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  1. Because at the time, Eleanor, it appeared that no messages were getting thru to the Forums and that none had been for about a week. And that, simply put, was the reason for that post: To hopefully atrract some posts to see whether any of them were getting thru. (Terry's did.) And that as the story goes is the News From Lake Wobe . . . . Cheers! Paul M. ==
  2. Your message got thru to on here & I can see it, Terry. Maybe they're all watching soccer right now with a grim determination. Paul M. ==
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    Realtor suggestions

    David, Just FYI: Look in the "Items for Sale or Rent" forum, HERE. PM ==
  4. 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. ==
  5. Wow! Let me add my Congrats to him as well. That's really Great to hear . . . Cheers! Paul M. ==
  6. TeAmo, Eleanor's suggestions above are on-target for how to scope out possible rentals. She is right about 'Word of Mouth' being 'KING'. It really is. One thng she didn't cover is the fact that if you visit the local supermarkets or corner pulperias, or even the little offices where people go to pay their utility bills, etc., you will often find a little bulletin board in there where locals have tacked up notices for their house or apartment that's for rent, along with a telphone number. That can be a very good source of info for locating a place to rent. OK — HTH Paul M. ==
  7. That's actually a very good suggestion, Induna. Those 3-wheelers get dozens of miles per gallon! Plus he's got extra parts for them, too! Hope Newman is watching and will chime in. Cheers! Paul M. ==
  8. Maybe getting some starts of suitable forage grass that a horse (or burro) can eat and plugging it around so as to gradually (or faster) edge out the stuff that is not good for forage would ultimately net you a less expensive horse cost by reducing much of the horsefeed expense. ¡Solamente dos más granitos de arena! Paul M. ==
  9. Maybe a horse might be in order to get you to town and/or to the bus. (Horse prolly could stay with a sympathetic in-town neighbor while you went off on the bus.) Horse could help carry the groceries, etc., back home after a trip to town and he'd also be good to help keep your yard cropped down. Just a tico type idea. Cheers! Paul M. ==
  10. As for me, my take on the 'bars thingy' is that I never have found them to constitute any sort of 'jail' since I have the keys to enter and leave my dwelling whenever I choose. And like Eleanor, I find that I've gotten to the point where I do not notice them. Plus it is great to be able to leave my doors and windows open to enjoy the nice breezes that CR offers, and yet still feel secure. ¡Unos pocos más de mis graniticos de arena! Paul M. ==
  11. Fortunately, James, there are ample taxis, plus many inexpensive buses & routes with frequent service to most everywhere in the country –unless you happen to be way out in the boonies where the bus frequency may often be much reduced. OK — HTH Paul M. ==
  12. Thanks Savannahjo, for those kind words about the Forums. Happy New Year to you, too, and to all of our Forums Members, as we march forward into 2017. The Forums would not be the useful place that it is if it weren't for our members. Collectively they are a font of information, knowledge and wisdom, as well as being a storehouse for many amazing experiences about Costa Rica. Regards, Paul M. ==
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    Income Property?

    Though it is about to change one must really become familiar with rental law in Costa Rica. It is different than in the US and in CR the tenant has certain strong rights, partially hamstringing the landlord. While the rental laws are inscribed in CR's Constitution, they seem likely to be going to undergo some revisions soon as was recently reported in the news, although it is not known yet exactly how or how much the rental laws will be revised. Still I believe that it is most important that the OP learn everything s/he can about rental law in CR before taking the plunge of renting out a newly purchased property. Regards, Paul M. ==
  14. No, no need to beat any dead horses Colin, true. But I was not complaining about the election result per se, rather it was mostly about the public's lack of involvement in running their own government -pretty much other than when it's election time. Mr. T. -may not have been my choice either- though he could turn out to be a happy surprise –or a surprise at least. He's got some l'arnin' to do first though about governing, that seems clear. And as Eleanor said he's scary in many ways. But we will have to wait to see what actually evolves or whether he is held in check by the system. We shalll see . . . PM ==
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