/RIa2DM5j1OI #costaricareit #CostaRicaRealEstate #realestate…
 
We talk to Adrian and Marco from RE&B Law who are specialists in Real Estate Law in Costa Rica, about what type of Lawyer/Notary you need, legal expense in buying and selling Real Estate, how to choose a good lawyer, what to be wary of and whether to hold a property in a company name or your personal name, plus more. Subscribe here - https://www.yo…
 
We discuss with TLA International Escrow Services the rise in the use of Escrow in Real Estate transactions in Costa Rica, how much it costs, the protections you get and the process. Subscribe - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGimJNOlK2uGQ-Bm1PiOQ6Q?sub_confirmation=1 In this episode, we talk with Frank Busch and Sheila Hernandez about the rise o…
 
Where is the opportunity in Costa Rica Real Estate today in Guanacaste? We discuss with Rebecca Clower, owner and top realtor for Blue Water Properties in Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGimJNOlK2uGQ-Bm1PiOQ6Q?sub_confirmation=1 We talk about the gap in the market, what areas in Guanacaste are in…
 
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