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Guide to Real Estate in Costa Rica
This guidebook and this site were made to provide you with incisive, unbiased information so that you can make informed, smart, and secure real estate decisions. One of the authors, a journalist who worked five years for Bloomberg, a global financial news agency, visited Costa Rica a number of times before deciding to permanently relocate here. To prepare this guide, she traveled throughout the country and conducted over one hundred interviews with industry professionals.
The other writer has lived here for years and works as a professional journalist. Neither writer is involved, either directly or indirectly, in the real estate industry in Costa Rica and they received no hand-outs in exchange for positive comments in this book. Our purpose is to help the reader.
We hope you will find this guide useful and wish you every success in buying property in Costa Rica.
Real Estate Made Easy With Guide
By Adam Williams - Tico Times Staff
The exhaustive, instructional guide, released in 2009, has covered the gamut of all things real estate in Costa Rica, from architectural designs, title insurance, property laws, taxes and selling a home to cultural expectations. The 519-page volume is a valuable resource for both potential buyers and longtime property owners in Costa Rica.
“I’ve kept an eye on real estate in the country and had pretty good knowledge of the market,” said Howard, a 30-year resident of Costa Rica who has written more than 10 books on living and retiring in the region, including “The New Golden Door to Retirement and Living in Costa Rica.” “I remain in constant communication with people in the real estate business, and when I decided to pursue the book I had two other people helping me who went around the country doing most of the research, and then we all collaborated on the writing.”
"This could be the most comprehensive guide to buying real estate in Costa Rica and, indeed, in any Latin American country." -- Peronet Despeignes, former economics correspondent, Fortune Magazine
“You don't have to be enlightened to see how much work and wisdom has gone into this book. Mr. Howard could be the Buddha of Costa Rica real estate, separating reality from myth." -- Perry Garfinkel, longtime New York Times contributor, author of "Buddha or Bust".
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Christopher Howard is Costa Rica’s most read authority and is a Costa Rican citizen. He has lived in Costa Rica for almost 30 years and is considered by many to be a pioneer and innovator in Central America. During the time he has lived there he has written more than 10 books on living and retiring in several of the countries in the region including the bestselling New Golden Door to Retirement and Living in Costa Rica and the Guide to Costa Rican Spanish. It is not surprising that he has first-hand knowledge and insight into all aspects of Costa Rica’s culture, economy, language and its people. Because of his expertise, he is a frequent lecturer at investment and retirement seminars, has worked as a paid consultant for National Geographic and been interviewed on the NBC Today Show and News Week Magazine.
Candidate for the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award for excellence in both editorial and design, is regarded as one of the highest national honors in small and independent publishing. Prestige as a publisher is one of the many benefits of winning thisdistinguished award.