Construction expo to feature more than 200 firms, banks

The Cámera Costarricense de la Construcción will present the 15th edition of its housing and construction fair April 24 to 28.

The chamber will present the ExpoConstrucción event in the Centro de Eventos Pedregal in Santa Ana.  More than 200 companies that specialize in housing projects, decoration trends, new machinery and equipment and financing will be present in the facility.

Experts from the Comisión de Construcción Sostenible and the Colegio Federado de Ingenieros y Arquitectos de Costa Rica will participate in the event along with members from the Cámara Costarricense de Corredores de Bienes Raíces.  The realtors will provide information about auctions of properties that will be held the weekend of the fair, a release said.

Also, 12 financial institutions will participate and offer patrons advice about the best financing options, rates of interests, favorable times to buy, remodel and build homes.

These institutions include Banco BAC San José, Banco Citibank de Costa Rica, Banco Crédito Agrícola de Cartago, Banco de Costa Rica, Banco Davivienda, Banco General, Banco Lafise, Banco Nacional de Costa Rica, Banco Popular y de Desarrollo Comunal, Grupo Mutual Alajuela La Vivienda, Mutual Cartago  de Ahorro y Préstamo and Scotiabank de Costa Rica.

Persons looking to buy a house will find lot options at the fair that range from $25,000 to $100,000 and housing projects from $45,000 to $1.6 million.

“Expo construction and housing is characterized by offering real benefits and unique conditions,” said Rodrigo Altmann, president of the ExpoConstrucción, in a release.  “It is the only exhibition organized by industry experts and brings together the greatest exponents of the construction and housing sectors in the country.”

The fair opens April 24 at 5 p.m. and closes at 10 p.m.  April 25 and 26 hours are from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Entry for these three days is free.

For the weekend, fair hours are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 27 and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 28.  Admission for these days is 2,000 colons.  Children under 12 years old and seniors get free admission.

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