Costa Rica Blog

Why Westerners Retire in Asia - Compared to Costa Rica

Posted by Steve Linder on Tue, Jan, 29, 2013

As I scour the internet for retirement options for baby boomers, I like to share what I have found.  I'm sure many of you are aware that Kristina and I have traveled over much of the planet looking at living, investment, rental and retirement options for ourselves as well as our readers.  We like to provide cost/benefit analysis for north Americans, mostly baby boomers, looking to diversify their savings and investment as well as searching for  quality of life, life experience, lower cost of living in a healthy and safe environment.  Our travels have taken us to some pretty unpalatable places but along the way we have also visited some places that left wonderful memories and many where I would have loved to own a home.  Many places offer excellent adventure travel opportunities but would not be a place I would want to call home.   

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Tags: Living Abroad, retirees, adventure travel, Baby boomers, Asia, Thailand, Phillippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Nepal, Cambodia, Orient Express, foreign earned income exclusion, 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

Canada - Maybe not the first place you thought of to retire

Posted by Steve Linder on Thu, Dec, 01, 2011

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Tags: Living Abroad, international real estate, Canada, retirement

The 13 Most Important Considerations When Moving or Living Abroad

Posted by Steve Linder on Tue, Oct, 05, 2010

After years of looking at options for offshore living, we have come up with a list of factors to consider when thinking of moving abroad.  Choosing a country and deciding where to live abroad has it's challenges.  It also has many benefits.  For many people change is difficult.  No place will be exactly like where you moved from but in many cases that will be good news.  Make a list of the things important to you as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the locations you are considering.  Don't ignore your present and future needs when you make a decision to move to a foreign country.  For most of us it will be the things we did not do in life that we come to regret, not the things we did. 

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Tags: Living Abroad, living internationally, what to consider when moving abroad, retiring abroad

Moving with Children to Costa Rica - 10 Things to Consider

Posted by Steve Linder on Fri, Dec, 04, 2009

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Tags: Expats, Living Abroad, Events and Activities, children in Costa Rica, schools, Costa Rica

Real Estate in Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, Nicaragua and Belize

Posted by Steve Linder on Mon, Nov, 30, 2009

Real estate for Expats - A Comparison

Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama,  Belize and Nicaragua

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Tags: Panama, Real Estate, Expats, Living Abroad, Mexico, Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica