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Welcome to Costa Rica
Renewable Energy Farms
Green Oil Investment Program
Key Facts
•Returns of 30% or more each year

•Assured market via purchase contract s

•Asset purchase – you own the land

•Invest from just $35,000

•Land located in hot zones in the tropical paradise Costa Rica

•EU target 10% of all diesel to be biodiesel by 2020

•Biofuel mandates in over 127 countries

•Getting in on the ground floor of a growing industry
1. Contents
2. Introduction
Multi-Purpose Real Estate is using a model that will give the investor an income producing property backed by land ownership in one of the spots expected to increase in price over the next ten years, this location is referred to as a hot-spot, a location ideal for the growth of both the price of the real estate investment and the growth of the biofuel crops, Jatropha and Macauba. Expected return on investment is predicted at over 30% per annum over the 10 year period. The investor can also sell their land at any time, transfer the biofuel agreement at any time, and build on this land without any penalty after year 5.

You have the added satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to eradicate third world poverty and creating employment, while also saving the planet from greenhouse gases. To underline the demand for green oil, many governments worldwide have set ambitious targets for its usage. The EU, for instance, has a target of 10% of all diesel fuel sold at the pumps to be biodiesel by 2020. To put that in perspective, their target for 2010 is 5.75% and current achievement close to Zero - so there‘s still a massive opportunity

Multi Purpose Real Estate Website:
Recent press articles and television programs have extolled the virtues of Jatropha and Biofuels, especially in the aviation sector: 

New York Times – Flying with Biofuel Gets One Step Closer http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/26/business/energy-environment/flying-with-biofuel-gets-one-step-closer.html?pagewanted=1&_r=3 

Renewable Energy Magazine – Only Biofuels can Replace Fossil Fuels for the Whole Transport Sector http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/

3. Executive Summary

Jatropha trees are an established source of green oil which is already used to power transport and can be used for large scale energy production. 
Green oil is a renewable source of energy and is very nearly carbon neutral in use. United Biofuels of America organizes and develops feedstock producers to provide market channels and the highest quality control standards for end users. 
United Biofuels of America has been in Research and Development of Jatropha and Macauba Palm for over 5 years perfecting the agronomics

Renewable Energy Farms

In this program you not only have an income producing property you hold title to this land as asset backing for your investment. 
The first year crop is used as research and development and testing to optimize future harvests, but you will receive a return on investment at year 2. 
The revenue return will increase as the Jatropha stabilizes at year 3 and in year 5 the Macauba will be stabilized as well, our predictions on ROI are based on today‘s biofuel prices and those are expected to continue to increase.

Multi-Purpose Real Estate Program

Location: Buenos Aires, Southern Zone, Costa Rica

Opportunity: Fully Serviced building plots of 5,000 Square
Meters (1.24 acres) with Jatropha and Macauba Palm

Price: Price: US$175,000 for 5 lots for a limited time.

Located in the Southern Zone of Costa Rica 45 minutes from the beach
Zoned for development, planted with Jatropha & Macauba the oil of the future Infrastructure will be put in place for each lot, road, water, electricity

With no increase in biofuel prices your land will yield over US$5,000 per annum per lot from year 5 onwards 

Analysts predict a doubling of biofuel prices over the next 5 years (with increased returns for you)
Land Prices in the Southern Zone to increase due to new international airport, road improvements and the huge hydroelectric dam project close by 

Projected ROI (biofuel yield + land) 300%+ over a 10 year investment 
Fully Managed (100% of all biofuel revenue produced by the farm – 10% management fee) 

Costa Rica has committed to including biofuel in its fuel to meet its 2021 commitment to CO2 neutrality
4. United Biofuels of America
Commercialize, deploy, and achieve the Million Gallon Challenge Program UBA™s primary Commercialization and Deployment goal is facilitate and develop 1,000,000 Gallons of Biofuel per day over the next 5 years. 

Mitigate barriers to biofuel development in Central and South America How? UBA works with groups, organizations and governmental bodies to identify key issues and areas that need to be addressed to improve foreign investor confidence and PR in Central America. 

Facilitating North American biofuel interests in Central and South America How? Through our US partners and affiliations, UBA works to improve awareness of benefits and opportunity in Central American Investment.

Facilitate, Procure and Coordinate biofuel feedstock channels for Regional North American demands How? UBA is establishing key partners in various regions, building a network of farmer/development supply chains. 

Shape regional policies and procedure How? UBA is working with regional governments to establish common mind share to help stimulate foreign investment and development. As well, UBA™ focuses on environment/socioeconomic sustainable development that also contributes to local economies.
Regulate standards and quality control for Biodiesel feedstock to meet or exceed end-buyer requirements. How? UBA is working to develop its own research and testing facility and currently is utilizing lab facilities of universities and partner lab facilities for testing. 


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5. The Importance of Green Oil
Fossil fuels (coal, gas, petrol/oil) create greenhouse gases when burnt and this is causing irreparable damage to our planet and its environment.
The supply of fossil fuels could one day run out: we should be urgently looking for replacement fuels from renewable power sources.

We are constantly held to ransom by politically unstable governments who just happen to have huge reserves of fossil fuels under their ground.
Giving money to the governments of poor countries, then walking away, is an irresponsible and ineffective way to eradicate poverty.

World demand for energy (from whatever source) is forecast to increase by 65% between now and 2030.
But on a more positive note … 

The technology to run transport and power generation on green oil already exists. 

Green oil from the Jatropha Curcas plant is a direct replacement for crude oil products (specifically heavy fuel oils) and has a very similar calorific content, better lubricating properties and produces vastly reduced emissions.
6. Green Oil as a Fuel
Green oil is a biofuel which can produce energy without releasing a net increase of carbon into the atmosphere, because the plants used to produce the fuel have previously removed CO2 from the atmosphere. In contrast, fossil fuels return carbon back into the atmosphere, having stored it underground for millions of years. Biofuels are more nearly carbon neutral and therefore less likely to increase atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases. 

Green Oil - vegetable oil harvested from plants - could play a crucial role in solving many of the economic, ecological and political problems facing mankind at the moment.
If all cars, trucks, and trains ran on green oil, most of the problems listed on the previous page could be eradicated. If a sufficient supply of green oil were available, this could be done – the technology already exists.

Old negatives about the performance of green oil-powered vehicles have been well and truly swept away. The Lola entry into the 2007 Le Mans 24-hour race was powered by a Jatropha green oil blend. In the newspapers recently was a new British sports car, the Trident Iceni. Running on pure biodiesel it is capable of 200 mph and can go 2,000 miles on a tankful of fuel at 100 mpg. Clearly, the technology already exists to build powerful motor vehicles which perform well on undiluted biofuel. 

Biofuel is being used throughout many transportation sectors.
This Channel 13 News clip shows that the Navy plans on having a “green” fleet by the year 2016. another example of biofuel being blended with fossil fuels.

7. Green Oil in Aviation
Aviation is mandating a 10% blend for all international flights entering into the EU. This will increase the demand for Jatropha oil even more. Those flights not abiding by this mandate will be taxed heavily.

The bulk of mandates comes from the EU-27, where the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) specifies a 10 percent renewables content by 2020 across the entire membership – though 7 percent of that will come from biofuels, the balance from the electrification of the fleet. The other 21 countries are primarily in Asia.

Besides the EU, the major blending mandates that will drive global demand are those set in the US, China and Brazil – each of which has set targets – or, in the case of Brazil, is already there – at levels in the 15-20 percent range by 2020-2022. India‘s fast-growing economy also has a 20 percent ethanol mandate in place for 2017.

Biodiesel Magazine - EU Adopts 10 Percent Biofuels Mandate
Jatropha has been approved as the replacement for Jet Fuel by the US Department of Defense. Multiple airlines have done tests flights with a 50% Biofuel blend.
8. Jatropha Curcas
Jatropha Curcas is a non-food crop that originated somewhere in Costa Rica near a town called Tempate and was exported throughout the world during the 1700s. This amazing plant has many beneficial uses in addition to the oil producing seeds from which the biodiesel is made, including medical and cosmetic applications for the seedcake, glycerin and latex by-products. 

Perhaps the most damaging event to happen to the biodiesel industry was the hype and exaggerated claims made by some self-proclaimed experts about the potential of Jatropha. In the early stages of exploration the plant was presented as a ―wonder crop‖ that could grow almost anywhere, without needing any resources or care. Many companies (and their investors) quickly learned that this was not so – sadly through failed agricultural efforts. 

UBA has mitigated this risk by being in research and development for over 5 years studying and testing Jatropha and intercropping with Macauba Palm. 

This is why the aviation industry has adopted Jatropha as the feedstock of choice to replace jet fuel.

Jatropha begins yielding seed after 10 months and the tree is fully mature after 2 years. 

The Jatropha plant continues yielding for up to 50 years. Jatropha seeds have very high oil content (up to 38%)
With proper irrigation and fertilization Jatropha can grow on marginal land. This allows for significantly lower land acquisition or leasing costs, and allows for the economic and social advantages derived from biodiesel planting to reach regions previously excluded.

Jatropha is more insect and livestock resistant than most other crops, reducing the risk of crop damage and lowering the cost of crop maintenance. 

It is extremely easy to plant Jatropha, as seeds take well to any soil condition and new trees can even be planted using branches (cuttings) of existing trees. 

The Jatropha is a non-edible plant so it does not reduce the food supply and is not subject to fluctuations in market price based on food or commodity prices.
You can find thousands of pages about it on the Internet. There is no doubt at all about its doing what it promises and governments throughout the world are planning enormous plantations. The great things about this tree are:

It‘s an oil seed tree.

It produces very high quality green oil.

It has a very high yield – 800 to 1200 gallons a year per acre.

It flourishes best on land that is unsuitable for food production.

A single tree can produce 600 to 1200 new seedlings a year.

A single tree can produce 2 gallons of green oil per year.

It can also (from the residues after crushing) produce nitrogen-rich fertilizer, medicines and latex.

It will only grow satisfactorily within the Tropics (+/- 30º latitude) so is ideal for farming in poverty-stricken regions
In its first five years of life, a Jatropha tree is best employed producing more Jatropha trees – the sustainable rate is 600-1200 new seedlings per single tree per year. Currently UBA is using mature trees to produce optimal plantations. 

For the remaining 35 to 40 years of its life, the tree is used for producing oil. Each tree can (conservatively) produce 2 gallons of high quality oil per year.
9. Macauba Palm (Acrocomia aculeata)
It grows to 15-20 Meters tall, with a trunk up to 50 cm diameter, characterized by numerous slender, black, viciously sharp 10 cm long spines jutting out from the trunk.

The leaves are pinnate, 3-4 m long, with numerous slender, 50-100 cm long leaflets. Petioles of the leaves are also covered with spines. The flowers are small, produced on a large branched inflorescence 1.5 m long.

The fruit is a yellowish-green drupe 2.5-5 cm in diameter, containing a single, dark brown, nut-like seed 2.5-5 cm diameter, which is very tough to break. The inside is a dry white filling that has a vaguely sweet taste when eaten. 

The plants inhabit a wide variety of climates and situations. The grugru nut, which come in mass numbers from each tree, can be used in the manufacture of biodiesel.

It is also a very beautiful palm that will increase the beauty of your property and are commonly used as decorative trees.

•Multiple oil types in demand

•Easy to grow
•Can produce approximately 4,200 gallons per hectare

•As high as 60% oil content

•Easily intercropped

•Already a proven, viable agro-product here in Costa Rica
10. Why Biofuel?
Three critical factors have motivated Biofuel development into the largest growth industry in the world.

1.Peak oil, the singularity when the maximum rate of global petroleum extraction is attained and thereafter declines, will be reached in this decade.

2.Rapidly industrializing nations such as China and India are placing ever-increasing pressure on the already strained global production lines of petroleum. This trend only shows signs of worsening over the next two decades and is predicted to drive up the price of a barrel of crude oil to between $200-$250. (Goldman Sachs, 2009; Gazprom, 2009)

3.The realization that global consumption of fossil fuels has pushed greenhouse gas emissions to a dangerously high level has resulted in a Global Green Movement socially as well in the financial sector.
Investors have significant opportunity in a new energy growth sector. Look at the following factors:

•Refineries, throughout the Americas operating at less than 15% capacity (Biofuel)
•Current limited plantations either contracted, or not producing enough
•Consider the cost to produce a gallon of JCO, a range between $.85 to $1.23 USD.
•Realizing that global mandates, both country and industry mandates, are continuing to drive the price of JCO up (from $2.00 to $2.50, in the last year alone)
11. Support from the White House
The US government brings a welcome breath of fresh air (literally) to the international arena. The country‘s somewhat dilatory approach to the global warming issue has made it precious few friends in the recent past.

Specific government policies, which will raise international awareness as well as tackling the USA‘s problems include: 

• Reduce Carbon Emissions to halt climate change
Global climate change is the most important environmental issue facing the planet today. The government supports implementation of a market-based cap-and-trade system to effectively reduce carbon emissions 80% by 2050.
• Lower the amount of carbon in our fuels 

The president will establish a national low carbon fuel standard requiring petrol companies to reduce the carbon in motor vehicle fuels 10% by 2020.
• Invest in Renewable Technology 

The president will require that 20% of the electricity consumed in the US is derived from clean, sustainable energy sources.
12. Why Costa Rica?
​Stable Government: 

Costa Rica is a democratic republic with three branches of government and has enjoyed one of the most democratic governments in Latin America. As of 1948, Costa Rica abolished it‘s army and since 1949 has enjoyed its peaceful democratic existence, often being referred to as the "Switzerland of Central America". The government is one of the people and one that very much sees the value of tourism. Over the past few years the government has incentivized foreigners to come and retire in Costa Rica. Stable government ensures that the money you put into your property is safe. Political turmoil will never be a reason for illiquidity in your Costa Rican investment and also provides reason why Costa Rica is a great place to buy. 

Stable Currency:

Investors want to know if their money is safe in Costa Rica Stability of the government has helped to maintain a solid and stable currency. (US Dollars are also accepted as legal tender in Costa Rica. Both are widely accepted and exchanged throughout the country with approximately 90% of the places of business in the country accepting the US Dollar. 

Tax Incentives: This seems to be the one everyone loves! As mentioned earlier the Costa Rican government has created one of the most attractive investment environments in Latin America. 

Capital Gains Tax= 0% in Costa Rica. The capital gains taxes are exempt for a business if the money is derived from an activity that is not the normal course of business for the company (This exemption is established through the use of SA, or Sociedad Anonima). Property Taxes in Costa Rica = .25%. This rate is significantly lower than most places in the world.

Healthy Local Economy:
For baby boomers and entrepreneurs, spiraling costs of living abroad, oppressive taxes and government regulation in the US have placed Costa Rica high atop the list of places to retire without sacrificing standard of living. This is what savvy investors are looking for!

No Ownership Restrictions:
Foreign Ownership is promoted in the country of Costa Rica. In many foreign countries fee simple title is only available to locals and without titled ownership your investments can be at great risk. All foreigners enjoy the same rights as Costa Ricans when it comes to real estate ownership. Titled, fee simple properties are all registered in the National Registry of Costa Rica properly protecting your ownership rights.

Buy Land – They Don’t Make it Anymore
With over 25% of Costa Rica‘s land declared as a nature reserve or park, building land in Costa Rica is scarce – more so if you are near to the water. As the ever-increasing demand for well located building plots in Costa Rica continues, the upward potential is enormous for these development plots. Currently house and development land prices in the prime locations of Costa Rica are increasing at over 50% annually.

Not to Mention A Beautiful Place to Live or Retire!
Corporate Tax:

The Sociedad Anonima (S.A.) These forms of corporate structures allow owners of property to keep their names away from the corporations they own (literally translates as ―anonymous society‖). Ninety percent of all property in Costa Rica is purchased through these S.A.‘s. When a property owner purchases property through these S.A.‘s they use a shareholder‘s loan to fund the purchase. Rental income generated is taken out of the corporation as dividend income and deducted against the initial investment and thus no taxes are paid. 

Income Tax:

Only income generated in Costa Rica is subject to income tax Costa Rica offers large amounts of income to be deductible and free from any tax.

Proximity to Major U.S. Cities: 

When investigating vacation destinations and environments for second homes or investment property, it is important to factor travel times to the destination. Costa Rica‘s proximity to major US Cities gives even more reason why investors are buying property in Costa Rica. Great tourist destinations need to be close and easily accessible.

Reasons to Invest in Costa Rica

Companies in Costa Rica

And Many More!
13. Hot Spots
Multi Purpose Real Estate is using a model that will give the investor an income producing property backed by land ownership in one of the spots expected to increase in price over the next ten years, this location is referred to as a ―hot spot,‖ a location ideal for the growth of both the price of the real estate investment and the growth of the biofuel crops, Jatropha and Macauba. 

Hot Spots are areas within a country that meet according to our team of experts the right conditions for biofuels production and real estate appreciation. These are analyzed by two factors:

1.That the land meets the requirements for farming without deforestation or displacing food crops. Also that the land is optimal for plant growth based on soil samples and studies as well as other factors like altitude and rainfall.

2.The land is located in an area that demonstrates growth and appreciation and in the development path within the next 5 to 10 years. 

Location, location, location — the Southern Zone will see strong price growth with the opening of the new international airport, road and other infrastructural improvements and the development of the El Diquis Dam Project.

New International Airport 

There are plans for a new international airport. Costa Rica‘s third international airport will be located in the same exact spot currently occupied by the Palmar Regional Airport. To comply with Aviacion Civil (the FAA of Costa Rica) standards, the runway will be extended 400 meters and facilities for immigration, customs, and security will be constructed. The price tag on this project is quoted at $25 million dollars, half the proposed cost of the mega-terminal in a new location. The government has chosen the site and allocated funds. The contract is out to tender. The airport will push this area onto the world stage.

The first stage of the airport is still more than two years away from completion, so investors could look to jump in early to acquire real estate at low cost. The airport‘s completion will likely usher in a wave of tourism; developers eager to cash in could send property values skyrocketing. 

Liberia, a city in northern Costa Rica, can serve as a guide for real estate investors about the opportunities an international airport can create. Liberia‘s Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport helped usher in a sharp rise in tourism and investments after major American airlines began to offer flights there from New York, Miami and Atlanta. Roughly 300,000 people were arriving annually by 2005, compared to previous years‘ totals of 50,000, according to The New York Times.
El Diquis Dam Project 

This large-scale project, facilitated by I.C.E. (Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad), is calling for the construction of a dam on the Térraba River in the greater Boruca Canyon. The dam will create a lake equaling approximately 25,000 surface hectares (over 6 million acres), the largest of its kind in Central America. By comparison, Lake Arenal is roughly 8,500 hectares. 

This station will generate up to 630 megawatt units capable of providing over one million families with electricity! This project is about Power, both electric and economic. 

Article from Central America Data  http://en.centralamericadata.com/en/article/home/

Liberia, in the Guanacaste Region, has seen property values quadruple during the last three years and has also welcomed million-dollar condominium complexes and luxurious hotel offerings from the likes of the Four Seasons and Hilton.

So, while property prices are affordable for now, It is not expected that to last long. Once more people see the beauty of this area, and realize just how affordable it is, they‘ll want to own a piece of it for themselves—pushing prices up. 

Article NuWire Investor - http://www.nuwireinvestor.com/articles/new-airport-brings-tourism-hopes-to-southeastern-costa-rica-51246.aspx
Location of Renewable Energy Farms
Location of Diquis Dam and the Lake Produced by the Construction
14. MGC/End Buyers
The Million Gallon Challenge 

The Million Gallon Challenge (MGC) business plan was originally designed to meet a request from contractors for the USDOD, to supply 1,000,000 gallons per day of Jatropha Crude Oil (JCO) for continuous flow testing for the conversion of JCO to JP8 or jet fuel for the aviation industry.

UBA currently has interests in Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama, United States, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras in connection with this project. 

UBA has made significant progress in the yields of the Agro-fuel plantation; two years ago they required 800,000 hectares, they can now achieve the same performance with 300,000 hectares (750,000 acres).

Costa Rica and World Mandates 

Costa Rica has an E7 ethanol and B20 biodiesel mandate in place. They are requiring a 10% blend with biofuel by 2012. This requires the local petroleum company Recope to purchase all biofuel that is produced in Costa Rica. 

Mandates to use biofuel are not only in Costa Rica, these mandates are already in place in over 127 countries around the world. 

Globe-net– Costa Rica's Alternative Energy Future -
 http://www.globe-net.com/articles/2011/april/5/costa-rica's-alternative-energy-future/?sub=15 Biofuel 

Digest – World Biofuel Mandates - http://biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2011/07/21/biofuels-mandates-around-the-world/
Solutions for this initiative are multi-faceted and include Joint Ventures, land purchase and leasing of land, farm cooperatives and local agricultural organizations and a strong planning component diffusion and to continue to capture minds and participation at all levels of government and local landowners. Our project R.E.F., Renewable Energy Farms has been a win-win success among investors and end buyers. 

End Buyers

UBA has multiple end buyers currently in place with contracts, including Alternative Fuels Americas, a publicly traded company on NASDAQ. 

AFA SEC Registration 

Demand for Biofuels 

With demand far outweighing supply, end buyers will never be a problem. This is information from the New York Times article mentioned on the introduction page. 

Lufthansa, for example, will need 530,000 cubic meters of biofuel a year to meet the I.A.T.A. goals, Mr. Buse said. That is the equivalent of 18.7 million cubic feet, or about 140 million gallons. The biofuel used by the airline is produced by Neste Oil, mixing jatropha oil, camelina oil, and animal fats. Mr. Buse said jatropha oil was the company‘s favored biomass feedstock, as jatropha can be grown on degraded land in semi-arid areas, needs no irrigation and is not in competition with anything on the food chain. But he said there was not enough available to even complete the company‘s current six-month test flights. 

Christoph Weber, the chief executive of Jatro, which has been providing the jatropha oil used by Lufthansa and other airlines, predicted that biofuel prices would become competitive by 2014-2015 as production gears up to meet the increased demand projected by I.A.T.A. 

Mr. Weber estimated the biofuel market could be worth $2 billion in 2015, and reach $11 billion to $19 billion by 2020 and to $57 billion in 2030. 
Describes growth potential in this industry.
15. Jatropha Harvest Experience
The Jatropha Harvest Experience is a 3 day hands-on workshop. This workshop includes the complete plantation process. You will walk through the entire Jatropha process learning everything from planting, agronomy, pruning and harvesting to end-product production; beginning to end, on a R&D plantation in Costa Rica, Central America. We‘ve gathered environmental engineers, scientific advisors, agronomists, refinery experts, investors, plantation owners and key governmental figures making this event a true hands-on experience for everyone.
This is the must-attend event for anyone planting, looking to plant or interested in the Biofuels industry. Before you plant one seed, Genetic Micro Stem or plan the next Bio-oil field, stop everything. Get further educated, with hands-on experience about the TRUTH. Learn and understand once and for all why a Jatropha Curcas Biodiesel plantation is right for you. If you are planning to grow one tree or 500,000 trees, don‘t miss this opportunity to learn firsthand all of our field tested information that we will be sharing with you at this event. This platform has been designed to answer all of your Jatropha questions, from leading experts. 

The combination of hands on experience and educated world leaders in the Biofuels market creates the ideal platform for you to meet like-minded colleagues all supporting the growth of the Biofuels market. 

Jatropha Harvest Experience Webpage – http://www.jatrophaharvest.com/ 

Jatropha Harvest Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jatropha-News-Conference-and-Collaboration-Platform/132606263461340
16. Investment Numbers
​                          Investment parameters

       Type of Asset: - Biofuel Producing Jatropha & Macauba Palm
       Investment: - Annual Revenue & Land Appreciation Growth
       Tenure: - 10 years (optional)
       Protection: - Land Title
       Property Size: - 5,000 sq. m. (minimum)
       Investment From: - $35,000 Investment Parameters

                          Investment ROI Breakdown
         Revenue forecast on $35,000.00 Investment
These numbers reflect no increase in biofuel prices over the 10 year term. However, with the demand for biofuel prices continually increasing for companies to meet mandates that are already in place and the lack of world supply, we expect these numbers to increase. 

Therefore on a $35,000.00 investment over the 10 year term we expect an investor to make with biofuel income and land appreciation, $196,100.00 There are not many places where you will get that type of return. 

For larger investors these numbers can even look more attractive. 

I.E. A 10 lot, $350,000 investment is estimated to return $1,961,000.
Costa Rica Land Appreciation Articles 

Costa Rica Ranked and Talks of New Airport 

Real Estate Appreciation in Costa Rica 

Most of the real estate investors in Costa Rica buy income properties for cash flow and capital appreciation. Almost all purchasers dream of getting the benefit of increasing their net worth through the process of appreciation. The geographical layout of the Costa Rican area is one of the main reasons for the popularity of this region among real estate investors. 

Real estate appreciation in Costa Rica occurs due to many reasons. Economy is the driving factor of real estate appreciation in the United States, and this is true in the case of this Central American country as well. Some of the other common factors are inflation, undersupply, falling mortgage rates, the availability of jobs, the level of interest rates, and availability of land. A nationwide slowdown in appreciation rates will always result in high demand for real estates. For these reasons, investing in Costa Rica is a profitable business. 

Studies have proved that in the recent past, Costa Rica real estate had an average of over 10 percent appreciation per year.
17. Security of Your Investment
Ownership of Land

Costa Rica laws and Constitution protect private ownership of land and foreigners enjoy the same rights as citizens. There are almost no restrictions to ownership of private land, except that given or sold to Costa Rican citizens as part of government programs, which can be freely trade or acquired by foreigners only after the original owner has held it for certain period of time. Neither citizenship nor residence or even presence in the country is required for land ownership.


Costa Rica boasts of a safe form of title registration to protect buyers from hidden claims. It is centered in the Registro de la Propiedad (Property Registry), where both title documents and survey for every property are recorded. Any change in the status of a title or any claim that might affect it must also be noted on the title registry page, thus making it easy to verify.
Those who want to buy land in Costa Rica should get professional advise, which include a search of the title in the Registry, so as to confirm there are not liens on it, and to establish its proper ownership. Once the deal is completed, you should also secure documents from a lawyer to prove that the sale was registered, for your own safety and to prevent the sale to somebody else.

Title Insurance can be provided by Stewart Title which has offices in Costa Rica.

The ultimate goal of MPRE is to mitigate the risk involved in this investment, as well as offer a program that diversifies your portfolio in one investment. 

Lets take two examples.

1.You own the titled land and the new airport is not built, and the hydroelectric dam stops construction, and other factors that make the land not appreciate as much as thought. You still have the biofuel income to back up your investment and the land is still titled in your name.

2.We have planted the biofuel crop and 4 years down the road a hurricane blows through and wipes out the crops. (Crop Insurance available on request). This is unlikely as the last hurricane was in 1991, but with what happened on the East Coast of the USA anything is possible. You will still have the land backing to protect your investment. 

The way we differ from other Jatropha and Biofuel investments is we are offering land backing on your investment. Other places just lease the land and you do not have any protection if your crop fails for any reason. 

Land grabbing continues to take place through the globe and as the supply decreases land prices will increase ever more per the law of supply and demand. 

Wikipedia – Land Grabbing - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_grabbing
18. How to Invest
Buying Process

1.Reservation and 10% Deposit

1. Investor fills out the reservation agreement and wires the refundable 10% Deposit. This locks in the $175,000 per 5 lot price and gives the investor 10 more days to do due diligence. If the investor decides to not invest all monies are returned minus $250 for the lawyers processing fees.

2.Sales Purchase Agreement and Biofuel Agreement

1. As soon as the reservation deposit has been received, the developer will write up the Sales Purchase Agreement and Biofuel Agreement for your Renewable Energy Farm plot and obtain all necessary signatures. The contract will be sent to you within 5 days after the plot has been reserved. The contract must be signed and returned within 10 days with a further 40% of the purchase price paid.

3.Transfer of Land Title

1. Lawyers will go through the process of transferring the land title into your name, this process takes about 12 days. Upon transfer the remaining 50% is due to complete the transaction.
4. Additional Fees

1. 3% closing cost due when Title is transferred

2. HOA $1500 a year per 5 lot block starting at year 2, taken out of biofuel income, year one is paid for

3. $300 per year legal paperwork upkeep per corporation

Contact Us
Fred Reynar
BlueZone Realty Group Costa Rica.com
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BlueZone Realty Group Markets
 Project With Day Group Services
November 01, 2011

To Dan Chambers:

BlueZone Realty Group is proud to take on this New Project with Energy Advisor, Dan Chambers, Renewable Energy Farms, in the South of Costa Rica. The project is important to Costa Rica and all of our futures, we have the added satisfaction of knowing that we are helping to eradicate third world poverty and creating employment, while also saving the planet from greenhouse gases.

Investors this is a Great opportunity to get in now with the growth of Costa Rica, and the growth of this product. Our Canadians Sales Team is excited to add this Green Project to our increasing Projects in Costa Rica. 

Thanks again Dan from all of the BlueZone Group. 

Pura Vida
          Year  -  Biofuel Income  -         Land Appreciation
          1       -  $0                                     -  $70,000(infrastructure)
          2       -  $900                                  -  $75,250 (7.5%)
          3       -  $2,000                               -  $80,890 (7.5%)
          4       -  $2,000                               -  $86,960 (7.5%)
        5-10    -  $37,200(TTL/ Second Crop)   -  Continuing 10%/yr
        Total   -  $42,100                             -  $154,000

       These revenue reflect NO increase in biofuel prices over term 
         Since 2009 to date, Biofuel (crude) prices have risen over 
                             $0.50 USD – in one year
Additional Costs

1.Closing Costs are 3%, includes Costa Rican Corporation set up

2.HOA fees are $1,500 per year per 5 lots

3.Renewal of corporation and legal upkeep of property paperwork is $300 per Costa Rican corporation set up per year

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