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  1. Thanks. Sorry if i sent any of you in the wrong direction on my original post but i had no idea what a Septic system should cost or what would be involved but i appreciate the information that was provided. I can see that there could be many options and a wide range of prices. Anyway, all is good.
  2. Thanks for your replies. I will give more details. My wife (who is Costa Rican) has just installed the Septic system on her lot in Liberia. She purchased a tank, stone, pvc pipes etc.. from the local hardware store. They would have advised her on what was needed. She also installed a toilet and sink. Had it installed in 2 days with the help of about 7 Tico's relatives and some friends and some of them have done this before. Total cost for system including labour was $2,000. I was trying to figure out if that was a good price but based on the replies i'm guessing she did well. Syste
  3. Does anyone have any idea how much it would cost to install a Septic system on a small property for a 2 bedroom Tico style house? I am trying to get an idea of the price for the Septic system and cost for the Labour. Thanks.
  4. Thanks everyone for your replies. I'm feeling a little better now to know that it can be done for 25k or less. Just hope it works out that way but i know that i should expect some complications.
  5. Thanks for your replies. Good to know that it can be done. Be interesting to see how it works out.
  6. The reason why my wife needs to build a house on her lot is because she has relatives currently living on the lot in wooden shacks and there are no toilets. She lets them stay there because they are poor and they also make sure to keep the property in the family while she's not there. Her neighbours have complained to the municipal because when it rains all the waste goes into their yards so the municipal has threatened to condemn her property unless she fixes the problem. She could potentially lose her property. She has decided to build a proper house on the lot with proper plumbing a
  7. Thank you for your responses and the good points and suggestions. Just curious, does anyone have any idea of the approx cost to buy & build the 36m2 design from www.concreblockcr.com website that Ron posted in his reply? It looks like they have options for both the cement slide together panels and concrete block. My wife wants to stick with the slide together panels because she said that the concreate block will be to expensive as we are trying to keep the final cost at 25k or less. I have sent concreblock an email on their prices with and without the labour on all their designs bu
  8. Can someone give me a rough idea of what the complete cost (in US $) would be to build the houses shown on the design page of the concreblo website that Ron provided above. The reason why i'm asking is my wife (who is Costa Rican) wants to build a pre-fab or slide together cement panel house on her lot. She says her brother can do a 2 bedroom house for a total cost of $25k. Because he works in construction we would save on the labour. Also i see from Costa Rica Finca's reply that the slide together cement panel homes includes the permit so my wife wouldn't have to see an architech which is
  9. My wife's brother told her that materials have gotten more expensive over the last few years especially the cement blocks. I think her brother mentioned something to her about doing a slide-together house which would be cheaper. I am concerned that it would be more than $12,000 and more like $20,000 and that her brother or my wife will keep coming back to me saying they need more money for this or that to satisfy the city. I've asked my wife to get all the details from the city and her brother when she goes there in July so that hopefully there are no suprises but i'm not counting on that. As
  10. Hi, Thank you for all your replies. Here is some more info. I have visited my wife's property many times. My wife bought the property atleast 10 years ago from another Costa Rican couple and got a good deal on it. It's just on the edge of the town of Liberia and on a street with other Tico's houses on either side of her. Problem is that the neighbours have been complaining to the city for the last few years about the sewage and water run off onto their properties especially when it rains as there is no proper drainage. Right now there's just a couple of wooden shacks with a lot of peop
  11. Hi, My Tica wife has some property in Liberia. She is currently living with me as a permanent resident in Canada. She has some relatives and other people living in a couple of wooden shacks on the property. When it rains all the dirty water flows onto the neighbors properties.She has told me that the City of Liberia (municipal) has given her until the end of 2013 to build a proper house with proper drainage or they will take away her property. Is it true that in Costa Rica that if you don't build a proper house on your property within 7 years that the city can take control of it and t
  12. What will your username be on this forum when you do "decide" about Costa Rica? Just wondering.

  13. If the change in Immigration law passes as is it's likely to have some impact on house prices i would think.
  14. Hi, I am trying to get an idea of how much it would cost or price range to build a 4 bedroom 2 bathroom house in Costa Rica to North American standards. Something in the range of about 2000 to 2500 square feet. I would be building somewhere close to San Jose like in Heredia, San Ramon or possibly Liberia. Also are costs still rising there or are things cooling off like in the US? Thanks.
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