Dominican Republic Real Estate: 3 Factors To Consider

Dominican Republic Real Estate: 3 Factors To Consider

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Are you considering buying real estate in the Dominican Republic but unsure where to start? Below are the top 3 factors you should consider before purchasing a property.

1. Location

Have you been dreaming of waking up to the sound of the waves crashing against the sand and the breeze brushing across your skin from the comfort of your home? Properties in Casa Linda Quality Communities are 5 minutes away from Sosua and Playa Alicia’s beaches and only 10 minutes away from Cabarete Beach! We also provide our residents with a complimentary shuttle bus that goes to the beach several times a day so that you won’t have to worry about transportation. When buying a property in the Dominican Republic, your dream life can become a reality!

In addition to the beautiful beach view, our villas are also near many amenities like hospitals, food markets, restaurants etc., to make sure that everything you need is only a few minutes away. With almost everything you need being within walking distance, you can easily navigate through the city at any time of day. Whether you’re looking to go out for a late-night dinner or you’re in need of buying a couple of house essentials, you can simply put on your shoes and walk to the location.

2. Community

When moving to a new country, you can’t help but feel like a foreigner as you might take time to get used to the place, navigate around the city and learn the language. Trying to fit in can get quite challenging at first and therefore cause you to start feeling homesick. As a result, homeowners who have made a big move to a foreign country have considered whether their decision to move was the right one or not. Most newcomers try to join a community in an attempt to find people of the same age and share the same interests; however, in a big city and a completely new country, they’re often lost as to where to start looking.

It’s always easier to integrate into a new culture when you surround yourself with a community that shares similar interests and hobbies as you. As a newcomer, nothing will make you feel more at home than living in a community that welcomes you and makes you feel like you’re a part of the family. Buying a property that provides a gated community and offers you a friendly and active community will definitely help make your move smoother. You will have the opportunity to mingle with other newcomers and participate in many exciting activities.

At Casa Linda Quality Communities, we encourage all newcomers to participate in our events to get to know fellow residents. Our community has been home to Americans, Canadians and Europeans for decades, where we have facilitated plans like shopping, fishing, movie nights and tours around the city for all our residents for more than 40 years. You will always feel a part of the family in Casa Linda’s community.

3. Business or Pleasure?

Buying property with Casa Linda Quality Communities can be much more than just a vacation home. If you’re planning to spend a few months in the DR, lock up your home, and leave for the rest of the year, you can rent your property to cover expenses. We offer the option of working with several approved Rental Hosts that manage renting out your villa, including:

  • Marketing your villa on major travel sites like Booking.com, Expedia, Airbnb, etc.
  • Offering personalized services to the renters
  • Directly supervising staff
  • Addressing problems or issues with renters

You won’t have to worry about managing the renting process from abroad as your Rental Host will be entirely responsible for renting out your villa from start to finish to give you ease of mind while you’re away.

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Dominican Republic Real Estate: 3 Factors To Consider

Why Your Next Home Should be a Villa in the Dominican Republic

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Beginning life in paradise starts with designing and building your dream home. At Casa Linda, our team of expert in-house architects and designers can create a custom villa for you in the Dominican Republic. Our team has decades of combined experience, meaning your custom villa will be a work of art and luxury! When you partner with Casa Linda, you can rest assured knowing that you’re one step closer to living in paradise. Below we’ll discuss why you should work with Casa Linda to design a custom villa in the Dominican Republic. Keep reading to learn more!

Opportunity for Fun in the Sun

The Dominican Republic is a sunny tropical paradise full of exciting adventures and things to do. If you’re the active type and want to spend more time outdoors, then Cabarete is the place to be! With stunning views, clean sandy beaches, and plenty of activities to try like kite or windsurfing, hiking, and more, our team at Casa Linda is sure you’ll find an abundance of things to keep you busy while you live in paradise. Our stunning gated community in Cabarete also offers a variety of activities, community events, and time for rest and relaxation. So you can take your time in paradise and soak up the Tranquilo lifestyle. Aside from the island’s many activities, the Dominican Republic offers over 200 days of sunshine with an average temperature of 28℃! In particular, Cabarete is protected from hurricanes, so you’ll never have to worry about the weather while soaking up the sun in the Dominican Republic. 

Luxury Customized for You

If life in the Dominican Republic sounds like a dream, Casa Linda Quality Communities can make that dream a reality. Our knowledgeable staff can help you determine the best floor plan for your personal needs, tastes, budget, and goals. You can even choose the base building materials, colour and style of your cabinets, doors, tiles, countertops, and the shape and size of your swimming pool. If that’s not enough customization for you, Casa Linda offers a variety of upgrades for your luxury villa. Some great custom add-ons include a jacuzzi, swim-up bar, rooftop terrace, carport, and more! So whether you decide to build your luxury villa from one of our existing floorplans, or you’re planning to create your own stunning home, our team at Casa Linda will happily work with you. 

Trust the Expert Villa Builders

For over 20 years, Casa Linda has been building custom luxury villas. Our team of designers and in-house architects has the knowledge and experience to make your dream tropical villa a reality. Our team is committed to providing you an affordable, luxurious life in paradise. Casa Linda is here to help you live your dreams in the Dominican Republic with our stunning gated community, incredible floorplans, and reasonably priced villas. Are you ready to take the next step toward paradise? Contact Casa Linda today to learn more about our villas and life in the Dominican Republic!

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Bring Your Special Event To The Dominican Republic

Bring Your Special Event To The Dominican Republic

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Your special event deserves to be celebrated with your toes in the sand, a cocktail in your hand and the cool tropical breeze blowing against your skin. Are you celebrating a wedding anniversary, a birthday or a well-deserved milestone? The Dominican Republic is the place to be. Enjoy a Caribbean celebration with your loved ones in Casa Linda’s villas!

Purchasing a villa in the Dominican Republic is much more than a couple of weeks of summer getaway; it’s years of memories celebrating your happy moments together, watching your kids achieve new milestones and witnessing your grandchildren grow up as the years go by. A family home in the Dominican Republic gives you the opportunity to create memorable memories all year long. Read on to learn more about all the different celebrations you can have in Casa Linda’s villas.

Engagement/ Wedding Celebration

Celebrating the start of your life on white-sand beaches, rooftop terraces or oceanfront chapels will make your special day unique and unforgettable. No matter what time of year it is, your tropical wedding/engagement party awaits in the Dominican Republic. Invite your friends and family to celebrate this special day with you from start to finish. Anniversary celebration

Thinking of the perfect spot to surprise your partner with a memorable tenth-anniversary celebration? Transform your moments into memories with a private candlelight dinner by the pool with your favourite bottle of champagne under the twinkling star lights and the caoomCaribbean weather. Birthday celebrations

Celebrating your children’s or grandchildren’s birthday celebrations should be a day full of fun! Fire up the barbeque, get the games ready and prepare the movies and snacks to start a night of endless entertainment for you and your family. Invite your family and friends and celebrate unforgettable birthdays for years to come.

Christmas

Celebrate Christmas differently this year in the Dominican Republic. With celebrations starting as early as October and continuing to the end of December, Caribbean Christmas is full of beautiful traditions. Invite your family and friends to celebrate a tropical Christmas and create memorable memories on the hot, sunny beaches of the Dominican Republic.

New Year Celebration

Casa Linda Villa’s are prepared for all kinds of celebrations, including New Year! Equipped with an outdoor kitchen and barbeque area, our Villas can accommodate your exciting New Year celebrations with friends and family. Prepare for an unforgettable night with fireworks and drinks to celebrate the start of a fabulous New Year. Celebrate With Casa Linda

At Casa Linda Quality Communities, we have transformed lives for more than 20 years. We have proudly helped our customers create memories that will last a lifetime as they celebrate milestones and special occasions at our villa!

Contact Casa Linda to purchase your villa today to start a lifetime of memorable memories!

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Reasons Why Foreigners Live In The Dominican Republic

Reasons Why Foreigners Live In The Dominican Republic

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One of the most visited islands in the Caribbean is the Dominican Republic. It has become THE place to be within its ex-pat communities. All year-round, you’ll experience sunshine, great weather and countless festivals! Once you step foot in the Dominican Republic, you’ll instantly fall in love with the vibrant culture, the freshly cooked food and the picturesque view from the island. 

Investing in the DR has exponentially increased in the last decade. Business people, entrepreneurs and retirees have opened restaurants, launched companies and paved their way into real-estate properties. It’s not too late for you to start your investment in the Dominican Republic, and here is how you can start. 

Safe Start

At the start of any new investment, it is normal to be concerned with the country’s economy, finances, and investment return. The Dominican Republic has seen remarkable GDP growth and a substantial poverty reduction in the past decade. It has trade agreements with almost 50 countries and has carried out essential trade policies worldwide since the 1990s. Starting an investment in the DR is a safe start for you as it is one of the strongest economies in Latin America, making it the most stable nation in the Caribbean Islands. 

Now that you have settled on investing in the Dominican Republic, you’re probably wondering: What can I invest in that is safe, affordable and has high returns? The best place to start would be real estate. 

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Real Estate in the Dominican Republic

Many countries are willing to let foreigners invest in real estate; however, only a few countries have a relatively easy residency process for those who want to move permanently. Once you begin your investment, you will definitely be looking to stay longer than 60 days in the country and check on your property as frequently as you need. The Dominican Republic is very accommodating and genuinely encourages foreign investors to begin their journey and embrace the culture.

What can I invest in with only a quarter of a million dollars? Well, with Casa Linda properties, you can start your investment as low as 185,000 USD. We offer free in-house architectural services as well, so you can build your own villa as you desire! Our villas range from guesthouses to a five-bedroom home; you can fully customize it as you see fit

Once you purchase your villa, Casa Linda Quality Communities offer the option of working with an approved Rental Host. This service will cover the marketing of your property on all major travel sites, managing bookings/reservations and providing you with monthly reports. We want you to have peace of mind when renting out your property. 

Learn more about investing in the Dominican by contacting our team today!

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What You Need To Pack When Moving To The Dominican Republic

What You Need To Pack When Moving To The Dominican Republic

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Moving homes within the country is a hassle, let alone moving homes across the world! Relocating abroad needs meticulous planning in a timely manner to ensure efficient packing. You don’t want to bring too much and waste money on shipping unnecessary items, nor do you want to under-pack and arrive feeling lost. The key to moving homes is to travel prepared.

For those moving to the Dominican Republic, packing can be quite different. You need to consider several things when packing, including the right clothing for climate change, suitable electrical appliances, and your necessary paperwork! 

Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t worry; we have compiled a list of essentials you will need to bring with you when moving to the Dominican Republic. 

  1. Toiletries

You can virtually buy everything you need in the Dominican Republic, from sunscreen to body lotion. However, it is best to purchase travel-size toiletries during your move when travelling. The first couple of days of your move are usually hectic, and you’re busy settling in, so it’s always best to have the necessary toiletries you need at hand. You can always pack a travel-size soap bar, shampoo, conditioner, makeup remover, sunscreen and deodorant to cover all grounds until you have found your pace. After you’ve settled in, you can easily visit any of the stores in the Dominican Republic and buy the toiletries you need. 

2. Clothing

If you’re moving from Northern America, you will NOT pack your winter coats and boots. The hot climate in the Dominican Republic can range from as high as 90 Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) and reach a low of 68 Fahrenheit (20 Celsius), which is still warmer than most Northern American summers. The Caribbean lifestyle is pretty minimalistic, requiring shorts, dresses, swimsuits and flip-flops. Make sure you pack a pair of walking/hiking shoes to explore the island and a cardigan or sweater for chilly evenings. 

3. Paperwork

When moving, one of the main concerns is having all your paperwork in order. By now, you should have all your travel documents ready, but what about your personal records? In a binder, make sure you have copies of all your legal documents, including:

  • Birth Certificates
  • Marriage License
  • Wills
  • Insurance Policies
  • Medical Prescriptions
  • House Sale Documents, etc. 

You will find embassies available in the Dominican Republic that can help you send and receive important documents, but the process is both time and money-consuming.

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4. Personal Electronics

Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to pack an adapter when moving to the Dominican Republic as the standard voltage is the same as in the US, Canada and most South American countries. If you need to plug in your flat iron or quickly charge your laptop, you won’t have to worry about the voltage. You do, however, need to pack a portable battery pack to use around the island. It’s not common to find an electric outlet to charge your devices during a boat cruise or hike trail in the Dominican Republic, so make sure you have a portable charger at hand. 

5. Sentimental Items

It’s small items like jewelry, photos, holiday decorations and souvenirs that tend to be forgotten. Missing out on holidays and family gatherings are the most challenging times for expats, so make sure you bring a few sentimental items to remind you of old traditions. 

Travelling can be tricky, but you can enjoy a hassle-free move if you have all your items planned out beforehand! If you have any further questions, check out our frequently asked questions page or contact us!

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FAQ About Life in the Dominican Republic

FAQ About Life in the Dominican Republic

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Are you tired of shovelling snow every winter? Have you been considering moving somewhere warm and tropical? If so, then now is the time to consider a new life in the Dominican Republic with Casa Linda! The Dominican Republic is an island paradise well known for being welcoming and friendly to foreigners. However, before packing your bags to move to the DR, Casa Linda is sure you have a few questions about life on the island. Below we will answer some commonly asked questions about the Dominican Republic. Keep reading to learn more!

What’s the Weather Like?

Typical weather in the Dominican Republic is tropical all year-round, with slight seasonal variations. The cooler season runs from November to April and tends to be relatively low humidity and precipitation. During the cool season, the temperature averages around 23ºC (76ºF). Meanwhile, the warmer season is from May to October and has an average temperature of 31ºC (87ºF).

Many islands in the tropics have to deal with hurricanes. However, fortunately, Casa Linda communities are located on the northern tip of the Dominican Republic, which is sheltered from hurricanes. So when you live with Casa Linda in the DR, you’ll only have to worry about making sure you have enough sunscreen on!

How’s the Work/ Life Balance?

Local Dominicans value a balance between work and relaxation. After a long day at work, many locals will enjoy a pleasant and relaxing afternoon on the beach. Many shops, especially those in tourist-heavy zones, will close at noon for lunch and reopen in the late afternoon. Most shops and restaurants are closed on Sundays. Sundays are the perfect day to soak up in the sun on the beach or spend time with family and friends. Bars and convenience stores are typically open until midnight during the week. On Fridays and Saturdays, they remain open until 2 am.

For most expatriates, living in the Dominican Republic is about slowing down and enjoying a more relaxed lifestyle. Casa Linda’s gated communities encourage you to take advantage of island living and focus on what matters most to you. Our communities offer residents the opportunity to make new connections, practice a new or old hobby, and enjoy the stunning local beaches.

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How Long Can I Stay Without Permanent Residency?

If you do not have a residency permit, you can stay in the Dominican Republic for up to 30-days per visit. However, if you’d like to extend your stay, you may do so for up to 120-days. Extending your trip is simple; you need to apply online and pay a small fee. 

What’s the Residency Process Like?

To apply for permanent residency in the Dominican Republic, you’ll have to begin the process in your home country and then complete it in the DR. There are a few essential documents you’ll need to complete your application. Paperwork like your proof of income, health, criminal record check, and birth certificate, to name a few. Casa Linda is happy to provide prospective residents with a referral to a local law firm specializing in residency.  

Your Villa in Paradise

At Casa Linda, you can have the luxury island villa of your dreams for an affordable price. We have a range of floorplans available for you to choose from. We are sure you’ll love your new island home with a team of in-house architects to customize it as you see fit! Live your best life at Casa Linda today! Contact us to learn more about living in the Dominican Republic. 

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