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Anyone have experience or opinions on prefab construction of homes?

Thank you.
Your informations, recommendations and suggestions are well accepted with great appreciation.
I am interested in buying 12 acre lot near Dominical through Costa Rica Real Estate Service.  However, I don't know anything about buying a land in CR and CRRES and am hesitating.
I hope to meet you and visit your home someday, if possible.
Be happy and healthy.
Young Lee

no2jw :

Thank you.
Your informations, recommendations and suggestions are well accepted with great appreciation.
I am interested in buying 12 acre lot near Dominical through Costa Rica Real Estate Service.  However, I don't know anything about buying a land in CR and CRRES and am hesitating.
I hope to meet you and visit your home someday, if possible.
Be happy and healthy.
Young Lee

The main thing with who you buy from is to get your OWN attorney, do not use the seller's or realtor's.
And of course your own attorney has to be one recommended by various people, not just one. Takes some research to find a good one. To me, the realtor is less important. But then you don't want to buy from a crook, either! So do your due diligence which means ask people who live around that area what they think of the realtors and can they recommend an attorney.

The attorney is what counts more than who you buy from imho because the attorney has to make sure the Title is all well and good and try to get him to investigate that you have water and electricity availability and "uso de suelo" which is the right to build on it, and right to access it. If it's right on a public road and doesn't cross anyone else's property, no problem. You can also check the Registro yourself for the title and see if it has any liens against it etc.

Ask to see the physical water connection and the physical electric transformer that can feed your property electricity. I'd say generally speaking if you have a transformer there you will be able to get electricity BUT there may be a way of confirming this with ICE first as well.

Generally speaking if your land borders a public road at all then if there is water and electricity on neighboring properties you should be able to get it as well so ask to be shown the sources for hooking up.

You might benefit from this link: How To Buy Real Estate In Costa Rica

Ask about the road. Does it ever flood or get blocked off for any reason? Are there ever any issues getting to the closest bigger town (in your case maybe San Isidro). I have heard that area has some issues still, after the recent Tropical Storm Nate, so check on that. I've also heard in the past that some areas between San isidro and Dominical have water issues (drinking water availability) so check on that. The issue may no longer be a problem, so I'm just saying check, as I don't live anywhere near there but I did look in that area to buy before buying my properties near San Ramon.

The only other "bad" thing about that area - and again, I almost bought there myself so I do like it a lot! - is that the road to San Jose is a long and curvy one and has a high accident rate or did years ago anyway due to all the big trucks that use it and crazy drivers trying to get around them.

I will send you a PM.

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