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Florida Realtor Magazine April 2015

by Kijner & Sons International Realty




Kijner & Sons International Realty
is honored to be featured in the April 2015 issue of the Florida Realtor Magazine.

Florida Realtors® with Fortune International Realty in downtown Miami and international real estate specialists with offices in Bangkok, Thailand and Paris, France, brother-sister team Laura Kijner and Marc Kijner were recently interviewed on the ever-growing demand from Southeast Asian and Mainland Chinese investors for Florida real estate investment opportunities. With a dynamic property market and as one of America's best places to work and live, Miami has become a major investment hub for foreign buyers alike wanting to be part of the city's real estate boom. Marc and Laura offer their clients tailored-made solutions based on trust, presence, professionalism and a true understanding of each person's unique culture, project and needs when it comes to investing abroad. 




To read the full Florida Realtor® Magazine April 2015 issue, click here.

Looking to invest in Miami Florida? Looking to buy a home in Brickell, a villa in Coral Gables or a condo on Miami Beach? Looking for an income producing property in Miami-Dade or Broward County, Florida? Contact us today at info@kijner.com

Autumn 2013 eNewsletter

by Kijner & Sons International Realty


Kijner & Sons International Realty
is pleased to present you the Autumn 2013 eNewsletter. To learn more about our group's recent activities and featured properties for sale as well as how to be a saavy investors in the Land of Smiles thanks to our "Special Focus - Thailand", just click here or on the image below. 


 

Questions? Comments? Looking to invest in and/or move to Florida, France, Thailand or Costa Rica, contact us now at info@kijner.com.


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To read our past eNewsletters, just click on the desired links below:

2013 - 
Summerhttp://www.kijner.com/Summer-2013-eNewsletter

2012
> Springhttp://www.kijner.com/Spring-2012-e-Newsletter
> Autumnhttp://www.kijner.com/Autumn-2012-e-Newsletter

2011 - Autumnhttp://www.kijner.com/Autumn-2011-eNewsletter

NAR Global Perspectives: International Investments June 2013

by Kijner & Sons International Realty


Kijner & Sons International Realty
is pleased to share with you the latest report from the National Associations of Realtors® (NAR), entitled "NAR Global Perspectives: International Investments June 2013". "
This issue takes a look at some of the forces that drive money into international investments, including five major factors that motivate people to invest abroad and five major destinations for international money".

As you will see from this extremely interesting read, the United States make the list of the five major investment destinations for international buyers thanks to being the world's most solid economy - despite the recent recession - and a country where one has a great quality of life in a welcoming environment. But even more interesting, Thailand and Costa Rica are seen as the next international real estate hotspots for investors looking for safety and return. 

To read the full June 2013 NAR report, click here or on the image below.


Looking to invest in or move to the Greater Miami or Sarasota area in Florida, Thailand or Costa Rica? Contact KSI Realty at info@kijner.com

VIDEO - Real Estate and Investment Opportunities in Florida and Thailand

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Kijner & Sons International Realty is pleased to share with you this fun and engaging video covering Real Estate and Investment Opportunities in Florida and Thailand. Come and learn about 2 top ranked investment destinations and how KSI Realty can help you achieve the dream of a lifetime no matter your investment profile or relocation needs.

 

 

Kijner Realty from Video Explaining on Vimeo.

 

Comments? Questions? Looking to invest in and/or relocate to Florida, Thailand, France or Costa Rica? 
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Investing in Costa Rica

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

The second most frequent question asked by investors looking to acquire a property in Costa Rica is often "How can I obtain legal immigration status?". As pointed out by Costa Rican Attorney Alberto Pinto Monturiol and further explained in KSI Realty's "Investing in Costa Rica" section, there are 3 ways to obtain residency for foreign businessmen - other than family ties with a native Costa Rican:

1. The investor status

Investors have to demonstrate that they have invested in the country and that they have a Costa Rican corporation that owns and runs a business. The best businesses and companies should be in one of the following categories/industries:
> Tourism: Hotels, Resorts & Casinos, Bed & Breakfast, Lodges, Site Seeing Activities and Extreme Outdoors Sports Activities (aerial tram, river rafting, eco-tourism...)
> Tree plantation with an initial investment of $100,000 in the first 3 years
> Productive projects in which Costa Rican labor is hired (industrial production of goods or free trade zone activities)
> Banking Investments
> Real Estate Investments
> "National Interest" type projects defined by the Costa Rican Government (as of today for example, ecological protection programs)

A complete list of requirements for each specific activity will be provided by the attorney in Costa Rica in order to apply for residency when the type of investment is decided by the client.

2. Retiree Status

A retiree has to demonstrate receiving a life pension from a government or a retirement fund of no less than $1,000 per month. A complete list of requirements for this status will be provided by the attorney in Costa Rica in order to apply for residency, but the one mentionned above is the most important.

3. Rentista Status

This status applies to a person who receives a monthly allowance of no less than $2,500 per month. The person has further to demonstrate and guarantee that he/she will perceive this monthly income for at least 2 years with a letter from a first order bank or financial institution. A complete list of other requirements for this status will be provided by the attorney in Costa Rica in order to apply for residency, but the one mentionned above is the most important.

 


The third most frequent question asked by businessmen looking to invest in Costa Rica is "How much will it cost me to close a deal (expenses and legal fees) and obtain legal immigration status?". Costa Rican Attorney Alberto Pinto Monturiol covers some of the most important costs associated with the acquisition of a Costa Rican property and the application for a legal residency status:

1. Closing cost for a Real Estate deal is 4.5% of the value of the sales price. This includes a 1.5% tax for land transfer, 1% registration stamps' fee to the National Registry and a 2% notary fee (to be paid at closing)

2. Fees for the incorporation of a Company in Costa Rica are about $750. This amont includes legal fees (legal agent fee for the first year), registration stamps, publication in the official newspaper, and obtention of legal and accounting books. All expenses and fees need to be paid at signing. This could be an option if you wish to operate a business without getting the immigration status.  

3. Attorney's fees per hour in other retained activities are about $100 per billable hour

4. To apply for a residency status, costs are broken down as follow:

> For the first and second group of nationalities mentioned in our previous post, you should account for about $3,750. This amont includes a $3,250 fee per person, plus additional expenses of about $500 per client when all required documents are provided, legalized and translated (included is an incorporation of a company in Costa Rica to start the investment process). All expenses and 50% of the fee need to be paid at the start of the process, 25% when all documents are submitted to the Immigration Office and the remaining 25% to be paid when immigration status is granted.

> For the third group of nationalities mentioned in our previous post, you should account for about $4,750. This amont includes a $4,250 fee per person, plus additional expenses of about $500 per client when all required documents are provided, legalized and translated (included is an incorporation of a company in Costa Rica to start the investment process). All expenses and 50% of the fee need to be paid at the start of the process, 25% when all documents are submitted to the Immigration Office and the remaining 25% to be paid when immigration status is granted.

> For the fourth group of nationalities mentioned in our previous post, you should account for about $7,250. This amont includes a $6,250 fee per person, plus additional expenses of about $1,000 per client when all required documents are provided, legalized and translated (included is an incorporation of a company in Costa Rica to start the investment process). All expenses and 50% of the fee need to be paid at the start of the process, 25% when all documents are submitted to the Immigration Office and the remaining 25% to be paid when immigration status is granted.

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Disclaimer: Information and data as of February 2012, not binding and likely to be modified without prior notice. Please see a licensed and certified professional and seek legal counseling should you wish to invest in Costa Rica. Please note that the amounts given are estimates and their sole purpose is to give you an idea and help you set up a provisional budget. Costs and information maybe subject to change depending on the uniqueness of each investment project in Costa Rica.

Investing in Costa Rica

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Have you ever wanted to visit and invest in Costa Rica? Then, Kijner & Sons International Realty is pleased to share with you a step-by step guide by Costa Rican Attorney Alberto Pinto Monturiol for investors interested in this Central American Paradise. 

When offering a client a property investment in Costa Rica, one of his/her logical requests will be: "I want to travel there and check out the property or business I am interested in acquiring". In order to properly advice you as a client, the first thing to do is to find out your nationality. This will allow to determine if you can come freely to Costa Rica (no visa required) or if you need an entry visa, and for how long you will be allowed to stay here as a tourist.



> The following first group of nationalities (and all of their territories) does not require an entry visa and can stay up to 90 days in Costa Rica:

Germany, Lithuania, Andorra, Luxembourg, Argentina, Malta, Australia, Mexico, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Montenegro, Belgium, Norway, Brazil, New Zealand, Bulgaria, Holland, Canada, Panama, Croatia, Paraguay, Chile, Poland, Cyprus, Portugal, Denmark, Monaco, Slovakia, San Marino, Slovenia, Puerto Rico, Spain, Serbia, The USA, South Africa, Estonia, United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland), Northern Ireland, France, Finland, Czech Republic, Hungary, South Korea, Island, Greece, Romania, Israel, Italy, Vatican City, Singapore, Japan, Switzerland, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay & Luxemburg

> The following second group of nationalities does not require an entry visa and can stay up to 30 days in Costa Rica:

Antigua and Barbuda, Mauritius, Belize, Micronesia, Bolivia, Nauru, Dominica, Palau, El Salvador, Kingdom of Tonga, The Philippines, Samoa, Fiji, St Kitts and Nevis, Grenadines, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Guatemala, St Lucia, Guyana, Honduras, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, Surinam, Northern Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Solomon Islands, Turkey, Kiribati, Vanuatu, The Maldives & Venezuela

> The following third group of nationalities requires a consular entry visa which is granted by the Costa Rican Consulate in their home country. If Costa Rica doesn’t have a Consulate there, it will be granted by the nearest Costa Rican Consulate (see below exceptions to this rule)*:

Albania, Malaysia, Angola, Malawi, Saudi Arabia, Mali, Algeria, Morocco, The Maghreb, Armenia, Mauritania, Azerbaijan, Moldavia, Bahrain, Mongolia, Benin, Mozambique, Belarus, Namibia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nepal, Botswana, Nicaragua, Brunei Darussalam, Niger, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Burundi, Oman, Bhutan, Pakistan, Cape Verde, Papua new guinea, Cambodia, Peru, Cameroon, Qatar, Colombia, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Ivory Coast, Central African Republic, Comoro, Republic of Macedonia, Chad, Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, Laos, United Arab Emirates, Dominican Republic, Russia, Rwanda, Gabon, Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Georgia, Sudan, Ghana, Swaziland, Guinea, Thailand, Guinea Bissau, Taiwan, Equatorial Guinea, Tanzania, Tajikistan, Indonesia, Timor Oriental, Jordan, Togo, Kazakhstan, Tunisia, Kenya, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Kosovo, Uganda, Kuwait, Uzbekistan, Lesotho, Vietnam, Liberia, Yemen, Libya, Djibouti, Lebanon, Zambia, Madagascar & Zimbabwe

 *Exceptions to this rule:

1) When citizens of the third group countries hold a Schengen visa or have a stamped visa from the United States of America, Canada, South Korea, Japan or any countries of the European Union, they will not require any other entry visa than this. They can travel freely and stay up to 90 days in Costa Rica.

2) When citizens of the third group countries have a legal residency, work permit or student visa from the United States of America, Canada, South Korea, Japan or any European Community Countries or Schengen signatory countries, they have to go to the Costa Rican Consulate in their home country to verify that document. If Costa Rica doesn’t have a Consulate there, it will be granted by the nearest Costa Rican Consulate. Then, they will be able to stay in Costa Rica up to 30 days.

> The following fourth group of nationalities requires an authorization process which is decided by the "Restricted Visa Commission" headed by the General Director of Immigration. These nationalities have to be invited by somebody in Costa Rica who will be responsible for them during their visit. This request has to be presented at the Costa Rican Consulate of their home country, to the nearest one to that specific country or directly in Costa Rica by an attorney or a person with power of attorney for the client. The visitor will then be able to stay in Costa Rica for the total of the granted days with a maximum of 30 days (see below exceptions to this rule)*:

Afghanistan, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Cuba, Palestine, Eritrea, Ethiopia, China, Syria, Haiti, North Korea, Iran, Somalia, Iraq & Sri Lanka

*Exceptions to this rule:

1) When citizens of the fourth group countries hold a Schengen visa or have a stamped visa from the United States of America, Canada, South Korea, Japan or any of the European Community Countries, they will not require any other entry visa than this. They will be able to travel freely and stay up to 30 days in Costa Rica.

2) When citizens of the fourth group countries have a legal residency, work permit or student visa from the United States of America, Canada, South Korea, Japan or any of the European Community Countries or of the Schengen signatory countries, they have to go to the Costa Rican Consulate in their home country to verify that document. If Costa Rica doesn’t have a Consulate there, it will be granted by the nearest Costa Rican Consulate, and they will be able to stay here up to 30 days.

3) In case of a still valid British National Overseas/BN Passport holder from Hong Kong, visitors will not require any other entry visa than this. They will be able to travel freely and stay up to 30 days in Costa Rica. Other Hong Kong visitors are citizens of China and thus under restricted entry visa.

4) Businessmen and investors form the People's Republic of China who request an entry visa at the Costa Rican Consulate validated by a letter from the "China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)" or "La Oficina Comercial de Promocer en China", will only require a consular entry visa granted by the Costa Rican Consulate in China. 

 5) All other countries not mentioned above are included in the fourth group

The Spring 2012 Paris Property & Investment Show

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

The Spring 2012 Paris Property & Investment Show (Salon National de l'Immobilier) is around the corner and will be held at the exhibition center Paris-Porte de Versailles from March 29th to April 1st, 2012. With over 35,000 visitors, 250 exhibitors and 50 conferences by real estate experts, the Spring Paris Property & Investment Show is an event you cannot miss!   

Kijner & Sons International Realty is glad to be once again participating at this show under the FNAIM pavillion, the French National Real Estate Federation, which by its number, is the first European organization for real estate professionals.

Come and meet with KSI Realty and its certified Realtors® to learn more about investment opportunities and relocation in Florida, Thailand, France and Costa Rica (Booth D38a). This year, we will specifically focus on real estate owned properties (REOs) such as short sales and foreclosures in South Florida and will present you with unique properties whether you are interested in residential or commercial real estate and whether you want to relocate to the Miami or Sarasota Florida area. 

To download your free invitation to the show, just click here. For any other inquiry, do not hesitate to contact us at info@kijner.com.

Discover Beautiful Costa Rica

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Kijner & Sons International Realty would like to share with you a video of Costa Rica's stunning landscapes and provinces. Enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdKiPR3kdjo&feature=g-vrec&context=G25c5b3aRVAAAAAAAABg

If you are looking to invest in or relocate to Costa Rica, we can help! To learn more about Costa Rica, click here.

You can also read our Q&A about investing and living in Costa Rica whether you are considering buying a commercial or a residential property. We sell casinos, teak farms, hotels, restaurants, luxurious villas....just check our "Featured Properties" page!

Questions, comments? Contact us at info@kijner.com

The Wealth Report

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Kijner & Sons International Realty is pleased to share with you the 2011 joint Wealth Report by Knight Frank and Citi Private Bank, which gives us a global perspective on prime property and wealth today.

This report highlights what motivates both the high-net-worth individual "HNWI" (a person whose investible assets, excluding their primary residence, total between $1M and $10M) and the ultra-high-net-worth individual "UHNWI" (a person whose investible assets, excluding their primary residence, are valued at over $10M).

You will also learn more about Asia's ongoing rise as the World's new economic powerhouse and that education is one of the most important factors that encourages wealthy people to buy properties and invest abroad. 

To read the full report, click on the image below. 


If you are looking to invest abroad, buy a property in Thailand, Florida, Costa Rica or France or send your children study in the USA, we can assist you! Just visit our website www.kijner.com to learn more about investment opportunities aborad. Questions, comments, inquire at info@kijner.com, we specialize in wealth management, international consulting, relocation, promotion and development, residential and commercial transactions as well as property management. 

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Source: http://www.knightfrank.com/wealthreport/

Hong Kong SMART Expo - 2nd Day

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Kijner & Sons International Realty is pleased to share with you some photos of our second day at the Hong Kong SMART ExpoChina's most successful as well as Asia's longest running Investment and International Property Showcase (Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center, 10-11 December 2011).

Pattama Pornchokchai - Chantranukul & Laura Kijner

Marc H. Kijner & Pattama Pornchokchai - Chantranukul 

Marc H. Kijner, Pattama Pornchokchai - Chantranukul, Laura Kijner & Renaud Grollemund 

Daniel Kijner & Pattama Pornchokchai - Chantranukul 

Daniel Kijner & Renaud Grollemund

Marc H. Kijner presenting "Resort in Town I & Resort in Town II" (Bangkok, Thailand)

Marc H. Kijner presenting Ocean Reef Club (Key Largo, Florida, USA)

Incredible Parisian Duplex with terrace view on Eiffel Tower

Private port, beach and waterfront property

Unique Castle on the French Riviera with Ocean view

 

 

Pattama Pornchokchai - Chantranukul
Conference: "Property Market Update for Thailand: Why Invest Now" (11 December 2011)

 

 

Conference: "Property Market Update for Thailand: Why Invest Now" (11 December 2011)

 

 

Conference: "Property Market Update for Thailand: Why Invest Now" (11 December 2011)


 

Marc H. Kijner

Conference: "Property Market Update for Thailand: Why Invest Now" (11 December 2011)

 

 

Pattama Pornchokchai - Chantranukul
Conference: "Property Market Update for Thailand: Why Invest Now" (11 December 2011)

 

 

Helen Tam assisting visitors interested to invest in Costa Rica

 

 

Daniel Kijner & Helen Tam assisting visitors interested to invest in France

 


Daniel Kijner & Helen Tam assisting visitors interested to invest in the South of France

Daniel Kijner & Helen Tam assisting visitors interested to invest in the South of France

Laura Kijner & Daniel Kijner
Conference: "Investing in the USA: The Florida Market
" (11 December 2011)

Laura Kijner
Conference: "Investing in the USA: The Florida Market
" (11 December 2011)

Laura Kijner & Daniel Kijner
Conference: "Investing in the USA: The Florida Market
" (11 December 2011)

A visitor reading a brochure about Ocean Reef Club (Key Largo, Florida, USA)

Visitors attending our conference "Investing in the USA: The Florida Market" (11 December 2011)

Visitors

KSI Realty assisting visitors

Daniel Kijner assisting visitors

Michael Dy (Middle) & Marc H. Kijner

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Our Team

Daniel Kijner
Senior Broker Owner, KSI Realty
 (Costa Rica, France, Thailand, USA)
Broker Associate, Re/Max Platinum Realty (Sarasota, FL, USA)

Marc H. Kijner
Broker Owner, KSI Realty
 (Costa Rica, France, Thailand, USA)
Realtor® with FIR (Miami, FL, USA)

Laura Kijner
Broker Owner, KSI Realty
 (Costa Rica, France, Thailand, USA)
Realtor® with FIR (Miami, FL, USA)

Deep Vaswani
Project Consultant
SMART Investment & International Property Expo (Hong Kong, China)

Renaud Grollemund
Promoter & Developer
Project "Le Monaco" (Ari, Bangkok, Thailand)

Helen Tam
Translator (Chinese, French & English)
Team Facilitator, Hong Kong, China

Dr. Sopon Pornchokchai
President, Agency for Real Estate Affairs - AREA (Bangkok, Thailand)
President, Thai Appraisal Foundation (Bangkok, Thailand)

Pattama Pornchokchai - Chantranukul
Executive Director, Agency for Real Estate Affairs - AREA (Bangkok, Thailand)

Michael Dy
CEO of C&M
Promoter & Developer 
Projects "Resort in Town I & II" (Bangkok, Thailand)

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