Home construction expo begins Wednesday

More than 230 firms are expected to be represented by their 600 stands at the Expo Construcción y Vivienda, which opens Wednesday for a five-day run.  The location is the Centro de Eventos Pedrega in Santa Ana. This is the 16th year.

Offered will be homes ranging from $50,000 to $1 million, said organizers. Lots also will be for sale.
Some 13 banks and other lending institutions also will be present to offer mortgages.

The expo this year has prepared a written guide on purchasing a home for the benefit of visitors.

Also there will be a group of student from the Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica. They will be constructing a prototype solar home for seniors in 10 days as part of their training for participating in an international competition in Paris.

The expo is organized by the Cámara Costarricense de la Construcción, and some 40,000 persons are expected over the five days. Admission Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday is free. There is a charge Saturday and Sunday.

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