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  1. There is no "great" way to be an absentee landlord. In my experience, management firms will usually not do a good job for you, especially if you only have one house. It's like it's not worth their time and they are expensive. I think the best scenario is to get really good tennants and leave them with a list of approved repair people. Possibly a plumber, electrician, and handyman that you know will do a good job for a reasonable price. Stipulate that they call you if the repair is over say $150 for an authorization to do the work. You don't want to get into a situation where someone tell
  2. So, what if people just posted positive experiences to get it going? At least that would give people some place to start when they want to look for property or hire a contractor. As trust builds maybe the rest would follow. I put my contractor on there because he has been amazing. I have no hesitation in recommending his services. If more people would just post the people they have had great experiences with then at least there would be a place for people to start looking and making contacts. CC
  3. Hi Bob, I'm coming down 8/21 and probably staying at the the Cariari B&B if that works. Only catch is I'm not a semi-professional anything. Cindy
  4. Happy Birthday TG, Thanks for all the information you provide to us everyday; in your own special style.......... which I appreciate greatly! Y muchos mas! Cindy
  5. Hi Michael, What is your time frame? We are building two houses south of Quepos and they probably will be done somewhere around October; we will live in one and rent the other. They are about 2km from the beach and have a gorgeous ocean view; there will be a pool, satellite internet. The only down side of the property is it is on the intercoastal highway which right now is in rough condition; however, they have started a large grading and bridge refurbishing project which I'm hoping by October will make the road a lot easier to navigate. Not sure what we'll rent it for, haven't got tha
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