As there is no MLS system or Zillow website available for Costa Rica real estate, let us use our listing database to provide you with the most up-to-date and connected networks for all your Tamarindo and Gold Coast real estate inquiries.
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We will handle every detail of the sale/purchase process, looking after the best interest of your investment.
Buying a property or home in a foreign country may seem daunting, but the process will be simple, straight-forward and safe when you use a reputable real estate agent – and at High Tide Realty, that is what we do. In Costa Rica, foreigners have the same rights as locals when purchasing land, so a property can be purchased in your name (except for a beach concession property, which requires the assistance of a local or a bank trust). In Costa Rica, the central land registry system allows you to confirm that there is a clear title to your property, and determine what restrictions may be registered on and affect the land. An advantage of owning property in Costa Rica is that it has extremely low property taxes - only ¼ of 1% annually.
Because High Tide Realty is an international franchise, working with our team here provides you with the assurance that the rules and regulations you are familiar with in your home area also apply here. In addition, our agents here live on the Gold Coast, and therefore know the area and market values. They are very familiar with the local culture, individuals and groups, and can offer knowledgeable, first-hand advice to potential homeowners. They can answer all your questions; for example, many ask about safety and security of properties, and the fact is that most of the crime in Costa Rica is related to petty theft. While making the decision to move to Costa Rica is a big step, the High Tide Realty team will do its best to ensure that the process is not intimidating, and the transition is a smooth and satisfactory experience.
"Luxury real estate" means different things to different people, and while widely available and even more widely advertised, it is up to you to define for us your ideal property. Costa Rica has a vast array of stunning landscapes and a growing market for world-renowned architects to become involved, and it is our job to help you find your luxury home. If an equestrian hacienda on rolling green fields describes your dream home, we can help with that. If wide expansive windows offering sweeping views of the endless ocean crashing on rocks or beach is more your kind of luxury, we will do our best to find it for you. If comfort and security is what you desire, a wide range of gated communities are available where you will find individuals with a similar interest in fine homes within a secured complex. If your view of luxury is about low maintenance and shared responsibility, a modern, fully-serviced condominium may be your ideal option. And if you view luxury as an expression of your own character and outlook and prefer to create your own unique home, we will do our best to find you the perfect location for a lot on which you can build, whether with views of the jungle, the mountains or the ocean, whether secluded or close to a community.
All properties in the High Tide Realty portfolio are carefully assessed and categorized to ensure we offer only the best property listings.
All properties listed with High Tide Realty, will be promoted through our various networks and systems.
Whether short-term, long-term, or vacation renter, our goal is to find you the rental property that offers the space, privacy and independent living most suited to your requirements.
If you are purchasing a second home in Costa Rica, whether or not you plan to rent it, reliable property management is a necessity. It is essential to have a trustworthy property management team monitoring your property and overseeing your investment to look after your best interests. We have the knowledge and experience in a wide array of services that will make owning a home in Costa Rica stress-free, ensuring that upon arrival to your property, everything is in good working order, and cared for in accordance with your requirements and standards. We can assist with government taxes, paying utilities, preventive and corrective maintenance, housekeeping, gardening, pool service, and other services as may be required and requested. If you want to rent your home, our vacation specialists look after everything from finding and pre-qualifying the right vacation renters for your home and working to maximize your return.
High Tide Realty offers a broad range of relocation services to assist you with the process and guide you through the details involved in the purchase or sale of your home. The team has a network of professionals that can help with the legal process of the purchase and sale agreement and the title transfer, assisting with financing and bank arrangements, investigating options for schools and medical facilities in the area, advising as to home improvement and decorating shopping options, and other matters which may require assistance, in order to make the transition a smooth one for you and your family.
At High Tide Realty, we are not just here to help you with the narrow business of a real estate transaction. We also have a strong network of professionals with whom we work closely to assist you with a broad range of related services and expertise. We are happy to provide you with assistance in any of the following areas:
LEGAL SERVICES – for the purchase and/or sale of a property, as well as advice and assistance in succession planning, wills and estates related to your property, including a 30-MINUTE FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION
QUALIFIED HOME INSPECTORS - To review and advice on your property.
BUILDERS – If you are looking to build or renovate on your property, we can provide you with recommendations to a number of qualified and reputable builders.
INVESTMENT ADVICE – Referrals to individuals with expertise in business and property investment.
INSURANCE – Whether property, auto, business or commercial insurance, we can put you in touch with the right people.
RESIDENCY – If you are planning on relocating to Costa Rica, we have professionals with expertise in the area to advise you each step of the way.