Gloria Yeatman

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Jun 11 2019

Our Moving to Costa Rica Timeline: All the Steps Along the Way, by Rob Evans

I hate to see people struggling with how to move to Costa Rica. It is not that hard but can be overwhelming at first, so I hope our timeline will be a helpful guide for you – either to follow our steps or to use as a template to forge your own way. Five years …

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Jun 10 2019

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – June 10, 2019

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter Paul and Gloria In This Issue:  Our April 2019 Costa Rica Cost of Living Our Moving to Costa Rica Timeline: All the Steps Along the Way, by Rob Evans Featured Property in Grecia: Fully Furnished Updated 3BR 2BR Home Near Town-$139,800 Cooking in Costa Rica: …

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Apr 26 2019

In the Mailbag: Getting Mail, Buying a Car, and Retiring for Less? 

We always get lots of responses and questions from readers, both newsletter subscribers and on Facebook. Hi Gloria, I was wondering if you have or use a stateside PO box or address?  I was thinking about when the banks send new cards. I’ve seen some advice for those moving to get a PO box or …

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Apr 26 2019

Costa Rica’s Successful Reforestation Efforts in a Graphic

To celebrate Earth Day, we thought we would share this graphic with you which shows Costa Rica’s success in reforestation. The graphic was prepared by Costa Rica’s Fondo Nacional de Financiamiento Forestal (Fonafifo). The goal of the National Forestry Financing Fund is to finance “small and medium producers of forest goods and services, managing and …

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Apr 23 2019

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – April 23, 2019

Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter In This Issue:  Facebook, Twitter, & YouTube You can now follow us on Facebook and Twitter, so please “like” us on Facebook, “follow” us on Twitter, and watch and share our videos on YouTube.   What’s New on the Website Check out our newest posts on www.retireforlessincostarica.com: Our February …

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Apr 11 2019

Does Costa Rica Have the Highest Electricity Rates in the World? 

(Reprinted from The Costa Rica Star. Used with Permission.) One grumbling commonly expressed by North American expats residing in Costa Rica is related to their monthly electricity bills. Not only do they assert that they pay more in Costa Rica than they used to pay…(back home); they also assume that their new monthly bill has …

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Apr 02 2019

Lake Arenal: Small Low Maintenance Home in San Luis-$89,000

Property: Ref # 331 Location: San Luis, Costa Rica 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 986 square feet Lot size: .11 acres (445m2) Price: $89,000 USD Description: This bargain priced lake view home is a perfect way to own a property here on Lake Arenal, Costa Rica! This 2 bedroom, 2 bath home was renovated in 2014 …

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Apr 02 2019

Sarchi: Private Mountain Cabin on Coffee Plantation-$89,999

Property ID #8730 Price: $89,999 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Year Built: 2012 Acre-Lot size: 1.25 acres Meters Squared Hectares: 5000 Construction Area: 800 (sq.ft.) Parking: 2 Location: Sarchi Property Description: This sweet house is nestled in a coffee plantation and has great views and lots of space for gardens and trails. This is the kind of home that you can lock up …

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Apr 02 2019

Grecia: Traditional Furnished Home with Studio Apartment-$110,000

Property ID #83659 Price: $110,000 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 1 Year Built: 1980 Meters Squared Hectares: 335 Floor Size: 180 (m2) Construction Area: 2000 (sq.ft.) Parking: 1 Location: Grecia Neighborhood: Carbonal Specific Property Type: Mountain view Property Description: Conveniently located furnished Grecia home with studio apartment for sale. This property has it all. A small well landscaped fenced yard with a parking area as well as a …

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Apr 02 2019

Grecia: Fully Furnished Updated 3BR 2BR Home Near Town-$139,800

Property ID #82162 Price: $134,800 unfurnished or $139,800 furnished Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Year Built: 2010 Meters Squared Hectares: 238 Floor Size: 140 (m2) Construction Area: 1500 (sq.ft.) Parking: 1 Location: Grecia Neighborhood: Barrio Latino Property Description: Updated Home Near Town in a Grecia Gated Community for sale. Located walking distance to the farmers market and the Grecia mall this newer updated home is a …

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