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Costa Rica Homes for Sale Frequently Asked Questions
Can a US citizen buy Costa Rica real estate?
The answer is yes! As an American citizen, you have the same real estate ownership rights as a local Costa Rica citizen.
So, if you wish to build a home in Costa Rica with Finish Touch Enterprises or buy Costa Rica land for sale, all you really need is your tourist visa, that’s it!
And what’s best, you really don’t need to be a resident of the country to buy real estate in Costa Rica!
What is the average cost of Costa Rica investment property?
Finish Touch Enterprises can help you build Costa Rica homes for sale fully customizable for your own particular needs, and at very reasonable prices.
We are not just Costa Rica custom builders; but we are also a full architectural firm. And we count on our own Costa Rica construction crew and equipment.
So, building a house in Costa Rica with our company means that we can take the project that you have in mind from zero to hero, independently of any sub-contractors.
Plus, we import our own materials and work with direct sources, which means that you are getting warehouse prices for the best product.
And, we have home models to fit all wants and needs:
- The perfect ex-pat home, with all the luxury amenities you may need to have tons of fun and just a wonderful time in your new home paradise
- We can also offer you the perfect economical starter home. Perfect for a new life in Costa Rica; or a great second home to spend unforgettable vacation times with family and friends
- Plus, we can build amazing investment property to turn it into a money-making vacation rental, or for reselling purposes
Is it cheap to live in Costa Rica?
When you compare Costa Rica with the USA, yes, Costa Rica is definitely an affordable place to live.
In fact, many ex-pats choose Costa Rica as their new home because this is a country where they can comfortably live without breaking the bank.
For example, you can end up spending no more than $2,000 for total monthly expenditures; including your mortgage payment when you build a home in Costa Rica with Finish Touch Enterprises.
Can you pay for Costa Rica homes for sale in full?
The you will end up spending even less than $2,000 per month; affording you a life full of goods that will cost you twice as much in the United States.
Are Costa Rica houses for sale expensive?
When it comes to real estate in Costa Rica, the prices are definitely more affordable than the prices of similar or even smaller properties in popular, yet expensive coastal states such as Hawaii.
And, what’s great about investing in Costa Rica real estate, particularly in the coastal areas; is that Costa Rica land for sale or Costa Rica houses will continue to appreciate in value, even when facing recession periods.
Should I invest in Costa Rica real estate?
If you believe investing in real estate properties is a great way to add value to your investment property portfolio holding, we are in full agreement with you.
The reason is that Costa Rica is not just a beautiful country rich in nature; but it also offers the best business environment that can allow you to enjoy excellent profits.
Is now a good time to buy in Costa Rica?
Yes, definitely. Right now is the best time to invest in Costa Rica real estate. And the reason is that prices for American real estate are high.
So you can sell your current property in the United States. And then build a couple of Costa Rica homes for sale with Finish Touch Enterprises for reselling purposes.
This will allow you to obtain an outstanding profit while still having enough money to buy yourself another home or to continue to invest in Costa Rica real estate.
Do ex-pats pay taxes in Costa Rica?
Yes, as an ex-pat in Costa Rica, you will need to pay the same taxes as locals do.
The amount you will be paid in Costa Rica taxes is directly related to the amount you are reporting as your earned income inside Costa Rica.
And we have great news:
Do you have a business outside Costa Rica?
Then you don’t have to pay any taxes from profits originating from that offshore source.
Is Costa Rica still a good place to retire?
Costa Rica is the best place in the world right now for you to start calling it your new home.
As an ex-pat living in Costa Rica, you got a lot of tax privileges.
Plus, you can build a house in Costa Rica with Finish Touch Enterprises that will come with all the amenities you love and enjoy, for a very reasonable price.
And best of all, you will enjoy a lot of peace and tranquility. This is because this is a country with no army. And with the best political stability in the region.
What is required to move to Costa Rica?
If you want to move to Costa Rica as a permanent resident, there are a couple of options available:
- Rentista Program: For this program, you need to report a monthly income of $2,500 for a 2-year period. But if you count with $60,000, you can make a deposit for that amount to a local bank, and that will save you the waiting time.
- Pensionado Program: This is a program where you need to report a $1,000 income coming from a pension source.
Where do most American ex-pats live in Costa Rica?
Most ex-pats choose the Guanacaste and Central-Southern Pacific regions of Costa Rica to buy Costa Rica beachfront property.
And we have great news for you as Finish Touch Enterprises count with offices in both of these regions (Jaco and Playas del Coco).
What is the Traspaso or Escritura?
When you hear the word Escritura or Traspaso for the first time, it’s important for you to know that this is referring to the title change of property.
This is the document that states that you own a piece of Costa Rica real estate.
And with this document, you can resell that property without any inconveniences.
How is the title transferred?
When it comes to title change of property, you need the help of a public notary to create this important document.
A public notary can be any lawyer in Costa Rica, and Finish Touch can help by getting you in touch with the best real estate lawyers in the country.
Once a public notary has drafted the Escritura or Traspaso, then it’s time to take this document to the Public Registry, or Registro Publico.
If everything goes right, the Public Registry will properly register and stamp your document, making you the new owner of the real estate property in Costa Rica.
How can a foreign citizen make sure he has a clear title of the property?
You can visit the Public Registry or Registro Publico in San Jose. And there you can ask for the records related to Costa Rica land for sale or Costa Rica homes you’re interested in.
This information includes:
- Current title holder’s name
- Boundary lines
- Tax appraisal
- Recorded easements
- Other recorded annotations that affect title change of property