July 29, 2008
-- The eco-friendly homes are basically targeted to inflict minimal harm to the environment. Costa Rica, a model of sustainable ecotourism, is considered to be a paradise on earth with its breath taking scenery and the picturesque features. Among all the neighboring countries, it attracts the maximum number of foreign tourists, who have a dream vacation here. Most of them plan to buy an eco-friendly second home or wish to move permanently. It is a well known fact that essentially people from Canada and United Sates of America are willing to invest in these eco-friendly homes. Simultaneously, the real estate market of Costa Rica is also on an upswing and the options and models of the eco-friendly homes are endless.
The reasons for buying the dream home in Costa Rica are not far to seek. The government of the country is highly stable so that investments are very safe. It promotes foreign tourism on a huge scale. The local currency colon is also stable and about ninety per cent of the eco-friendly house deals are done accepting the US dollars thoroughly. Further, as compared to any other country in the world, the income tax rates are the lowest. The government has made only 0.25 per cent of the property tax as mandatory. It also provides higher incomes that can be deductible and free from the burden of taxes as well. Costa Rica is easily accessible from other locations. For example, if a US citizen seeks the connectivity of his dream eco-friendly home, he shall find that the destinations from points like Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami and Houston are just within the boundary of three to five hour flight.
When speaking of eco-friendly home, you need not look any further than Edward R. Mercer, one of the largest real estate developers in Costa Rica. He came to Costa Rica as a guest in 1988 and has made Costa Rica his home since then. With the passage of time, he became one of the largest land owners and builders in Costa Rica floating his own real estate company that gives the largest variety of previously existing or custom made eco-friendly homes for the seekers. All the resources used in the building of such homes are perfectly natural and meet the strictest of the environmental standards.