Frequently Asked Questions
BUYING PROCESS AND COSTS
Everything you need to know about buying in the DR.
What additional costs can I expect when buying a villa?
Does Casa Linda charge any monthly fees?
How much is housekeeping and garden/pool service?
How Much Are Property Taxes?
Do foreign buyers have the same rights as Dominicans?
Will I fully own my villa?
How much will it cost to furnish my villa?
How much does Casa Linda charge to rent my villa?
What is a turnkey property?
Do I have to supervise the rentals?
How far is Casa Linda from the beach?
What is lock up and leave?
Where can I shop?
What is legal drinking age?
How much do I tip?
What is the currency?
Major credit cards are accepted at most tourist locations, but it is best to check in advance at small hotels, restaurants and shops.
ATMs are located in almost all of the Dominican Republic’s cities, as well as at most resorts. Large supermarkets have ATMs that are open until late.
How long am I allowed to stay in the DR?
You can stay in the Dominican Republic for up 30-days per visit without having a residency permit. Residency is a simple process involving paperwork from your home country showing income, health, a criminal record check, birth certificate, etc. The process must be started in your home country and completed in the DR. We are happy to provide a referral to a local law firm that handles residency.
What is the size of the country?
Is the government secure?
Is it safe?
Casa Linda is a gated private community, affording you extra security with 24/7 surveillance and more.
Does the DR get hurricanes?
What is the weather like?
rain and it can be heavy, although brief, and usually overnight. The warmer season is approximately from May to October. Average temperatures rise to 31ºC (87ºF) during the daytime and drop to about 22ºC (72ºF) at night.