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  3. Realestate law?

    I totally agree. You could get some answers here or some guesses or some experiences but a lawyer is the only one who can really answer your question.
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  5. Realestate law?

    That's a good question for a lawyer. T
  6. Does any one know if there is a time limit on perusing fraud on a land transaction?
  7. May clear skies rule the night. Look west towards the horizon between 6:16 -6:45 pm. Support efforts to avoid light pollution. Street lights can be shielded to point down and not spray light into the skies above. https://www.space.com/21485-moon-venus-mercury-configuration.html Marsrox
  8. I'm a bit late with the congratulations, but congratulations! That's great news for you guys!
  9. I've been curious about vanity plates here. Maybe you know the answer to this. When you sell a car with a personalized plate, does the plate go with the car (as is normal) or does the plate stay with you? Or maybe the personalized plate just goes "dead"?
  10. Uh..... rainforest....... clouds........ fingers crossed! Thanks marsrox for that great heads-up! I'm hoping for a clear sky. (Now if I could just shoot out that streetlight lol)
  11. Thanks. Most people are probably as unaware as I was. T
  12. For the next couple of weeks, go out in cloudless skies fifteen minutes after sunset, and for the next forty-five minutes look west and just above the horizon to view a rare event. The bright object is the planet Venus. At 'one o'clock', two-fingers thickness at arm's length to the right, the dimmer object is planet Mercury, the planet closest to the sun at 88 million miles. 99% of the human race has never purposely viewed Mercury as it rarely gets very far from the horizon. For people living away from the equator with longer twilight, it is lost in the glow. Get out the glass and binoculars will reveal two round objects, not point-of-light stars. Venus may have a slight yellow tint. Mercury is waning like our moon and is slowing shrinking to less than full. For the best of reasons this is the rarest of events, only duplicated by total solar eclipes. As you look west, place yourself in time and spce. You are standing on the Earth near a north-south line where you are slipping into darkness as the planet rotates. Imagine the proximate location of the sun below the hoizon. Earth, Venus and Mercury are lined up. Earth-size Venus is obviously closer than moon-size Mercury and it is easy to imagine this moment their curving orbit around the sun. It's not a flat two-dimesional sky for you now. That's the point. It's a a three dimensional sky. Earth, Venus and Mercury are chasing each other in their orbits. Watch night-to-night and their positions will change amplifying the effect. You might not know that both Venus and Mercury show phases similar to our moon. But wait! There's more!! At sunset, March 18, our moon will be seen in between the two. Although a lifelong sky-watcher that subscribes to Astronomy, I am unaware of the last time this all lined up for we viewers on Earth. While I suspect this event will be also noted on news Internet sites the event day, I will remind every one March 18. Do. Not. Miss. Marsrox
  13. [Please ask for more photos.] ASTOUNDING VIEWS! Quiet countryside surroundings. This large property (around 5 acres / 20,000m2) is a well looked after and maintained property with so much more room to expand. The house is about 1,200 ft2. It's located about 6 miles straight up the hill from Sarchi on Calle Matamoros, past San Pedro to just above a village (situated about 1 mile up from the church in Trojas) named San Jose de Trojas (Trojas for short). Trojas sits just below the Finca Dos Lados Cloud Forest Retreat: http://www.fincadoslados.comThe road is paved up to the property and the property goes all the way down the valley to River Trojas. Being on the Central American Continental Divide, at about 5,400 ft high (1,650 meters), it can get cool at night. Most days are just perfect at about 78° and, even during Rainy Season, the sun shines warmly almost every morning until early afternoon.There are a couple of waterfalls further up that the Tourists don't know about.All furniture and appliances in the home will be left for the new owner.Owner finance considered. The property is legally Titled. You can either buy the Corporation with the property or buy the property from the Corporation... your choice.There's a local store about half a mile down and a bus stops around there once or twice an hour.The water is local NOT city water and costs only max $10 per month. Electricity only about $30 per month. Municipality Tax is only about $200 per year and includes land tax and trash collection. There are many opportunities for day trips from our home. For some examples here are some links: Go to the region map and another example:https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/10.1816/-84.2870and another example here is the tiny town of Bajos del Toro:http://www.twoweeksincostarica.com/catarata-del-toro/ GPS Lat/Lon for the house: 10°09'27.9"N 84°18'20.2"WThis 2 x 10,000m2 adjacent to each other and will only be sold together (one has the house on it). This means you could sell one of them if you wish.The town of Sarchi, also known as the "safest town in Costa Rica" is a famous Artisan town, famous for its unique, beautiful and colourful painting and furniture making:http://www.enchanting-costarica.com/activities/sarchi-artisan-town-is-popular-san-jose-costa-rica-day-tour/Only about 45 minutes from San Jose International Airport and about 1.5 hours to the nearest beach (Puntarenus).There is a hospital in Sarchi. And, should anyone have any medical concerns a helicopter pickup can be pre-arranged for any emergency out of Pavas Airport. The chopper could be there in just a very few minutes (and can land on the property also).The home was originally a barn on this huge piece of land. Purchased in 2005 and remodeled to what it is today. It has decent Internet, hot water, a washer and dryer, landline and another system for free calls to the US and Canada. It has two bathrooms and two bedrooms. The top floor is a huge bedroom with closet and full bathroom with a shower. A modern kitchen is located on the first floor.A local family are maintaining the property and are absolutely wonderful. They are very hard working farmers. We let them run a cow or two on our land as well as grow radishes, cilantro, chilli peppers, corn, potatoes and coffee. They speak zero English but will try to assist you in any way possible. [Please ask for more photos.]
  14. Realtor suggestions

    Hi Sambamama. I'd be happy to help you advertise it here and there. I don't know if I can put my email in here so I'll type annieburman [at] hotmail [dot] com if you'd like to chat about it. I know it can take a lot of hours and effort.
  15. A couple of years ago, Costa Rica switched to a licence plate using an AAA NNN format, excluding vowels, but allowing Y. The previous version, using all numbers was now into the 900,000ths, and they did not want to go to a 7 digit plate were it to reach 1000000. At the time of the switch, for an additional fee, one could obtain a 'personalized plate', but, I didn't have my car at that time, or I would have chosen ZZZ 999, the highest possible plate number. Although I've never seen it on a vehicle, I suspect it was used by the time I needed a licence plate. Because I didn't want a plate that would restrict me from San Jose on a Monday, or Friday, I did choose a 3 as the last digit, restricting me on Tuesday, the day lest likely for me to need to be in San Jose. I also went with CDN (Canadian), although only one person so far, a Russian, got the reference. As a little fun thing to do while driving, or even, sitting in a park, I've been trying to see if I can find the lowest number plate of a car still on the road. I've seen old Toyotas in the 400's, but on Sunday, I came across what I believe is the lowest plate number in the country. I was on the AutoPista, turning to Ruta 3 to Heredia, when a split window Volkswagen Beetle, in black and red went down the freeway. And the licence plate number was 3. The split window Beetle was produced up until mid 1953. I can't explain it, but that made me thrilled. I just know (?) that there isn't a 0, 1, or 2 out there anymore.
  16. Looking for an agent to list my farm land in Zarcero, approximately two acres. taber4boats@optonline.net
  17. Does anyone know the going rate for dog sitting? I recently had contact with a woman who agreed to overnight sitting (6 PM TO 7 AM). She was not available for the daytime hours because she had a regular job.  That was no problem for me as I had people in the daytime.

  18. Realtor suggestions

    The farm is in Barva, Heredia. (i had posted the info about it here previously.) I’m hoping to find an established realty company that’s been around for awhile, not one of the individual, local folks. We have been dealing with multiple smaller agents for another property purchase and suffice to say that they are so casual that they border on unprofessional. For selling I’m not opposed to trying a bigger group. I just would appreciate some recommendations for the GAM area. Thanks in advance, everyone.
  19. Realtor suggestions

    David, Just FYI: Look in the "Items for Sale or Rent" forum, HERE. PM ==
  20. Realtor suggestions

    Since real estate agents work locally, not nationally, it would be helpful to know where your farm is located.
  21. I'd like to know this as well. I always seem to come across that site when looking for things like this.
  22. I’m posting my farm for sale on FB and Craig’s List by myself, but I would like your recommendations for a realtor who can offer my farm for sale and get it good exposure. Suggestions are very welcome! Thank you in advance.
  23. Do you seek open space and easy metropolitan access? We have a 2.6 acre (10,621 meters squared) farm for sale in San Pedro de Barva, Heredia. Located in the temperate mountains of the Central Valley at 3921 feet altitude which is ideal for gardening, with comfortable days, and cool evenings. The property has 58 meters of road frontage at the front, located on a paved road with the bus stop only 50 meters away. Property is gently rolling with flat areas, and it’s completely fenced already. We bought it for horse property. 98% of the boundaries are block tapias. The large front gate accommodates very tall construction vehicles and there is a side door for people. All utilities and internet are already installed on site. The water here is amazing from the tap; it’s the best tasting water ever!! The yard around the 2-2-2 house has been sodded in St Augustin grass. House was completely gutted (including roof) and remodeled less than 2 years ago. House has both 120 y 220 electric, screened sliding windows, decorative verjas... for the poultry there is a small hen house and a duck swimming pond. For the humans there are paved sidewalks, a paved picnic area with seating under a huge tree, and a wood-fired BBQ grill. This farm has too many trees to list individually as there are all types of citrus (oranges, mandarines, limes), and bananas, plantains, guineos. Mangoes, mangas, different types of avocados, mulberries, zapotes, sugar cane, cashew, níspero, manzana de agua, manzana rosa, guayabita del Perú, chicasquil, caimitos, chayote, yuca, ñampí, chicasquil. Herbs and medicinals include lemon grass, citronella, saragundí..... If you’d like more information, please PM me. $449,000
  24. Not sure if you are still monitoring this thread, but your budget is IMO way low for Jaco. I do not live in CR but hope to move there and have been to Jaco 3 times for vacation and searching for information on renting/buying It is a very expensive place to rent (due to the demand) and also I think if your rental is built in typical CR fashion and your use of AC is typical of a non native you will also be looking at a 500 dollar plus electric bill. I have talked to several people who live in Jaco in two bedroom apartments that paid around $1000 rent and $500 a month for electric (when they first moved in they soon decided they could not afford AC and fans would suffice).
  25. To fully utilize these forums, you must first register. Almost every week we decline applications mostly because the person failed to read the small print, but here are some other important things to know: We do NOT permit the use of ANY proxy servers, VPNs etc. when registering nor do we permit ANY inaccuracies. NONE. VPNs are fine after you are registered. If it asks for your location you must enter that location where you are at that instant. example: If you are in the USA, do not enter Costa Rica. If you qare in Chicago, do not enter a city in Indiana. Yahoo and Hotmail are pretty awful email services with lots of blocking issues. If you did not receive the confirmation email, use a quality email service. GMAIL seldom causes issues. All fields must completed accurately and completely. If required, the phone number that you provide must be a working number that you answer. Not answering that phone number causes you to be deleted. We suggest that you do not register from a cell phone or tablet or from the workplace if they use a VPN or proxy server. Most companies use VPNs so careful registering from work. ANY inaccuracies will be cause for denial and you will have to re-register. TG
  26. 2.9 Liter Turbo Diesel CRDI with 2-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive low range automatic transmission Five passenger seating Exterior: Silver over Grey (excellent); Interior: Light Grey Leather (very good) Air conditioning AM/FM Bluetooth stereo radio with CD player MultiLock transmission lock Fog lights 148,000 kilometers (92,000 miles) Regularly maintained in accordance with the owner’s manual (service history available) Good Pirelli Scorpion ATR tires, good brakes, good suspension, good belts and hoses, etc Riteve until June 2018; marchamo paid until January 2018 A few replacement parts are included (filters, alternator, etc) English-language owner’s manual Legally mandated emergency kit Compare at CRAutos.com — http://crautos.com/rautosusados/cardetail.cfm?c=2502047&Hyundai.TERRACAN%20CRDI.2006 Price: c5,500,000 ($9,800) or reasonable offer Email: daveandmarcia@gmail.com Phone: 8896-2337
  27. Hi Laura, Long time, no see! Welcome back to the Forums.... So... I did a quick Google search and found this online article about ServiEntrega in La Nación from around 2013: Servientrega anuncia su llegada a Costa Rica [ https://www.nacion.com/economia/servientrega-anuncia-su-llegada-a-costa-rica/E5EIEBXNHBGV7KZFITZJGQVS24/story/ ] . . . but no confirmation of where exactly in CR or when ServiEntrega might have been going to open up shop. Also at the same time noticed this: Las franquicias Servientrega y Redservi ingresarán en Costa Rica [ http://www.100franquicias.cr/Noticias/2016-06-21-Las-franquicias-Servientrega-y-Redservi-ingresaran-en-Costa-Rica.htm ] I didn't search further, but per these two articles ServiEntrega is likely operating somewhere in CR. A bit more Googling may turn up where they are located. Or.... Perhaps one of our other Forums Members may know whether ServiEntrega is currently operating in CR. OK — HTH Paul M. ==
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