May 31, 2017
Moving to Costa Rica is a wonderful adventure but once you are here some people can’t quite seem to adjust to the lifestyle or the climate and don’t notice the immediate effects on your body and mentality. I want to share some tips and hints on how to adapt quickly.
Nov 11, 2016
I get requests every day about emigrating to Costa Rica. Luckily I have some of the best lawyers in Costa Rica to help with your needs. I have personally emigrated here and can help advise you on what it takes to become a resident of Costa Rica. There is some paperwork involved and there are three primary ways to become a resident of Costa Rica and they each come with their own rules and regulations which we won’t fully go into here.
Nov 09, 2016
Buyers come to Costa Rica with a dream in mind, finding their dream vacation home! At Krain, we help them find their dream home, we help them make on offer, and ultimately finalize a contract to purchase their home. What we want to help everyone understand today is the process that occurs between the accepting the offer and the final closing day!
Aug 27, 2016
I recently had a blast filming our latest House Hunters International episode with the Kees in the bustling city of Liberia, Costa Rica. Be sure to tune into our show, which airs on Wednesday, August 10th at 10:30pm EST and will air again three hours later on Thursday, August 11th at 1:30am EST.
Aug 03, 2016
Costa Rica Real Estate
KRAIN Costa Rica Real Estate is a real estate brokerage firm offering complete services for the purchase and sale of properties in Costa Rica. Whether you are looking for that perfect Costa Rica beachfront home, a property with stunning ocean views, or a home deep within the Costa Rican jungle, KRAIN Costa Rica can help you with all of your real estate needs. KRAIN has offices located in Playa Potrero, Playa Flamingo, and Playa Ocotal. We service the greater part of the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica.
OUR PASSION IS Costa Rica Real Estate.
KRAIN’s local reputation and expertise are backed by its selection as a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World,® a global community of over 550 real estate companies awarded membership based on rigorous standards for service and performance. KRAIN’s luxury marketing arm is powered by Luxury Portfolio, which has a global reach out surpassing Christie’s International Real Estate and Sotheby’s. Luxury Portfolio has more million dollar listings than any other brokerage. KRAIN is the only company in Costa Rica, that requires its agents to hold an active U.S. Real Estate License. Simply put, we are the best at what we do. Our professionalism, knowledge, and high quality of service is the cornerstone of our unprecedented success and is our continued promise to you, our clients.
KRAIN Costa Rica has the strongest and largest network of real estate agents throughout the country, ensuring that, no matter where in Costa Rica your dream property is located, a KRAIN agent or qualified service partner will be there for you. Please use our map and/or our town search features to read more about the towns that matter to you and to review our featured listings in that area.
Meet The Founders:
Peter Breitlander is co-founder of KRAIN Costa Rica and is a founder of KRAIN Chicago, a highly successful boutique real estate brokerage located in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood. KRAIN Chicago employs more than 30 agents. KRAIN Corporation has multiple divisions; including a Luxury Homes Division, an REO Division, and an Investment Division. Peter Breitlander provides his clients with 15 years of expertise in “all things real estate.”
Mr. Breitlander has been named in the top 1% of Chicago Realtors every year since 2009. Mr. Breitlander has over 1000 personal homes sales in Chicago alone.
Sarah Breitlander, who is co-founder and co-owner of Krain Costa Rica, serves as In-House Legal Counsel for both the Chicago and Costa Rica offices. In that role, she brings her wealth of experience as a former real estate litigator to both KRAIN and KRAIN’s clients.
Before joining KRAIN, Sarah practiced at a large Chicago law firm, where she counseled and represented clients in disputes concerning commercial and residential real estate, construction disputes, mortgage foreclosures, and development disputes.
In 2012, Ms. Breitlander was named among Chicago’s top “40 Under 40” Illinois attorneys to watch. For five consecutive years beginning in 2009, Ms. Breitlander was named an Illinois “Rising Star” by her peers in Super Lawyers Magazine, a distinction reserved for the top 2.5% of Illinois lawyers who are under 40.
Meet our Agents
Jane has held a Florida Real Estate License since 1976, participates in all continuning education for that licensure, and is a member of the CRGAR and the NAR here in Costa Rica. She a is very knowledgable in the areas of relocation and investment in Guanacaste.
Oct 06, 2014
Jeff Goode is a seasoned real estate agent and broker with, collectively, over 15 years of experience in Alabama, Chicago, New York, and internationally in Costa Rica. Jeff brings more than 10 years of Sales, Project Management and Information Technology expertise to his real estate career to provide his clients with a well-rounded observation of not only the current state of the property, but its potential. His expertise lies in your residential needs.
Aug 07, 2014
Les comes to KRAIN with 20 years of sales and management experience. If you would like an agent that prides himself on customer service and knows what it takes to make the transition to Costa Rica, Les might be just the agent for you.
Jun 11, 2016
Mr. Breitlander provides his clients with his solid 15-year expertise in real estate, including buying and selling residential and commercial properties, property development, construction, and real estate investment.
Apr 11, 2014
With more than 25 years as a Licensed Realtor in Toronto, Canada, I bring plenty of experience to the Guanacaste area and have owned my own villa in Ocotal, CR for the past 12 years. For 20 years, I was the Real Estate Manager for Magna International, a worldwide OEM automotive parts manufacturer with production facilities in 30 countries and over 100,000 employees.
Jul 17, 2017
Sarah brings her wealth of experience as a former real estate litigator to KRAIN’s clients, educating them on the laws pertaining to ownership of both U.S. and Costa Rica property.
Apr 11, 2014