Friday, September 9, 2011

Resort Community Flourishing Despite Dismal Global Economy

A resort community in the southern zone of Costa Rica is flourishing despite a dismal global economy. The community is called Osa Mountain Village and is not what one might think of when conjuring up an image of typical resort communities. Osa Mountain Village Resort is breaking all the molds and usual ideologies surrounding the term “resort community”. Despite the economy globally being in a downturn Osa Mountain Village Resort is flourishing and may be the best selling development in all of Costa Rica. At least that’s what local real estate agents have been saying when they visit the sustainable development that is being called by residents “the most amazing community on the planet”.

Other local projects have been stagnant in these tough times but the unique model of a food producing, sustainable resort community combined with all the basic luxuries one might be used to living in a big city has set this development apart from the rest of the herd. It seems to be attracting people from all walks of life that are interested in living a simpler lifestyle where keeping up with the Joneses is not the priority. And people are visiting and buying faster than the builder, Gary Morris, can build. Eventually the unique development will have approximately 170 residences with many of the buyers planning on living at Osa Mountain Village full time in the near future.

From an investment standpoint Osa Mountain Village looks like a market proof place to put ones money. If the economy improves or stays flat OMV is quickly becoming known as a premier adventure resort in the southern zone around the Osa Peninsula area. If the global economy continues its dismal decline further, buyers at Osa Mountain Village Resort Community will be living in an amazing place safe from the chaos that a poor global economy always brings with it. Buyers not planning on living in their villa can put their investment to work placing it in the rental pool and earn a nice income while keeping it as a safe place to go to should things get really bad. Many buyers have been using their 401K’s and IRA accounts to purchase at the resort community without penalty by transferring their accounts to companies offering self directed retirement plans. This has surely been an added bonus for the developers as well as the buyers and has helped the flourishing resort community continue its fast paced growth.

Osa Mountain Village has released only phase 1 and phase 3 for sale at this time. Phase 1 consists of beautiful 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas and phase 3 consists of custom home sites. Phase 1 is approximately 50% sold out and phase 3 is about 80% sold out with less than 10 custom home lots remaining. Phase 2 and phase 4 will consist of condos and villas with some of the most amazing ocean views anyone could ever hope for and are expected to be released later this year or early next year. High end finishes and a low buy in price make purchase options very attractive. Residents of the resort community pay only $150 per month in HOA dues which includes access to free organic food grown on the 770 acres which make up the development. It just goes to show that a flourishing resort community is absolutely possible despite a dismal global economy if you think outside the box.

For more information about this incredible community use the box below to inquire and someone will contact you shortly.

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Live On Less & Live Better

How does a family live on less and live better? That’s a great question for which there are probably a million answers or at least a million opinions. There’s no question that it’s getting tougher to make ends meet every month for tens of millions of families in the US and abroad. Lot’s of things are contributing to the problems the world is faced with… overspending of the governments around the world, inflation, central banks excessive printing of money with nothing to back it, multi-national corporations getting away with criminal behavior, etc.. The truth is simple to see even if it is hard to swallow. What makes it even harder is the feeling that we are helpless to do anything about it. The bottom line is that conventional thinking will not solve the problems we are faced with today. It was unconventional thinking that brought us to this point in history and only unconventional thinking is going to make things better. There is a great movie you can watch for free on youtube that explains the complexity of the situation and how the present condition of the world is destined to get worse if we all behave like cattle and let the super wealthy friends of the men in high places keep making decisions that benefit the few at the expense of the many.

So how can you live on less and live better in the process? First, you must change your mind set and realize that the planet has enough to go around and that abundance for all the people on the planet is not a fairy tale concept. It is a utopian idea but not unrealistic by any stretch of the imagination. When I was growing up I was a huge fan of Star Trek, especially the Next Generation series. What I particularly liked about that series was the concept that we, the people on planet earth, finally got our act together and learned how to cooperate and live peacefully and with abundance for the entire human race. In the series we learned that instead of fighting over resources that we could accomplish so much more working towards a greater ideal and in doing so the planet and the people thrived.

So, I changed my mindset and followed my gut instinct a short time ago. In doing so I moved my family to a developing sustainable community in the southern pacific, coastal mountains of Costa Rica several months ago. It is a big change from what my wife and I have been used to for the past 50 years growing up and living all of our lives in Los Angeles, California. Instead of living to work we are now working to live. Our community here is producing its own food on the 750+ acres of land that we have.

We are part of something very special in my opinion. The people that are becoming a part of this community have many talents. One community member that is moving here soon is an expert in alternative energy production and will be helping us to produce our own biodiesel fuel so we won’t need to buy gasoline any more. Another community member is an expert in solar and hydroelectric energy systems and is helping our community to be off the government power grid. Other community members will be distilling alcohol, growing coffee and helping with cultivating medicinal herbs and other foods. Some of the community members have talents in the arts and are teaching children in the community dance and self defense and the list goes on.

To many people it would probably seem like we live on less than we did in the US and we do. We also live better than we did in the US. We have more time as a family here. We play more games, do more activities as a family and with the community. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I made the move. It was a calculated risk that I was willing to take and I am so glad I did. The first couple of months were a big adjustment for my wife especially, but now we are really enjoying the lazy days, local beaches, fresh organic food and great company of like-minded individuals and families that also took the risk that perhaps there is something better to be found outside the box of conventional thinking and doing what the masses are doing.

Below is a short video showing how the community where we now live is developing. For more information about how you can change your life living on less and living better in the process visit the website about Osa Mountain Village Resort Community.

Don’t let the world get you down any more than it already has. There are better options out there. We tend to be our own biggest hurdle so I want to leave you with one of my favorite sayings…

“The best way to get somewhere is to let yourself go.”

You can also fill out the form below for more information on Osa Mountain Village…

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Where To Go In Costa Rica

Are you planning a trip and wondering where to go in Costa Rica? With so many beautiful places in the country to visit you could spend a lot of time choosing and modifying your plans and unless you plan to spend a month or two there traveling around you would have a hard time taking in the whole country and getting the real feel of pura vida living. One could say the term “pura vida” refers to a life philosophy and directly translated means “pure life”. It is a customary saying to hear when greeting or saying goodbye to someone. Culturally there are some differences between the east coast and west coast of the country with the east coast having a bit more of a Jamaican influence and the west coast having a bit more of a gringo influence. Both areas of the country offer abundant wildlife to see and some great beaches on which to spend a day lounging around. There is an abundance of activities to keep you occupied on either shore.

I personally love the mysteriousness of the cloud forest areas of the country a lot although I would not want to live there. I prefer to have more sun like they get on the southern pacific coast of the country. The southern coast has a lot to offer in terms of attractions for both tourists and people looking at a Costa Rica retirement. It is a great are with a new golf course in the town of San Buena Ventura. The San Buenas Golf Resort spans several hundred acres and is bound to be a great place to live in the southern zone.

Another amazing project that is turning heads is the 770 acre development known as Osa Mountain Village Sustainable Resort Community. This incredible project is a food producing community that has great things going for it no matter what happens in the world economy. If the world economy gets worse there will be no better place to live than a safe place like Osa Mountain Village with healthy organic food, shelter and great friends with which to ride things out. On the other hand, if the economy takes a turn and gets better, owning at Osa Mountain Village will be a fantastic investment I believe. The incredible views from the 2,000 foot perch where phase two and phase 3 have panoramic views of the ocean and Sierpe Valley are jaw dropping to say the least. Many people have commented that it’s the best view they have ever seen in their life. One could retire and live on a very small amount of money at a place like Osa Mountain Village. Between $500 and $1,000 a month would be ample for living a simple, abundant lifestyle given all the amenities that come with ownership such as free food, community center and pool and rancho as well as exterior villa maintenance if you purchase in phase one.

Hopefully, you’ll find your own slice of paradise as you decide where to go in Costa Rica. There really isn’t a bad place in the whole country so relax and think pura vida thoughts. If you are already considering a Costa Rica retirement I think you will be happy here. It is not the same as Los Angeles where I moved from and now that I live here I like the differences and I bet you will too.

For information about the San Buenas Golf Resort or Osa Mountain Village Sustainable Resort Community please fill out the contact form below and your information will be forwarded to the appropriate people.

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Blossoming Community Is Growing Entirely By Word Of Mouth

Osa Mountain Village has a blossoming community that is growing entirely from word of mouth. So many people are finding Osa Mountain Village to be the place they have been dreaming that sales have been among the best of any development in the entire country of Costa Rica. Not a single dime of advertising is being spent to promote the community and to top it off the 770 acre development is completely debt free. There is not a single loan on the property nor will there ever be says Jim Gale, the primary share holder and developer.

Two of those people that will be calling Osa Mountain Village home are Arlene & Garo Paroonagian, a retiring couple from southern California. Like most people who hear about Osa Mountain Village they thought it sounded “too good to be true”. It is a common thing for those people already living at OMV to hear statements like that. But all it takes is one visit to the property and spending some time with the residents that are already living at Osa Mountain Village to make one realize that nothing could be further from the truth. If you believe that the best community in the world is one that starts with friends and other like minded people coming together to create something special then Osa Mountain Village might be right for you. Below is a letter that Arlene and Garo wrote to introduce people they know and love to Osa Mountain Village. It speaks from the heart and captures how virtually everyone feels when they visit Osa Mountain Village for themselves and spend a few days. With their permission I have published their letter below…

To all our Friends and Family:

After 33 years at Jacuzzi, I have decided to retire. My last day will be July 5th, and can not wait to start the next phase of our lives.

We have been researching this phase for about a year now, and found a Community in Costa Rica (OSA Mountain Village Resort), that fit the bill. At 1st, we were very skeptical, as it was way too good to be true, but after spending time there, are totally and without doubt convinced, that it is truly paradise.

We spent time with the creator of this Community, Jim Gale and all the people he has brought in from all around the world, to make this Community totally Self-Sustainable.

I have given you the link to this Community, so you can get peak and if you go to the “Meet your Neighbors” you will see some of our future Neighbors, including a photo of Arlene and I with Lolita and our Parrots Sabra and Charlie.

Arlene and I are still in “awe” at the scenery, the people, the weather, the sheer beauty of it all, that we decided to savor the simple life and will be moving to OSA Mountain Village Resort in Costa Rica.

Yes, we bought a Villa there. Construction will be starting in a couple of months and due for completion by December/January.

We will be here in Southern California for another year Plus and then off to our Paradise.

When scheduling vacation, we would love to have you think of visiting us at OSA.

We will be in touch via E-Mail and Cell.

If you are considering ways to retire or live in Costa Rica consider Osa Mountain Village. Find out more like Garo & Arlene did by filling in the form below and swe will contact you shortly.

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Three Bedroom Villas With Beautiful Finishes

Check out the video below for a tour of one of the three bedroom villa floor plans at Osa Mountain Village. There are two other floor plans available as well to suit your design preferences. This unit features a raised ceiling with extra high walls and a spacious kitchen with island. Other designs available may have larger patios, vaulted ceilings or extra closet space for someone using their villa as a permanent residence. The average square footage of the 3 bedroom villa is about 1,600 square feet of indoor and covered patio space.

The jungle views from all the phase one villas are up close and personal. The area is teaming with wildlife and an abundance of things to do with 770 acres of rainforest to call your playground. Try the ziplines or a trek through the jungle canyoning and rappelling down several of the waterfall on the property. If you are really adventuresome you can rappel down the “big one” which is 100 meters tall. You can also take a tour of the permaculture area and natural food forest that Jarret is creating on the property to keep the residents well fed on healthy organic fruits and vegetables. There is also a chicken coop where fresh eggs are collected every day and fresh chickens and Tilapia will be available for residents in the near future.

Speaking of food, the local area boasts some of the best restaurants in Costa Rica. Exotica and Citrus are two restaurants that will please even the most discerning restaurant critic with their menu selection, ambiance, service, presentation, value and tasty cuisine. Also worth mentioning is a place called Tilapias Del Pavon where you can catch your dinner in one of their ponds and the chef will cook it for you on the spot. It’s a great place to bring the kids. The river that runs adjacent to their property has some incredible swimming holes too. I also must make a recommendation to visit Villas Gaia for breakfast and dinner. In the morning they offer egg crepe pancakes that are out of this world and on their dinner menu I have an addiction to their eggplant enchiladas. I just can’t get enough of them. The service is fantastic and the value is too.

To learn how you can be the next home owner at Osa Mountain Village fill in the form below and someone will contact you shortly to answer all your questions about the amazing community being rapidly created.

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One Bedroom Villas In Phase One Of Osa Mountain Village

Phase one villas at Osa Mountain Village come in 4 designs. Below you can catch a video tour of the one bedroom model. These beautiful homes are value priced well below market value. Sales have been among the highest in the country for the last 18 months making Osa Mountain Village one of the most successful developments in Central America. Jim Gale, the developer, and his team are confident that phase one will be completely sold out in just a few more months. These villas are spacious and have exquisite finishes such as granite counter tops and solid hardwood cabinetry. There are several upgrades available to choose from as well. Tile is standard in the villas but you can choose to upgrade to Brazilian Cherry wood floors if you want to splurge for a nominal up charge.

Villas in phase one are sold in 4 week fractional shares. To purchase the entire villa at an enormous discount off the 4 week share price you simple buy 13 fractional shares and the villa is yours. One of the great advantages of the fractional model is that you have the ability to put it into the rental pool and collect an income stream from your unit. You also have the ability to use any size unit in the rental pool by trading the rental credits you receive for putting your unit into the rental pool towards any size unit in the pool. As an example a one bedroom villa receives one rental credit for each day it is in the rental pool. So if you have your one bedroom villa in the rental pool for 28 days you have 28 credits to use towards any size unit if you want to visit. A 3 bedroom villa costs 2 credits a day in the program so you can use your 28 credits to stay for 14 days in the three bedroom villa if that size villa suits your needs better on a particular visit. The rental credit system also enables all of the profits to be shared equally among all rental units in the rental pool.

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