Mountain Retreat Large Home For Sale

Blue Water Real Estate offers a 40 acre mountain retreat with a 300 meter solid constructed home near la Fortuna in Costa Rica for sale. This property has rivers, forests, pastures, views, fruits, private water and public electricity. Close to San Ramon, only a 1 hour drive away. If you have been looking for a property in Costa Rica where you can setup your hideaway, this is it!

Large home 40 acres la Fortuna For Sale

Large home 40 acres la Fortuna For Sale

For more information see the web listing at:

Mountain Home For Sale

Nicaragua vs Costa Rica Real Estate

Costa Rica or Nicaragua Real Estate: which is the best deal today?

I love Nicaragua. Its a lot like I remember Costa Rica when i first arrived here in 1989, when it was a laid back gentle country with shitty roads, cheap food and beer, plenty of gorgeous women, cheap real estate, and friendly people. Nicaragua has excellent long haul highway roads, about 2 meters wider then the highways in costa rica which means you won’t hit that guy on the bicycle! The people are friendly and attractive but real estate is not so cheap anymore. In fact due to a bunch of greedy land developers who bought super cheap and then inflated their projects to outrageous levels, its hard to find any good land from a local Nicaraguan at a fair price – they are all waiting on stupid gringos to show up and over pay for their property.

Nicaragua Real Estate

Many people dream of owning beach front property some where in the world with warm gentle oceans, tall cool palm trees, and brown skin maidens bringing trays of treats. And you might find this in Nicaragua real estate. The oceans around the south western part of Nicaragua are world famous for great surf so the gentle seas are hard to find although they do exist as I have been on a number of calm sandy stretches just around the corner from monster waves.

A surfer in Nicaragua

A surfer in Nicaragua real estate.

Thanks to Nicaragua 365 for their photo above.

There are a number of property developments in Nicaragua offering beach front ownership opportunities. I have not yet visited any of these, but have seen their web sites and read marketing materials. A number of these are at the end of long dirty dusty roads and have no real town structure near by. You are on your own. Others are close in and seem to have a lot to offer but again I am amazed at the high asking prices of these properties in Nicaragua.

I have talked to many expats who have purchased Nicaragua real estate and property and they have a variety of tales from being very happy to hoping to sell and move on with their lives. Some of the developments had improper paperwork and after purchase customers discovered that they did not own the property and were forced off by the courts. In other cases petty thievery and unpleasant mischief caused much heartache to home owners.

Of the most import is the fact that you will probably not be able to make any money working in Nicaragua unless you are a scammer. As a foreigner you are not legally allowed to work in Nicaragua anyway. If you want to run a hotel or restaurant you better hope the economy turns around soon and maybe you might get by, barely. If you are an internet worker, you should do fine as your customers and money are outside of the country. If you want to be a real estate sales person well good luck to you, it seems a great many gringos in the popular towns of San Juan del Sur and Granada are real estate agents and happy to show you overpriced properties for sale in Nicaragua.

I believe if you stay away from popular beach towns and major tourist cities like Granada, and you work with a Nicaraguan real estate agent, you may be able to find a good deal on a house or farm in NIcaragua. Just beware of the traps and pitfalls. Do your homework. Make sure the property has titles from all political parties and time frames.

Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica

Real estate in Costa Rica is making a come back now because the prices have fallen and many expats are frustrated with their home country politicos and wish to escape to the tropics to live out a tranquil and peaceful existence avoiding the police state and high taxes of the modern western worlds. One can safely purchase and maintain ownership control of property in Costa rica provided the land or home is lived in or watched year round, as their still is a problem with squatters. Infrastructure is quite improved with quality phone and internet services and many shopping centers where just about anything the expat needs or wants can be acquired locally.

If you are interested in buying real estate I suggest you take a close look at both Costa Rica and real estate in Nicaragua.

MLS Contributes to Mortgage Crisis

An excellent article by Michael Simmons of Tres Amigos Re/Max in Costa Rica claims that the MLS system used in the united states is one of the causes of the economic depression the world economy is experiencing. And he has a valid point. Because historical pricing information is stored in the MLS System, home buyers can see the lowest price a property sold for, thus driving down the price of real estate where many homes have been foreclosed and resold for cheap by the banks.

In the article Mr Simmons tells why the real estate market in Costa Rica is still strong and stable with his two main points: most transactions are full cash payments and there is no MLS in Costa Rica. To read the full article go to:

Why Costa Rica Real Estate will outperform US Real Estate.

Well it seems they do not want inbound links to that article or their web master is not well organized because I have received a broken link and have had to disable that off site link. Perhaps if you really want to read more on this story on costa rica and MLS you should google what keywords you think will find it and read it! otherwise its no big deal, all these ideas that writers have and are used to fill cyber space with wet dreams are so much hot air anyway.

Real Estate Lake Arenal

Real Estate on Lake Arenal offers retirement paradise

Lake Arenal is a paradise destination in Costa Rica where expats from around the world call home. On the east side sits famous Volcano Arenal and the tourist town of La Fortuna where partiers frolic fanatically seeking satisfaction. The town has much to offer and is becoming quite the booming tourism destination in Costa Rica.

The northwest side of Lake Arenal has a large and growing expat community who flock to the many turn key secure communities offered by real estate developers. Two gated communities have reduced their prices and are offering outstanding financing options with only 20% down.

Arenal Estates sits above La Union just 10 minutes east from the active town of Nuevo Arenal and offers commanding views of Arenal Lake, Volcano Arenal and some parcels even have river frontage. Prices have been reduced, this real estate in Arenal won’t last long.

Further west, past the town of Arenal, on the road to Tilaran, lies the lake front gated community of Turtle Cove offering lake access and boat dock, 24 hour security, with all utilities underground, paved roads, outstanding views, and central location. Turtle Cove Lake Club has ten homes completed, some available as rental homes. This lake front real estate in Costa Rica has great prices and provides outstanding developer financing too.

Lake Arenal offers superb climate, shopping, dining, nature and water activities. It is a perfect vacation and retirement destination in Costa Rica.

Ocean View Costa Rica Paradise

Recently I was privileged to spend a few days at the guest house of Lomas del Mar in Costa Rica. LDM overlooks the beautiful Playas del Coco and is very near the brand new upscale all inclusive resort hotel RIU Guanacaste. The home I stayed in was two stories with four bedrooms each with it’s own bathroom, a large modern kitchen and big family room off the main patio near the infinity swimming pool. The views were outstanding and every day was perfect weather. I liked the beach best near Hotel RIU because the sand was clean and the waves gentle and with practically no people along the 2 kilometer coastline I felt relaxed and happy.

Lomas del Mar has only a few available development lots left for sale as over 110 of the 120 lots have been sold and now at least 14 homes have been built and are lived on on this 600 plus private gated community. The developers have done it right with paved roads, quality power and best of all a series of deep drilled wells tapping into an ancient aquifer to provide endless gallons of rare water

If you would like to rent the home I stayed in or would like more information on real estate investment opportunities at this ocean view development please see their web site.

Ocean View Costa Rica Land

Why Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a beautiful and unique tropical paradise which offers inexpensive living and retirement, the opportunity to start over, the chance to learn Spanish, gentle breezes, lots of great outdoor sports, stunning scenery with sun-soaked shores and beautiful beaches and spectacular mountains.

Add to all this a peaceful nation with political stability and year round spring-like weather in the Central Valley and summer at the Pacific, the friendly people who actually like Canadians, Americans or Europeans and it is easy to see why Costa Rica has become tops on the list of expatriate and Baby Boomer havens.

Reasons to Live or Invest in Costa Rica:
• Year-round spring-like weather in the Central Valley or summer at the Pacific
• Untarnished international image. How often do you hear bad things in the news about Costa Rica? Only good news!
• Latin America’s oldest democracy
• No army and No terrorism. Costa Rica has No enemies.
• Excellent health care at a fraction of the price you pay at home
• Good real estate investments. Costa Rica is considered one of the world’s best emerging real estate markets
• More Americans and Canadian residents proportionately than any country in the world
• A tightly-knit expatriate community
• Costa Rica named World Bio Gem
• Costa Rica is the safest country in Latin America
• Time-tested organizations in place to help you with everything you need to know to make the move from A to Z
• Excellent quality of life!
• Good communications with high-speed internet in many areas
• Tax savings!
• Opportunities for entrepreneurs of all ages
• Utilities are affordable!
• Friendly people!!
• Many people who speak English
• Lots and Lots of activities to stay busy and happy
• A nature lover’s paradise!
• Affordable hired help
• The beauty of the country
• Fantastic beaches and warm water
• Latin America’s #1 tourist destination
• Fruits and vegetables all year
• Good public transportation