15733Wrong Question, Gordito!
- May 31, 2003Gordito:
Having lived here for 10 years and working in real-estate for more
than six years, you need to realize that except for the beach areas,
the real-estate market is currently depressed. To sell or even rent
a place quickly these days, the owner must be willing to decrease
their price by as much as 25%-depending on the area.
1. The first question one needs to ask you is where the property is
located? You have to have a real-estate agent that specializes in
the area where your home is.
2. Forget finding the attorney first. Every good real-estate agent
knows an attorney that can be trusted. And of course, if you are
still truly nervous regarding the dispersal of funds, Stewart Title
is an easy, though more expensive alternative.
3. Regarding the car and furniture-again get somebody that knows the
market and has conducted garage sales before (like me or 2 others
that I know of).
4. Important to keep in mind is where the nearest Costa Rican
consulate is to your U.S. address. You will be going there.
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