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  Steak or fish. Or write in Costa Rica.Why is travel to Costa Rica up so much this year? Hmmm. Now is a great time to check out your future life in Costa Rica. Surf? Snorkel? Scuba? Paddleboard? Golf? Bike? Bird watch? Monkey watch? Ride horses? River raft? Zip line? Volcano climb? Enjoy privacy...
  Lucky, the Foreclosure Dog. Lucky wandered into The Oaks,, in search of food last week. We adopted him, are feeding him and will put him up for permanent adoption by one of our owners as soon as he is in shape. The economic crisis has caused some Costa Ricans to stop feed...
It´s incredible, but this year more than ever it´s time to plan your Costa Rica Christ mas vacation in July. In years past, you have searched the web for deals, made numerous phone calls and sent countless emails, all in search of the perfect Costa Rica vacation. And in the end, you either paid ...
This morning my long term girlfriend, Rox, suffered her first asthama attack in over six months, here in Escazu, a suburb of the capital city of San Jose. We had just come back from vacationing in moist, hot weather in Bocas del Toro, Panama to rainy, chilly weather in San Jose. Where we live, in...
I am trying to find one person in a 1,000 on ActiveRain who wants to come to Costa Rica, have fun, look around, and make some money with very little effort. Phases one and two of The Oaks Tamarindo, and, are fully finished. We are over 80% sold out,...
Want to smile all the way to the bank? Costa Rica developer looks for a few adventurous agents. I am a developer in Costa Rica,,, and I have a high class problem. My first phase is 80% sold out, and I have 30 owners who want to rent their condos on ...
A year ago, I wrote: • If you decide on short term rentals, you should register as a tourist establishment, publish notice of your registration and collect and pay your 16.39% sales and tourist taxes. Well, a change in the law, and another year of experience, and it´s time for an update. Woke up ...
Nearly six months ago, from Costa Rica, I posted "Bush and Congress Agree on Bailout Blunder?" The more things change, the more they stay the same. If you read the footnotes to banks´balance sheets, banks are getting decimated by write downs of assets caused by mark-to-market accounting. They th...
Among all the business of real estate comes joy. We finished our resort condominium, The Oaks Tamarindo, just in time for Christmas. And lo and behold, just last week, we got to celebrate our first engagement! One of our new owners, Sherie, from England, arrived in Costa Rica with her boyfriend, ...
I have been happily minding my own business in Costa Rica, off to Alberta for a bit of marketing, then Spain, where I am now. So I check in to the internet this weekend, no worries, the Dow is unchanged, politics as usual, whooops! A $700 billion bailout?? That´s more condos than I can build and ...

Robert Irvin

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