Casa Linda Villas Are Built With Your Needs In Mind

Casa Linda Villas Are Built With Your Needs In Mind

Casa Linda Villas:

builT WITH YOUR NEEDS IN MIND

Make the best choice for your future by choosing a beautiful Casa Linda villa in the Dominican Republic! Casa Linda offers several impressive villas that suit the different and diverse needs of our residents and visitors. Casa Linda villas are built with your comfort and happiness at the forefront of our vision. If you’re ready to live your best life in a safe, consistently sunny country, here are some important things to consider before you choose your home.

Sizing Options

Casa Linda villas come in a variety of sizes that support different needs. If you want to set up a home that accommodates several guests, look no further than our multi-master villas like the Villa Dolce Vita or the Villa Atlantis. These luxurious and affordable villas include up to 4 master suits so that you and your guests can live comfortably.

The Villa Dolce Vita includes 4 bedrooms, each with a built-in full bathroom, as well as a half bath in the house. The smaller option comes with 3 bedrooms, each with 3 built-in full bathrooms, as well as a half bath in the home. In addition, these villas include guest suits for any visitors, making sure your guests’ stay is as comfortable and convenient as possible.

Our smaller, more comfortable villas are a better option for those who are less interested in entertaining large groups in their home. The Casa Linda Villa Sunset is an excellent example of a cozier villa. The villa features an ample living space of 1,156 square feet, with an outdoor bar and bath. The lot is also large, with an impressive space of 5,382 square feet. This space features 2 bedrooms and the option of 2 or 2.5 baths. This villa also includes a beautiful 8,000 or 9,422-gallon swimming pool with a sunbed area for all your sunbathing needs.

There are several other sizing options available to you and as home builders, Casa Linda also offers customization options, no matter your specific vision. Whether it’s a cozy, smaller villa, or a large, spacious, multi-master bedroom home, we’ve got you covered.

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Beautiful Weather Every Day

Looking for a beautiful home in paradise? Our elegant villas are the perfect place for you. Located on the stunning northern side of the Dominican Republic, this beautiful part of the world enjoys an average temperature of 28°C (82°F) year-round. Living in Casa Linda villas means that you get a tropical island experience with the added benefit of safety and convenient amenities.

Comfortable and Convenient

Casa Linda villas are located close to an international airport for travel convenience. A larger, Walmart-sized store is also close by so that you can get all of your shopping done efficiently without having to travel too far. Essential services like hospitals are also available nearby to all our community members.

Travelling for those who cannot drive is also available to all Casa Linda members. Casa Linda is happy to serve you with our shuttle bus that works all day, every day to take you from point A to point B safely and comfortably.

Healthy Lifestyle

Residents enjoy a healthy lifestyle that includes the comfort of the beach and its water sport opportunities. You can spend your morning having breakfast in your backyard, taking in the lush greenery that surrounds your villa. Then, take a trip to the beach where you can enjoy paddle boarding, kiteboarding, and windsurfing, all in the warmth and sunshine of the Dominican Republic.

If you are interested in waterpark activities, we offer a wonderful waterpark with a jacuzzi, a lazy river and fun features for children.

Casa Linda communities also has a strong focus on good, nourishing food. Restaurants with healthy food options on their menus are readily available in the area.

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Fast Facts For Buying Property in the DR

Fast Facts For Buying Property in the DR

Fast Facts 

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Are you getting ready to plan for the next phase of your life and embrace an adventure like never before? Settling into expat living is one of the most exciting and rewarding ways to make the most of retirement, embark on a new adventure, or even expand your business horizons in a new environment. The Dominican Republic is an incredible place to experience all that life has to offer and to start a new lifestyle full of sunny days, endless ways to explore, and plenty of fun just waiting to be had!

At Casa Linda, we’re happy to help expatriates from all over the world find their perfect fit in paradise. As a luxurious private community located in beautiful Cabarete on the north end of the island, Casa Linda is an ideal spot to settle down and explore life like never before. If you’ve been contemplating making a permanent move to paradise, the Dominican Republic is calling! Below, we’ll cover some of the most common questions asked when it comes to buying property in the DR. Read on to learn more!

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Does the DR welcome Foreign Investment

Yes! As many prospective expatriates will find, not all countries are overly welcoming when it comes to the prospect of allowing foreign investors to purchase a property. The Dominican Republic, however, is extremely friendly towards foreign investors and makes it simple to purchase your dream home in paradise, with no restrictions being placed on foreign investors.

How Does the Dominican Republic Govern Real Estate Transactions?

Real estate transactions are governed by the Land Registry Law of amendments. A new Land Registry Law was enacted in 2005, and oversees the steps involved in purchasing a home in the DR:

  • Selection
  • Offer of purchase
  • Offer Acceptance
  • Deposit and due diligence
  • Contract of sale
  • Balance of funds
  • Deed of sale
  • Ownership

Is Buying Land in the DR Difficult?

Buying property in the Dominican Republic is a relatively straightforward process, provided you stay on top of all requirements and work with the right legal team. At Casa Linda, we seek to make the buying process even easier by giving you access to buyer resources that clearly detail the buying process and make it easy to navigate each phase with confidence.

Are There Any Closing Costs or Tax Liabilities?

Yes. Buyers can expect to pay approximately 5% of the total sale price for taxes and closing costs. This 5% encompasses a transfer tax of 4.48%, document taxes, as well as stamps for registration and tips. Taxes are expected to be paid before recording the purchase at the title registry office, but you can take comfort in knowing that property taxes in the DR are incredibly low, meaning you can expect to save in the long run.

How Do I Ensure I’m Protected When Buying in the Dominican?

The reality of buying abroad is that, without the right information and legal team on your side, you do incur a certain amount of risk. With that being said, if you partner with a vetted community like Casa Linda, as well as a skilled attorney, you can remain confident that you’ll be protected throughout the buying process.

Paradise is Closer than You Think

It’s time to stop dreaming of paradise and make your new life on the island a reality! With 10 luxury floor plans and breathtaking villas waiting to welcome you home, Casa Linda Quality Communities is here to help you start your new life in the Dominican Republic. Contact us today to learn more!

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Northern Dominican Paradise with Casa Linda

Northern Dominican Paradise with Casa Linda

Northern Dominican Paradise

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Are you tired of dreaming of living in an island paradise and ready to make it a reality? Feeling a little worried that it might be difficult to find an affordable home and relocate to a new country? Casa Linda has you covered! Nestled in the heart of the northern end of the island right by the popular destination of Cabarete, our community gives you the chance to experience the wonder of island living as well as the perks of living in one of our customizable villas. For nearly 30 years, we’ve helped expatriates just like you start their new life abroad and settle into island living. Learn more about the realities of living in the northern Dominican Republic below!

Kiss Jack Frost Goodbye

If you’re looking to escape long winters full of snow, ice, and the many inconveniences associated with month after month of cold weather, we hardly blame you! Fortunately, for snowbirds looking to make a more permanent shift to sunny days and warm temperatures, the Dominican Republic is the perfect fit. The DR experiences almost 300 days of sun each year and average daily temperatures of 85°F (25°C) making it ideal for anyone who’s had enough of chilly days and endless time spent shovelling after snowstorms. If you’re ready for sandy white beaches and golf courses and tennis courts that are open all year, say hello to the Dominican Republic!

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Quality of Living

It’s no surprise that one of the biggest concerns when moving abroad is ensuring that you’ll have a similar, if not better quality of life than you are already accustomed to. Thanks to the low cost of living, stable government and superior infrastructure in the Dominican Republic, you can expect to live comfortably for less. With more and more people choosing to make a permanent shift to working from home as well, the DR has become a popular hub for individuals looking to enjoy the perks of island living while working abroad.

Casa Linda: Affordable Luxury

Buying a home in the Dominican Republic makes it easy to fulfill your island living dreams. Casa Linda offers a secure, welcoming, and active community for you to settle into. With team custom floor plans to choose from and homes starting as low as $185,000 USD creating the perfect space in paradise is easy and affordable. Choose from villas that are two-bedroom bungalows all the way up to spacious four-bedroom homes, and enjoy your very own swimming pool to cool down during summer days. Our exclusive community offers amenities such as a VIP beach club, full-time security, and a shuttle bus, meaning you’ll always have access to plenty of perks to make your time on the island as enjoyable as possible.

If you’re ready to leave winter behind and join the thriving ex-pat community in northern DR, it’s time to contact the team at Casa Linda. Let’s get started on building your dream home, life in paradise is waiting for you!

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5 Reasons People Choose to Move to Cabarete

5 Reasons People Choose to Move to Cabarete

5 Reasons Why

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Have you been yearning to make your dreams of relocating to a tropical paradise a reality? With more and more businesses shifting to a work-from-home format and an increasing number of people reaching their retirement years, there is more interest in embracing expatriate life than ever before. As a preferred destination for those looking to escape the fast-paced nature of western living as well as cold winters, the Dominican Republic, is home to a thriving community of ex-pats from all over the world. Casa Linda Quality Communities is proud to welcome you to our incredible “backyard” and to share the many reasons people choose to call the Dominican Republic, and more specifically Cabarete, home. Learn more about the benefits of living in Cabarete below!

Paradise is Calling

Located on the northern end of the island, Cabarete is nestled in the heart of the Puerto Plata Province of the Dominican Republic. Home to countless beaches, a renowned dining scene, and plenty of other perks, Cabarete is also close to an international airport that makes it easy to come and go as you need and offers shelter during the Caribbean’s infamous hurricane season. As a popular tourist destination as well as a settling location, Cabarete has become a hub for an ever-growing international community, alongside the welcoming nature of Dominicans. People who choose to live here love the sense of adventure, the natural beauty of the area, as well as the many perks of living in a tropical paradise. Such perks include:

Better Weather

Never shovel again! One of the biggest perks to relocating to the island is the warm temperatures and lack of snow, all year round. In the DR, daily highs average approximately 85°F, and with nearly 300 days of sun each year, cold weather is well behind you! Pack your SPF and sun hats and get ready to work on your tan from the comfort of your very own private villa!

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Adventure Around Every Corner

The Dominican Republic truly has something for everyone, no matter your preferred style of relaxation or adventure. From high octane activities like deep-sea fishing, parasailing, or speed boating to relaxing on a VIP beach with a cocktail, there are endless ways to enjoy and explore your new home in peace.

Life At Your Pace

Are you tired of feeling burned out at the end of every day? Wish you had more time to take things slow and unwind? In the Dominican, the ‘Life Tranquilo’ (easy-going) is king! Though it might take some adjusting (expect things to run considerably later than they do elsewhere), many newcomers find themselves increasingly relaxed by the island’s slower pace and able to refresh themselves with some seriously deserved downtime!

Life on the Island Doesn’t Need to Be a Dream!

Are you ready to move to Cabarete? Casa Linda Communities is here to help! We’re proud to offer 10 unique villa floor plans with prices starting as low as $185,00 USD. With high-quality craftsmanship and affordable living readily available, your dream home in paradise is much closer than you think! Contact us today to learn more!

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Cabarete is Calling!

Cabarete is Calling!

Cabarete Is Calling!

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Close your eyes and think of paradise. What do you see? Can you hear the call of the ocean, smell the salt on the waves, and picture waking up day after day in a sunny, warm, destination that allows you to live life to the fullest? As the most visited destination in the Caribbean and one of the most in-demand areas for ex-pats from around the globe, the Dominican Republic is home to incredible beauty, affordable living and plenty of perks that make it the perfect escape for those looking for a fresh start.

For nearly 30 years, Casa Linda Quality Communities has proudly welcomed expatriates from all areas of the world and all walks of life to our wonderful slice of heaven and helped them find the perfect custom villa for their new life on the island. Nestled on the northern end of the island, right near Cabarete, our development gives you everything you need to feel at home and settle down in paradise. From stunning villas to a private beach club and no shortage of activities to take part in, the DR has everything you’ve always dreamed of and more! Learn more about life on the island, including the many activities available below!

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Cabarete Community

Tired of endless cold winters? There’s no need to worry about that here! Cabarete is known for soaring temperatures (28 degrees Celsius on average) all year round, and, thanks to the north end of the island is sheltered, it is free of the inclimate weather that can often be experienced elsewhere during hurricane season. Thanks to one of the island’s major international airports being located just 11 miles away from Cabarete, the town is a favourite among both snowbirds as well as transplants and features numerous well-known beaches and jaw-droppingly gorgeous views for everyone to explore. Despite its size, Cabarete is a town with big heart and plenty of culture, meaning that newcomers often have no problem fitting right in and feeling at home from the very start.

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So Much to See

As many of Casa Linda’s ex-pats will happily tell you, settling in doesn’t always mean slowing down! Whether you’re a retiree that wants as many days of relaxation as possible or the kind of personality that always needs to be on the go, you’ll find that there are endless ways to explore your new home and make the DR your own. From sipping locally made rum on the beach to exploring coffee factories or taking part in popular sports like deep-sea fishing and more, you’ll always find something to keep yourself entertained!

Affordable Island Living

We know that the prospect of moving abroad and finding a new home can sometimes feel daunting. That’s why the Casa Linda team has striven to create an exclusive gated community that allows you to build the perfect custom fit and settle in sooner than later. Our floor plans make it easy to find a layout that’s suited to your needs, and with plenty of opportunities to customize, your dream home is closer than you think! From installing luxurious infinity pools to sprawling gardens, guest houses, and more, our builders are here to shape every aspect to your specifications. With prices starting as low as $185,000 USD, there’s never been a better time to buy in the Dominican!

Learn more about purchasing your dream home abroad today by contacting our team now!

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Things to Consider When Buying Foreign Property in The DR

Things to Consider When Buying Foreign Property in The DR

Things to Consider

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By Colleen Valerio

As an ex-pat, I saw the Dominican Republic as the best balance in the title system and security of investment, which were key elements for me. Fortunately, this country offered that and much more. I am very comfortable and happy with the security of the government and how it’s invested in trade agreements with North America.

But, is that it? Many things need to be taken into account when buying foreign property. Therefore, we prepared a shortlist of what we’ve determined to be the most important:

Government

The first and foremost thing that I think is important is you need to check out the government. What is the government? Is that a stable government? When was the last time it had a coup? What’s its stance on drug lords? What’s its stance on crime? What are the crime stats? What are they doing about it? Are they investing in their people? Are they foreign investor-friendly? Do they want you to come to someplace? Say they do but they make it tough on you when you get there. Also, check what the government’s infrastructure is like as it pertains to you as a foreigner and the second one if you’re buying property, what is the title system?

In many countries you don’t own it, you have a life lease or a bank trust. I know that that’s okay for some people. I want to own it. Here, in the Dominican Republic, they’ve based the title system, very much on the Canadian title system. They redid it a few years ago and went back and resurveyed the entire country to make sure that they had done it properly. These were really big signs to me that they were looking for foreign investment here and they were willing to do it.

None of us want to pay tax. We all want to pay as little as possible and keep that money in our pocket. This country makes it easy and simple. In addition, when you own real estate you have the same legal rights as a Dominican citizen when you buy. If we end up in a dispute say in court or something you have the same legal rights as a citizen here, which is another one. Residency is another large thing to consider. If you’re going to spend several months in any country, most countries expect you to have a residency status of some sort. Dominican residency it’s a simple process, they’re looking to see that you can support yourself. When you live in the country they want to make sure you don’t have a criminal record, that you don’t have AIDS or hepatitis C.

Ownership Status

The DR makes it very simple and accessible to get a proper residency status to be able to live here full-time. This does not affect your citizenship in any country that you come from. It just means you’re allowed to live here. If you choose to become a permanent resident after, you can go on and become a citizen of this country, which brings me to the other thing that I think people need to consider particularly in third world countries is security.

Check out our video on all things to consider when buying foreign property:

Security & Crime Rate

We recommend being in a gated community for several reasons. One is most of the people that buy here don’t end up living here full-time, not away, or maybe even ever. So, you know, when I have a property in Canada, someone checks on my property, when I’m not there, it’s advisable to leave any property sitting on looked at for months on end because even if it’s not break-ins, that’s going to be when your toilet backs up when something goes wrong, you know, and your insurance is null and void. So we always recommend being in a gated community, somebody’s watching your property here too.

This is a very safe country. Crime is another key thing to consider. What is the crime rate? Is it safe to walk down the street in the middle of the day or the middle of the night? Anything here is petty crime. Every country has some crime but here, it’s going to be you come home and your laptop’s gone, but the truth is this is what a gated subdivision does to protect you from those things as well. But the safety factor here is, it’s very safe. I’ve been here for 14 years and have never had a problem, my grandson lives here. It’s a very safe country, but we still recommend that you are in a gated community. 

Also, the guards where we live they’re trained in CPR. They are trained for when renters are renting there, should we have domestic disputes. There are all sorts of things that can happen when you have 300 houses all put together.

Resale Rate

The other thing about investment is, look at resale. How long does it take to sell? If you buy it, it’s great, but if it takes five years to sell your house or your condo moving forward. That’s a problem. Check out what resales are doing. Check out the economy, check investment coming into the area. You want to be in a place where other money is coming into the area that you’re in. What’s nice here is it’s been just a nice steady incline since I came 14 years ago, which is great.

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Medical

What I think is important, is medical: We’re not getting younger! Having very good medical services, being able to get your prescriptions, you want to be able to find a doctor that can communicate with you and speak English and have the proper field, access to tests, and that you can communicate back to your country’s doctor. Should you go home for the summer? These are all really important things that people don’t think about because they’ve fallen in love with the beauty of the place, but I always have to stop and turn them around and say, yeah, but you got to think about this.

Community

I always hear about people, we bought this little house and this little town and wherever and I’m like, what are you gonna do? You know, what do you do? I like my quiet, but I also like having friends. Where we live at Casa Linda, the doors are open come on in.  If it’s closed, leave us alone. So it’s a very active, very welcoming community full of people who have a diverse group of interests. So whatever you’re into, you’ll have someone that’s doing it too. But that’s the nice part about being here is, it’s such a diverse amount of real estate condos over there. You want to be on the water. You can always sell your place and buy-in another place. You have a lot of diversity here, and that’s the beauty of the North Coast. 

If you are planning for retirement or seek a home base with a lower cost of living, it’s time to check out the Dominican Republic! 🌴 Learn more about Dominican features and amenities through our video series “Buying Real Estate in the Dominican Republic”. 

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colleen valerio

Colleen Valerio, Marketing Director

Originally from western Canada, Colleen came to the DR over 15-years ago. She has been helping buyers find their tropical dream homes ever since.