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5 Ways to Keep Your Mind and Body Healthy While Working from Home


Taking care of your mind and body should always be a top priority when it comes to ensuring that you’re living your best life, but in these trying times, it’s more important than ever. If you’re beginning to feel trapped and stagnant as you adjust to working from home, here are 5 tips to help… Read More

5 advantages of getting a real estate agent when buying a home!


When looking for your new dream home or an investment property, a series of challenges could arise and when your dream home is in another country, with language barriers, distinct laws and other details that may differ to what you know, is important to find a real estate agent. This person can become your strategic… Read More

Steps to buying a house as a couple; the new concept of marriage


We live in an age where the kind of romanticism of the old days has changed. The "millenials", or so called "Generation Y", have been showing an upward trend of "I do not accept". Although we could mention several reasons as to why young people reject the idea of marriage, the one that stands out… Read More

New Year, New Home, New School


Looking to relocate to Costa Rica with your family but have no idea where to start your research on education and schools? Look no further! Find your beginner’s guide right here. Let us start by highlighting that Costa Rica has an outstanding educational system. For many years, there has been a high amount of public… Read More

Steps for buying your first home


Of the many doors opened during a lifetime, there is only one you have to make always sure is the correct one: your new house front door. In other areas, you can commit mistakes and learn, but when it comes to planning to buy your first home, it’s better to avoid wrong steps that could… Read More

Distinctive Destinations: Living in Seattle


This month, we partnered with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) in Seattle, Washington for Distinctive Destinations, a series that highlights a selection of properties from our global affiliate partners around the Sotheby’s International Realty® network. The team at RSIR shared a collection of luxurious homes that span the heart of downtown Seattle to its lush… Read More

Costa Rica: a flight away from your second home


To wake up in the mornings with the sweet birds’ melody, to observe the sunset from a balcony facing the beach or enjoy a warm climate throughout the year… Which of these three options do you prefer to have for your second home? And what if I told you that there is a place just… Read More

Top 2019 design and interior decorating trends


Sometimes it´s not necessary to travel in order to get to know other countries. By just taking a walk through a finely decorated property you can enter into the most exotic cultures with no airplanes in between. In a predominantly white living room with big natural light entrances you can almost feel Nordic cold climate…. Read More

Lots: Building a dream home


It’s time to make this dream, a reality Every beginning starts with a wish and a choice. You’ve probably asked yourself and dreamt throughout your entire life about your ideal home, but, why should you limit it to just a dream? Although for some, this can be quite intimidating, building a home from scratch will… Read More

Between ancient and modern; this is living is west San Jose


Welcome to the fusion of two ages All the way back to the creation of the cantons, which names project our ancestors culture, to the streets and avenues with Anglicism’s that show how modern their population is, west San Jose is one of the most requested areas to live a fulfilling life in our beautiful… Read More

Jaime Rouillón: An architect with a disruptive essence


Finding the precise words to describe his talent, vision and unique style is not easy. It just takes watching the details on each one of his creations to really find the way this architect merges the best of two worlds to make a space into a master piece. This well known creator and visionary architect… Read More

Retiring in Costa Rica: Let routine aside to start living in Paradise


For more than 30 years, expats from Europe and North America have chosen as their new home the popularly called “happiest country in the world. Words like “Pura Vida” might seem common in the spanish language but in Costa Rica this is an expression that translate to: Living a peaceful, adventurous and fun lifestyle. Up… Read More

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Costa Rica’s pristine beaches, beautiful nature and thriving local economy have driven many people to call Costa Rica their second home. The country has thrived in recent years and owning a home in Costa Rica is an affordable luxury. More than 20,000 U.S. expatriates already live in Costa Rica. The wide range of scenic landscapes and microclimates make Costa Rica a dream for people looking for a vacation home. Covering 51,000 scenic square kilometers, Costa Rica is a safe place to call home. There is a low incidence of violent crime. Outside the capital city thereisn’t much crime of any kind. It is a country with amazing people, a high standard of living, and an exciting blend of local and foreign cultures.