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PCR-CRPM Realty of San Ramon Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s Paradise Management Realty San Ramon – CRPM is owned and run by us –  David and Kim. We answer the phones, meet you, help you find a place to stay while you find your dream home, and even show you the post office.   And we love it!  Check out our tour page and comments from our guests/clients/new friends.   We truly enjoy being your trusted realtors in San Ramon Costa Rica.

 

EXPERIENCED AND PROVIDE REFERENCES- AFFILIATES OF PROPERTIES IN COSTA RICA

Many people are weary of purchasing real estate or moving to a new country.  And for good reason.  There are scams, even right here in San Ramon.  How do you avoid them?  Since there is no real estate licensing here, anyone can make a website and pose as a realtor, throw a listing or even several on popular sites like Craigslist – even sell homes.  But with no experience a botched closing is almost a guarantee – taking months, dreams and money down the drain.  We don’t mean to scare you – we are just being realistic.  You are entitled to a great real estate experience here in our beautiful central highlands of Costa Rica!  Every home and property sale here is different so just having a ‘realtor’ is not the answer.  Having a good one with tried and true experience is what you want. At CRPM we:

  • Research properties before we even list them to make sure they are legit and sellable.  This also leads to lower closing costs.
  • Are accustomed to market values, costs to build, and the laws of different zones for building so you don’t get taken for a ride
  • Work with reputable bilingual attorneys who know the correct closing procedures for a smooth and successful Closing – again, leading to lower closing costs and less stress
  • Have the network of PROPERTIES in COSTA RICA at your fingertips – Costa Rican owned (like us) and selling real estate here for 17 years!  We are very proud to have been chosen by them to be their affiliates for San Ramon and the surrounding areas.

And that is what clients have come to expect from CRPM. We are the good guys, and Properties in Costa Rica-Paradise Management Realty are companies the locals and the expats have trusted for years to sell, rent, and purchase their homes.

NO PRESSURE!

CRPM is a no-pressure sales, leasing and rental agency in San Ramon Costa Rica.   If there is a rush to buy, we will tell you and explain why that particular property may not last long on the market.  If you are looking at something there are 5 of, take your time to choose!  Much of San Ramon overlooks the mountains, the Nicoya Peninsula and the waters of the Gulf, as they move out towards the Pacific Ocean.  The views, the perfect climate without the necessity for air conditioning or heat (though sometimes a warm fire makes the evening just right), bring most people who visit our area to agree that this is where they want to stay.  Whether you are a growing family looking to live in an area where there is a more tico lifestyle, or looking to retire and lead the good life, we are here to help you.

WE LIVE HERE AND ARE FROM HERE!

When considering who to use as your realtor, if you are seriously looking to settle into living here – please take the following to heart.  We are not merely selling you a piece of real estate, or a building site, or a house; it’s about connecting you to a life. We live here. (San Ramon Guide)  We own and run Vista Valverde Pacific View B&B and are raising our family here.  David was born and raised in San Jose.  We have a post office box, take the dogs to the vet, go to school meetings and head up the Spanish Classes with the CAA (ask me for the next session’s schedule)– the fact that we are personally nestled within the community not only enables us to help you relocate, but also allows us to find properties suited to your needs – even if they are not listed on our site.  Our selective and personally picked portfolio includes properties from small one bedroom rentals to million dollar properties ideal for hotels, satellite campuses or your own personal playground.

FAMILY OWNED

We are NOT one of those companies who fly by the seat of their pants and never will be.  Following a line of successful, smart and ethical owners, this has always been a family owned company and we hope it always will be.  Costa Rica’s Paradise Management Realty of San Ramon has the necessary tools and the desire to create a positive, safe, and financially sound real estate experience for you, and can essentially be your “one-stop-shop” for real estate transactions in San Ramon, Costa Rica.  From NY State and Costa Rica originally, we are comfortable speaking your language of choice, be it English or Spanish.  We also have a German translator.  We look forward to offering you real advice, true and researched properties, and we are the real thing.  Let us join you on your new adventure, as you join us on ours, to fulfill your dreams of living in Paradise, just like we do here in San Ramon de Alajuela, Costa Rica.  Pura vida!!!

Why should I move to Costa Rica?

After all these years, why are people still moving to Costa Rica?  It used to be an easy question to answer – stable economy, cheap living, no army and daily sunshine.  Things are not as easily answered these days – especially as much of our expat community not only has changed from young surfers to retirees and whole families, but as many other countries have started to welcome expats across their borders. Adventurous people around the world are searching for better places to live as the political climate of their home countries becomes more and more unstable.  Or just to try and different lifestyle!  So again- why Costa Rica?  Why not some other exotic destination that is being touted as the new up and coming place to live?

Well, for one, the original answers are still there. And the fact that they have been there, for all these years, means stability.  First and possibly foremost, a stable economy.  Whle things have gotten more expensive here in the past 20 years, where haven’t they?  And prices have pretty much capped out in the past few years.  Most products here say Hecho en Costa Rica (made in Costa Rica) which I love.  Things made here, bought here = jobs, taxes, production.  The minimum wage is $3 hour, and people can live on that because of the cultural dichotomy.  I am not going to get into that now, but its doable when there are several people in the household working for that, and when property taxes run an average of $200/year and overall utility bills can be held at $100-$150.  So if you are a pension status resident, bringing in $1500 plus per month (usually there are 2 of you)  you can certainly figure out how to live in Costa Rica on your budget. Houses in the mountains of the Central Valley where i live start at $90,000USD for a 1BR expandable home and lot.  And if you complain that food is more expensive than in Mexico, let me know how you like living in Mexico.  There’s always a tradeoff.

No Army – That means more and more to me each time I go somewhere and I stand next to a guy in green with a machine gun.  I HATE IT.  Even after you cross the border in Nicaragua there are 2 more check points with guns held.  The first few times I went to Belize and exited the airport (1997, 1999), I came face to face with them – they are the police force. I did not do anything wrong, there’s no juicy details, but they were there, walking around with guns in hand waiting for the strike.  That makes me feel uneasy, especially now with my children.  And after being in Costa Rica for years I honestly forget what it feel like to have all that ‘protection’ around. I head back to the US and it’s the same – guns in holsters everywhere, guns guns guns.  Military in the streets in NYC, my home town.  NO thank you.  I do not take our No Army status for granted, I truly appreciate. it.  And I realize that having the US as a friend is much of the reason why we have not needed an army in the past (we will see what the future holds as we continue to hold 2 seats in the UN).  My children are growing up in a very uneasy and UNPEACEFUL world, but they are living in Costa Rica and I feel safe here.  I cannot say the same for other countries in Central and South America.  We have residents moving here constantly from EL Salvador, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Columbia and Brazil to name a few.

Daily Sunshine

That’s never ending!  Originally people flocked to the beaches to ride the waves and live the pura vida.  Or else they got stuck living in the city for work – either way it gets HOT HOT HOT!   Expat residential areas have grown all over as we get to know the rest of the country, and start choosing other places and reasons for moving here.  I chose San Ramon with my husband, who is from San Jose Costa Rica originally, because I wanted the beach and he wanted cool air.  We visited and looked for a house for the first 15 years of our marriage, had 2 deals fall through and returned to the drawing board each time we came back visiting.  First with no children, then 1, then 2, then 3…. when we finally came upon San Ramon one day as a full family of 7 with my parents in tow.  We were 2 inches away from buying a giant property in Atenas or a B&B in Orosi valley, had narrowed it down to those 2 when someone told us about San Ramon – so we took a look on our last day here.  15 years and 15 minutes later we were making an offer on the home where we happily live now.  Gorgeous views of the ocean (if I couldn’t live there, I at least wanted to see it!), with daily temperatures in the 70s-80s year round, healthy living with no a/c or heat, and no bills to prove it!

So the question of why to move to Costa Rica can still be answered as it always has, but to answer the questions of why NOT to move somewhere else?  You just have to come see.  Costa Ricans are welcoming and proud.  They love their country and love it when we love it too!  We are a live and let live group = everyone is welcome.  Pura vida! No matter what your family type, lifestyle, age, language, religion, sex or martial status, you will find Costa Rica inviting.  In my particular area of the Central Highlands (the mountains that create the central valley), several single women including widows and young professionals and college students live in our area because it is safe and fun! I have same sex couples seeing properties with me monthly, and choosing our area to live because they feel comfortable here.  Families are choosing San Ramon more and more because of the excellent schools – both public and private, some bilingual, and 2 Universities to choose from.  Retirees continue to buy homes and invest in developments in our area as they welcome others to great medical options, fun jazz nights, an organized community of volunteering and much much more.  Come see for yourself why Costa Rica continues to be on so many people’s wishlist for living – and not just in retirement!

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