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  • 1.Costa Rica
  • 2. When just 17 years old, I graduated high school early, bought an oldcar and left Boston on the 2ndof January, 1974, to explore the world.I ended up driving as far as Guatemala, returning to Boston on the2ndof April. I’d discovered a lust for travel. (some photo shop work)
  • 3. Here I am in the Maria Isabela Sheraton in Mexico City in 1974
  • 4. I operated a jewelry manufacturing businesswhile in college based in Taxco, Mexico and Iliked to tour breweries when I traveled.
  • 5. I’m A Baby Boomer!
  • 6. After Graduate School, I decided I was tired ofShoveling Snow each winter in Boston
  • 7. So we moved to Key West, Florida in 1999
  • 8. We thought we were all set in Key West
  • 9. Then came 6 years of very active hurricane seasons
  • 10. Key West in 2005Hurricane Wilma
  • 11. With Insurance now costing us over $13,000 peryear, we decided we needed a retirement “Plan B”
  • 12. We looked around the States at our options
  • 13. Puerto Vallarta,MexicoAmbergris Caye,BelizeAnd started looking aroundinternationally
  • 14. Costa Rica
  • 15. Dominican Republic San MiguelAllende, Mexico
  • 16. Costa Rica
  • 17. Panama Thailand
  • 18. Costa Rica
  • 19. HawaiiEcuadorNicaragua
  • 20. Costa Rica
  • 21. The Greek Isles Spain IrelandParisEnglandItaly
  • 22. We finally decided that Costa Ricawas the place for us!
  • 23. Our first piece of property in Costa Rica
  • 24. Costa Rica is in Central America between Nicaragua and Panama
  • 25. It’s about the size of West Virginia
  • 26. Costa Rica is less than a 2 ½ hour direct flight fromMiami. Nearly every major US airline flies there.
  • 27. Home to 4 million residents
  • 28. It’s also home to 100,000 foreigners
  • 29. Including more than 50,000 North Americans
  • 30. Tap water is safe to drink in Costa Rica
  • 31. The country contains more than 100 types offerns, 1,000 orchards and 2000 kinds of trees.
  • 32. 27% of the country is protected land.
  • 33. Costa Rica is home to a dizzying array of fauna.ToucansTree Frogs Blue Morpho ButterfliesMore than 50 kinds ofHummingbirds
  • 34. Humpback WhalesOlive Ridley TurtlesSquirrel MonkeysSloths
  • 35. 860 bird species reside in Costa Rica;including the spectacular Scarlet Macaw.More than in the US and Canada combined.
  • 36. Arenal VolcanoSouth Pacific Coast BeachLa Paz WaterfallCosta Rica is loaded withNatural WondersDiving off Cocos Island
  • 37. San Jose National TheaterCartago Cathedral CasinosAnd man-made ones
  • 38. And for those of us who prefer to relax.
  • 39. There’s lots to do since tourism is the number
  • 40. The temperature in the southern Pacificaverages 81˚ year round.
  • 41. “Green Season”, the local’s favorite, is fromMay until November. The mornings aresunny and late afternoon showers are typical.
  • 42. It’s a country with little government corruption.And a very healthy economy.
  • 43. The US is Costa Rica’s largest trading partner.Intel is the largest employer.
  • 44. The country has a high GlobalCompetitiveness ranking.
  • 45. Costa Rica uses the colon astheir currency, not the dollar.
  • 46. Infrastructureis improvingrapidly.
  • 47. The CoastalHighway nowThe CoastalHighway in 2009
  • 48. Costa Rica is a Democracy guaranteeing rights for residents andforeigners alike. Freedom of speech, press and assembly areexercised daily.The government consists of three branches:Executive: Costa Rica’s President, Laura ChinchillaLegislature: 57 elected officials responsible for laws and taxes (39%are women).Judicial: 22 Supreme Court magistrates.
  • 49. Costa Rica, a peaceful country, neutral for200 years, was the first country in the worldto constitutionally abolish its army.
  • 50. Focusing spending on Education (boasting a 96% literacy rate)spending instead oneducationCosta Rica is proudof a 96% literacyrate among itscitizens; among thehighest in LatinAmericaand…
  • 51. High Quality, Low Cost National Healthcare(nearly free to residents, about $125 per month)Most physicians are trained in the US and Europeand speak several languages including English.
  • 52. Cost of an outpatient visit in Costa Rica isapproximately $70; in the US it’s $366
  • 53. Costa Rica is a Popular Health TourismDesitination
  • 54. HospitalCIMAThe 3 BestHospitals in CostaRica include:
  • 55. Hospital ClinicaBiblica
  • 56. Hospital La Catolica
  • 57. The pace of lifeis slower.Perhaps that’swhy CostaRicans have alonger life spanthan those inthe US.
  • 58. Fresh, pesticide free produce and meatsare abundant and inexpensive.
  • 59. Surprisingly;world class,gourmetrestaurantsabound in ourcommunity.
  • 60. Foreigners have the same right to propertyownership as Costa Ricans do.
  • 61. Property ownership is Fee Simple.Title Insurance is readily available.
  • 62. Taxes are very low; approx. $1.95 per $1000 in valueA home valued at $200k owes only $390 per year!
  • 63. Home insurance is approximately $387yearly for a home worth $200,000.
  • 64. Costa Rica is situated belowthe hurricane belt
  • 65. This was the parking lot of Sears inKey West right near our house in 2005
  • 66. Costa Rica does not sell ocean frontproperty, keeping their beaches public
  • 67. Our community is located on the southernPacific coast of Costa Rica.
  • 68. Easily accessible via a paved road fromSan Jose, or a short commuter flight.
  • 69. This is the new Calderatoll road completed lastyear that cut the drivefrom San Jose to thecoast by nearly an hour.The toll from end to endis less than $4.00 US
  • 70. This is the new coastal highway,also completed last year.
  • 71. Great property appreciation
  • 72. Buying ahead of the trend is best
  • 73. Recently expanded Juan Santa Maria Airport in San Jose
  • 74. OjochalNew airportshistoricallybring greatpropertyappreciation.
  • 75. OjochalPlans are nowin place to builda newinternationalairport justsouth of ourproject.
  • 76. The new Hospital De Osa opened in 2008, an80,000 sq. ft., 88 bed facility right near us!
  • 77. Plenty of new commercial development in the region
  • 78. Plenty of new commercial development in the region
  • 79. Golf, Bowling, NFL ticket, Sports Bar, Pool Hall, All in our Area!
  • 80. Shopping in Costa Rica includes nearly all you can ask for
  • 81. TaxesTaxes in Costa RicaProperty tax is approx. $1.45 per $1000 in declaredvalue for property under $200kProperty tax is $1.95 per $1000 over $200kGraduated tax on income from inside the countryNo tax on Income from outside the countryNo capital gains taxSales tax is 13% and is not charged on professionalservices like lawyers, doctors, dentists, etcThere is a hotel tax (room tax)There is an airport departure tax of $28 per person
  • 82. We offer Ocean and Mountain view homesites. Prices start at only $40,000.
  • 83. We have a brand new marina just north of us in Queposand a new golf course within minutes of our
  • 84. Example of Ocean View
  • 85. Example of Mountain View
  • 86. Part of our Chontales Development totaling over 2200 acres
  • 87. All of our home sites come complete withroads, water and electricity on the lot.
  • 88. We will build your luxury home starting at$100 per square foot.
  • 89. You may also choose to build your ownhome, hire any builder of your choice, or optto simply hold the land as an investment.
  • 90. Some of the homes we’ve built$145,000 including land$350k including land and pool$260k including land and pool $290k including land and pool
  • 91. Hand craftedwoodwork isincluded
  • 92. We make our own vinyl or aluminum windows,doors, sliding doors, granite counters, hardwoodcustom cabinets, wrought iron, sliders, everything
  • 93. Every home wascustom designed.UNTIL NOW
  • 94. We’ve recently released a new Home Package DealThe project consists of 80 home sites and a common pool and socialareaWe are offering 3 two bedroom models in three sizesPricing land and home from $150,000 to $220,000 completeWe can deliver these Units in Six MonthsIntroductory pricing is only good through December 31st, 2013Payment Terms:A $10,000 deposit will hold a unit, we will finance, or pay 100% ofbalance and we’ll have you living in the house in 6 months or less.These units will sell fast….
  • 95. Club House - Outdoor Community Area, Pool and Grills
  • 96. We also offer full rental managementservices allowing you to earn income whileyour property appreciates.
  • 97. Our community offers numerous restaurants,grocery stores, heath care services, hotels,schools and shopping opportunities.
  • 98. Fresh baked goods & organic dairy products
  • 99. Ticos (Costa Ricans), Americans, Canadians, French,Dutch, German, Students, Retirees, Professionals,Farmers, Entrepreneurs, Artists, Bakers, Families….The people of our community include…
  • 100. Here is our 8 room guest house that we use forour tours. We cater to all culinary requirements!
  • 101. Visit Us to Find Out MoreSee the Front Page of our websitewww.PacificLots.comor the “Visit Us” page on our website:For Dates of Our Upcoming4 day “Discovery Property Tour” at only $299 ppor our7 day “Country and Property Tour” at $1500 percouple or $1000 per person (single room)See why our property tours continue to sell out!We have NO SALES PRESENTATION
  • 102. Tour Costa Rica on one of our all inclusive 4day property tours for only $299 per person
  • 103. “See You Soon in Costa Rica”Pura Vida = Pure Life
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    • 1.Costa Rica
  • 2. When just 17 years old, I graduated high school early, bought an oldcar and left Boston on the 2ndof January, 1974, to explore the world.I ended up driving as far as Guatemala, returning to Boston on the2ndof April. I’d discovered a lust for travel. (some photo shop work)
  • 3. Here I am in the Maria Isabela Sheraton in Mexico City in 1974
  • 4. I operated a jewelry manufacturing businesswhile in college based in Taxco, Mexico and Iliked to tour breweries when I traveled.
  • 5. I’m A Baby Boomer!
  • 6. After Graduate School, I decided I was tired ofShoveling Snow each winter in Boston
  • 7. So we moved to Key West, Florida in 1999
  • 8. We thought we were all set in Key West
  • 9. Then came 6 years of very active hurricane seasons
  • 10. Key West in 2005Hurricane Wilma
  • 11. With Insurance now costing us over $13,000 peryear, we decided we needed a retirement “Plan B”
  • 12. We looked around the States at our options
  • 13. Puerto Vallarta,MexicoAmbergris Caye,BelizeAnd started looking aroundinternationally
  • 14. Costa Rica
  • 15. Dominican Republic San MiguelAllende, Mexico
  • 16. Costa Rica
  • 17. Panama Thailand
  • 18. Costa Rica
  • 19. HawaiiEcuadorNicaragua
  • 20. Costa Rica
  • 21. The Greek Isles Spain IrelandParisEnglandItaly
  • 22. We finally decided that Costa Ricawas the place for us!
  • 23. Our first piece of property in Costa Rica
  • 24. Costa Rica is in Central America between Nicaragua and Panama
  • 25. It’s about the size of West Virginia
  • 26. Costa Rica is less than a 2 ½ hour direct flight fromMiami. Nearly every major US airline flies there.
  • 27. Home to 4 million residents
  • 28. It’s also home to 100,000 foreigners
  • 29. Including more than 50,000 North Americans
  • 30. Tap water is safe to drink in Costa Rica
  • 31. The country contains more than 100 types offerns, 1,000 orchards and 2000 kinds of trees.
  • 32. 27% of the country is protected land.
  • 33. Costa Rica is home to a dizzying array of fauna.ToucansTree Frogs Blue Morpho ButterfliesMore than 50 kinds ofHummingbirds
  • 34. Humpback WhalesOlive Ridley TurtlesSquirrel MonkeysSloths
  • 35. 860 bird species reside in Costa Rica;including the spectacular Scarlet Macaw.More than in the US and Canada combined.
  • 36. Arenal VolcanoSouth Pacific Coast BeachLa Paz WaterfallCosta Rica is loaded withNatural WondersDiving off Cocos Island
  • 37. San Jose National TheaterCartago Cathedral CasinosAnd man-made ones
  • 38. And for those of us who prefer to relax.
  • 39. There’s lots to do since tourism is the number
  • 40. The temperature in the southern Pacificaverages 81˚ year round.
  • 41. “Green Season”, the local’s favorite, is fromMay until November. The mornings aresunny and late afternoon showers are typical.
  • 42. It’s a country with little government corruption.And a very healthy economy.
  • 43. The US is Costa Rica’s largest trading partner.Intel is the largest employer.
  • 44. The country has a high GlobalCompetitiveness ranking.
  • 45. Costa Rica uses the colon astheir currency, not the dollar.
  • 46. Infrastructureis improvingrapidly.
  • 47. The CoastalHighway nowThe CoastalHighway in 2009
  • 48. Costa Rica is a Democracy guaranteeing rights for residents andforeigners alike. Freedom of speech, press and assembly areexercised daily.The government consists of three branches:Executive: Costa Rica’s President, Laura ChinchillaLegislature: 57 elected officials responsible for laws and taxes (39%are women).Judicial: 22 Supreme Court magistrates.
  • 49. Costa Rica, a peaceful country, neutral for200 years, was the first country in the worldto constitutionally abolish its army.
  • 50. Focusing spending on Education (boasting a 96% literacy rate)spending instead oneducationCosta Rica is proudof a 96% literacyrate among itscitizens; among thehighest in LatinAmericaand…
  • 51. High Quality, Low Cost National Healthcare(nearly free to residents, about $125 per month)Most physicians are trained in the US and Europeand speak several languages including English.
  • 52. Cost of an outpatient visit in Costa Rica isapproximately $70; in the US it’s $366
  • 53. Costa Rica is a Popular Health TourismDesitination
  • 54. HospitalCIMAThe 3 BestHospitals in CostaRica include:
  • 55. Hospital ClinicaBiblica
  • 56. Hospital La Catolica
  • 57. The pace of lifeis slower.Perhaps that’swhy CostaRicans have alonger life spanthan those inthe US.
  • 58. Fresh, pesticide free produce and meatsare abundant and inexpensive.
  • 59. Surprisingly;world class,gourmetrestaurantsabound in ourcommunity.
  • 60. Foreigners have the same right to propertyownership as Costa Ricans do.
  • 61. Property ownership is Fee Simple.Title Insurance is readily available.
  • 62. Taxes are very low; approx. $1.95 per $1000 in valueA home valued at $200k owes only $390 per year!
  • 63. Home insurance is approximately $387yearly for a home worth $200,000.
  • 64. Costa Rica is situated belowthe hurricane belt
  • 65. This was the parking lot of Sears inKey West right near our house in 2005
  • 66. Costa Rica does not sell ocean frontproperty, keeping their beaches public
  • 67. Our community is located on the southernPacific coast of Costa Rica.
  • 68. Easily accessible via a paved road fromSan Jose, or a short commuter flight.
  • 69. This is the new Calderatoll road completed lastyear that cut the drivefrom San Jose to thecoast by nearly an hour.The toll from end to endis less than $4.00 US
  • 70. This is the new coastal highway,also completed last year.
  • 71. Great property appreciation
  • 72. Buying ahead of the trend is best
  • 73. Recently expanded Juan Santa Maria Airport in San Jose
  • 74. OjochalNew airportshistoricallybring greatpropertyappreciation.
  • 75. OjochalPlans are nowin place to builda newinternationalairport justsouth of ourproject.
  • 76. The new Hospital De Osa opened in 2008, an80,000 sq. ft., 88 bed facility right near us!
  • 77. Plenty of new commercial development in the region
  • 78. Plenty of new commercial development in the region
  • 79. Golf, Bowling, NFL ticket, Sports Bar, Pool Hall, All in our Area!
  • 80. Shopping in Costa Rica includes nearly all you can ask for
  • 81. TaxesTaxes in Costa RicaProperty tax is approx. $1.45 per $1000 in declaredvalue for property under $200kProperty tax is $1.95 per $1000 over $200kGraduated tax on income from inside the countryNo tax on Income from outside the countryNo capital gains taxSales tax is 13% and is not charged on professionalservices like lawyers, doctors, dentists, etcThere is a hotel tax (room tax)There is an airport departure tax of $28 per person
  • 82. We offer Ocean and Mountain view homesites. Prices start at only $40,000.
  • 83. We have a brand new marina just north of us in Queposand a new golf course within minutes of our
  • 84. Example of Ocean View
  • 85. Example of Mountain View
  • 86. Part of our Chontales Development totaling over 2200 acres
  • 87. All of our home sites come complete withroads, water and electricity on the lot.
  • 88. We will build your luxury home starting at$100 per square foot.
  • 89. You may also choose to build your ownhome, hire any builder of your choice, or optto simply hold the land as an investment.
  • 90. Some of the homes we’ve built$145,000 including land$350k including land and pool$260k including land and pool $290k including land and pool
  • 91. Hand craftedwoodwork isincluded
  • 92. We make our own vinyl or aluminum windows,doors, sliding doors, granite counters, hardwoodcustom cabinets, wrought iron, sliders, everything
  • 93. Every home wascustom designed.UNTIL NOW
  • 94. We’ve recently released a new Home Package DealThe project consists of 80 home sites and a common pool and socialareaWe are offering 3 two bedroom models in three sizesPricing land and home from $150,000 to $220,000 completeWe can deliver these Units in Six MonthsIntroductory pricing is only good through December 31st, 2013Payment Terms:A $10,000 deposit will hold a unit, we will finance, or pay 100% ofbalance and we’ll have you living in the house in 6 months or less.These units will sell fast….
  • 95. Club House - Outdoor Community Area, Pool and Grills
  • 96. We also offer full rental managementservices allowing you to earn income whileyour property appreciates.
  • 97. Our community offers numerous restaurants,grocery stores, heath care services, hotels,schools and shopping opportunities.
  • 98. Fresh baked goods & organic dairy products
  • 99. Ticos (Costa Ricans), Americans, Canadians, French,Dutch, German, Students, Retirees, Professionals,Farmers, Entrepreneurs, Artists, Bakers, Families….The people of our community include…
  • 100. Here is our 8 room guest house that we use forour tours. We cater to all culinary requirements!
  • 101. Visit Us to Find Out MoreSee the Front Page of our websitewww.PacificLots.comor the “Visit Us” page on our website:For Dates of Our Upcoming4 day “Discovery Property Tour” at only $299 ppor our7 day “Country and Property Tour” at $1500 percouple or $1000 per person (single room)See why our property tours continue to sell out!We have NO SALES PRESENTATION
  • 102. Tour Costa Rica on one of our all inclusive 4day property tours for only $299 per person
  • 103. “See You Soon in Costa Rica”Pura Vida = Pure Life
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