Some things to consider when looking to buy a home or property:
 In Costa Rica you probably don't need as much sq. footage in the main part of the house because you can use a lot of outside space for living- such as porches, decks and patios and terraces.
 A carport is very nice  to have here.  If the property you are considering does not have one, make sure there is room to add one.
Expect lower maintenance costs with a brand-new home.

Pay attention to floor plans. Changing layouts of rooms later, can be costly.
 Consider air circulation in the floor plan. 
  Use all the natural light and air you can. Skylights are an excellent choice.
 In many areas of the country you will not need heat nor an air conditioner so air circulation is important.

Pay attention to the original listing date of the homes you inspect.
Sellers tend to be more flexible in price the longer the home is on the
market.
A house that is oriented to take advantage of the sun, wind and topography costs less to heat and cool which can save you substantially
on utility bills.
Buying a house whose style is uniquely individual tends to minimize,
not maximize, its resale value because the house will appeal to a more
limited audience of potential buyers.
If you think you may need more space in the near future, be sure the
house and lot will allow for expansion.
Redoing a kitchen can be expensive. Be sure you know what you need
and want before you buy.

A roof that complements the style of a home and is carefully
maintained adds to the home's visual appeal and its resale value.
A light-colored roof reflects heat and is best.
 In temperate
climates, a middle-range shade is best.
The three most popular wall choices are brick, wood siding and
stucco. About half of all home shoppers prefer brick for exterior walls;
about one-third prefer wood siding; and about one-fifth prefer stucco.
Wood floors suggest warmth, quality and good taste and are an asset
when it comes time to sell a house.  Tile is the number one choice for floors in this area.
Most home shoppers prefer a combination of ceramic tile and vinyl wallpaper as a covering for bathroom walls, creating a positive effect
on the house's resale value. Ceramic tile is usually installed wherever
water comes in contact with the wall.

Remember trees, shrubs and flowers enhance the beauty and value of a lot and house.
 If you are looking for a farm or small acreage remember here in Costa Rica you can do a lot more on smaller acreage here than in the US.
 We have  excellent attorneys who will always check the national registry to make sure the property you buy has everything in order for the sale.
 
 

506-8705-2901
Country code is 011
Carol & BF  Wilkinson
Urasca Viejo, Cachi
Orosi Valley, Cartago Providence


 

Serving Orosi,  Tucurrique

and Turrialba Areas


  Welcome to colorful Orosi,Costa Rica!

    This is a beautiful part of the country with so much to offer.
Colorful birds, more flowers than you can imagine-
blooming year round.
Clear waterfalls that cascade over the mountain sides or down into the valley.
Wonderful temperature in our area ranging from morning lows of 60 to 83 (degrees Fahrenheit ) in the heat of the day.
The local folks are friendly and know how to enjoy life-
and are always ready for a fiesta.

Escape the rat race!
Come for a visit and you may want to stay for a lifetime.

Our company, Land and Homes in Costa Rica, is a full service real estate company. We specialize in rural properties, recreational properties, homes and small acreage, small and large acreage properties.
If we don't have what you are looking for on our website, let us know your needs and we will work together with our local specialist to find you just the right property to help make your dreams become a reality.

Why Costa Rica?
Costa Rica is a stable country that has been a democracy for over 100 years. 

Education is a high priority for the citizens. It has one of the highest literacy rates in the Western Hemisphere (96%)

The climate is unbeatable! 

You have such a variety in this country- rain forest, mountains, cloud forest
Grassland plains, rivers and streams, lots of waterfalls, ocean on both sides of the country.

Health care system that is one of the best anywhere.

Real Estate investments by foreigners are protected by law with equal rights  and laws applied to the citzens of country.

Many large corporations have  their Central  American headquarters here in Costa Rica.

Many different kinds of birds and flowers 

National Parks and Forest cover a large part of the country.
Protecting the environment is  important here.

Orosi is a quiet little town in a mountain valley with the Rio Grande Orosi river running through the valley.

A few kilometers away, at the southern end of the valley, the road ends and the Parque Nacional Tapantí Macizo Cerro de la Muerte begins. This park covers about 600 km² and forms the northernmost section of a massive collection of nature parks that extends into Panamá (the largest of which is the Parque Internacional La Amistad). As a result, wildlife abounds. However, access is difficult and largely restricted apart from a few kilometers of easy trails. The abundance of birds makes it a popular place for ornithology studies. Part of the reason for the abundant growth is the heavy rainfall, which ranges up to 7000 mm in the mountains.



Turrialba Valley (Gateway to the Caribbean)   

  The town of Turrialba is nestled in the Turrialba Valley just 2.5hrs. from San Jose international airport. Most travellers pass through Turrialba on their way to the Caribbean ocean and some of the best beaches in Costa Rica only 1.5hrs. drive from here. Turrialba Valley is a thriving community of 80,000 people and the primary source of income comes from the great farmland around it, growing and exporting all kinds of vegetables, fruits, sugar cane, coffee and more. Many people visit the area for the world class white water rapids on the Reventizon and Pacuare rivers which flow through the valley, also in majestic hills sits the Turrialba Volcano, one of the highest in Costa Rica. Turrialba has its own well staffed Hospital and is in the process of building a new additional Hospital using donated land from “Catie” the Agricultural University of Costa Rica, another place many people love to visit to view many of the varied bird species in this beautiful area. Friday and Saturday finds people shopping in the thriving market place in downtown Turrialba. So if you would like a beautiful moderate temperature of 25deg.celcius (80F)  during the day and 18 degrees celcius (64F) during the night (varies by altitude) and want to take advantage of the lower than Central Valley and San Jose prices come join us in this safe, friendly and vibrant community.


Things to see and do in the Orosi and Turrialba areas:
Tapanti National Park

Oldest Church still in use in Costa Rica

Iglesia de San Jose de Orosi built in 1735

Coffee tours
Thermal swimming pools (near downtown Orosi)

Adventure tours

Catie University and  botanical gardens (in Turrialba)

University of Costa Rica (in Turrialba)

Boston University ( U. S. private)

Hiking or 4 wheeling in the forest and mountains
Ujarras church ruins
Guayabo precolombian site
River Rafting and canoeing
Canopy Tours
Horse back tours

Sample the great food at local restuarants

Lankester Botanical Garden in Paraiso
Small family owned zoo in Paraiso
Irazu and Turrialba volcanoes tour
The San Gerardo de Dota hiden valley near the Cerro de la
Muerte
Cartago ruins and Basilica

San José  Jade museums,

Gold musuem in San Jose

Theaters and city tours
And the list goes on and on


Come join us!
Enjoy this beautiful country and lovely people.