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This beautiful turnkey contemporary Bed and Breakfast with 2 Professional Tennis Courts and 6 units can be yours for business or pleasure or both! Located in the stunning area of Tamarindo, on the Northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica in the Province of Guanacaste, where the main attractions are surfing and eco-tourism.
There is a total of 7 bedrooms so you can use one for yourself & the rest for your family, friends, or guests. It is short walk to Tamarindo’s main surfing beach and the business center. Playa Tamarindo is a long, rocky beach with excellent waves and two main breaks for advanced surfers.
Some eco-friendly activities in the area include watching turtles nest during their season, diving, snorkeling, body surfing, zip-lining, estuary trips, sailing, horseback riding and fishing.
Guest suites include a 2 bedroom apartment, 2 – 1 bedroom suites, and 3 guest rooms. Also included is a restaurant and a gorgeous pool which creates a great spot for entertaining. Imagine sitting out by this pool in the morning sipping some fresh Costa Rican coffee from the nearby mountains. The property is 1600 Square Meters with 300 Square Meters of structures. This property offers the owner several means of income & attracting a variety of guests. All of these wonders can be yours for $1,195,000.00.
Tamarindo is easily accessed from Liberia Airport (approx. an hour or so away) with airlines from many major cities arriving daily. Commercial airlines include: Air Berlin, Air Canada, American Airlines, Copa Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Jetblue, US Airways and several others.
As well as 3-4 supermarkets, a farmer’s market is held every Saturday morning. With such fresh food & so many outdoor activities available, it is easy to see why so many are moving to Costa Rica for La Pura Vida!!
Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about this wonderful property. Thank you so much.
The Pinellas International Council will be holding the Asia/Pacific and International Real Estate course on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 from 8am to 5pm at the Pinellas Realtor Organization building in Clearwater, Florida.
In this new world of globalized business, we are in contact with people from Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and the Philippines. Their economies count on countries of the Americas and the Pacific Rim to provide access for their goods to our markets. We count on them to supply us with quality merchandise at reasonable prices and providing new markets for the products of the Americas. One such product is real estate. This course provides information, insights and skills for working with Asian investors seeking overseas properties and for investors from the Americas seeking investments in Asia.
Upon successful completion of this course, a real estate professional will be able to:
• Discuss the social, economic, political, and geographical characteristics of major countries in the Asia/Pacific region.
• Identify important characteristics of the real estate market in certain Asia/Pacific markets, including influential laws and real estate and brokerage practices.
• Evaluate opportunities in certain Asian markets by analyzing significant investment patterns, investor profiles and real estate activity.
• Discuss ways to develop a business network to start or enhance an international practice with Asian clients or properties.
• Discuss techniques to promote properties, markets, and professional services.
SPEAKER: Carlos Fuentes
Mr. Fuentes has been involved in commercial and international real estate for the last 25 years, having earned the CCIM (Commercial R.E. Specialist), CIPS (International R.E. Specialist) and TRC (Transnational Referrals Certification) designations. His activities have included land acquisition and site development, office, retail, industrial and second home resort properties in the Caribbean, Latin America and the U.S. Contract and financing negotiations, market and investment analysis are all areas in which he has gained valuable experience. He has successfully completed a significant number of 1031 Exchanges.
Carlos has published articles in several national and international magazines and been a presenter at both national and international seminars and panels. He is a member of the NAR Speaker Cadre, a Certified CIPS and TRC Instructor as well as a Federal Court Certified Interpreter (English/Spanish).
He served as 2011 NAR Executive Committee Liaison to Global, Resort and Second Home Real Estate Group, Regional Coordinator for North America, Central America and the Caribbean, NAR and Florida REALTORS® Director, Past President of My Florida Regional MLS (with 34,000 users) and the Greater Tampa Association of REALTORS®. Mr. Fuentes received the 2003 NAR International Outreach Effort Award and the 2006 NAR President’s Liaison Award. He was the recipient of the 2008 GTAR Deal of the Year Award, recognizing a unique transaction, and named 2009 GTAR REALTOR® of the Year.
7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.: Sign-in, networking, and breakfast
8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Course
Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Seating is limited and registration is required.
PRO Members ($95):
Click here to register.
PRO Members – would you like a scholarship to help pay for this course? The REALTOR® Professional Development Scholarship is available for you, courtesy of the Pinellas REALTOR® Foundation and the Affiliate Business Partners of PRO. Click here to learn more and apply. Note: the scholarship does not cover any additional costs associated with obtaining the certification. If you’re interested in the scholarship, REGISTER AND PAY FOR THIS COURSE FIRST, then fill out the application on the webpage linked above. We request that you register and pay for the course first to guarantee your spot since scholarships and seating are limited. If you are awarded, we will issue you a check.
Non-PRO Members ($95) Click here to register.
***This course is one of the courses required to earn the prestigious Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation. The CIPS Network comprises 2,500 real estate professionals from 50 countries and is the specialty membership group for global business practitioners of the National Association of Realtors®. The CIPS® designation prepares Realtors® to service the growing international market in their local community by focusing on culture, exchange rates, investment trends, and legal issues. Click here for more information about CIPS and the requirements to earn this prestigious designation.
Contact: Jan Dean at Email: JDean@tampabayrealtor.com Phone: 727-216-3004
The Spanish real estate market, hit hard by the financial crisis, is now what one analyst calls “a two-speed market.” In many locations, prices have bottomed out and are rising, while other areas may still have room to fall further. When you match attractive prices with the growing interest among many Americans in retiring outside of the U.S., you have a promising opportunity for real estate agents.
When I recently met with real estate delegates from Spain, many did not know that Americans can use their tax-advantaged retirement funds to invest in offshore real estate. They had a lot of questions about how to use Real Estate IRAs as a strategy to grow their business. They definitely saw the potential to sell more to their existing client base of American investors.
One of the strategies of particular interest to this group was purchasing the property in the IRA, then taking it as a distribution in the future. Because the IRA account holder cannot live in the IRA-owned property, it is typically rented out, creating an income stream for the IRA. When the account holder reaches retirement age, he or she can take the property as a distribution.
If the property was purchased with a Roth IRA, it can be taken as a distribution all at once without any tax penalties. If it were owned in a Traditional IRA, the account holder would pay taxes on the distributed amount. For example, Entrust clients will often purchase beachfront property, rent it out and take incremental distributions until the property is fully in their name.
There is no reason U.S.-based real estate agents shouldn’t take advantage of this same technique to grow their business and stand out from the competition. The Spanish delegates clearly understood the importance of asking every American investor client, “Do you have an IRA?” Sometimes, you need to look no further than your database to find more business opportunity—inside or outside the U.S.
By Jason Craig, President of The Entrust Group – http://rismedia.com
For more information, visit www.theentrustgroup.com.
According to CBRE Group, the Panama Canal’s expansion, the first major renovation the canal has undergone since its opening in 1914, is a milestone that will have a major impact on the global trade industry, and specifically, the way cargo is handled and transported throughout North America.
By Michael Gerrity | See more at: http://www.worldpropertyjournal.com/
Scheduled to open in April 2016, the larger canal will be able to accommodate a new line of Post-Panamax vessels — supertankers, container and passenger ships too large to pass through the canal, pre-expansion. The $5.25 billion expansion project has already created a new set of locks that will accommodate these larger vessels, providing shippers easier access to North America.
“Now you can have these massive ships go directly to the East Coast, and that is going to drastically change the way merchandise is distributed,” says Carla Lopez, head of research in Latin America for CBRE.
Ports on the East Coast are spending billions to deepen their harbors, increase their bridge heights and transform their infrastructure to accommodate larger vessels that bring with them more cargo and potentially more business. But how immediately this influx of new business — in the form of cargo shipped from Asia directly to the East Coast — will land in the reconfigured ports has yet to be determined.
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) estimates that ports and their private sector partners are investing over $9 billion a year to modernize and expand port facilities.
These port renovations fall into three main categories: land-side connections (the roads and rail lines that lead into the ports); water-side connections (especially those that need to be deepened and widened to accommodate greater volumes in these Post-Panamax vessels); and the port facility infrastructure itself (often referred to as “inside the gate”).
The association estimates there are 125 port-related infrastructure projects underway or planned, cumulatively valued at $29 billion. Except for on-dock rail, these projects are mostly improvements outside of port facilities, including intermodal connectors, gateway and corridors and marine highways.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has dedicated $1.3 billion for the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Project, which will raise the bridge to 215 feet from 151 feet for the passage of these larger ships. It has also spent over $2.7 billion for other improvements to its water-side and land-side connections, along with its port facility infrastructure.
“New York is always going to be huge, and it is best positioned in the short term,” says David Egan, CBRE’s head of industrial research in the Americas. “If you take the major ports from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Charleston and Baltimore, they’ve all made a committed investment to receive these Post-Panamax ships.”
Ports in Savannah, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida, are currently undergoing costly dredging projects to deepen their harbors for these larger ships (Georgia has set aside $266 million for the Savannah Harbor).
“I still think there are some limitations, like the Port of Savannah, which only has a certain depth that can be achieved there,” adds Egan.
Perceived limitations aside, the Port of Savannah has seen a bump in total TEU volume from March 2014 to March 2015, according to CBRE Research. This volume helped the Port of Savannah surpass the Northwest Seaport Alliance, a newly formed alliance between the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, as the fourth-largest port in total TEU volume.
More cargo also means a growing demand for speedy distribution services, and that can also lead to substantial real estate benefits for East Coast ports. For instance, the increased cargo traffic at the Port of Virginia helped fill warehouse space in Hampton Roads with imported goods. As of 2014, about 91 percent of the 108 million square feet of leasable industrial space there was leased, and the total amount of vacant square feet of warehouse space in the area dropped to 1.9 million from 3.6 million in 2012.
There is also the question of how those along the supply chain–from existing shippers to retailers–are going to change their methodology based on these new access points for larger ships.
“If you’re looking at an Asia-to-North America shipping lane and you’re an existing retailer, how quickly can you turn on a dime and change your supply chain in order to take into consideration this new opportunity?” asks Scott Marshall, executive managing director, industrial services in the Americas for CBRE. “By changing that, what happens to your turn time?” ~~~~~~~
– By Michael Gerrity | See more at: http://www.worldpropertyjournal.com/
This beautiful Grecia, Costa Rica mansion estate sits on a mountaintop of 4.5 acres (18,210 square meters) with 360 degrees views. This gorgeous estate is located at 3050 feet or 1000 meters elevation.
The main home which is approximately 10,000 square feet (929 square meters) has a gourmet kitchen with granite counters and a breakfast area, a living room with soaring ceilings and oversized sliding glass doors to take full advantage of the views, a separate dining area, a spacious office, a wood lined loft library that overlooks the family room and its fireplace, 5 bedrooms and 4 ½ baths.
There is a separate fitness room and an oversized 2 car garage with workshop, which is currently being used as a very spacious & organized artists’ studio. Everything about this estate is meticulously maintained.
The master bathroom has a Jacuzzi. Walk in closet. The pool with its stunning mountaintop views has 2 waterfalls and an underwater terrace.
There is generator/pump/solar house where the 2 hot water Solar systems with 83 & 52 gallon insulated tanks are located. Covered poolside terrace with living room area and barbecue. The caretaker’s home is approximately 645 square feet (60 square meters) and has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, living & kitchen area and its own terrace.
Call or go to our website http://Coastal.506.nu/ to learn more about this mountain top estate and others today.
Summary: This incredibly unique and chic mansion is built on 4.5 acres and has 360 degrees view – the main house is 10,000 ft2 and is 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath large living areas, bar, gourmet-kitchen with breakfast-area, dining-room, TV room with fireplace, study and a library – $2,500,000
by Graham Wood
from Vacation News » Miami Edition | By Steve Winston | December 19, 2014 – See more at: http://www.worldpropertyjournal.com
It won’t happen overnight. But the shot heard ’round the world – President Obama’s “opening” with Cuba – will have momentous effects on the resort-development (and residential development) sectors. And it will have momentous effects on both the American and Cuban economies, as well.
“Many people have been planning ahead for this day,” says Michael Mazzotta, CEO, Commercial Real Estate for San Diego-based XREIT. “I can tell you that a number of major American hotel companies have already spotted sites in which they’re interested. I can tell you that I’ve already heard of a 750-slip marina under discussion. And I can tell you that, for American travelers, the prices will be incredible…beautiful penthouse condos will be going for as little as $200,000!”
Even though American tourists – as opposed to American journalists, scientists, professional associations, etc. – will not yet be allowed to travel to Cuba, many experts feel that, when the island does open for general American tourism, it will be akin to a dam bursting.
“The biggest opportunity – and challenge – for U.S. operators and developers will be to keep up with the pace of U.S. tourists, because they will be coming!” says Sebastian A. C. Berger, CEO of CEIBA Investments Limited, Cuba’s leading (foreign owned) real estate company. “High net-worth individuals love to come to Cuba. And given the fact that high-end tourism facilities and residential zones are scarce, there is a considerable – and very attractive – gap to fill for high-end hotel and residential developers.”
The amount of excellent locations to construct hotels, resorts, golf courses, marinas, etc. is overwhelming, Berger says. But he adds that it won’t happen overnight. Obtaining permits and authorizations, negotiating a venture, obtaining approval from the Council of Ministers…all these things take time.
In addition, there will have to be structural and political changes in both nations before these things can take place, among them changes in Cuban laws governing property ownership, and American laws prohibiting imports from Cuba. And Congress would first have to lift the ban on tourism travel to Cuba.
Among the Cuban destinations of interest to investors are places with natural beauty or good beaches, among them Trinidad, Viñales, Santa Lucia, Cayo Largo, and Isla de la Juventud (Isle of Youth).
Orbitz, the online travel company, has long been an advocate of relaxing travel restrictions between the U.S. and Cuba. And the company has indicated that many of its customers are anxious to see Cuba.
“For major U.S. hotel chains, there are a series of considerations,” says Micheline Maynard, Director of the Reynolds National Center For Business Journalism. “One, can they get access to good locations? It’s important to remember that European and Latin American companies have already nabbed some of the best spots in Havana and the resort town of Varadero. The best option for American companies, at least at the beginning, might be to partner with existing hotel properties in order to learn the market and the limitations.”
Maynard says that Cuba is beginning to develop a better tourism infrastructure…but that Cuban policies and regulations will have to change before American companies/investors can rush in.
Nonetheless, the feeling since President Obama’s announcement is bullish among investors.
“Where Cuban tourism and residential development is concerned,” says XREIT’s Michael Mazzotta, who also owns a website called CubanRealEstate.com, “the sky’s the limit. The opportunities are certainly there. And American investors, resort developers, and high-end residential developers are just waiting for the opportunity to rush in, and fill the vacuum that’s been created over the past 54 years.
“For the resort and residential sectors,” he adds, “we think Cuba will become a land of opportunity!” – from http://www.worldpropertyjournal.com