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.
12190 La Pavilla MLS #: 0811-LP
Cipreses de Cartago, Share
12190 La Pavilla, Cipreses de Cartago,
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Price: $335,000.
Square Ft: 4000 View Map View Map
Bedrooms: 3 Request More Info Request More Info
Bathrooms: 3 Local Schools Local Schools
Year Built: 2013 Printable Flyer Printable Flyer
Spanish Rustic Style home and stone guest house
Gorgeous rural setting in the cooler climate area a few miles from Cartago where they grow lots of potatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, etc. Over 4000 sq ft. Spanish Rustico style 2 story home on spacious fenced lot and a unique, furnished, stone guest cottage on a separate gently sloping lot. This lovely home features 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 car garage with loft and electric garage door openers, a balcony off the upstairs bedroom with views of mountains, rural small farms and a distant volcano. Lots of large windows in the living room, there is also a setting room, dining room and country kitchen with extra deep stainless steel sink, dishwasher, other appliances may be bought by buyer if desired. There is a terrace off kitchen and also one off the dining room. Home also has separate laundry room with deep double sink, and a drying room. Most of the house has Spanish tile floors, there are several areas with wood floors including the ktchen. Beautiful open wood stairs from the living room up to the bedroom, office area, and roomy bath. Home features lots of natural stone and fine woods. Also home can be heated by wood heaters. Stone fence across the front of the property, fenced areas for dogs, and large fenced area and special house for cats. Large Cypress trees on land. Owner will sell this cottage with the larger home and an additional cost: The Stone guest cottage, 690 sq ft., includes one bedroom, one bath, great room with wood fireplace. This unique cottage must be seen to really be appreciated. Cottage comes furnished, except for refrigerator. Owner says it is a 32 minute drive from this lovely quiet country home to where he works in the edge of San Jose. This well constructed home is only 6 years old. Incredible views from this property. Plenty of room for a vegetable garden.