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The Pura Vida attitude (in a nutshell: life is good) and laidback lifestyle that Costa Rica is known for. It permeates daily life—in stark contrast to the high stress and focus on money we have in North America.
Cost of living remains very reasonable. A couple can live comfortably on $1,760 a month, including housing costs. And trips for weekly groceries won’t break the bank.
And residence is easy to secure. Retirees need just $1,000 a month per couple from Social Security or a pension to qualify. If you’re not yet at retirement age, you can seek rentista residence, which requires $2,500 a month in interest income from an investment like a certificate of deposit or a one-time deposit of $60,000 in a Costa Rican bank.
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Due to the complexity of buying or selling a home or a commercial property, people seek the help of a professional, the real estate broker.
Ideally one should contact a specialized broker since most realtors sell residential properties, others sell commercial properties, and a small number sells industrial, agricultural or other real estate. The broker must also be specialized by areas, in order to have a thorough knowledge of the region and its regulations, as well as having time to dedicate to the unexpected client.
A specialized broker guarantees a faster movement of the property, hence working in the seller’s best interest. It matters to seek the services of a broker associated with the Costa Rican Chamber of Realtors (CCCBR) or at least to keep this in mind. Depending on the case, a broker may represent the buyer or the seller.
Buyers’ brokers must meet with their clients to understand what they are looking for and what their budget is. While the seller’s broker must meet with his clients to help them decide what is the real price of the property and to convince them that he can find a qualified buyer for it.
The real estate broker should be knowledgeable about the real estate market in his area, in order to give the client the best option according to his needs. He should also be familiar with the communities and their environment, including crime rate, proximity to schools, banks, shops and other services that a family may be looking for. He must also keep abreast of financing options, government programs, the types of mortgages available, zoning, laws and legal or natural threats to a property.