Tag: Home inspection

Request a home inspection before closing on a property

Request a home inspection before closing on a property

Estimated Reading Time: 7 Minutes Incredibly, local buyers often don’t request a home inspection before closing a property. When investing a lot of money in a home, why wouldn’t you spend an extra few bucks to ensure you’re not buying into a huge problem? Imagine that you have found this excellent bargain property in Costa…

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Tico construction is very different from US built homes

Tico construction is very different from US built homes

Estimated Reading Time: 4 Minutes Did you know that Tico construction is very different from US-built homes? I’ve seen opinions from expats who think they know but don’t. We DO have construction codes here in Costa Rica, BUT they’re only a bit different. If you don’t believe that, check out the INVU construction regulations. And…

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Is a Condo Inspection just like a Home Inspection?

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes Are you buying a condo in Costa Rica and you don’t know how a condo inspection should work? Obviously, buying a condo is different from buying a single-family dwelling for many reasons.  In Costa Rica, real estate is sold “as is”. Therefore, a home inspection is nothing more than a…

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Who is responsible for the condition of the house until closing day?

Estimated Reading Time: 7 Minutes Do you know who is responsible for the condition of the house is in on the closing day? You probably think that’s an easy question to answer. But it really is not, because it depends on the circumstances. This time, the circumstances were quite common: a house that has been…

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8 Real estate contingencies to consider in your purchase offer

How many times do you purchase a property in a lifetime? Not very often, right? You wouldn’t know which real estate contingencies you should consider when making your offer. Unless you are a Costa Rica real estate investor. Even when you have bought and sold real estate in other countries, you’ll find that everything functions…

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A unique Escazu condo home inspection

Should the common areas of condominiums and gated communities be inspected? This story about an Escazu condo home inspection is a perfect example so you can learn the answer to this question. In Costa Rica, real estate developers build more and more condos and homes in gated communities. You probably will want to know how this…

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Costa Rica developers are never happy with home inspections

Did you know that real estate developers and home builders in Costa Rica are never happy with home inspections? They will tell you: why do you want to waste your money on a home inspection! Don’t worry, we will fix anything that doesn’t function. Your request for a home inspection from the developer or builder…

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Costa Rica home inspection services

What can you expect when you hire Tom Rosenberger for your Costa Rica home inspection services? Building in Costa Rica or buying from a real estate developer is not as easy as some might think. Every country in the world has different specifications and building codes. It has to do with weather conditions, geological specifications,…

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