You may be used to a more “do it yourself” approach to matters like buying a house or car, signing up for insurance, or dealing with the government back home. But in Costa Rica you’ll need a representative who knows the rules and regulations—basically how things work.

These are the on-the-ground contacts well-versed in helping expats get settled in Costa Rica. They know the right people. They know the little-used but perfectly legal exceptions to the rules. In short, they make your move easy.

Great lot with exclusive view of Central Valley on Sale

A costa rican family is selling one of the biggest lot in exclusive residential area known as Green Town (in Spanish Villa Verde) which is inside the area of Carmen de Mata of Platano. This neighborhood was earlier named as Markwood.

This lot has the possibility of being segregated in lots having a front size of 11.57 m., 9.93 meters and 12.47 meters if they are taken from the frontal line. The front of the area is 34 meters wide and it has a depth of variable length of more than 50 meters. It is located in a zone between the rivers and gorges of Bush of Banana.

It corresponds to the areas with inclination that is biggest than 25 %. It is demarcated in the plane of zoning inside the Regulatory Plan known as SZCU – AND. The intention in this subarea is to discourage there the urban use density to protect this way the proper inhabitants of conditions of risk of slide and the rest of the city of risks of flood and contamination. Also, it takes as an intention to serve as lung of relief supporting open spaces and with vegetation.

At present we are consulting all the banks in Costa Rica to find if they facilitate us a loan to construct apartments or condominiums.

Also we are looking architects, lawyers and designers to start transforming the blueprints that we have of apartments for constructing in the lot for more than 20 years.

Don’t miss the other issues of this newsletter, where you will learn:

  • Little-known areas where land is cheap—but the path of progress is coming and values are rising

  • Nuts and bolts insider tips—direct from expats themselves-for daily life in Costa Rica

  • The stress-free way to get your pets to Costa Rica—it’s easier than you think—if you know the rules

  • The four things you must have to open a bank account

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Ivan Madrigal #exitosoivan #ticomagnate a costarican, meaning that I live in Costa Rica. Graduated as an industrial engineer and later worked for my father businesses before having the great opportunity to have a small internship in England, at the company Vinten Broadcast that manufactures equipment for the broadcasting industry. After that I decided to learn another language and tried French. However the unstable labor market here forced me to try other career paths like sales and marketing, which I now self-study or implement. Also developed more experience in Customer Service at several Call centers like at IBM Business Transformation, working as Payroll manager for a company that downsized me, named Dana Corporation... later at Fujitsu, where its big account BellSouth, moved to other country.. and finally Hewlett Packard within their biggest account: Pfizer. Because I didn't want to miss my experience at UK dealing with broadcasting, I studied this career at INA which graduates high level technicians for Central America. Nevertheless, I am trying to make multinational companies recognize my degrees, and get in a position were I can be more productive and creative. But the truth, the best way to show my potential is by owning my business and create presence by networking with people. That´s why I am here, because I need to move on, leave my country for many years, and challenge my skills using new languages that I can learn gradually. There seems to be many obstacles for me to achieve this, but I will deal with this using time management and other tools. I wonder, when will be the time when I recover completly from my motorcycle accident and win the trial, before walking normally with a cane and finally dance... dance with the wolves. The wolves that are in MySpace and Facebook, for example, where I am profiled.