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Moving to Costa Rica

Moving to Costa Rica

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.

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Emigrating to Costa Rica

Emigrating to Costa Rica

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.

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Closing Your Dream Home in Costa Rica

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!

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House Hunters International: South to Liberia

House Hunters International: South to Liberia

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.

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Healthy Life the Pura Vida Way!

Healthy Life the Pura Vida Way!

A Personal Blog about living the Pura Vida life and becoming healthy without even trying. Living the Pura Vida way is all about life in Costa Rica.

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Animal Rescue and Krain in Costa Rica

Moving to Costa Rica is a daunting adventure but once you are here you can become part of the community and help build strong relationships. One fantastic way I am building relationships and a strong community is by delving into the Animal Rescues and giving a helping hand.

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HOA expenses

Most developed communities impose an HOA expense. What's this all about?

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Private schools in Guanacaste

Education options for your Pre-K to high school youth when living in Guanacaste

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Effective September 1st, 2014, KRAIN Costa Rica will be utilizing the Chicago MLS (MREDLLC) to market all of their exclusive Costa Rica listings

Effective September 1st, 2014, KRAIN Costa Rica will be utilizing the Chicago MLS (MREDLLC) to market all of their exclusive Costa Rica listings

Mr. Breitlander reports, "This is yet another great marketing tool that we can offer to our home sellers in Costa Rica.” He further adds, "Krain Costa Rica offers to its clients the most expansive online marketing in Costa Rica.

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"You are living THE Life"

"You are living THE Life"

I am often told: “You are living THE life”; referring to our move to Costa Rica. Or maybe as a reaction to the joyful expression on my face. I find a similar happiness in the visitors I meet on the streets of Tamarindo.

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Buying Property Held in a Corporation

Buying Property Held in a Corporation

In Costa Rica, it is somewhat common for real estate to be held in a corporation—of which 100% shares are owned by a person—rather than the person owning the property directly. In this case, rather than the parties executing a transfer deed to effectuate the sale of the property, the parties execute a Share Transfer Agreement.

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The Buying Process

Many of our clients have questions regarding how to buy property in Costa Rica and the legal process associated with the purchase of property in Costa Rica. This article is intended to give you a general overview of that process.

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How do I love thee, Costa Rica?  Let me count the ways.

How do I love thee, Costa Rica? Let me count the ways.

There are so many things I love about Costa Rica that it can be quite a challenge to list them all. But the one thing at the top of my list often catches others off guard. My number one? As a 37-year-old woman living in Costa Rica? Costa Rica’s affordable healthcare.

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The Top 7 Reasons to Retire in Costa Rica

The Top 7 Reasons to Retire in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has long been a popular tourist destination, attracting more crowds than neighboring countries thanks to its incredible wildlife, natural attractions, and abundance of tours and activities. Those who are looking for a retirement destination are attracted to the country's well-established infrastructure, low crime rates, and excellent healthcare–and that's just the tip of the iceberg

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