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Crucial advice for individuals who are moving abroad for the first time

Crucial advice for individuals who are moving abroad for the first time

Posted on: February 1st, 2014 by admin

Are you purchasing Quepos or Manuel Antonio real estate with the aim of moving to Costa Rica permanently? If so, this post is for you. Moving abroad represents a monumental change and is a huge commitment. However, a lot of people who have already made the move state it is the best thing they have ever done. Being prepared is the key to ensuring everything runs as smoothly as possible. This article will provide you with some top tips to ensure your move to Costa Rica and your purchase of Quepos or Manuel Antonio real estate is a successful one. So, keep on reading to find out more…

Meeting people

First and foremost, let’s forget about all the finances, legalities, Costa Rica real estate procedures, and so on and so forth. Let’s begin by discovering what is going to make you happy. After all, that is the most important thing. One of the main reasons for unsuccessful moves abroad is because people feel isolated. Without your family and your lifelong friends it can be extremely difficult. However, you have to put yourself out there. Costa Rican people are known for being extremely friendly and you will find a lot of people in your position as well. Get involved with various local groups and get talking. You will be shocked by how far a simple ‘hello’ can get you.

Do your research

It’s simple, the more you know about Costa Rica, the better you will be prepared for moving there. The best thing to do is seek out a quality property lawyer and/or relocation agent who is based in the Manuel Antonio and Quepos area. Not only will they be best equipped to help you when purchasing Manuel Antonio or Quepos real estate, but they will know all there is to know about the area. Consequently, you will not be left wanting when it comes to knowledge of your new location. Moreover, by using the previous tip regarding talking to people you will be able to find out information from the locals as well.

Plan your finances

Last but not least, planning your finances is imperative. A lot of people underestimate just how costly moving abroad is. You have to take everything into account; from the exchange rate, to purchasing new furniture, to your flights, to legal fees, and so on and so forth. In addition to this, planning your finances also relates to long-term goals as well. Insurance policies need to be carefully considered and you should also take into account your pension. You may want to seek out a pension transfer from your current country of residence as this could provide you with added benefits. Using the aid of a financial advisor is highly recommended during this period. Yes, you will have to pay for their service, but it may end up saving you a lot of money in the long run.