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
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.
1186 P. Blancas Son Risas MLS #: 0749-P.B
Cachi, Share
1186 P. Blancas Son Risas, Cachi,
Price: $375,000. Virtual Tour Virtual Tour
Square Ft: 4000 View Map View Map
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Bathrooms: 2 Local Schools Local Schools
Year Built: 2009 Printable Flyer Printable Flyer
2.13 Botanical Garden w 2B.2b home
Feel the Magic at the Farm of Smiles in Penas Blancas de Cachi (Cartago) Simple Elegance abounds with this 2 bedroom & 2 bath split bedroom wheelchair accessible home with lush-majestic gardens on 2.13 acres (8655 m2). Also two adjoining lots of 5000 meters each are available for sale at this time. This ranch-style home, built in 2009, has 4400 sq ft under roof which includes 2 patios, and an oversized 1.5 car garage. Rock entrance with sliding iron gate leads to this private setting enhanced by the sound of the rushing crystal clear river just a few yards from this home---easy access to the river for a quick dip too. Home features an enormous great room with dining area and windows and doors of glass leading to the patios both front and back. High ceilings with really cool iron beams, built-in entertainment center/art gallery & bookcase makes this an in-door paradise, and there is even a nook for a small office in the great room area to keep you in the midst of everything. There is another office nook with shelving and drawers plus the in-house laundry room with even more storage down the hall from the master suite. Huge master suite on one end of the house and large "grandchildren's” suite (or guest room) on the other end. Each bedroom has an outside entrance through glass and wood accordion doors from the back patio. The chefs are going to love this large kitchen, with a native rock eat-at-bar for 6 that surrounds one side of the kitchen. You'll find a built in gas cook-top and electric oven, a very generous walk-in pantry, a double sink on one side of the kitchen and a single sink on the other. This property is gently sloping so it is good for building another house or two, and gardening for flowers or food is easy. Another plus making this home so appealing is that it is down in a small valley and you truly feel hugged by the tropical greenery that surrounds you. The views are everywhere, in the house or on the patio, of the surrounding mountai