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Welcome to Our Blog! Who are we?

Greetings, property enthusiasts!

Whether you are a seasoned investor or just dipping your toes into the exciting world of real estate, we are thrilled to welcome you to our blog, where we'll be sharing valuable insights, expert advice, and untapped opportunities in the UK property market. As the founders of Riibon, allow us, Melvin Salas and Sofia Alpizar, to introduce ourselves and shed light on our journey from sunny Costa Rica to the vibrant landscapes of the UK.

Meet the Founders: Melvin Salas and Sofia Alpizar

Hailing from the picturesque paradise of Costa Rica, Melvin Salas and Sofia Alpizar were both born and raised amidst the natural beauty and warmth of the tropics. As avid explorers with a passion for adventure, we embarked on a thrilling journey eight years ago when we decided to embrace new horizons and relocate to the United Kingdom.

A Transformational Journey

Upon setting foot in the UK, we quickly recognized the immense potential of its property market. Eager to dive in, we delved into the complexities of property investing, leveraging our experience and determination to make a mark in this dynamic industry. Drawing from our Costa Rican roots, where hospitality and tourism are deeply ingrained, we saw an opportunity to capitalize on the rising demand for serviced accommodations in the UK.

Our Property Ventures

Today, with years of experience as property investors under our belts, we are proud to have built a diverse and thriving portfolio. We currently manage 14 properties running on service accommodations, strategically located in the vibrant regions of the North East and Essex. These ventures have not only provided visitors with memorable experiences but have also been rewarding for us as investors.

A Global Outlook

While the UK has become our second home, we have not forgotten our roots. In addition to our UK investments, we have extended our reach to Costa Rica, where we own a thriving commercial property. Moreover, we are currently overseeing a land development project, capitalizing on the opportunities emerging in our home country.

Specializing in Your Success

At Riibon, we understand that embarking on a property investment journey can be both exhilarating and overwhelming. Our mission is to simplify this process for you and help you navigate the real estate market with confidence. As specialists in deal sourcing, we meticulously identify properties tailored to your investment goals, be it high-yield buy-to-let opportunities, BRRR strategies, lucrative service accommodations, HMO investments, or other emerging trends.

Join Our Community

We invite you to join our community of property enthusiasts, where we will be sharing invaluable tips, industry trends, and insider knowledge to empower you on your investment path. Our blog will be a hub of information, ensuring that you stay informed and make well-informed decisions in your property ventures.


We are thrilled to have you on this exciting journey with us. As passionate property investors with roots in Costa Rica and hearts in the UK, we are committed to helping you uncover hidden gems and unlock the full potential of property investing. Let's embark on this adventure together, as we navigate the ever-changing real estate landscape and pave the way to success. Welcome to the Riibon blog – your gateway to property investment success!

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