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With over 18 years of experience in Costa Rica Real Estate for Sale in Guanacaste and Osa, I have intimate knowledge of all aspects regarding property, home and land acquisitions. Allow me to utilize my experience to guide you and get all the Facts on the table so you can make an informed decision before you buy.I am a member of the Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.

Eric Rubin, Founder

Welcome to Facts First Realty, Costa Rica

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There are multitudes of issues and pitfalls when it comes to buying property in a foreign country. Every property has its own unique set of circumstances. Knowing the facts on the long history of Costa Real Estate, I can help you with your purchase of your home. You will need an experienced realtor to help you navigate safely.

By following just a few basic steps you can make sure your Costa Rican venture is a very successful one. The most efficient way to buy property in Costa Rica is to purchase in a corporation’s name. The typical limited liability company (“Sociedad Anónima” or “S.A”.) must be incorporated by at least two people before a Costa Rican Notary Public.

In foreign countries such as Costa Rica, the normal stress of the purchasing process can be compounded with other risk factors, such as language barriers and unfamiliarity with local laws and procedures. That said, foreigners can and legally and successfully purchase property in Costa Rica.

In Costa Rica, 95% of beachfront property is considered concession property and is governed by the Maritime Zone Law and other specific regulations including but not limited to special dispositions stated by municipalities and the ICT (Costa Rican Institute of Tourism).

Hundreds of Properties to Choose From

Here at Facts First Realty, we have access to pretty much every property offered for sale in our part of paradise! We cover the areas of Playa Flamingo, Reserva Conchal, Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Tamarindo, Mar Vista, Catalina Cove, Surfside Portrero, Playa Grande, Brasilito, Avellanas, and Osa Peninsula.

We are uniquely able to offer such a wide range of homes because of our network of local Agents, built up over nearly two decades.

We know we have just the right property for you, so feel free to check out our Costa Rica Real Estate for Sale!

Guanacaste is one of Costa Rica’s seven provinces and is located in the northern pacific region. The province is well known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the entire country. Foreigners and locals flock to towns like Tamarindo, Flamingo, and Brasilito in search of fun and relaxation. Some of the many excursions our coffee tours, butterfly gardens, leatherback turtle nesting sites and our many national parks. A few of our activities in Guanacaste’s Gold Coast include; surfing, kayaking, horseback riding, ATV adventures, canopy tours, sport fishing, mountain bike and hiking, diving, snorkeling, and estuary tours. There is something for the entire family!

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