Regional Expert Realtor Daveed Hollander Weights In on Costa Rica Real Estate

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Realty Exxpert for the Southern Pacific Zone, Daveed Hollander took the time to answer a few questions about the state of the Costa Rican real estate market, what this treasure island offers locals, guests, and guests who will soon be locals.

What local amenities does this area have to offer (parks, community center, recreation programs)?

Costa Rica is known for its large number of national parks, that range from the beaches where you can view the whales each year as the migrate through our waters, to the high hills where we have active volcanos and hot springs. Whether you are a beach goer or a mountain climber, there is something for everyone to do and have fun here in some fashion. Bird watchers from around the world come to Costa Rica just to see the amazing queztal birds and or our bright red Scarlett macaws.

Can you describe the local school system, and what type of education children get here (private, public, charter - focus on sports, the arts, etc.)?

Costa Rica has one of the best rated school systems in Central America and there is something for all. Ranging from private to public school system throughout the country

What is the community culture like (i.e. private, gated, urban, diverse, etc)?

The culture of Costa Rica is very urban, natural socitey mixed with a very happy and upbeat attitude toward life.

What is transportation like to the area's major surrounding cities, or within the city?

Great transportation systems ranging from trains, buses, and taxies.

Is there a strong political presence or community leader involvement in this area?

 There is a strong political presence here.

Are there any local traditions that bring the community together? (sports events, charity events, sales, holiday celebrations)?

Costa Rica is filled with events, from Easter week, to Indpedance day on Sept 14, to Holiday parades. Also with a brand new stadium built in the main city, Costa Rica is now hosting many big names, from the music industry like Lady GAGA coming in Nov, to Monster truck events.

What is the job market like or major industries that are at the core of this area?

The job market in Costa Rica has been quite dynamic recently. While layoffs continue, new job opportunities continue to emerge as companies look to capitalize on the country’s talented workforce.

What are the local property taxes like and what other financial responsibilities should a property owner in this area be prepared for?

Local property taxes are less than 25% of 1% a year and the local wage is about US $1.50 to $2.00 an hour.

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Stylish Hotel

This newly built property incorporates five elevated cabins which stretch out over rolling green landscape beneath. The units are a fusion of modern and traditional design and compliment the surrounding tropical landscape, with a large bathroom and walk-in closet, in quality glass, bamboo and ceramic finishes. Each air conditioned cabin features expansive windows and ocean facing balconies.




Casa Big Sur

Casa Big Sur is a newly built tropical Tommy Bahama style estate, a one of a kind design that elegantly blends Caribbean influences with modern architecture. Exposed beams, high rise ceilings, quality timber finishes, freshly decorated interiors The property has a total land size of 8112.01 sqm/ 2 acres and a total living space of 628 sqm/6800 sqft. and air conditioning hroughout. _ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
The moment you arrive you know you have discovered something extremely rewarding...  a brand new home of genuine distinction in the small community of Puerto Cito. Welcome paradise, where priceless ocean, southern coastline, jungle wild life and starry night views impress at virtually every turn. Offering a private road setting, this amazing estate measures approximately 3000 square feet and reveals 3 bedrooms plus a guest house, and all with a brand new furniture package of the finest materials and craftsmanship. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
This stylish boutique luxury complex is one of those one of kind properties that everyone speaks about staying at after they have visited. Located in the up and coming southern zone of Costa Rica this is a unique purchase for the individual looking to start over in Costa Rica with instant income.
The seamless integration of architecture, landscape, and the interior design that included local hardwood furniture gives this spectacular six bedroom complex an open tropical feel that immediately invokes relaxation. The two building rest gentle on a cliff top over looking the pacific ocean on side and the lush jungles of Costa Rica on the other side and is the definition of indoor/outdoor living.
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Here you can enjoy your retire in a contemporary luxury house with infinity pool where you can watch in awe the spectacular sweeping views along the coast to Manuel Antonio and spot the many species of tropical birds soaring in the updrafts over the densely forested mountains rising up from the beach. This new built home has all the comforts you would expect of a modern home and is ideally situated on a mountain ridge that enjoys cool breezes and gives you the privacy of your own space.

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