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PuraVida replied to the thread Realtor Recommendation Needed on the Costa Rica forum on July 29, 2014:
kitkat2104 initially posted:
Looking for recommendations for a real estate agent in the Cabo Matapalo and Manuel Antonio areas. Please provide their name and contact email if you have worked with someone great :) Thank you!
PuraVida replied on July 29, 2014 with:
LMAO..."don't worry bout the mule bein blind, just load the wagon!!"
ILuvCR replied on July 28, 2014 with:
PuraVida, well I'm glad that you felt compelled to correct me. Those you listed are indeed "listing "services" just like the one that I showed. In the U.S. there is one MLS , Multiple Listing Service where literally ALL properties are listed. My point was that there is NOT one listing service used by all with all listings. Pura Vida, Pura Vida!
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ILuvCR replied to the thread Lawyer Reference on the Costa Rica forum on July 29, 2014:
wapsigal initially posted:
Outlier Legal Services was recommended to us by a person on this forum. We are considering using them for residency application. Has anyone used their services for help with residency? I like them so far with the free consultation they gave us.
ILuvCR replied on July 29, 2014 with:
buen dia wapsigal! Well, I may have recommended them, I hope that I did and I have in the past. I know Rafael and Dawn personally and they seem to be salt of the earth. I have not used thier legal services but certainly will as things come up. I also follow them on FaceBook, Outlier Legal Services they just posted great information on "Driving in Costa Rica for Foreigners" Pura Vida!
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VolcanoGuy replied to the thread Seeking kayakers/rafters and flyfisherpeople on the Costa Rica forum on July 29, 2014:
VolcanoGuy initially posted:
Hi! I´ve been living here for a year and would love to connect with people interested in whitewater kayaking/rafting or flyfishing. I live in Heredia, and work as a volcanologist at OVSICORI-UNA. I have equipment and vehicle!
VolcanoGuy replied on July 29, 2014 with:
Nice! I will send you a message on fb
FredLipsky replied on July 29, 2014 with:
Hi Volcano guy; I live in Neuvo Arenal from mid November to the end of March. I would be interested in this type of Adventures and I love fishing. Lets keep in touch and hope to meet up in late November. My Facebook Page... "The Real Costa Rican Adventure". And my website... www.therealcostaricanadventure.com
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Kohl replied to the thread Jubilado discounts apply for seniors on the Costa Rica forum on July 29, 2014:
charlottelady initially posted:
Do senior discounts apply to museums etc and if so who qualifies? At what age? Discounts on what restaurants, movies, attractions, hotels, etc? What ID for proof? What percentage is considered?
Kohl replied on July 29, 2014 with:
Yes, we like the bank 'perk', when there is an extremely long line! Most stores will just provide a discount, using cash or credit card, just to get the sale and usually offer any further discounts for using the Gold Card'. Or we may just get a discount from the 'gringo' price.... These offered discounts are NOWHERE near ...8-( ... the ones offered by Panama. http://www.panama-guide.com/article.php/2004120222005788
shermanwc replied on July 29, 2014 with:
Do the discounts apply to purchases (such as large appliances) paid with credit cards, or do you have to pay cash to get the discount? (I already get some discounts when I pay cash.) The card also gets you to the front of the line at banks, governmental offices, etc.
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charlottelady posted Jubilado discounts apply for seniors on the Costa Rica forum on July 28, 2014:
Do senior discounts apply to museums etc and if so who qualifies? At what age? Discounts on what restaurants, movies, attractions, hotels, etc? What ID for proof? What percentage is considered?
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sharonann1957 posted Orphange on the Costa Rica forum on July 28, 2014:
Is anyone familiar with Refuge of Love in Platanillo or Osa Canopy Tour or the name Christian Mena?
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Kohl replied to the thread high arts, currently choosing Costa Rica vs. Bali on the Costa Rica forum on July 27, 2014:
aquaparkour initially posted:
Hi all, I currently live on Martha's Vineyard and moved here from Kansas City. According to my research so far, Numbeo, etc. Those are my top two choices. Costa Rica because in MV there are many who retire there. Bali, because I lived there twice, well once as a tourist but the first time for the International Cultural Association ( a bit like the Peace Corps only run at that time by Mobile oil ) I am a fine artist, formerly ran and founded a museum in Kansas City. Any advice would be great. I am hoping to fund my work world wide but the Trust I am under gives me about $4400 a month excluding insurance and food.I would love to cut that in half. Please help. Contemporary Art communities, too
Kohl replied on July 27, 2014 with:
Different as chalk to cheese. Cultural activities in San Jose but not much in other places. You need to visit prior to making a choice.
ILuvCR replied on July 26, 2014 with:
aqua, Costa Rica is a wonderful little country, it's certainly not for everyone but it definitely warrants a visit if you've never been here. We say "Pura Vida!"
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reneeabc123 replied to the thread Costa Rica or Panama? on the Costa Rica forum:
sharoneroberts initially posted:
I would like to hear from people who have lived in one of the towns near San Jose and near Boquete, Panama. Why have you picked one or the other or moved between the countries. We are considering semi-retiring before too long and are interested in both areas. We are in our 60's. Thanks, Sharon
reneeabc123 replied on July 27, 2014 with:
I agree!! That is why I wrote hope for the best, but plan for the worst!
howdan replied on July 27, 2014 with:
allot of mixed feelings here today.if it is better in costa rica instead of panama because of the colon what happens when the dollar tanks because of inflation in costa rica ? you have to consider that most americans living off their pensions are done so with dollars. unless you have exchanged all your dollars for colonies your as bad off as panamanians and equador.
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Kohl replied to the thread MEDICAL INS on the Costa Rica forum on July 26, 2014:
johnpatrick initially posted:
What does it cost to buy private health ins, for a 3 mo stay or a year . Or is it bettor to pay as you go . john patrick
Kohl replied on July 26, 2014 with:
JohnP, INS is the same insurance company that is offered by Garrettbrokers, the link I attached. They are usually very quick in their response.
shermanwc replied on July 26, 2014 with:
JohnP: You could potentially look into health insurance through INS - a quasi governmental private health insurance provider in CR. It does not cover pre-existing conditions and has a co-pay. But I'm not sure that you could get a policy before you come to CR - you likely would need to meet with an INS agent here and would need to provide detailed health history for review prior to approval. Also, it would normally have an annual premium, so I'm not sure how they would handle coverage for just 3 months. Travel insurance seems like the easiest way to go for this time period.
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ILuvCR replied to the thread help. Receiving too many duplicates on the Costa Rica forum on July 26, 2014:
loveadventure initially posted:
I apologize for bringing this up on the forum, but I am receiving 10-15 posts to my e mai on each different topic. Expat Exchange said to get in touch with them on their web site but I have had no luck. Anyone else having this problem. I woud be very greatfuo for any help yo9u could offer. Thanks .
ILuvCR replied on July 26, 2014 with:
I don't get any emails, I think that you select or choose to receive those or not? I simply log on and check the activity from time to time. Pura Vida!
shermanwc replied on July 25, 2014 with:
I've been getting 2-4 duplicates on some posts - not sure how to correct this!
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