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.
 
127 San Gabriel MLS #: 0797
Asseri, Share
 
127 San Gabriel, Asseri,
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Price: $31,900.
Square Ft: 700 View Map View Map
Bedrooms: 2 Request More Info Request More Info
Bathrooms: 1 Local Schools Local Schools
Year Built: 2017 Printable Flyer Printable Flyer
 
Mountain 2 bedroom, newer home, great local
The small tico house has two bedrooms and one bathroom.Its in the central valley and the view is mountains and across the street is a big coffee farm.The house inside is 52 meters and outside is 82 meters with extra roofing and cement all around the house. The house is made out of cement block.The lot is 179 meters.Out the back of the house is a beautiful view of the central valley.In the front is a green lush coffee farm filled with all kinds of fruit trees and coffee crop. The neighborhood is a thriving working class with small and medium size homes. Down the street is the small community chapel that meets weekly for mass. About a ten minute walk into the main town of San Gabriel where they have a hospital ,restaurants, school,a big church and the bus stop for San Jose. By bus I'm about 40 minutes from the city. The house has beautiful ceramic floors.All doors and windows are custom made .The wood is a step up from pine. Electricity is wired but has to be hooked up by the electric company. Community water and a 750 gal tank for backup supply .Kitchen and living room ceiling is vaulted. Bathroom has a natural stone enclosure for shower stall and a wrap around glass partition.