Expat Costa Rica
Who are you? Tell me a little bit about your family.
I’m Kyle Kersey from Washington D.C. area. I grew up there. My wife and I went to high school together. We joke that our relationship is a homecoming dance that never ended because our first date was sophomore year’s homecoming. We got married our freshman year of college and moved to the subburbs, where we had 3 sons back to back to back. This year we will be celebrating our 15 years anniversary. We spent about 10 years in rural Virginia where I established myself as a government IT worker just in time to be bitten by the bug to move to Costa Rica. more ...
The green season could also be called the slithering season due to the increase of snake sightings. The rain brings the snakes closer to residences, because of this fact, you should know a few things about them. Out of 139 species of snakes in Costa Rica, only 22 of them are venomous.
Some species spend their time on the ground, camouflaging in foliage or puddles, while others live amongst the trees. Costa Rica is host to two venomous snakes per hector of land. While they may be neighbors, no two venoms are alike. Pit Vipers carry hemotoxin, which affect the blood and muscles. The Ferde-Lance or Terciopelo, as the locals refer to it, is part of the Pit Viper family and is responsible for more deaths than any other snake in Costa Rica. more ...
All of these attributes have led many businesses, retirees and professionals to relocate here and enjoy the 'pura vida' (pure life) that Costa Rica offers. If you are considering relocating overseas or investing in real estate in a foreign country, here are some steps you can take to make your purchase a success and to avoid the most common traps. more ...
A Little Known Factor That Could Affect Your Chance of Finding A Great International Real Estate Deal
Imagine you are looking for a house to buy in an overseas market. Let's pick a country like Costa Rica or Panama, where there is no comprehensive Multiple Listing Service and the market is relatively un-regulated. You meet with a real estate agent and she shows you a few houses.
One of them looks great and you begin to formulate an offer.
But there's something holding you back. You've got this niggling feeling that there are properties for sale that you're not being shown. You start to wonder: Does your real estate agent have access to all the listing on the market? more ...
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