Costa Rica Blog

Cosmic Bowling in the Osa Region of Costa Rica and a Real Estate Boom

Posted by Steve Linder on Fri, Dec, 13, 2013

People have been getting quite a surprise when driving down the coast in southern Costa Rica.  There among the toucans, sloths and macaws is another rare bird in this area, a cosmic bowling alley.  The Costa Ballena region has been amazing people with its bio diversity for years.  But recently some new inhabitants have appeared, causing a migration of a different sort. 

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Tags: San Isidro, Eco Tourism, Dominical, Ojochal, Costa Rica real estate, Real estate in Costa Rica, Expats, Caldera Highway, Costanera Highway, Playa Bellena, Costa Rica property, Baxter bowling, international living, Pacific Lots, Baby boomers, Costa Ballena, Chontales, buying property in Costa Rica, Sloth, Ballena national park, Sustainable living, Travel and Leisure magazine. Pura Vida, olive riddley turtles, Costa Rica

House Hunters International, Travel and Leisure Magazine Costa Rica

Posted by Steve Linder on Mon, Jun, 24, 2013

Yup, just like I keep telling everyone, it's only a matter of time before everyone wants to be where we are.  Travel and Leisure Magazine wrote this past month that the Bahia Ballena Coast is in the top two places to visit in 2013 and HGTV just showed up to our little town of Ojochal to film an episode of House Hunters International, trying to find the perfect home for a retiring north American couple looking for real estate in Costa Rica.  The baby boomers are coming, we had 6 sales in the last two weeks and all our Costa Rica Property Tours are selling out. 

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Tags: Costa Rica real estate, Costa Rica property, Travel and Leisure Magazine, Baxter bowling, HGTV, house hunters international, pathfinder international, international living

NEW 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOME PACKAGES FOR NORTH AMERICAN EXPAT MARKET

Posted by Steve Linder on Sun, Dec, 02, 2012

Chontales, Puntarenas Costa Rica  - Pacific Lots of Costa Rica recently unveiled a new community development of 2 bedroom 2 bath model homes priced from $140,000 to $210,000 complete.  The project, one of 17 built in Costa Rica by the developer, includes a community pool and gazebo style club house. This project is located in the incredibly stunning southern Pacific region of Costa Rica, just a few miles from the ocean.  Homes feature granite counters, AC in both bedrooms, landscape and all site work.  See www.PacificLots.com/Land-Home-Deal      

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Tags: retirees, international living, international living, Pacific Lots, Baby boomers, Chontales, AARP, expats living in Costa Rica, vacation in Costa Rica, second home Costa Rica, Escape Artist, Boomers, Costa Rica

Building a Custom Home in Costa Rica in Pacific Lots Development

Posted by Steve Linder on Fri, Jun, 22, 2012

Building a custom home might seem like a lot of work for many of you.  The time, effort and stress make many people want to just buy a house off the shelf.  However taking the time to build a custom home lets you get the house of your dreams.  The process does not take as long as you think and we make it easy. 

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Tags: Living Abroad, Americans in Costa Rica, international living, Pacific Lots, Pacific Lots of Costa Rica, covintec, expats in Costa Rica, Chontales, custom homes Costa Rica, Ventana del Pacifico, Buiding a custom home, Canadians in Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Show season, Panama, Canada & Dominican Republic selling Costa Rica

Posted by Steve Linder on Tue, Apr, 10, 2012

 

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Tags: Panama, international living, Pacific Lots, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica

The Tortoise and the Hares - Costa Rica Real Estate and Property

Posted by Steve Linder on Mon, Dec, 26, 2011

About 3 hours south of San Jose Costa Rica, just above the coastal highway around Ojochal is the largest residential expat development in the entire county.   Without the aid of a real estate office, highway signs or office in San Jose, this project has been one of the best kept secrets while being the most successful.   While many other developers in Costa Rica have come and gone, this firm has grown slowly and steadily. The company is represented under the name Pacific Lots of Costa Rica and sales to North Americans from both the US and Canada have been brisk even as most other real estate projects in Costa Rica struggle to survive.  With 22 years developing land and building custom homes, a primary reason of the success of the company has been its conservative approach and the decision to build a residential community, not a tourist attraction. 

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Tags: Costa Rica real estate, Real estate in Costa Rica, Caldera Highway, international living, foreclosed homes costsa rica, Pacific Lots, Costa Rica retirement, Property in Costa Rica, Costa Rica development, baby boomers offshore, Costa Rica

Costa Rica versus Belize Real Estate for Expats and Baby Boomers

Posted by Steve Linder on Tue, Apr, 05, 2011

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Tags: Eco Tourism, Belize, international living, Baby Boomers moving abroad, Costa Rica

2010 Best Year Ever for Property Sales at Pacific Lots of Costa Rica

Posted by Steve Linder on Sun, Jan, 02, 2011

It's official, 2010 saw more visitors and more sales on our Costa Rica property tours than any year in the past.  We ran a total of 42 Discovery tours during the year and sales topped expectations and estimates on real estate sales at our developments in Costa Rica.  Buyers came mainly from North America but sales were reported from a buyer from Australia, who bought 3 pieces of property in our developments.  Housing starts rebounded after a slight downturn in 2008 and 2009.  We  expect to build 45 new homes in the coming year.  Our rental market has been great and demand for rentals exceeds supply now for much of the year. 

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Tags: Real Estate Costa Rica, Caldera Highway, international living, Costa Rica property tours, real estate sales Costa Rica, Ronan McMahon, Dan Prescher, Suzan Haskins

Las Vegas IL Show, Elvis and 400+ people signing up for Costa Rica

Posted by Steve Linder on Sat, Sep, 25, 2010

Last week Kristina and I headed to Vegas and not just for fun.  Where else can you see Elvis in a pink Cadillac and meet over 500 people interested in international real estate?  Just when I thought things couldn't get any hotter for our real estate project in Costa Rica, we also hit a major new milestone. 

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Tags: Costa Rica real estate, international living, AARP, Discovery Tour, Developer tours, Red Rock Casino, Costa Rica

International Living Event in Costa Rica and 4 back to back tours

Posted by Steve Linder on Sun, Aug, 22, 2010

Many of you may realize that last week International Living held an event at the San Jose Marriott "Live and Invest in Costa Rica".  As the sponsor for the event, we provided the entire conference with an opening cocktail reception with open bar and appetizers.  I also gave a presentation during the event about our project in Costa Rica and we had a booth in the exhibit room.  The Marriott is a beautiful hotel and the conference center is equally as nice.  The event was attended by over 200 people.

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Tags: Caldera Highway, Costanera Highway, international living, International Living Event, Discovery Tour, Hotel Marriott San Jose, Costa Rica