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Developments

Developing large plots of land can be tedious in Costa Rica. Types of developments in Costa Rica can include: residential, agricultural, commercial, industrial etc...When developing a plot of land it is essential to investigate the municipality regulations before taking any action. They will be able to verify geographical boundaries, the maximum percentage of development allowed, land use and much more.

Consider hiring essential assets to your new development such as a Topographer that will help you analyse the land and create an accurate representation of what you might expect to happen on said piece of land. An example of this is due to Costa Rica being a precipitation dense country, it is ideal to be at the top of a hill rather than the bottom to avoid drainage issues. Keep an eye out for potential erosion issues and conduct deep due diligence before purchasing/developing plots of land in Costa Rica.

Podcasts

30+ years of advice on Property Development

Property Development & Buying Real Estate, what you need to know - EP11 Mark Jackson Isthmus Realty. We chat with Mark Jackson who has over 30 years developing properties and selling Real Estate all over Costa Rica and Central America. What permits are required, easy ways to do property development and advice on investing in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Hotel Development, Marketing & Branding

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 Tourism.

Tips on Developments

  • Plan accordingly: Take into account economic resources (all raw material costs), determine and negociate the listed price, visit the land and check the topography/zoning, compare financing plans and check local municipal laws. These are only some key steps that you must take into consideration

  • Access to legal water, electricity and road: Plots of land in Costa Rica can be relatively seccluded at times. If you want your future development to be successful make sure it has LEGAL access to these three essential components of any development.

  • Due Diligence: Other due diligence tips before moving forward include; be throurow with legal requierments, make sure that the ownership rights are clear, assess the site, utilize modern technology for efficeincy and much more. Feel free to contact us with any other questions given that we understand how overwhelming this process can be

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Tailored Real Estate Consulting

We are not Realtors.

We found that people looking to purchase or invest in Costa Rica needed guidance and help on the best locations to fit their lifestyle, to fit their investment goals, and to fit their future. 

We take a different outlook to real estate, where we represent YOU, the buyer. We use our 20+ years of experience in Costa Rica to help you find the right location and property. You can rest assured that we’re there to offer advice before, during, and after your purchase. 

You pay an affordable flat rate fee that ensures we’re there for you and have your best interests at heart. We know this isn't normal, but we believe it's the best way to make sure we are here and impartial for you.

"We weren't sure where we wanted to buy, and Richard and his team asked us questions to understand our goals, shortlist properties, and then toured with us while in Costa Rica.  Their knowledge of the whole of Costa Rica was invaluable."  Alex & Angela, TX 

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