On Wednesday, May 19, Hacienda Matapalo Executive Vice President Brian Albury will present a no-holds-barred look at Costa Rica and other countries in order to answer the question: Is Costa Rica still the best place in Central America for purchasing real estate?
(PRWEB) May 7, 2010 -- While Costa Rica has long been the investment darling of Central America when it comes to real estate purchases, in recent months there has been a lot of chatter about other countries in the region like Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.
On Wednesday, May 19, Hacienda Matapalo Executive Vice President Brian Albury will present a no-holds-barred look at these countries and others in the region in order to answer the question: Is Costa Rica still the best place in Central America for purchasing real estate?
The eSeminar, which is free and open to the public, will examine various locations throughout Central America on a variety of topics ranging from political and financial structures to the quality of life and the indigenous people.
"There has been a lot of misinformation spread around recently about some of these countries," Albury said, "and that creates a lot of confusion for those who wish to purchase or invest in the region. Whether it's Costa Rica, Panama or Nicaragua, people need to know the facts and not be fooled by fabrications."
Albury said the goal of the eSeminar will be to set the record straight on the nations of the region and to provide people with information that is accurate and unbiased so they can make intelligent decisions that are in their own best interests.
"When you line up the countries side-by-side and compare them in a variety of categories, you can clearly see what a good decision is and what a bad decision is," he explained. "But don't just take my word for it; listen to what the U.S., Canadian and British governments have to say about all these places."
Unlike many of their neighbors, Costa Rica has not suffered from the tribulations caused by dictatorships, corruption, disease or escalating and widespread crime over the years. Instead it has flourished as one of the top places to live from both an ecological and economical perspective.
Although caution and common sense are always suggested to anyone who plans to buy property in any country not of their domicile, those looking to invest should weigh their options and although Costa Rica is still considered one of best return on investment opportunities, it's not all about money.
"All of these countries except Costa Rica have immigration issues where their citizens are trying to leave their homelands for a variety of reasons," Albury noted. "But there's a reason why Costa Ricans don't leave Costa Rica. When a country is consistently ranked higher than its neighbors - and in many cases higher than the U.S., U.K. or Canada - in terms of safety, health and government stability, it really says something about the place."
The free eSeminar is scheduled for a 6 p.m. Eastern Time start. Participants may register here or by visiting one of several Costa Rica real estate Web sites that are sponsoring the online event such as Hacienda Matapalo, Los Pelicanos Ocean Club and Tierra Verde Uvita among others.
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