Fantastic Returns on Costa Rica Real Estate

By: Sacha Tarkovsky

Costa Rica real estate prices have risen strongly over the last 15 years and investors that purchased $30,000 of property in the town of Jaco, 15 years ago are now worth as much as $800,000.

But can this strong growth continue? Let's find out.

While investors are looking at other countries in Central America Costa Rica offers better risk reward for the following reasons.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica property investment does have new emerging rivals such as:
Honduras, Belize and Nicaragua but these markets are more volatile and offer higher risk than Costa Rica, let's look at the reasons

1. An established track record

Costa Rica real estate prices have been rising strongly for 10 years and it has become a mature market.
While many investors think that prices can't go higher, they probably will - As real estate bull markets tend to be very long term.

Why?

Quite simply, there is a track record of growth and all the factors that were present 10 years ago driving prices higher are still there and demand will continue driving prices higher.

2. The Major Attraction

The major attraction of Costa Rica real estate is that real estate costs around 70% less than equivalent property in the southern US states.

Many investors however are thinking well if Costa Rica has shown such great real estate gains then they should buy countries like Nicaragua, Honduras and Belize, as their cheaper and prices have more upside.

However, this is not necessarily so.

Why?

Because a new emerging market may take off but the majority don't.

You can buy property cheap but it's cheap for a reason - There are some great cheap properties in Haiti but there is no reason why they will go higher at present.

An extreme example, but keep in mind:

When buying property you don't want to buy the cheapest real estate, simply because most emerging markets don't take off.

You want to buy competitively priced real estate with good upside potential and low downside risk.

If you want double digit annual gains with low downside risk, then Costa Rica real estate can provide this
for the following reasons.

3. It has an established foreign community

If people are looking at buying overseas real estate they like to buy generally in an established community where they can be amongst their own and not be on their own.

When a foreign community starts to grow it attracts other foreign investment.

Many people like living in country where they are the only ones and join in with the locals but most don't.

4. Cost of living and Amenities

Consider this:

The baby boomer generation is starting to retire and they are in many instances with a bleak scenario:
Most will not be able to have the same standard of living their used to now.

They simply haven't saved enough.

Inflation is eating into what they have.

State support is less medical care costs are high, their living longer.

Many are already seeing Costa Rica as a way to maintain and improve their standard of living.

Not only is the standard of living cheap but in terms of Central American countries infrastructure and amenities are excellent and they are part of a large foreign community just 3 hours from the US in one of the most stable and safe countries in the world.

Demand

Will continue to grow for Costa Rica real estate and this will give great upside potential with low downside risk.

Sure other countries in the region may take off - The important consideration here is may so the risk is high.

Costa Rica real estate offers a safe choice with good upside potential and that's what most investors want

Expect Property prices to continue to rise in the coming decades.

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