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Movie Theater in Tamarindo?

Movie theatre in Tamarindo

The latest news is that construction will begin soon on Tamarindo’s first Cineplex. One of Costa Rica’s largest movie theater has announced its expansion plans will include a 4 theater complex in Tamarindo, to be open by the end of 2016.  What a great boost this will be our local economy, providing new jobs and drawing residents and tourists alike from our neighboring towns!  Tamarindo will always be best known for its plethora of outdoor activities, but the addition of a movie theater could be just what the doctor ordered.  After a full day of fun in the sun, imagine settling into a comfortable, air conditioned theater with a snack and cold beverage for a couple hours.

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ABC is very proud to celebrate with Mark, 7 years working together!

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Mark recently celebrated 7 years with ABC Real Estate, Tamarindo.

“I’d have to say that what I’ve valued the most from this time are the friends I’ve made at ABC, and clients that turn into friends, priceless. I hope to continue to make many more. It’s been inspiring to work with such competent people.”
Mark Venegas

Congratulations Mark, we wish you many more successes in your future!!

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Real Estate in tropical markets seems to be in very high demand!!

 

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Did you know that there are in average almost 30,000 Google searches for properties in Costa Rica per month?

 

 

 

 


According to point2homes this is the ranking country monthly searches:

  1. Belize 31,040
  2. Costa Rica 29,910
  3. Puerto Rico 25,370
  4. Mexico 23,870
  5. US Virgin Islands 19,750
  6. Panama 19,300
  7. Canada 17,130
  8. Ecuador 13,910
  9. Dominican Republic 11,600
  10. Bahamas 10,210

If you are one of them, please contact us for your piece of property in Costa Rica.

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Run, run, run!!

Tamarindo Marathon

by: Mark Venegas, Real Estate Consultant.

It’s that time of the year again when our quaint and loved beach town of Playa Tamarindo is in the news all over the world. Not for what it’s well known for, like its spectacular beach, great amenities, or the various Real Estate opportunities available here. It’s because the Tamarindo Beach Marathon is back for its ninth year, gaining prestige with every year, and attracting elite runners from all over the world like; Africa, the USA, Europe and of course Costa Rica. This internationally certified race has turned into one of the most important marathons in Costa Rica, where in the 2014 event there were over 5,000 runners, and this year the number of participants is expected to be even higher. Besides the 42k marathon there is also a 5k, 10k, 21k and a 30k, making this an event for multiple enthusiasts.

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Tamarindo in the press!

About Tamarindoby: Suzanne Stavert, Creator of AdventuresofEmptyNesters.com

Great article with pleasant comments in Huffington Post

  • “My husband and I are not surfers, however, you need to hear about this amazing surf spot in this quaint little kick back town.”
  • “Rolling surf, warm temps, beautiful beaches, salty air, ice cold beer, surf shops galore and great Costa Rican food… a perfect recreational recipe.”
  • “It was super fun for us because we live in the city and never experience anything like this!”
  • “Playa Tamarindo is still unspoiled, certainly not too over commercialized and a great spot to enjoy for the day, the weekend and even the week.”
  • “Our day trip to Tamarindo was such a departure from our typical luxury travel, but most certainly enhanced our view of the real Costa Rica.”
  • “Tamarindo is such an authentic, friendly, restful place on the coast of the Pacific Ocean where many surfers come to surf and soak in the scenery. It is not to be missed when you travel to the tropical paradise of Costa Rica”… read the full article

 

 

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Vacation Rentals in Tamarindo

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by: Federico Fernandez, Real Estate Consultant

Our charming beach community of Tamarindo´s economy is based on tourism. Lodging is one of the basic items in the scope of services available to serve a growing flow of tourists visiting us. Visitors not only seek options of staying in hotels. Renting a condo, villa or home is an alternative that every day becomes more and more attractive. This has become a win-win situation. Tourists are able to stay in comfortable beautiful houses or condos with private pools, ocean view, beachfront locations, walking distance to the beach or even in the countryside within short driving distances to several beaches and activities. The units available are furnished, fully equipped and serviced by property management companies that facilitate all renters´ needs during their stay. It is very convenient for vacationers that they can choose within a wide variety of properties. Some of them are large houses or condos that can host large groups.

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Costa Rica Weddings

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Every year, more and more people are deciding to exchange their “I Do’s” in the land of Pura Vida.  You need only Google “weddings Costa Rica” to have yourself hours of reading material.  The sheer diversity of its landscape offers a multitude of settings to captivate just about anybody.  You can exchange vows on the edge of a volcano, at the base of a waterfall or deep inside a rainforest.  And if you are a beach person, there is a plethora of white sand beaches to choose from.  Tamarindo has emerged as a destination wedding hotspot in its own right with options ranging from the very simple to the quite extravagant.  Several of the larger hotels offer full service wedding packages. For the more creative, you can rent one of Tamarindos’ beautiful beach front or ocean view homes and create your own personalized experience.
You will be hard pressed to find a single week the entire year where at least one wedding doesn’t take place in Tamarindo.

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Listing your Property for Sale Successfully

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by: Mark Venegas, Real Estate Consultant

When an agent goes to a listing appointment it is not unusual to find out that the seller already has set the price they want to ask for their property. “My neighbor sold 6 months ago for $$$s and my house is much nicer than theirs” is a standard answer we get from the seller when asked how he/she came to that asking price.
Although it is customary that the market in Costa Rica moves slower than in the US, many times properties stay on the market for long periods here basically because sellers price their properties too high. Some agents simply accept the sales price set by the seller in the hope the seller will eventually wake up and adjust the price, but this is a waste of everybody’s time. If you want to put your property on the market, and be a knowledgeable seller, you should first select a trusted agent and ask him/her to appraise your property so you will know what the market value is, this is the most important step in finding the appropriate selling price. Also, to get a better feel of what you need to fix, paint, clean or organize, ask the agent to tell you the good, bad and the ugly of your property so you will not only know what is necessary to work on to get it market ready but also know how your property compares to others in your area.

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JOGI – JUERGEN GERNER JOINS NETWORK OF 1 MILLION+ REALTORS®

Tamarindo, Costa Rica, March 13th, 2015, Jogi – Juergen Gerner of ABC Real Estate has joined the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), connecting to a worldwide network of more than one million trusted real estate practitioners. Only members of the National Association of REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®, and they are identifiable by the REALTOR® “R” logo on their marketing and sales literature.

By joining NAR, Jogi has aligned with the most trusted name in real estate.  REALTORS® are required to abide by a strict code of ethics, obligating them to client loyalty; fiduciary (legal) duty to clients; cooperation with competitors; truthfulness in statements and advertising; and non-interference in exclusive relationships that other REALTORS® have with their clients. They are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate.

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The Not So Wild Side of Costa Rica

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 by: Federico Fernandez, Real Estate Consultant

Some foreigners might believe that Costa Rica is a savage land. An image of a land lost in time with nothing but dirt roads, chickens running loose in the streets, and the local population traveling in ox carts. Old and colorful school buses or Land Rovers from the 1970s might arise in their minds if they have not been here before.

The good thing is that this back-to-basics lifestyle of enjoying nature, driving through wonderful scenery to arrive at heavenly beaches, rainforests, or active volcanoes, coexists with a prosperous nation with a flourishing economy.

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