Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Osa Mountain Village, a sustainable resort community

It is a pretty simple concept. . .with each unit paying $150/month (not per person) into the community kitty and labor costing us under $500/month per full-time person, we will have over $20,000 per month going towards food production and common-area maintenance. This food belongs to the members of the community. Our goal is to produce 50% to 80% of our food on-site, which will reduce your monthly food costs considerably.

We have already planted over 2,000 fruit trees, including 5 kinds of oranges. We've planted almonds to bring in the Scarlet Macaws. Other tree plantings are being scheduled right now as well!

Read More about the Osa Mountain Village

Friday, November 13, 2009

New immigration law in Costa Rica

I just had a quick conversation with the local immigration officer, Juan, about a question I was ask by a customer before this morning in regards of a new law just signed in the congress, the "LEY DE MIGRACIÓN Y EXTRANJERÍA Número 8487".

She is concern about the period she can stay as tourist in the country. Right now, you enter Costa Rica and you can stay for 90 days without breaking the immigration law. My foreign friends around the South Pacific leave for 4 to 7 days to Panama and then enter the country again by the Southern border. You can do this several times, for as long as you need.

With the new immigration law, you will enter the country by any of the borders or access points and will be allowed to stay in the country for 90 days, just like now, but here is where the cards changed. Now, you will have to leave the country for at least 72 hours and then re-enter Costa Rica or, the new option, which is to "buy" time or a renewal by paying $200 USD approximately, and then stay for another 90 days, but here is the bad news: After those 2 periods of 90 days, you will have to stay out of the country for one more period, that be 90 days.

Some other changes coming in the law are:

  • Qualification of felony of the Human Trafficking.
  • Residents will have to pay Social Security quotas and be insured with the CCSS (Social Security Institution).
  • More funds to increase the number of policeman taking care of immigration and residents issues.
  • Approved amount of $2,500 USD to get the Abroad-Income Resident (lives in the country by gets a income outside of Costa Rica).
  • Approved amount of $1,000 USD to get the Retired Resident, now described as Permanent Residents (Retired persons who want to live permanently in Costa Rica).

Friday, November 6, 2009

San Isidro de El General

I wanted to show you the beautiful morning we had today.

This is a picture of the main church right in front of the park.

The church was remodeled in the past year, with new paiting, new decorated glass windows and renewed interiors.

The park is like this since 2006. All the new vegetation is growing and becoming very nice.

Go to San Isidro de El General Real Estate to see listings in this area.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

New blog page from Chirripo Realty about CR Real Estate

Dear friends, readers and customers,

For several weeks we have been analyzing the different options to publish a blog, we even started with our own application directly from our server, but it seems, after all this thinking, that BLOGGER is the best option to publish information about acquiring, selling, maintaining and more, Real Estate in Costa Rica.

The features of this application, like linking, video and photos posting make it better for our intentions.

We hope you find our information usefull.

Diego Quesada