Living in Playa Roble, a Life Experience described by the owners of Villa Amore

Carrillo House "When we first came to Costa Rica eleven years ago, we encountered a spectacular environment where the flora and fauna were unsurpassed in their beauty and diversity. Although our initial trip to Costa Rica was for a short vacation, as we spent our time there, we realized that this was the place we … Continue reading Living in Playa Roble, a Life Experience described by the owners of Villa Amore

Yalile Alpízar On Costa Rica’s Current Real Estate Market And What Makes It So Special – Interview for Haute Residence Magazine

Yalile Alpizar is the President and Owner of Costa Rica Luxury Estates. After working twelve years for international organizations, she started her real estate career in the year 1990, putting into practice advanced techniques in the areas or public relations, management, marketing and several more real estate related subjects. Besides many professional real estate courses and … Continue reading Yalile Alpízar On Costa Rica’s Current Real Estate Market And What Makes It So Special – Interview for Haute Residence Magazine

Costa Rica, in the eyes of National Geographic Traveller 2017

national-geographic-traveller-uk-costa-rica-2017Download "Costa Rica came top in last year’s HappyPlanet Index, and it’s little wonder whyit has gained its reputation forhappiness — with iridescent scenery aroundevery corner, the locals have plenty to bepleased about. In fact, 5% of the Earth’sbiodiversity can be found here: among thenational parks, waterfalls, volcanoes andcloud forests, squeezed in between thecountry’s Pacific … Continue reading Costa Rica, in the eyes of National Geographic Traveller 2017

Solidarity Tax over Luxury Homes in Costa Rica – The Luxury Tax or Impuesto a las Casas de Lujo

By: Quatro Legal What is the Solidarity Tax? The “Solidarity Tax for the Strengthening of Housing Programs”, known as “Solidarity Tax” or “Tax over Luxury Homes”, was enacted in 2008 by Act 8683, and is an annual tax, that must be paid every year on January 15th at the latest. This tax is applicable to … Continue reading Solidarity Tax over Luxury Homes in Costa Rica – The Luxury Tax or Impuesto a las Casas de Lujo

The Need for an Escrow Account in Real Estate Transactions in Costa Rica

Escrow accounts in Costa Rica are strictly controlled by SUGEF (Financial Institution Superintendency) for money laundering, so there are very few attorneys who hold an account unless they do a lot of Costa Rica real estate closings. According to the money laundering laws in Costa Rica, when wiring over $10,000 to a local bank account, … Continue reading The Need for an Escrow Account in Real Estate Transactions in Costa Rica

Capital gains tax on real estate transactions: things you need to know!

Over the last few months, Quatro Legal’s real estate department has been constantly getting questions and concerns from property owners, investors and realtors, about the impact of the capital gains tax on their investments, as well as the process to complete its filing. Moreover, the Tax Agency has been actively reaching out to Public Notaries … Continue reading Capital gains tax on real estate transactions: things you need to know!

Yali Alpízar – HighEnd Luxury Real Estate Expert

Top Luxury Real Estate Expert – Yali Alpizar “We are facilitators in life progress,” says Yali Alpizar, owner and principal broker of Costa Rica Luxury, the top luxury real estate boutique in Costa Rica. “Moving to Costa Rica is an amazing life experience for our clients and we love to be a part of that.” … Continue reading Yali Alpízar – HighEnd Luxury Real Estate Expert

10 Norms of the New Normal for Luxury Real Estate

By. Yali Alpizar - Broker/Owner * yali@costaricaluxury.com It is a Buyer´s MarketWorking from home has become a way of lifeSocial distancing has put a new value on extra spaceUnique properties for sophisticated buyers, and properties that are perceived as a bargain, are on demandRepricing is a must. Properties have to be priced correctly or people … Continue reading 10 Norms of the New Normal for Luxury Real Estate

Covid Update for Costa Rica as of September 2020 – Flight restrictions and other instructions for USA citizens

In the following link you will find an update from the American Embassy, with a clear explanation of the new regulations for entering Costa Rica from different parts of the United States: https://cr.usembassy.gov/200829-travel-alert/ Briefly the main considerations, but it is important to read the full article: The Ministry of Health expanded the list of states … Continue reading Covid Update for Costa Rica as of September 2020 – Flight restrictions and other instructions for USA citizens