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 SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 NEWSLETTER:

COSTA RICA BEACH DEALS +  $1500 REBATE!

Jaco Beach Real Estate

 

 
Jaco Beach - Playa Hermosa - Los Suenos Playa Bejuco-Esterillos Homes-Condos-Hotels
CR Beach: OUR BEST DEALS
HERMOSA BEACH BUNGALOWS, great for living full time or enjoying some of the best rental income in the Jaco area. NOW WITH SOME OF THE LOWEST PRICES EVER! $179,900 . 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Garage: Dbl carport Size: 950 sq. ft. (90m2) Fully Furnished! GREAT RENTAL OPPORTUNITY View Details

At only $179,900 this is a GREAT OPPORTUNITY View Details

HERE IS ANOTHER GREAT BUNGALOW DEAL THAT COMES WITH A FULL TIME RENTER. FINANCING IS POSSIBLE! $195,000 Newly remodeled, new rear deck, fresh paint, new a/cs, new beds, etc. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Garage: Dbl carport Size: 1,000 sq. ft. (90m2) Fully Furnished! View Details

$195,000 Fully Furnished and priced to sell! View Details


BUNGALOW & BUSINESS
 
$219,000 CUSTOMIZED BUNGALOW for Rental Income, Reduced from $250,000 GREAT INCOME POTENTIAL! This special unit has enlarged modern kitchen with top end appliances, added granite countertops, hardwood cabinetry, 2nd bathroom added, and close to the pool without the noise. Great opportunity! Size: 1,000 ft2 View Details

$219,000 CUSTOMIZED BUNGALOW perfect Rental Income View Details

C.D.S. is a beachside gated community 30 minutes south of Jaco/ 30 minutes north of Manuel Antonio and only 3 blocks from beautiful Playa Bejuco. Consists of about 70 U.S. style homes with excellent pricing AND low HOA fees $160.

a. $199,000 NEWSLETTER SPECIAL- Reduced $49,000 CDS BEJUCO View Details

b. $255,500 4 BDRN + Solar Powered!. View Details

 

JACO BEACHFRONT CONDOS/HOMES FIRESALES!

 

 

Jaco's only Gated Beachfront Community, La Flower, with 4 homes for sale starting at $295,000. Ocean view, close to pool & sand, gated! 2 Story, Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 3, Garage: Single, Size: 2,200 sq. ft., Lot Size: 2900sq. ft., Year Built: 2006, Condo Fees: $300.00 View Details
 
Tres Regalos Boutique Beach Condos: $319,000 SUPER PRICE-GREAT RENTAL INCOME- GROUND FLOOR- CLOSE TO POOL (not directly in front) & OCEAN VIEW. NEXT TO CROCS 3 Bedrooms, 2 marble Bath; Size: 1,620 sq. ft. OCEAN VIEWS! FULLY FURNISHED, QUALITY FURNISHINGS! View Details

$489,000 PLAYA HERMOSA ACROSS FROM SAND ON 1/3 ACRE, GREAT RENTAL INCOME OVER THE PAST 3 YEARS! REDUCED 35% Type: Residential 1 story w/ 2nd story Ocean View Deck. 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Lot Size: 14529 sq.ft , Secure area with 8 neighboring homes and new restaurant-hotel. View Details

 
BEST DEAL IN LOS SUEÑOS!

 

$365,000 LOS SUENOS MARINA & GOLF RESORT'S BEST DEAL, REDUCED FROM $499K FOR QUICK SALE: Type: Colina Condo WITH RENTAL INCOME 2 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms, Garage: Double Size: ALMOST 2000 sq. ft., + ALL THE AMENITIES! View Details

2nd INCREDIBLE DEALS LOS SUENOS

Bay Residence Los Sueños Price: WAS $1.2 million, NOW $599,000

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 2200 ft² 
Beautiful ocean & sunset views in Bay Residence in Los Suenos Resort, this Villa has privileged access to three crystal blue free form pools with jacuzzis, all equipped with washrooms, Palapas, outdoor grilling areas and relaxing sunbathing areas. This fully-furnished Villa has 3-bedrooms and 2-baths and features a spacious main living and dining area that open to the kitchen which offers rich Costa Rican cabinetry, breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom opens to a generous wrap around terrace and exceptional outdoor living area and the 2 guest bedrooms are luxuriously and professionally decorated with a soothing tropical theme. Included in the monthly fees are access to the Resort's sophisticated private beach club and the opportunity to enjoy La Iguana 18-hole championship golf course, 220 slip Marina, the Marriott Hotel and restaurants, casino and spa and the Marina Village with a café, bank, retail stores, restaurants and 'el fresco' boardwalk dining.
Asking Price: PRE-WEBSITE LISTING: 
CALL JEFF FOR MORE DETAILS:

 

HERMOSA PALMS IS ANOTHER TITLED BEACHFRONT COMMUNITY THAT WE BELIEVE WILL PAY GOOD DIVIDENDS IN THE NEAR FUTURE! Contains about 68 homes, and has low HOA fees of $325. STILL HAVE SUPER DEALS LEFT! Starting at $280k!

Address: HP 4bdrm Lowest Priced HERMOSA BCH COMM.! 3 Story, 4 bedroom, "Long carport, 2 + cars", Condo Fees: $325.00 View Details

 

$365,500 Hermosa Palms Incredible view, w/ private pool, Type: Residential 3 Story 3 or 4 Bedrooms: 3.5 Bathrooms: Garage: Double, Attached, 3rd floor view deck Size: 2,300 sq. ft. Lot Size: 3955 ft2 View Details

AND ON PURE 100% TITLED BEACHFRONT:

 

"LOWEST PRICE 4 Titled Beachfront - Gated" $899,000 "BEST DEAL! WAS $1.2 M Address: HP ON THE SAND-TITLED Firesale! Type: Other Style: 2 Story "Separate Guest Home" Bedrooms: 5 "Possible to add bedrooms!" Bathrooms: 5 View details

 

 

 

TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR THIS FEATURED BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY IN JACO BEACH! NOW ONLY $775,000

 

This well-known 14 Room Hotel Restaurant & Sports Bar includes:

 

The Property: 6000 sq. ft, (555 m2) Total Construction: 10,220 sq.ft (950 m2)

 

Popular Restaurant: 970 sq.ft (90 m2), for 60+ people.

 

3rd Floor Sports Bar: 753 sq.ft. (70 m2) + 322 m2 balcony for 40+ people


ASK JEFF NOW FOR MORE INFO! WON'T LAST LONG!

 
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Newest Listings here: NEWEST LISTINGS JACO REAL ESTATE

 

 
 
 
 

2014 2nd Half Real Estate Market Analysis!

 

Well, as we are about to enter October, (typically the worst time of year to visit, BUT the best time to Buy!) how are things looking for you, the potential Buyer? Fantastic!

 

We still have the best year 'round weather, super low property & income taxes; cheap produce & manual labor; fast internet, fast food (or gourmet); incredible scenery outside (or inside with HD TV); excellent medical/dental care and of course, the friendliness of the Costa Rican people- (Ticos and Ticas).

 

As some U.S. markets have shown signs of recovery, here in Costa Rica, it's still a "Buyers' Market!" You won't have to worry about bidding wars and properties selling above their asking price, not yet, in fact, some Sellers are now offering better terms for owner financing than ever before!

 

So c'mon down in November and save money on airfare, hospitality, tours, and even meals, and if you sign a purchase agreement before you leave, we'll reimburse you for your airfare! *$1500 limit

 

Also remember that we do have some "pocket deals" that aren't listed here or on the website, (and yes we work with all local realtors to help you get the best property at the best price) so call or write us and we'll help you find that tropical paradise home you've been dreaming about!

 

 

CONTACT  US  NOW!

Toll Free: 1-888-782-1119;

OR Costa Rica: (011-506) 2643-4334 or 2643-3672

Email: info@crbeach.com

 

Pura Vida and thanks for your support!

Jeff

 

p.s. SHOCKING NEWS!
Colin Miller, CR Beach agent and friend, has chosen to leave our company, but can be contacted at 8982-5147.

 

 

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1. BEST BEACH AREA to LIVE in COSTA RICA?

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In the same location for over 8 years, in the center of Jaco, IL Galeone building Av. Diaz, steps from Tsunami & Banco BAC. 1-888-782-1119 or 2643-4334

 

Frances Winborne 23 yr. resident of Costa Rica helping people with their Costa Rican relocation needs since 1993, including 6 years with CR Beach. frances@crbeach.com

 

Junior Diaz: Born & Raised in Jaco, Central Pacific CR! Helping you look for the best raw land & farms of all types.

 

Jeff Fisher: More than 20 years in Costa Rica, including 8 years in Jaco Beach & Playa Hermosa, helping you look for the properties you want at the price you were hoping for!

 
 

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Jaco Beach Real Estate
 
Jaco Beach - Playa Hermosa - Los Suenos Playa Bejuco-Esterillos Homes-Condos-Hotels
CR Beach: OUR BEST DEALS EVER!
FEATURED BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY IN JACO BEACH!
NOW ONLY $755,000
 
This well-known 14 Room Hotel Restaurant & Sports Bar includes:
 
The Property: 6000 sq. ft, (555 m2) Total Construction: 10,220 sq.ft (950 m2)
 
Popular Restaurant: 970 sq.ft (90 m2), for 60+ people.
 
3rd Floor Sports Bar: 753 sq.ft. (70 m2) + 322 m2 balcony for 40+ people

ASK JEFF NOW FOR MORE INFO! WON'T LAST LONG!
 
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HERMOSA BEACH BUNGALOWS (where Jeff lives) NOW WITH SOME OF THE LOWEST PRICES EVER! This is a titled beachfront community!
a.NOW WITH FINANCING!
$183,000. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Garage: Dbl carport Size: 1,000 sq. ft. (90m2) Fully Furnished! Ste
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b.
$195,000 Newly remodeled, new rear deck, fresh paint, new a/cs, new beds, etc. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Garage: Dbl carport Size: 1,000 sq. ft. (90m2) Fully Furnished!
View Details
c.
$219,000 CUSTOMIZED BUNGALOW for Rental Income, Reduced from $250,000 GREAT INCOME POTENTIAL! This special unit has enlarged modern kitchen with top end appliances, added granite countertops, hardwood cabinetry, 2nd bathroom added, and close to the pool without the noise. Great opportunity! Size: 1,000 ft2
View Details
C.D.S. is a beachside gated community 30 minutes south of Jaco/ 30 minutes north of Manuel Antonio and only 3 blocks from beautiful Playa Bejuco. Consists of about 70 U.S. style homes with excellent pricing AND low HOA fees $160.
a.
$199,000 NEWSLETTER SPECIAL- Reduced $49,000http://sanramon-properties.com/images/empty.gif CDS BEJUCO, FOR JUNE ONLY! Type: Residential Single Story Bedrooms: 3 "N. American style" Bathrooms: 3 Garage: Double, Attached, FULLY FURNISHED! Size: 1,800 sq. ft. "167 m2" Lot Size: 5380sq. ft. OR "500 m2"
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b.
$255,500 4 BDRN + Solar Powered! CDS BEJUCO
Type: Residential Single Story Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
Size: 1,800 sq. ft. Lot Size: 5000sq. ft.
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JACO BEACH OFFERS FEW HOMES WITH OCEAN VIEWS & STEPS TO BEACH!
 
Now $235,000 reduced from $350,000 Near Beachfront Jaco- GREAT VIEW! Type: Residential Single Story Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Size: 1,400 sq. ft., Furnished ADD MORE CONSTRUCTION FOR RENTALS!
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JACO BEACHFRONT CONDOS W/ GREAT PRICES:
a.
$299,000 JACO SUPER SOLID BEACHFRONT CONDO COMPLEX, NEXT TO CROCS. 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms: Size: 1,400 sq. ft. OCEAN VIEWS! FULLY FURNISHED, QUALITY FINISHINGS!
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b.
$329,000 SUPER PRICE-GREAT RENTAL INCOME CLOSE TO POOL & OCEAN VIEW. NEXT TO CROCS 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Size: 1,620 sq. ft. OCEAN VIEWS! FULLY FURNISHED, QUALITY FINISHINGS!
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c.
$449,000 DIAMANTE 6TH FLOOR BEACHFRONT DRAMATIC OCEAN VIEW CONDO, CENTER OF TOWN, REDUCED ALMOST $200K. 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms Size: 2,240 sq. ft. + 237 ft2 ocean view terrace! Fully furnished!
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$489,000 PLAYA HERMOSA ACROSS FROM SAND ON 1/3 ACRE, GREAT RENTAL INCOME OVER THE PAST 3 YEARS! REDUCED 35% Type: Residential 1 story w/ 2nd story Ocean View Deck. 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Lot Size: 14529 sq.ft , Secure area with 8 neighboring homes and new restaurant-hotel.
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$365,000 LOS SUENOS MARINA & GOLF RESORT'S BEST DEAL, REDUCED FROM $499K FOR QUICK SALE: Type: Colina Condo WITH RENTAL INCOME 2 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms, Garage: Double Size: ALMOST 2000 sq. ft., + ALL THE AMENITIES!
View Details
HERMOSA PALMS IS ANOTHER TITLED BEACHFRONT COMMUNITY THAT WE BELIEVE WILL PAY GOOD DIVIDENDS IN THE NEAR FUTURE! Contains about 68 homes, and has low HOA fees of $325. STILL HAVE SUPER DEALS LEFT!
a.
$365,500 Hermosa Palms Incredible view, w/ private pool, Type: Residential 3 Story 3 or 4 Bedrooms: 3.5 Bathrooms: Garage: Double, Attached, 3rd floor view deck Size: 2,300 sq. ft. Lot Size: 3955 ft2
View Details
b.
$480,000 2X1 HOMES ON ONE LOT, 8 BEDROOMS & POOL or can buy separately…. Type: 3 Story 8 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms Garage: Double Attached 2/3 cars" Size: 5,350 sq. ft. Home # 1 315 m2 (3389 ft2) Home 2, 182 m2 (1958 ft2) Best deal in HP. Lot Size: 450sq. m.
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KEEPING YOU INFORMED ABOUT:
Costa Rica Life and Real Estate by www.crbeach.com. We are all very excited about the new Costa Rican president, Luis Guillermo Solis, taking office, and making some excellent choices regarding his new support team and cabinet. Everyone is hoping that these next 4 years will be much better than the past 4/8 years. 

We strongly endorse 2 excellent websites to visit about current affairs in Costa Rica. The first is the official ICT promo website and the second is regarding the business sector for Costa Rica, Cinde.
 
News from the official Costa Rican Tourist Agency ICT
http://www.visitcostarica.com/ict/paginas/novedades.asp
 
Costa Rica is one of the 10 Best Wellness Destinations in the World, May 19, 2014 COSTA RICA: MAKEUP FOR THE SOUL, May 14, 2014
THE GALLO PINTO IN BRAZIL, May 14, 2014 Expotur will Promote Local Tourism, May 14, 2014
COSTA RICA IS A HAVEN FOR NATURE LOVERS , May 7, 2014
Traditional Costa Rican Cook Book in Worldwide Competition, April 24, 2014 COSTA RICA HAS ONE OF THE BEST NEW HOTELS IN THE WORLD, April 24, 2014
THE TREES FROM ZARCERO: AMONG THE MOST ENCHANTING IN THE WORLD , April 24, 2014
WORLD FISHING CHAMPIONSHIP IN QUEPOS, April 9, 2014
LONELY PLANET SPOTLIGHTS COSTA RICA , April 3, 2014
USA TODAY HIGHLIGHTS COSTA RICAN FAMILY RESORTS, April 3, 2014 
 
CINDE - Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency
 

http://www.cinde.org/en/news
 
 
 
Newest Listings here: NEWEST LISTINGS JACO REAL ESTATE
 
 
 
 
 
2014 Real Estate
Market Analysis!
 
Well, almost half the year is gone, and how's the market? CR Beach has had a very good 5 months so far, with sales ranging from a large Jaco hotel to the 7 bdrm beachfront Hermosa home; from a gorgeous Hermosa ocean view lot to various priced Jaco condos; plus there were sales in Bejuco & Esterillos.
 
This June 2014 newsletter will show you some properties you haven't seen before, or some properties that I believe are now at "Rock Bottom" prices. Please don't hesitate to call us about these opportunities, because as our sales have demonstrated, properties are selling! Don't miss out on a "dream" waiting for that last $10k drop to be advertised, because in many cases they won't be.
 
We do have some other "pocket deals" that aren't listed here or on the website, but call/write us and we'll help you find the property of your dreams!
 
CONTACT  US  NOW!
Toll Free: 1-888-782-1119;
OR Costa Rica: (011-506) 2643-4334 or 2643-3672
 
Pura Vida and thanks for your support!
Jeff
 
MUST SEE VIDEO!
 
1. BEST BEACH AREA to LIVE in COSTA RICA?
 
 
 
 
 
In the same location for over 8 years, in the center of Jaco, IL Galeone building Av. Diaz, steps from Tsunami & Banco BAC. 1-888-782-1119 or 2643-4334
 
 
Frances Winborne 23 yr. resident of Costa Rica helping people with their Costa Rican relocation needs since 1993, including 6 years with CR Beach.frances@crbeach.com
Colin Miller is a 12 year resident helping you look for properties in Esterillos, Bejuco, Hermosa and Jaco.colin@crbeach.com
 
Junior Diaz: Born & Raised in Jaco, Central Pacific CR! Helping you look for the best raw land & farms of all types.
 
Jeff Fisher: More than 20 years in Costa Rica, including 8 years in Jaco Beach & Playa Hermosa, helping you look for the properties you want at the price you were hoping for!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Jaco Beach Real Estate

 
Jaco Beach Costa Rica area Real Estate Opportunities
SUPER DEALS-FIRESALES-DISCOUNTS
Reduced from $400k to $229k

FIRE-SALE NOW - 3 Bdrm Home Jaco Hills 2 Story,

Size: 2500 sq. ft.,

Style: 2 Story-Spacious

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Esterillos Este, Furnished, Pool, $225K
City: Bejuco
Size: 1900 sq. ft.
Style: Single Story
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
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HERMOSA BEACHFRONT BUNGALOWS!

Hermosa Bungalow Poolside Size: 1000 sq. ft.

Bedrooms: 2 Bath 2 
Plus 3 other Bung. starting at $185k

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Los Suenos Garden Condo , SUPER DEAL, WAS $500K NOW $365,000

RENTAL INCOME MAKER

Size: 1800 sq. ft.

Style: Apartment Type: Condominium Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2

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HERMOSA PALMS OCEAN VIEW HOMES $379K
Titled-Gated PRIVATE POOL 
Size: 2300 sq. ft. Style: 3 Story
Bedrooms: 3 Ba. 3
ANOTHER 3 BDRM FAVORITE FOR $369,000
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Hermosa House on beach for $669,000
TITLED: HP Beachfront Home on Sand, Gated 
Size: 1700 sq. ft.
Style: 1 1/2 Story
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2
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Playa Hermosa on the Sand, Beach Front $875,000
Perfect for Rental Income/Large Family! Size: 6000 sq. ft. Style: 3 Story, Bedrooms: 7 Bath: 7
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Hotel Jaco Beach,Reduced $550,000 to $845,000

Type: Commercial,

Style: 3 Story "10,222 sq. ft./ 950m2", Lot Type: Rectangular Lot Size: 6000sq. ft.

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See All Our Real Estate Opportunities At
www.crbeach.com

 

Announcing the CRBeach Referral Program

If you refer somebody that becomes a "Buyer", you'll receive some incredible gifts! Ask Jeff for details! jeff@CRBeach.com

 

Market Update

March 2014 is starting out very exciting as we have a couple of closings in the next few days. One is our 360" ocean view Hermosa lot and another is one of our favorite condo deals in Tres Regalos. 

A number of clients are considering purchases this month, so we are happy that things are moving right along. Now is a great time to buy, as some Sellers are thinking of not being as negotiable as before. 

Newest Listings here: NEWEST LISTINGS JACO REAL ESTATE 
 

Call our toll free number for more info:

1-888-782-1119

or email: info@crbeach.com

 

Hot Off The Press: Costa Rica News

 

Stunning surprise in the CR Presidential Race

 

Wednesday March 5th, 2014 was a very exciting day politically as the number 2 vote getter in the Presidential race held Feb. 2, and forcing an April 6th runoff, Johnny Araya, suspended his presidential campaign in the face of discouraging opinion poll numbers, and Luis Guillermo Solís of the Partido Acción Ciudadana appears to be headed for a decisive win as Costa Rica's next president on April 6th. Click here for the rest of the story.

 

 

JACO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR 2013

 

The Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CENPAC), is a non-profit organization located in Jaco's Pacific Center #26 and was founded in 2006. Over the years this organization has been a powerful voice and promoter for local businesses as well as being strong supporter of improving the quality of life in Jaco and surrounding areas in the Central Pacific coast.With the support of their members, businesses, volunteers, institutions, organizations and others, here are their achievements during 2013: Click here for the rest of the story.

 

Jeff Fisher Owner-Broker
CR Beach Investment Real Estate
www.CRbeach.com
Toll Free from U.S. Canada: 1-888-782-1119
Office: 2643-4334, 2643-3672
Cell: 8388-5055
SKYPE: crbeachjeff
Office located in IL Galeone, #14, Jaco centro, Above Opticas Vision, by Tsunami & Banco Bac, Jaco, Puntarenas Costa Rica

 

 
 
 
 
March 2014 Newsletter 
Great Deals, Informative Videos and Important News
 

OUR MUST SEE HD VIDEOS:

 

1. WHERE IS THE BEST BEACH PLACE TO LIVE IN COSTA RICA?

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2. BEST BEACHFRONT HOUSE-DEAL IN COSTA RICA
http://www.youtube.com/best-beachfront-deal

 

WE ARE ADDING NEW LISTINGS

EVERY WEEK!

See Our Newest Listings Here

 
 

In the same location for over 8 years, in the center of Jaco, IL Galeone building Av. Diaz, steps from Tsunami & Banco BAC. 1-888-782-1119 or 2643-4334

 

Frances Winborne 23 yr. resident of Costa Rica helping people with their Costa Rican relocation needs since 1993, including 6 years with CR Beach. frances@crbeach.com

Colin Miller is a 12 year resident helping you look for properties in Esterillos, Bejuco, Hermosa and Jaco. colin@crbeach.com

 

Junior Diaz: Born & Raised in Jaco, Central Pacific CR! Helping you look for the best raw land & farms of all types.

 

Jeff Fisher: More than 20 years in Costa Rica, including 8 years in Jaco Beach & Playa Hermosa, helping you look for the properties you want at the price you were hoping for!

 
 
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Welcomes 
you to 2014! 
 
Our Jan. 2014
NEWSLETTER
offers
 HOT  Properties; Entertaining Videos,
and
Important Advice
Jaco Real Estate by CR Beach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUPER DEALS-FIRESALES-DISCOUNTS
 PLEASE NOTE:
Click on the image/view details to go to website link!
 
1. Unique Jaco View Townhouse, 3 min. to Bch.
Jaco Beach
"Great Views-Pool-3 min. to beach & town"
$229,000
"Was $450k"
Incredible Ocean View - Reduced Almost 50%!
3 Bdrm Home Jaco Hills 2 Story  
Address: FIRE-SALE NOW
S
ize: 2500 sq. ft.
Style: 2 Story-Spacious 
2. Playa Hermosa on the Sand, Beach Front w/ Video.
Playa Hermosa
"ONLY BCHFRONT HOME- GATED- 7 BEDROOMS"
$875,000
"REDUCED 40% QUICK SALE"
See the video-
Perfect for Rental Income/Large Family!
Size: 6000 sq. ft. Style: 3 Story
Bedrooms: Bath: 7  
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  BEST BEACH FRONT DEAL in Costa Rica?
3. Best Built beachfront Condo Complex  Jaco Beach 
Jaco Beach
"Excellent Value for Price"
$269,000
"SPECTACULAR VIEWS"
30 photos
Ocean, Jungle & Mountain Views 
Size: 1320 sq. ft. 
Type: Condominium 
Bedrooms: 2    Ba.2
 
4. LOS SUENOS DREAM CONDO
Los Sueños  (Herradura)
"IMPECCABLE UNIT"
$399,000
"reduced"
22 photos
RENTAL INCOME MAKER
Address: Colina Condo 
Size: 1800 sq. ft.
Style: Apartment
Type: Condominium 
Bedrooms: Bathrooms: 2
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5. HERMOSA PALMS OCEAN VIEW HOMES
Playa Hermosa
"Cool Home-Pool-Oceanview-Xlnt Community"
$379,500
"Reduced to sell $99,000"
Address: Hermosa Palms,Titled-Gated-PRIVATE POOL 
 Size: 2300 sq. ft. Style: 3 Story
Bedrooms: Ba. 3
View Details 
 
 
6.    2 GREAT HP HOMES- SUPER REDUCED LUXURY ESTATE ON DBL LOT.
Playa Hermosa
"Incredible home! FINANCING AVAILABLE!"
$798,000
"Reduced from $1.3 Million"
 
Address: HP SUPER REDUCED LUXURY ESTATE 
Size: 5875 sq. ft. on 2 lots  
Incredible Furn. incl.
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5
 
7. TITLED ON THE BEACH HERMOSA 3 BDRM.
Playa Hermosa
"Titled Bch.Community-on sand- Hermosa"
$669,000
"Reduced from $850k"
 
TITLED: HP Beachfront Home on Sand, Gated 
HOA: $325
Size: 1700 sq. ft.
Style: 1 1/2 Story
Bedrooms: Bathrooms: 2
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8. 1/3 ACRE HOME-FACING HERMOSA SAND!
Playa Hermosa
"100% Titled bchfr w/ Great Rental Income"
$499,000
"Price Reduced"
 
Address: Casa Barracuda Exclusive-  Reduced over 33%
Size: 2800 sq. ft. const. 1300m2 lot
Style: 2 Story 
Bedrooms 3 Bath 2
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9. MY HERMOSA BEACHFRONT BUNGALOWS! 
Playa Hermosa
"Many upgrades; 2bd/2ba, beachfront comm."
$229,000
"Reduced from $250,000"
 
Hermosa Bungalow Poolside 
Size: 1000 sq. ft.
Bedrooms: Bath 
10.  ESTERILLOS ESTE-OESTE REAL ESTATE FOR SALE 
Esterillos Estate w/Land, Pool, and Rancho                          $265,000
                                                                                 Recent Reduction 
 
    
 
Address: Esterillos Oeste  
Style:  2 Story 
Bedrooms: Bath: 
Garage: Single Size: 2,000 sq.ft 
Lot Size:  16355sq. ft. 
 
 
11. LAND-LOTS-FARMS FOR SALE COSTA RICA!
Playa Hermosa
"Incredible View, largest flat buildable"
$269,000
"50% off, Best land deal!"
 
Address: Heaven in Hermosa LOT FIRESALE City: Playa Hermosa Hills Style: 360 Degree View Lot
 BIGGEST AREA to build &
enjoy your home on 1 acre flat, out of 5.9 acres, Has all services + guard.   See the video! 
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12. COMMERCIAL LISTING FOR CLINIC/HOTEL?
Herradura
"Excellent Price for size & location!"
$475,000
"Reduced from $599k"
 
Address: COSTANERA COMMERCIAL Opportunity
City: Herradura Size: 7000 sq. ft.
Style: 2 Story 
 
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Our page "Learn These Words" is highly recommended to learn some basic spanish prior to coming to Costa Rica. Or check out "rosetta stone."
Our "Costa Rica & Jaco News Page" will keep you up to date on most of the news & info that you need to know to be an informed "foreigner" living in Costa Rica.  By clicking here: NEWS,you will see such recent articles:
 
Numbers Show Slight Increase in 2013 tourism  
Jan 17, 2013 By the AM Costa Rica staff
Tourism officials were congratulating themselves Thursday as they reported a 3.6 percent increase in international arrivals over the number in 2012.
 
Year-in-Review 2013: International Awards & Recognition for Costa Rica December 20, 2013 - By Corey Kane Tico Times 
Every year little Costa Rica seems to rank big with travel magazines, international news outlets and the country's beaches, jungles and even supermodels has Costa Rica among the best in the world.  Here's some of the love Costa Rica received in 2013:
 
Rate-setting agency predicts 2014 lower power costs
Dec. 19, 2013 A.M. Costa Rica staff
The price regulating agency came out with a surprise Wednesday and said that electrical rates would average about 5.5 percent lower next year.
 
Active Corporation tax for 2014 increased to $400, Inactive Tax $200 Dec. 23, 2014 A.M. Costa Rica staff
The country's tax on corporations is going up about $20 for 2014. The tax is keyed to the salary of a judicial worker, as are many other fines and fees in Costa Rica.  
 
Second Home Owners with Rental Income Concerned
Dec. 31, 2013  By Garland M. Baker to A.M. Costa Rica
 The short-term rental market and the real estate market in general appear to be improving in most areas of the country.  If one was to gauge the market by the building and traffic, especially the crazy traffic, it would appear the country is exploding as it did in 2005.
 
that's all folks! 
Thanks for reading. 
Contact info@crbeach.com for more info. 
 
 
 
A very special thank you to
all of our Clients that became friends during 2013.  
We also are very grateful to the rewards we received from the Sellers, whose properties we sold during 2013. 
Have a 2014 thats full of "ahh's"  (abundance, health and happiness.)
Have a great year,

from Jeff, Frances, Colin,
and Junior. 
2014 Real Estate
Market Predictions?
I don't like making predictions, but due to  the conversations I have had recently with Baby Boomer clients,   maybe Costa Rica will be the answer for many of those worried about the costs of "Obamacare." 

As a baby boomer myself, born in 1951, you might be curious how much I pay for medical insurance since I have lived in Costa Rica for over 20 years.  I have an international policy, and my annual fee of $2100 is for  $1M ANNUAL coverage. This same company by July 2014, will be offering Blue Cross/Blue Shield Costa Rica.  This company is Puerto Rico's largest, and is called Triple-S  Inc
and is being offered in Costa Rica by
Freddy Pacheco at:
agenteasi@gmail.com 
 
THUS dare I say that the outlook for 2014 could be very, very positive for Costa Rica Real Estate, especially in the Central Pacific Jaco Beach-Playa Hermosa-Los Sueños-Esterillos-Bejuco-Punta Leona areas.  After all,  not only do we have lots of local clinics,  we are also the closest beachtown to major medical clinics in San Jose-Escazu.
Check out the special deals we are offering here, and know that we even have more discount properties that are incredible deals!
Have a great year!
jeff
 
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In the same location for over 8 years, in the center of Jaco,
on main st. (Av. Diaz).
1-888-782-1119 or 2643-4334 
Helping people with their Costa Rican relocation needs since 1993, including almost
6 years with CR Beach.   
Frances Winborne 
23 yr. resident of Costa Rica. 
Helping you look for properties in Esterillos, Bejuco, Hermosa and Jaco.
Colin Miller: 12 year resident
Helping you look for raw land & farms of all types  
  
Junior Diaz: Born & Raised
in Jaco, Central Pacific CR! 
Helping you look for the properties you want at the price you were hoping for!
  
Jeff Fisher: More than 20 years in Costa Rica, including 8 years in Jaco Beach-Playa  Hermosa, Garabito, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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RECENT NEWSLETTER


 


 
 
CR Logo w turtles

Is now the best time to buy in Costa Rica?

YES! We feel that now finally, we are seeing Sellers here reduce their prices by 25% or more. This is due to either many Sellers still having financial problems, or others realizing that as the U.S. market is showing signs of recovery (due to shrinking inventory and ultra-low mortgages) they may miss out on the  opportunity to purchase U.S. properties at discounts of 60% or higher. It makes sense to sell their Costa Rican properties now at a discount so they can recover their cash.

 

We sold 5 properties between May and July, and all were at prices reflecting this Seller urgency.

The Jaco beach and surrounding Central Pacific real estate market has
a very bright future as 2-3 major hotels are coming here, having witnessed the positive effect the new highway has had on local tourism.
Check out the deals we are offering, and keep in mind, many will be sold within the coming months, why not to you?

We are truly grateful to those who have supported CR Beach and our mission remains to provide you with the best selection of properties, options and opportunities to meet your needs and to fulfill your dreams!

 

Sincerely, Jeff, Colin, Frances, and Junior

 

 

Kearns Playa Pita House & Guest Home

Now: $139,000 Was: $249,000

 


There are two homes on this property, located about 20 minutes north of Jaco, and less than an hour from Santa Ana/ Int'l airport, and only 5 minutes walk to the beach.
The main home is 2 bedroom 3 bath, with over 1300 sq. ft. and features tiled counters, hardwood stairs, open floor plan, individual full baths for each bedroom, A/C throughout, and sold fully furnished and complete.
 The second house is perfect for a guest home or rental income generator with 2 BR / 1 bath. Each home has telephone, cable TV, internet, and they are located on a dead-end road in a very quiet neighborhood, not too far off the Costanera, nor the white sands of Punta Leona. A pool is coming for October 2012!

 

View this Listing

 

 

CDS 2bdrm

 

 

 

 

 

 View this Listing  Bejuco Beachside Community Home

Now: $169,000 Was: $219,000
South of Jaco by 30 minutes is one of our favorite
near beach communities, featuring 24/7 security,
community amenities, all within 400 meters of one
of the most beautiful "Blue flag" beaches-Playa Bejuco.

This lowest price home in the community, is a large

1650 sq. ft. nicely furnished home, with 2 large

bedrooms, 2.5 bath, for $169,000-- steps from the

community pools and tennis court.  

 

Ramada
 

8th Floor Oceanview Condo

Now: $195,000 Was: $376,000
MUST SELL NOW!
This fully furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1240 sq.ft., oceanview
condo with super views from the 8th floor, is now offered at the lowest price ever seen. Only 3 plus years old, this resort type setting has one of the largest pools and children's play areas in all of the Central Pacific. With the low HOA fees and excellent security, 200 ft location to the beach, and great rental income potential, means this discounted price could provide excellent equity in the near future.

View Listing

 

 

Hudak

Hermosa Beachfront Oceanview Bungalows

Firesale price: $198,000 Original Price: $249,000
2bdrm.-2ba.-1000 sq. feet
Only 7 minutes south of Jaco, yet world's apart, the Hermosa Beach Bungalows are one of our favorite TITLED beachfront gated communities. Remember that almost 95% of CR beachfront is in the "concession" zone (not titled), thus we see excellent future equity for properties that are in the titled areas. This fully furnished home is perfect as a vacation retreat with "real" rental income; or as a beach lovers-surfers-nature lovers paradise. (Jeff has lived in the bungalows for over 6.5 years, so he knows how great life is here!).

We have 3-4 fully furnished bungalows currently for "resale" ranging from $198,000 to $229,000 and some are listed below. Seller financing is available on some. HOA fees are only $205 monthly, and property rental managers are on site to ensure easy living and satisfied renters.


 

Bahia Azul Bahia Azul Beachfront

Firesale price: $235,000 Original Price: $325,000

A lower price and financing makes this ocean view two bedroom - two bathroom 1,060 sq. ft. condo a very good deal. Featuring multiple balconies offering spectacular ocean views, all units are fully furnished, including artwork and matching décor. Modern kitchens have granite countertops, solid wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and more.
Bahia Azul is a short distance to the center of Jaco, and makes rental income a strong possibility.

We have other condos in other Daystar projects, give us a call if you would like to know the current best deals, since many do offer financing.


 

 
Roberts
Hermosa Grand Palace with Huge Pool
Reduced price: $315,000 Was: $595,000


Located the lovely Opera Salvaje community 1 km from the beach, this custom designed home (4bdrms/ 4baths) by an American builder with lots of local experience is offered at a price far below replacement value. From the moment you view the beautiful wrought iron nestled atop 10 foot cement walls, you'll see many custom finishes. There is a large, deep private pool nestled in the flower garden in the back, and more than 4400 sq. feet of luxury throughout the home. HOA fees are less than $100 per month!

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flor 2012
La Flor Beachfront Community Home
Firesale price: $319,000 Original Price: $450,000

One of our favorite investments for Jaco is in this 100% fully titled, very secure beachfront community featuring: 3bdrm - 3bath, 2200 sq. ft., fully furnished, excellent rental income potential, and nice neighbors sharing the large community pool and beachfront play area. Located in the northern area of Jaco beach, where the sand is soft, and plentiful.
Ocean views are a future option,

but this price is almost unbeatable in Jaco!

We have other great homes

in this community on our Homes page.

Tsunami 2012
Jaco's Famous Tsunami Sushi Restaurant & Bar
Firesale Price: $329,000 Original Price: $385,000
 

One of the true restaurant-bar success stories in all of Costa Rica, is now available for purchase, and at a very reasonable price. Well known to everybody in town, you'll be able to make money from day one-even as an absentee owner! They can serve up to 110 people nightly (at one seating) inside their nearly 2000 sq. ft. restaurant and patio. This restaurant
has an excellent provable cap rate!

Keep in mind that we currently have several other businesses for sale, but by agreement, we cannot publicize them.

 

View Listing

 

 

HP $349k
Hermosa Palms Beach Community FireSale
Firesale price: $339,000 Original Price: $475,000


Lowest price ever for a home in this very special, very secure, 100% fully titled gated beachfront community, only 10 minutes south of Jaco. This freshly painted home contains 3000 sq. ft.; a downstairs master; and 2 bedrooms upstairs; 3 baths and can be sold fully furnished. You'll enjoy the huge community pool, the great neighbors; low $300 monthly HOA fees; rental income; and the soft sands of Playa Hermosa just steps away. We also have other homes in this community with excellent prices and great ocean views. Check our Homes page or call Jeff, who loves Hermosa Beach.

 

Another HP home with stunning views!

A double luxury home super deal!

 
 
Laurion
 

OCEANVIEW FLAT ACRE LOT SUPER SALE

Now: $289,000 Was: $550,000
Short term financing with 50% down is possible!

This beautiful oceanview lot sits on 5.9 acres over-looking Playa Hermosa like no other. It's rare to find a beautiful buildable acre of flat land with such stunning ocean and jungle views. This property has electric and its own well with great water, as well as full time caretakers, who take care of the gorgeous home bordering this property 24/7. Its only 5 minutes to the beach and the little village of Hermosa. This is extremely unique, so check out the listing!

 

View Listing

 

 

 

Faro
 
Exclusive Community Faro Townhouse
Now: $389,000 Was: $625,000
Owner financing negotiable
Faro is only 5 minutes to the north of Los Suenos, with its own private beach plus many other amenities. This home is an end unit, about 2000 sq. ft., with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, marble floors & custom master baths with some of the greatest views imaginable AND guaranteed to stay that way.
Colina 2012
 
Exclusive Los Suenos Colina Condo
Now: $498,000 Was: $625,000
Owner financing available and negotiable!
 
This condo has over 2000 sq.ft. of living space with 2 large bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, an open floor plan has a beautiful kitchen, dining area, livingroom and garden access through your sliding glass doors.
Only 25 feet away there are 2 pools, a hot tub and fitness center and access to a private beach club.
A gorgeous view of the golf course and greens and the beautiful landcaping of the Marriot Los Sueños rewards your choice of this condo. This is one of the best locations in the complex with good rental income, and is easily walkable to the marina, the casino and Marina Village where you will find shops and restaurants/bars over-looking Herradura Bay.
Barracuda 2012
Hermosa Beachfront Estate
Firesale price: $549,000 Original Price: $875,000
Down Payment: 50% of Purchase Price
Terms: Negotiable: Owner would finance up to 50% up to 7 years, 6-8% interest.
Enjoy beachfront living on 100% titled land in Playa Hermosa with just a small road separating you from the sand. It's fully furnished, with 3bdrm/2bath, 3000 sq.ft. on a generous 14,520 sq.ft. lot in a safe 6 home community. With excellent provable rental income,
and f
ull service property management, this could be perfect for you.
 
Lories
Almost Beachfront Twin House Firesale
Firesale price: $639,000 Original Price: $1.1million
 
Enjoy near beachfront living in Jaco beach with just 30 yards separating you from the sand, or rent it out
and see these homes pay for themselves in no time.
Each home is 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and is fully furnished and beautifully decorated, including kitchens designed with the gourmet in mind.
There is a fountain fed pool and an adjacent BBQ, between both homes. Excellent property management is already in place, and the reviews have been excellent for a few years now.

 
poseidon
Famous Jaco Hotel-Restaurant-Sportsbar
Firesale Price: $995,000 Original Price: $1.9 Mil.


This well-known Hotel & Restaurant & Bar includes the land; the building; all furnishing, fixtures, equipment; the licenses; and the profits!:
Lot Size: 6000 sq. ft, (555 m2)
Total Construction: 10,220 sq.ft (950 m2)
Restaurant: 970 sq.ft (90 m2), for 60+ people.
Sports Bar: 753 sq.ft. (70 m2) + 322 m2 OCEANVIEW balcony for 40+ people. Fully owned & operational Liquor License (Patente) . This could be your OPPORTUNITY!

 

 

View Listing

 

 

V illa A
South Beach Mansion Firesale
Firesale price: $1,295,000 Original Price: $2.2mil
With 5500 SF of construction, this home is designed with the entire first floor opening to an expansive terraza and pool complete with cascading water.
The home's selling points: 25 steps to the beach;
your own private eco-jungle bordering a lovely creek; 5-6 bedrooms; 5.5 baths; 5500 sq. ft construction on 1220m2 (13,000 sq.ft.) and customized details throughout the home.
The kitchen is a masterpiece and the rooms are huge. Possibly this is the finest home nearest to Jaco beach.

 
Hurley 2012
 
Punta Leona Mansion Firesale
Firesale price: $1,650,000 Original Price: $3mill.
 
One of the greatest homes in the Central Pacific, is now being offered below replacement value.
Enjoy the infinity edge pool, 2 jacuzzis, 6 bedrooms (4 kings, 2 queen) air conditioning, cable TV, excellent sound system, and much more. This home has been featured in several architectual magazines for its magnificence and incredible custom finishes.
Located within Costa Rica's largest tropical forest community including the whitest sandy beach in the area (highest rated Blue Flag year after year!) This is a family style resort set-up with tons of activities year-round. This is a super price so check it out....

 

 

 

 

REMEMBER THAT ON OUR WEBSITE,
www.CRbeach.com, we have our news page that
will enlighten you to the most important issues, a few
examples of our most recent entries:


New Money-New Bills hit the street today in Costa Rica
August 27, 2012 Inside Costa Rica
As of today, a total of 8 new banknotes will be seen in Costa Rican shops and stores. The 5.000 , 10.000 and 50.000 bills have been waiting to come out for 2 years , in order to complete the new family of bills started by the Central Bank in 2010.
In total, the Central Bank put 10 million of the 50 thousand colones bills, 64 million of the 10.000 bills, and 20 million of the 5.000 colones bills out in the streets.
Little by little, the banks will absorb the "old" 5.000 and 10.000 bills, leaving only the new family of 6 banknotes. This process will also begin today. The "old" bills will be in circulation until December 31st of the present year. As of January 1st 2013 , the "old" bills can only be used in bank deposits , or exchanged in banks. As of May 1st of next year, only the Central Bank will exchange them.
The 50.000 colon bill is the highest denomination in Costa Rican history, and in the beginning will not have much circulation. The Central Bank states this type of bill was requested by people who perform very large transactions , and often had to carry large amounts in big cases in order to make these transactions in cash.
To see the new bills, click here!

 

Costa Rica Exports Increased 10% This Year
August 21, 2012 Inside Costa Rica
Costa Rican exports grew 10% during the first seven months of the year as compared to the same period in 2011, with total exports of US$6.74 billion dollars.
The sectors with the largest exports growth are livestock and fisheries, agriculture and manufacturing.
According to the Promotora de Comercio Exterior (PROCOMER) - Foreign Trade Promoter - from January to July of this year, exports to China have grown 107%, as Costa Rica sends to the Asian nation electronic components for microprocessors, orange pulp, electrical cables, wood and fruit juices and concentrates, among others. "We seek to promote greater use of the trade agreement which is opening the doors to other products, such as meat and dairy products," said Foreign Trade Minister, Anabel González.
Livestock and fisheries exports grew 19.2% this year over last, while the manufacturing sector saw an increase of 12.9% in exports. Pineapple exports say only a 0.8% increase.
North America continues to be the main destination for Costa Rican goods, with 42% of all exports going to the United States and Canada, while 18.% when to Europe, 13.8% to other Central American countries and 13% to Asia.
 
Courtyard by Marriott Opens Second Hotel in Costa Rica August 14, 2012 -
Marriott International announced today that the new hotel Courtyard San Jose Airport , located five minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport, has opened its doors to the public.The 127-room hotel is the second Courtyard by Marriott in San Jose and has a modern lobby follows the brand concept of Courtyard by Marriott Refreshing Business (business and relaxation), where travelers will have free access to wi -fi and find spaces easily adaptable to work, socialize or relax.
The design, construction, operation and maintenance of the hotel are fully sustainable for the property gaining certification LEED , which means that the hotel will have an energy saving of 18% savings in water consumption by 35%, use of 30% regional materials and renewable energy use 5% (through solar panels to preheat water). To commemorate the opening, the hotel is offering its standard room at a price of $ 93 plus tax. The promotion is available for travel between August 11 and December 31, 2012, using the key reserve MR5.
"The opening of this fantastic new hotel demonstrates our commitment to Costa Rica," said Rob Steigerwald, Chief Operations Officer of Marriott International for the Americas. Marriott International operates six hotels in Costa Rica under four different brands: Marriott Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels, Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn.
 
New Hotel Casino in Escazu

August 20, 2012 - By Tico Times
A Las Vegas-style 24-hour casino will be built in Escazú.
Sonesta Collection Group this month began the main construction of its first hotel in Costa Rica (and their first in Central America), expected to open by the second half of 2013.

The company earmarked an investment of $40 million for the hotel, which will have 171 rooms and will be located near Multiplaza Escazú, southwest of the capital.
The new facilities will include three bars, two restaurants, and a Las Vegas-style casino, said Johnathan Raineau, president of the new Sonesta Hotel Casino Escazú. "The idea is to offer the visitor different entertainment alternatives: disco and lounge bars with DJ music, live latin music at the disco and a 24-hour casino," he said. The company has 15 hotels in the U.S., 15 in Latin America and 13 in Egypt.
 
Arrivals Increase 7.4% Over Last Year
August 2012 Inside Costa Rica
In the first six months of the year a total of 1.285.599 arrived in Costa Rica by air, sea and land. The number of arrivals is an increase of 7.4% over the same period last year. The Liberia airport in Guanacaste saw the largest increase in arrivals, 26% over last year.
The San José airport had 655.000 arrivals of the 900.000 (70%) of all arrivals by air according to the immigration service figures .
The majority of the arrivals were from North America, representing some 610.000 arrivals, most of them for tourism purposes.
 

Wendy's Expands
Aug 17, 2012 AM Costa Rica
The fast food chain, Wendy's confirmed the opening of six new restaurants in the San Jose metropolitan area between 2012 and 2013. Food courts at the Multiplaza (Escazu) and Lincoln Plaza (Moravia) malls will also receive Wendy's restaurants. The franchise expects to have a total of 15 to 16 locations in Costa Rica by the close of 2013.

 

Costa Rican inflation: The 2007 breakthrough
August 03, 2012 - By Fernando Quirós Tico Times
Costa Rica is now operating in an inflation range that was an impossible dream for two generations.

Inflation in Costa Rica is more than double the rate in the United States. But the Costa Rican economy is expected to grow more than twice as fast as the U.S. economy. Economists partially attribute the success to a 2007 Central Bank decision to float the colón. Source: Prof. Rudolf Lucke, Institute for Investigation in Economic Sciences, UCR
Overall inflation in Costa Rica for 2012 has varied from 4.6 to 5.1 percent in April, May and June, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) annual forecast. If there are no extraordinary changes in the economy, inflation should continue in this range for the rest of the year.
By comparison, U.S. inflation was at a 1.7 percent annual rate in June. Costa Rica has more than twice the U.S. inflation rate, but the Tico economy should grow more than twice as fast as the U.S. economy this year - a trade-off any entrepreneur will take.
On Tuesday, the Central Bank forecast growth for 2012 at 4.8 percent, higher than previous estimates of 3.8 percent.
Despite inflation numbers that are high in relation to the U.S. economy, Costa Rica is now operating in an inflation range that was an impossible dream for two generations. In 2007, the Central Bank changed its method for fixing the exchange rate, from a predictable, mini-devaluation scheme- to floating the colón and letting private buyers and sellers of dollars determine the exchange rate. To be sure, it's a "dirty float," with the Central Bank setting exchange rate floors and ceilings that trigger its intervention if the exchange rate gets too low or too high.
But so far, the rate has been more or less stable since 2007, with Central Bank intervention only on the low end of its target range: {500 to the dollar.
What happened to cause the Central Bank to want to fix a system that wasn't broken? In hindsight, based on success with the floating colón, it would seem that the Central Bank was telling Costa Rica's exporters that, after 24 years of coddling them with steady devaluation to make exports more competitive, it would now seek to stabilize the exchange rate and concentrate on what should be the No. 1 goal of every central bank: exchange stability with low inflation.
In an open economy like Costa Rica's, where exports and imports total more than 60 percent of gross domestic product, an 11 percent devaluation every year builds a big fraction of that into increased money supply (as exporters change dollars into colones to pay their local production costs), and the full devaluation rate increase into the price of imports. No wonder the country struggled to crack a 10 percent minimum inflation rate in those years when devaluation averaged 11%.
What emboldened the Central Bank to float the colón in 2007?
Most likely, the answer is changes in the Costa Rican economy.
A generation ago, the big dollar earners for Costa Rica were coffee, sugar, bananas and beef - all agricultural commodities, in which Costa Rica competed on a price-only basis with lower-cost producers all over the world.
With those products and that competition, yearly devaluation was necessary to remain competitive.
But today, Costa Rica exports mostly services and high-tech goods, and agriculture is only one-sixth of exports. For its modern export product mix, Costa Rica's educated workforce provides the competitive edge, and the pricing crutch of yearly devaluation is no longer necessary.
In January 2009, the range of inflation components was all over the place, from a low of 11 percent for exportable goods to a high of 17 percent for non-exportable goods. In three years and four months, all the inflation-rate components have converged to between 4-6 percent - a stunning achievement, and the greatest help the government and the Central Bank can give to the poor, who are hardest hit by the inflation tax.

 

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cm
Colin Miller is one of the Central Pacific-Jaco area's most experienced beach property specialists, dedicated to customer service and finding quality listings since 1999. Originally from California, his expertise is with Playa Esterillos, Playa Bejuco, Playa Hermosa, Punta Leona, areas to the north, and of course, Jaco beach..
 
Contact Colin at:

 

Junior 1
Junior Diaz was born and raised in Jaco thus he has lots of local insight and connections.
Junior is our raw land specialist, and provides Jeff details on either small beachfront lots, large development opportunities, palm oil farms, or teak farms. Junior has been involved in real estate for over 20 years in the Central Pacific Jaco area.
Contact Junior at:
 

france

Frances Winborne has been a resident of Costa Rica since 1991. As the CR Beach office manager since 2008, her agenda includes short and long term rentals, tours, transfers, and offering advice to newcomers as they make the transition to our Pura Vida lifestyle. In addition to more than 10 years experience in property management, she is a licensed realtor with the CCCBR (Camara Costarricense Corredores de Bienes Raices).


Contact Frances at:
Frances@crbeach.com

jeff 2012
 
CR Beach Owner-Broker Jeff Fisher has been a resident of Costa Rica since 1993 and super happy to have chosen to live in the Central Pacific, specifically Playa Hermosa Beach Bungalows since December 2005.
Our office has now been in the IL Galeone Mall beginning March, 2006, and since then we have compiled an excellent track record of helping our clients, sometimes long after the "closing."
Jeff specializes in:
  • "Rental income" properties
  • Helping Developers find "true deals" with raw land or firesale projects.
  • Palm oil, teak, or other farms with Junior Diaz to ensure future growth and success.

CR Beach`s endorsement of the U.S. NAR Code of Ethics and devotion to their Clients, makes this real estate company very special. You will discover this from the first call you make!

 

 


Contact Jeff at
jeff@crbeach.com
 

 

 

Our CRbeach.com
website is full of information that we are happy to share with you. Remember that we have lived here a long time, and we'll help you with your new Costa Rican life long after you have purchased.
(Remember-you'll get a free life-time supply of famous Chef Jeff's Cajun Seasoning!").

Check out our other non-listing pages, including:
News Costa Rica Jaco
Why Jaco Costa Rica?
FAQs CR Real Estate
Developers' Section
Travel Tips & Specials
Learn these Words
CR Maps & Hot Links
Enjoy CR Life
Blog: Why Costa Rica?
Weather-Surf-Tides Medical Tourism CR
www.crbeach.com

 

 

TIPS FOR SELLERS!

 

1. Lower your price, and maybe we'll get competing offers!
2. Offer Seller financing- a Guarantee Trust will protect you!
3. De-clutter prior to picture time & agent-client visits.
4. Enhance the curb appeal- sometimes a quick clean up and a few plants can make a big difference.
5. Make sure you know where your legal books and shares are.
6. Pay for a home inspection. Buyers typically cover those, but motivated sellers can go on the offensive to prove the home is in good condition, resulting in faster offers.
We know of one locally operated, U.S. trained:
www.homeinspectioncr.com

 

Interesting Facts About Costa Rica

Costa Rica's marine area reaches
580,000 km2, approximately 10 times larger than its land area of only
52,100 km2.

 

Why is real estate called "bienes raices" in Costa Rica?

It's because: "Bienes" means property or possessions and "Raices" means roots.

 

There are about 52 species of hummingbirds in Costa Rica, making Costa Rica a true hummingbird capital.

 

The four most common species of monkeys in Costa Rica are the Howler, Spider, White-Faced and Squirrel.

 

The life expectancy is almost 77 years, one of the highest in the world.

 

There are 801 miles of coastline in  Costa Rica.

 

Costa Rican women do not take their husband's last name. The woman uses her full maiden name for life. She also adds her mother's maiden name. Rarely will women today use the old Spanish method of
adding "de " to her husband's name.

 

Instead of saying "my other half" or "soul mate" or "my better half", Ticos often refer to their significant other as their "media naranja" (the other half of their orange.)

 

Why do some faucets have knobs with a "c" put out hot water instead of cool?The word for HOT, in Spanish, caliente begins with a "C". Water faucets imported from the USA almost all have a "C" on them. Careful as this may change from bathroom to bathroom within the same house!

 

Speed Bumps: Costa Ricans, call them "muertos" which means in English, "dead persons".

 

Why is the meter in a taxi called Maria? This is in reference to the Virgin Mary and her presumed honesty ........

 

 

 
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