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Costa Rica Left Out Of InterNations’ Expat Insider 2022 Report

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The 2022 Expat Insider survey is not picking up exactly where it left off and popular expat destinations like Costa Rica have been entirely left out of this year’s report!  For the 2022 survey, 11,970 respondents representing 177 nationalities living in 181 countries or territories worldwide were asked to evaluate their lives abroad. For a…

OTP’s Costa Ballena Real Estate 2nd Quarter Market Report

It is already midyear 2022 and even during the rainy season Costa Ballena real estate is heating up! Home values continued to increase in the second quarter of 2022 and with a sales total of over $44 million for the area for the last 3 months, the traditionally quietest quarter of the year has us…

Living A Rich Lifestyle On A More Affordable Jungle View Property In Osa, Costa Rica

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Not everyone can afford an ocean view property in Costa Rica. Nor does everyone value having an ocean view property. In a recent office poll, Osa Tropical Properties realtors say that their clients tend to desire privacy for their Costa Rica investment as much if not more than an ocean view as the number one…

Promoting Reforestation For Regenerative Real Estate

Although it may seem counter-intuitive to some, we at Osa Tropical Properties feel that in our growing real estate market, it is important to promote regenerative real estate practices through reforestation to counter-balance our human effects. Environmental awareness and preservation have been cornerstones of Costa Rica’s development since the 1970s. Powered almost entirely by renewable…

Owning An Airbnb in Costa Rica: Is It A Good Investment Strategy?

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Owning a vacation rental Airbnb in Costa Rica is an investment strategy that many of our clients are considering in 2022. But is it really a good strategy with a strong return on investment? We talked to three property managers to get the full scoop on investing in South Pacific Costa Rica’s vacation rentals market….

Property Taxes In Costa Rica (Plus Luxury Home Tax and Corporation Tax)

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It is tax season here in Costa Rica and we are fielding a lot of questions from our client base and others who look to us for information (want to join our weekly newsletter to stay current on news and properties in South Pacific Costa Rica, sign up here). Annual Property Taxes In Costa Rica …