Before living in a condominium must take into account certain aspects that can make a difference and can help you make a good decision. Living in a condo can offer many advantages but also recommend them to meet their obligations and responsibilities before taking that big step is to purchase your new home. All condo in Costa Rica is governed by a general regulation created by Costa Rican law, and with virtually all initially based. This "macho" internal rules generated by the boards and approved by the joint owners of each project are generated. These regulations provide the basic necessities of life with respect and kindness to neighbors and may have some variation between a condo and another depending on the characteristics of each project rules.
When you go to buy an apartment or condominium home should know that from the time the property is in your name, in addition to owning your own home, you now have the obligation to pay a monthly fee that covers the cost condominium and common security, green areas, areas like farms, swimming pools and other common areas that are of use of the condominium. The amount of this charge is defined by the board of directors, appointed by the same owners, and is based on the sum of the total joint costs equitably divided by the amount or percentage of properties or the size of them having different condominiums . The payment of this fee is mandatory and must know that it is a payment for a good, there are cases where the homeowners agree to contribute a little over the quota agreed to create a fund that will serve for future repairs or improvements of the common areas. Failure to pay this fee for over a period of time the board may refer the case to legal entities and can formulate a legal collection and even though the property and loss of it, so it must be clear before buying how you can this fee and not be making a bad decision in the future.
The regulations further specify details such as the hours until you can do parties or excessive noise, animal husbandry and type, eg vertical condominiums or towers will hardly have large dogs or dogs rottwiler type of attack.
Among the advantages of the condo, the most important one can say that is security, since virtually all condo is guarded by private security companies 24 hours a day. The vast majority have a single entry and exit controlled by an officer and electric gate, surrounded by high walls, electricity on them and security cameras among others.
This advantage makes this option an excellent alternative for people who work or personal reasons have to travel a lot and leave your home alone for several days, and not have to worry about "who turned me on the lights at night and me off in the morning? "or" darling who would check the house occasionally?. "
There are horizontal condominiums where the houses are located one on par with the other with some space between them and some projects have patio homes, this type of project is very attractive to many people that feel that you live in a detached house that is located on its own lot and resembles the traditional style of housing in Costa Rica. Another more modern and popular option these days are the vertical condominiums, which are basically apartments in a building or "tower" where several apartments are located on the same floor. This concept not everyone likes but if enough is being accepted especially by young couples and retired professional gentlemen. This model has condo neighbor much closer and coexistence may be an important factor to take into account.
Regardless of the type of condo you will acquire is always important to do a review (with the help of a professional) quality of construction, areas of your condo, separation units, percentage of shares acquired, find out the status of sales , what has been sold?, who has bought, foreign nationals, etc.. With some of these details you can give an idea about the place that will be your new home and feel satisfied to have made a good choice.
Since the last decade it has become more common to see residential and condos as new alternatives and a new way of life different from what we normally had been going for many years. In the last century and virtually lifetime in Costa Rica used to be that each family had its own lot or farm where they built their home and to several homes as the family grew. However, with the great increase in population, the saturation of the main population and the need for a new home have led to the generation of this new lifestyle as are condominiums.
Initially condominium homes where they tried to keep the habit of having your home with your backyard became popular, some separation between houses and common air typical in this type of project, known as horizontal condominiums, this gave very good results as people accepted quite well and in fact there are still many projects of this type. A more modern and popular alternative nowadays are condominiums tower or vertical. Currently these "towers" can be seen in different parts of metro area and even some beaches in the country. It is estimated that by next year at least a further 11 towers are built in the area near the San José Sabana, Escazu and Santa Ana
This new housing concept offers a lot of advantages to customers, among which may be mentioned: security 24 hours 7 days a week to be guarded by security officers of private companies dedicated to that function. Have exclusive airlines common for the owners, some are mixed towers that offer both residential and commercial spaces, where the first floors can be used as commercial premises or offices.
The vast majority of these projects are mainly targeted for the middle and upper classes, however, are trying to promote the construction of such projects for lower classes, to give a new housing option more people a better way organized by municipal and urban planning regulations or regulatory plan of each sector.