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HalloCasa Real Estate Show

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The International Real Estate Marketplace Show with Realtors and Brokers from all around the world hosted by Michael


#46 Real estate in Costa Rica: why to buy, how to buy, taxes, money transfer, eco tourism in Costa Rica

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This week we talked to Ofelia Ulloa from San José, Costa Rica. Ofelia is President, Broker & Owner of Costa Rica Sol First Realty in San José, focusing mainly on residential real estate. 

She walks us through Costa Rica as a whole, where and why to invest, who invests in which locations, neighborhoods in San Jose, how to buy real estate, economic figures about Costa Rica, zero CO2 emission in Costa Rica, investing in forestation projects which provide a positive ROI, eco-tourism, and more. 

Ofelia is President, broker and owner of Costa Rica Sol First Realty. Her company specializes in the sale and rental of commercial and residential properties in the West Side of San Jose, the fastest growing area of the country and in the sale of large projects in different parts of Costa Rica mainly in Guanacaste, the Northern Pacific Region and in San Jose, the capital.

She has been in the Real Estate business for more than 20 years with a particular focus and expertise as a Sales Director of major projects in Costa Rica as well as selling entire projects internationally.

She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Costa Rican Real Estate Association, CCCBR for the last 4 years and the CCCBR Coordinator of International Relations. She participated in organizing the national and international FECEPAC Congress 2011 for the CCCBR and was the Director of the René Frank Award to the Real Estate Excellence Nationally and Internationally in 2011. She is a member of NAR, FECEPAC, FIABCI, CILA and CIPS.

She is Vice President of CILA in Costa Rica where she represents the countries from Mexico to Panama. 

Apart from that, she has been named by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS (NAR) and by the 2017 President William (Bill) Brown, to be an international member to represent on as interational member of the NAR Board of Directors 2017. Each year, NAR selects a few international members to be part of the Board of Directors, as they offer a unique and valuable perspective to the organization. Each international member of the NAR Board of Directors serves for one year. The 2017 appointment would begin on November 8 th 2016 and end on November 6 th 2017.

She furthermore represented Costa Rica at many international events as an International Director for the CCCBR and has made Costa Rica presentations in 5 cities in the USA: San Francisco and San Diego, in California, Miami, Florida, Chicago, Illinois, New Orleans as well as in San Jose, Costa Rica and Panama City in Panama.

You can contact Ofelia via: 



Tel: (506) 2220-1448/ (506) 8385-0216 (506) 2231-5961

Skype: ofeliamaria2

We hope the interview gives you some value and you enjoy the conversation.

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