In 1995, I prepared a detailed report on buying property and building in Costa Rica.
It was at that time, a complete roadmap of exactly what is the process here to build a home and what exactly must be done every step of the way in order to make your investment safe and error-free.
Some requirements have changed since the 1990s, and if you need up-to-date information, contact me before you hire a local architect or engineer.
This repoert is in PDF format, so you will need that program on your computer in order to read it.
The following subjects were presented in detail in the Report:
- CONSTRUCTION PERMITTING PROCESS
- LAND TITLE AND REGISTRATION
- PROPERTY INVESTIGATION
- TAX STAMPS
- CLOSING COSTS
- TRANSFER TAXES
- REAL ESTATE COMMISSION
- ATTORNEY AND NOTARY FEES
- ESTABLISHING A CORPORATION
- PROPERTY TAXES – LAND AND MUNICIPAL
You will need to have Adobe PDF Reader installed on your PC (free), and can be downloaded here.
The Costa Rica Home Building Report can be downloaded and read by clicking here