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    Informacion para establecer empresa

    Jesus, Su idea es posible, pero hay competencia. una compania no cuesta tanto (alredor de $400-600) La primer cosa sera come Usted piensa establecer residencia aqui, para que puede quedar legalmente en el pais.
  2. Greetings to all, Excuse me Tim for a second, but in this particular instance, and as the actual owner of this board, I just wanted to add the 'last note' I have never understood, on this board nor any other, why people get so worked up over a topic they don't have any interest in. If a person is not insulting anyone, nor posting thousands of posts about the same topic, then I feel that among adults one can decide what they wish to post. If another party does not like the topic, then why can they not just ignore it.?? There may be someone else (as in this case) who has interest, and they have the right to read it, the same as you have a right not to. If someone wishes to post a well thought reply, or engage in a 'Discussion' with an opposing point of view I also see no problem. However outright arguments are annoying to most of us, so I certainly hope that we don't have to continue seeing this sort of horsepucky, for if this board degenerates into argumentative posts, be assured I will pull the plug.
  3. Wettest in recorded history.... but I wonder if it was really the wettest ever? You should have seen by our house in Heredia, one day the entire road was about a 2 foot deep river for about 3 miles.... up the mountain (I live in the mountains of Heredia) About a 30-45 degree incline or greater. I felt really sorry for those getting off of the bus that day....
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    Buyer Beware! Property Purchase

    Hi Steve and others, -------there is a link to a website containing both complaints and defense of the project, so people should investigate thouroughly. As stated here, obtain your own lawyer in ANY Real Estate transaction.
  5. Gracias Canadian (nombre por el pais o la cerveca no say!) Yo mande su post a Tim para que el puede hacer los cambios! Disculpa me castellano...
  6. The opinion of some of the developers and others there is the same as everywhere...."If you build it, they will come...." One of the towers we know being planned, some 250 units, has already presold some 100. In total I understand there are (amongst various projects) some 1300 units planned for Jaco. Will they all sell? Who knows. Will depend on price IMHO. They say tourism is down? I think it is based more on number of hotel rooms now available compared to 5 years ago. At that time Costa Rica was just breaking the 1 million visitors per year. Last year saw 1.4 million visitors, yet the hotels are complaining of lower occupancy. That can only mean a)more rooms or b)tourist are staying in places other than hotels. Anyone else noticed the huge number of backpacker hostels that have opened up?
  7. Thanks all, but a little bashing never hurt me. If I can it will serve to make us look for problems there might be to try and improve the office. I am well aware we can't please everyone, and I won't try, but we will try to give the best service we can.
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    New member looking for LOTS of info

    Actually it is quite easy. email us with specific questions directly to arcr@casacanada.net, or come and see us. In regards to Financial or Real Estate matters I deal with them directly, and can direct you to specialists based on what your needs are. It is best NOT to post personal financial questions on this board, which is a public forum. I am not an Expert in these fields, but am quite knowlegable regarding whats available and who you can talk to, Sincerely yours
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    New Tax Law

    This all depends on who you talk to. Every government is taking measures to increase security, and Costa Rica is among them (not entirely by choice either) Reforms to immigration are necessary, based in relation to the crime situation being caused by some groups. Any new law has bad implications while the bugs are ironed out. However the government has made it very very clear that they want and need foreign investment and foreigeners. This is what we call a catch 22 in many aspects. I am not in fear as many others seem to be. Has anyone out there yet read the 400 page tax proposal? anyone?
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    RE Lawyers

    An important aspect to your question is whether you are looking at beachfront property or not. If so you need a lawyer familiar with Maritime Zone Law. In either case ask for references. We use Jose Carter ( jfcarter@racsa.co.cr ) for Beach or surrounding areas.
  11. New clothing would pay duty, so first it should be packed like used clothes (no price tags, etc) in the hope customs won't notice. Most packages do arrive intact, and clothing is not generally on the list of things they look to take (either here or in the US)
  12. Delboy, You already have some solid answers here, and using a corporation or not comes down to choice. The advantage as mentioned is when you sell, and liability protection. However be very careful with a corporation. I like to talk to people in person normally, but in short, make certain YOU provide the names of all directors (people you KNOW and TRUST) that only the directors that you want have power (individual or combined with another) and that you obtain the 6 corporate books and all legal documents. In regards to register value, follow your lawyers advice, as they will know what is reasonable.
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    Condominium Law?

    ARCR could look into the situation, but we would need the details. If your lawyer doesn't like it, and knows their stuff (you trust your lawyer?) Then Listen to them and be safe.
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    Pregunta - residencia

    disafortunadamente no, y es muy dificil obtener una credito como extranjero...
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    real estate taxes

    Property taxes are due to be paid at the local municipality office. Generally you need to find out which office for your property, and contact them in person or by phone, have the registry number and owner name handy. Once obtained you can pay at their office, or by bank deposit in some cases. It is better to pay at the office to obtain a receipt...
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    Los Delfines

    I have stayed there on occassion, and find it to be a great property. (I believe) all units are 2 bedroom with kitchen, and it is a great family getaway, HOWEVER I have known a few owners, and before buying look at your purpose. In the past anyhow it seemed they first sent everyone to the Tambor to be filled before they would even try to rent out Delfines, and further rented out the units they owned first! Typical of many 'managed' developments I have seen (and my background is the hotel industry...) I think it would be good if you want it for personal use, and don't expect to earn big dollars. Still check out the financials and ask for references...
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    Pregunta - residencia

    Bueno, yo creo que han venido various personas in posiciones similares de Usted. Tengo que decir que si puede recibir $1000 mensual del dinero, y la habilidad de comprar una casa y hacer negocios con los $30,000 depende mucha en la persona.... Tambien tengo que decir que bajo Residente Rentista, no puede 'trabajar' pero si puede ser dueño de un negocio....
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    1 Month's rental

    It may be possible, but very difficult. Most landlords want a minimum 6 month contract. There are what we call apartotels which are like apartments that can be rented daily/weekly/monthly, but most have now become more expensive than $800 per month. (Though they do mostly include breakfast, so maybe this would suit you) This is actually an area that I have discussed with several potential investors as a business opportunity, but few are open and running yet. Email me at arcr@casacanada.net
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    Lake Arenal

    I believe lake arenal, along with many areas, has great potential. I myself am from Canada, and miss my trips to the lakes, I hope one day to have something up near arenal as a vacation property. We also do have many members in the area, but I guess the volcano could be a deterrent for some....
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    We now have a Spell Checker!

    Thenk yoo veri muche, jist wat I neded. Ry
  21. You can obtain the right to stay here, but paperwork is required such as your birth cert, police conduct letter, and the marriage license. As for her going to the US, I know its not easy, but the US Embassy is the best place to obtain current info.
  22. I realize I'm a Canadian, and normally don't meddle in other countries politics, however I voted for other. Personally I believe Walt Disney would be my preffered candidate (one heck of a promotor for the USA and all round nice guy!)
  23. I am glad to see such an offer from a newcomer, but cannot vouch for the quality of the management for donations at the airport. ARCR has its own charity committee that can direct you to recipient organizations we are familiar with and that we know where the goods go. (Such as the local Salvation Army, CFCA, Womens Club, etc.) If you plan on visiting us, and can bring things with you, then we would be happy to help you find a home for your donation.
  24. Welcome one & all to our new Forums here at the ARCR. We are proud to finally offer this new feature to members & visitors alike. This is the place to come and get answers to all the questions you may have, give advice to others, and generally try to help one another in everyday life here in Costa Rica. This forum also features a calendar, and you are welcome to add any events your club is hosting. Please feel free post your questions, opinions, ideas and thoughts to these forums, and all that we ask is that you try to post to the forum most appropriate to the topic. Also we must ask that everyone maintain a mutual respect for others participating, or we may be forced to suspend posting priveleges. We hope this new service becomes of use, and we look forward to corresponding with you all in the times ahead. Sincerely yours,
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