Category: On the grid

How easy is it to make friends in Costa Rica?

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes When moving to Costa Rica, making friends is more important than you might think. Friends give you the emotional support that will make the transition to adjust to your new home country much easier. Of course, making new friends – amigos – among the local population is one of your…

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How do I know my real estate agent is a professional?

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes I’m sure you know that hiring a professional will allow you to enjoy many benefits, right? Would you hire an unqualified person as your real estate agent in your home country? Probably not, so why do it in Costa Rica? In Costa Rica, because licensing is not mandatory, ‘everyone’ sells…

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A Funny Letter from Landlord to a Tenant

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes A tenant-landlord relationship can be exceedingly difficult, even if the landlord-tenant law is clear to both parties. Disputes are quite common and unfortunately, in Costa Rica, it is costly for either party to take the other to court. I always keep interesting articles on my computer, this one was written…

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Can You Retire on Social Security in Costa Rica?

Can You Retire on Social Security in Costa Rica?

Estimated Reading Time: 10 Minutes Is it possible to retire on social security in Costa Rica and live comfortably? Retirees on U.S. Social Security, or Canadians on the Canada Pension Plan, seem to be attracted to moving to our beautiful country (I, too, hate cold winters!) I often receive emails from future retirees asking if…

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How to get a great deal by identifying a motivated property seller

Estimated Reading Time: 4 Minutes Would you like to learn how to identify a motivated property seller? When buying a property, it’s like planning a vacation: you want the best quality at best possible price. Of course, you don’t want to overpay, you want to find a great deal. The best way to get a…

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