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.

Orosi, Costa Rica

Located on the Reventazon River (otherwise known as the Rio Grande Orosi) in the charming Orosi Valley, about 30 kilometers to the south of the capital city of San Jose in Costa Rica, Orosi is a small colonial town in the Cartago providence. Orosi is one of the area's most must see destinations, positioned in what most consider to be the most stunning valley in the whole of Costa Rica.

At the southern end of the valley lies Orosi's biggest tourist
attraction, the Parque Nacional Tapanti Macizo Cerro de la Muerte, a massive National Park covering over 600  kilometers of land and which is the northern area of a large collection nature parks extending into Panama.

The area is teeming with wildlife, with a particular proliferation of  bird life. Access to the Park is not easy however, restricted to just a few kilometers of relatively easy trails. Even without the Park,
however, Orosi offers an abundance of its own tourist attractions,
enough to keep any visitors entertained, including boating or trout fishing along Lake Cachi or taking part in the excellent white water rafting options available along the Rio Reventazon.

With its magnificent surrounding landscape, vivid scenery, and beautifulriver outlook, Orosi is a delight for nature lovers with a superb climate that provides lush green vegetation, fertile soil and the delightful thermal baths of Los Patios and Los Balnearios and other hot springs resorts.
Orosi has the oldest church that is still  in use.
It ws build in in 1735 
Near the church is a small museum hosting many of Costa Rica's religious antiquities.

For places to stay in the Orosi and Turrialba areas check out our Link Pages.