EP 089: Gill Phelan – Costa Rica, The Perfect Place To Be An Expat?
Today's guest on the Expat Money Show is Gill Phelan. Gill has truly led a most interesting life. He grew up in the cold north of the USA, moved to Florida after his divorce and now lives full time in Costa Rica, making Gill a true expat.
He says his book ‘ The Caribbean of Costa Rica’ Live and Invest on the Last Frontier’ was written to help expats buy international Real Estate, specifically in Costa Rica.
In 2005, with a partner, they started Grand View Estates Costa Rica on the Caribbean Sea which they lovingly call ‘The Last Frontier in Costa Rica”. They sold out their first three phases and are finishing up the project in Phase 4.
Today we're going to really delve into WHY Costa Rica and WHY the Caribbean Side. What makes this country so amazing, and what you can expect to get when you buy one of Gill's homes.
Gill came to call Costa Rica home on his first visit 20 years ago. He fell in love with the people, the economy and the natural beauty.
Listen in to this amazing conversation Mikkel Thorup and Gill Phelan have. This is what they discuss:
Do Dreams come true
How do you know if you're cut out to live in Costa Rica
Grand View Estates Costa Rica
Is this a good investment if you're a senior
The Monetary Stuff
And so much more....
I know you won't believe it, but Gill tells us that the land, which is anywhere from 1.25 - 1.50 of an acre costs $75,000 USD...no, that can't be true you're probably saying...
And, you can have him build you a custom; a true blue custom; home, for $56/sq. meter....I said you would'nt believe it. So listen to this podcast to actually here Gill tell you himself.
You're probably doing the math...1000 sq meters = 3281 sq ft (huge house) for $56,000...plus $75,000 for the land for a total of $131,000 USD. Sounds incredible...this is the real deal folks.
Pictures and More Pictures
Open up Facebook and go and look at Gill Phelan's community, called Grand View Estates Costa Rica you won't be disappointed. The best way to contact Gill is through his FB page. He's happy to answer any questions you might have when you book an appointment.
Over the past several months I've really gotten to know and like Gill Phelan. He is the real deal, as I've already mentioned. When we bring on new partners to work with, it’s my responsibility to do my due diligence to make sure they are who they say they are.
I’m so confident that Gill’s company will provide the very best service and workmanship that I’m going to purchase one of his properties in Costa Rica. If you are looking for an amazing place to either retire or live in part of the year, please visit Grand View Estates Costa Rica and tell him I sent you!