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The First Step

The First Step

Ok, so the tough part is done… you've made the decision to start looking into purchasing International real estate. You may not be ready to retire just yet, but you can see the benefit of buying property in an emerging community while it's still in your price range. 

But wait, you're not in North America anymore… purchasing a home or property in Central America is considerably different from buying in North America. There are important points to keep in mind to ensure your transaction runs effortlessly. That's where we can help. 

Where International has assembled a list of articles to help make your International purchase go smoothly. Just the facts, no smoke in mirrors or real estate lingo. 


This list is designed to arm you with the understanding of what purchasing your first International property entails.

About You – Discover How YOU Purchase Real Estate

Avoiding Common Mistakes When Purchasing Property in Latin America
What's Your Real Estate Profile?

Where to Purchase – What Country/Location Fits You

Choosing the Right Destination for You
Making Sure Your View Remains Your View

Important Information – Completing your Due Diligence

What to Know Before You Buy - 5 Key Points
Buying Land? 10 Points to Keep in Mind

Discovering Your New Community – Visit your Property and Meet with the Developer

It's always a good idea to visit the country and the property prior to signing on the dotted line. Our Discovery Weekends are a fun and inexpensive way to experience the local culture. Learn more about our Discovery Weekends here.

Property or House – Buying and Building Later or Buying Someone Else’s Home

Re-Sale Home or Pre-Construction Property?
Ensuring Success When Buying Pre-Construction

Renting – A Good Way to Maximize Your Investment

 Renting Your Retirement / Vacation Home

The Importance of Hiring an Attorney

Spend Money to Save Money - Hire an Attorney

Paying for Your Property – Keeping Your Money Safe

Keep Your Money Safe
You Can Escape, But You Can't Escape Property Taxes

Property Values – Understanding What’s Fair in Latin America

Square Footage - Or is that Meters? Getting What You Pay For
Avoid Paying 'Foreigner' Pricing
Building Your Dream Home in Paradise

Current Topics

We’re taught from an early age to accept that we can’t have everything we want… that we have to share or compromise. Thankfully, now that you’re an adult, and you’re considering a property purchase abroad, these ‘rules’ don’t apply.
All your ducks are in a row… you bought a corner lot, with spectacular ocean views in a private community.
We frequently refer to Costa Rica’s southern Nicoya Peninsula as a ‘hidden gem’. Naturally, those already owning and/or living in this tropical oasis would prefer it stays that way…

Where International exists to recommend a variety of International real estate options. Where International requires developers to meet stringent criteria before offering them to you. Conversely, any inspections we conduct on projects or individuals should not be misinterpreted as a guarantee by Where International. International real estate is not immune to the ups and downs that occur in North American real estate; property values are never guaranteed to increase.

Where International is not accountable for the orchestration or deliverance of Discovery Weekends. We provide them to you on behalf of our developer partners. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance, as you would with any trip out of your home country. In addition, we advise you complete your own due diligence, purchase title insurance and always use a local attorney to assist with all transactions. In the event that a reader purchases a property from a recommended developer, Where International receives a sum from the developer.