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TRISTÁN REAL ESTATE helps you find the home of your dreams.  With over forty years of combined experience in the Real Estate Business Market in Costa Rica. We make sure you find exactly what you want and be protected all along until the closing.

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Cecilia Tristán is a "whirlwind" ... unstoppable, tireless and always looking to the future. Having been in the Real Estate business in Costa Rica for
We have been working and developing as a team, always looking for improvements, to provide you with a service based on tenacity, responsibility and diligence…

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The Real Reason Costa Rican Rentals are so Expensive
Ok, there are times when the economist in me just screams to get out.  So, the following questions were the trigger: 1)      Why aren’t there any Ticos trying to buy my home at only $250,000? 2)      Why are rental prices so high? Basically, we need to blame the banks and
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The Real Reason Rental Prices are so High in Costa Rica
Ok, there are times when the economist in me just screams to get out.  So, the following questions were the trigger: 1)      Why aren’t there any Ticos trying to buy my home at only $250,000? 2)      Why are rental prices so high? Basically, we need to blame the banks and
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Strike in Costa Rica and Its Effect on All of Us
As the now declared “illegal” strike continues into the 5th week, most of the expat community in the Atenas area has been celebrating that we have not been affected, but we have, and here is how. First, it is important to explain why this strike is even going on. As
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How we limit our Personal Growth by Being Judgmental
How can we improve our personal growth?  By not being so judgmental. Let’s face it.  We all feel superior.  We feel that our culture and our ways are better than all others and we look down our noses at other ways of doing things.  Admit it, we all do. Why? 
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Doing Costa Rica on the Cheap
People come to Costa Rica for many different reasons and with many different budgets.  Costa Rica offers all levels of living from basic to ultra-luxurious.  If you are coming to retire in luxury and have unlimited funds, this blog post is not for you.  But, many people ask me how
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When is a Recommendation just a Recommendation?
The real estate world can get a bit fuzzy on the difference between recommendations, referrals, and commission splits, especially in Costa Rica.  First of all, ALL services rely on recommendations.  A good recommendation is what we all hope for and need.  A bad recommendation can kill a business.  How is
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