Villas and Views, Welcome to Life in the Dominican!

Villas and Views, Welcome to Life in the Dominican!

Picture this: relaxing on the beach during long sunny days, waking to the sound of ocean waves and swaying palm trees, and endless warm weather that’s free of snow, all year round. If you’re ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime and answer the call of the island, the Dominican Republic is ready to welcome you with open arms. Known as the jewel of the Caribbean, the Dominican attracts expatriates from all walks of life and all corners of the globe. Learn more about what to expect when it comes to life in the DR, including the custom villas available from Residencial Casa Linda below!

The Best Choice You’ll Ever Make

If you’ve been on the fence about moving abroad and waiting for the right moment to take the leap, there’s never been a better time to make your dreams a reality. Starting a fresh chapter in a new country is an incredibly exciting adventure, and once you decide to make the change, all that’s left is to choose where to go.

While there are countless locations around the globe that welcome new residents, it’s no surprise that the Dominican is one mom the most favoured among expatriates. This is in large part due to the country’s stable economy, advanced infrastructure, low cost of living, world-class medical services, and straightforward residency process. Each of these, in addition to breathtaking views and a tranquil atmosphere that makes it easy to feel at home, contribute to the Dominican being the perfect location to settle down in.

Meet Residencial Casa Linda

For over 20 years, Residencial Casa Linda has had a reputation as one of the most trusted builders in the Dominican. Nestled on the northern end of the island, our state-of-the-art villas are known for their quality and exceptional designs, and our secure and welcoming community has become home to expats from all over the globe. Casa Linda proudly offers our residents the whole package, from private villas, to the perfect location, to an upcoming VIP Beach Club, and more.

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Find Your Perfect Home

Casa Linda offers homeowners a wide variety of options when it comes to creating your dream retreat in paradise. Our floor plans feature plenty of space for the whole family to enjoy, with a wide range of features designed to help you make the most of your custom villa. Standout floor models include:

Villa Seashell

As one of our most popular models, Villa Seashell includes 3 beds, 3.5 baths, a 12,700-gallon pool and 2462 sq ft to enjoy, and an ultra-modern layout designed to take advantage of the ocean breezes and views. Multiple terraces and balconies throughout the property are perfect for sunbathing, and the spacious living rooms make entertaining guests a charm. Each bedroom has its own full bath for your convenience and leads outdoors to the gorgeous infinity pool and sunbed area. View the floor plan here!

Villa Sunseeker

The Sunseeker model is one of our most versatile floor plans and is available either as a 2 or 3 bedroom home depending on your needs. As the name suggests, Sunseeker is designed to be a bright, spacious home, with sliding glass doors, plenty of counter space as well as a large covered terrace. Bedrooms are spaced on opposites of the home, allowing for complete privacy for guests or for when you want a little you time, and with plenty of floor space, you’ll have no trouble enjoying yourself in paradise!

Learn more about these homes, as well as life with Casa Linda by contacting our team today!

Planning for Life Abroad: Cost of Living in the Dominican Republic

Planning for Life Abroad: Cost of Living in the Dominican Republic

If you’re getting ready to take the leap and embrace expatriate life full time, you’ve no doubt figured out that there are quite a few details you’ll need to stay on top of to ensure a successful transition to living in your dream location. Whether you’re a recent retiree or simply in need of a change of scenery living abroad is an incredible experience that enriches the soul and brings so much more to your day-to-day. As one of the most visited places in the world, each year, the Dominican Republic welcomes expats from all corners of the globe and all walks of life to its sunny shores. As a longtime builder (nearly 30 years!) on the island, Casa Linda is thrilled to welcome newcomers to our tropical paradise and to introduce them to the joy of luxurious villa living.

As couples from around the world get ready to join us in their new dream home, one of the most frequent questions we get revolves around planning for their new day-to-day and knowing how much to budget for living expenses. The Caribbean attracts new residents based on its low cost of living and high quality of life, but it’s always wise to have a decent idea of what to expect when you settle in. To help you stay in the know, below, we’ve compiled some quick info on three of the most important areas of expenses. Read on to learn more!

Financial Foundations

First and foremost, the way the cost of living will affect you largely comes down to the nature of your individual finances both at present and in the future. Before you make the decision to move to the Dominican (or anywhere) full time, you need to have an in-depth look at your resources, ideally with a financial advisor that can help you plan for the long term.

While many will be hesitant to do so for fear of being limited, the lower cost of living in the Dominican generally means you can often do more than you’d expect, it just takes a little planning in advance to set yourself up for success.  With a little guidance, you can easily ensure that you’re prepared to settle in and enjoy the tropical lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of.

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Key Expense: Housing

Of course, if you’re planning on relocating permanently, or even just having a snowbird destination, for the time being, finding a home to settle into is one of your top priorities. The Dominican has a relatively low cost of housing, and you may be surprised to find that you can often afford a far nicer residence than you can in your current location. Casa Linda is proud to offer breathtaking villas starting at prices as low as $184,700 USD. Nestled on the northern end of the island, our gated community features ten incredible floor plans to choose from, along with multiple amenities like 24/7 security, private restaurants, a VIP beach club and more. Casa Linda makes it easy to live the life you want at an affordable price point, with plenty of opportunities to customize to your exact needs.

Healthcare

Alongside housing, another key focus point to consider when moving is healthcare. For those worried about the quality of care, you can rest easy knowing that the Dominican offers exceptional care on all levels in state-of-the-art facilities alongside highly qualified professionals that are all readily available. One of the biggest surprises for our North America expats is that monthly health insurance can cost as little as $100 USD a month, and the wait time for medical procedures are often far shorter than they are back home. This means that the Dominican is a safe bet when it comes to taking care of your health today, tomorrow, and in the many years to come!

Daily Expenses

After housing and healthcare, you’ll want to have an idea of what your daily essentials (groceries, etc) will cost. Fortunately, the cost for daily necessities is much lower in the DR, and you can expect every dollar to go further with each purchase. With ample fresh vegetation and resources available all year round, the cost of groceries is usually lower than most are accustomed to, and the stable infrastructure means you’ll have access to high-speed internet, cable, dependable electricity and all of the standards you’re used to back home.

Ready To Learn More?

Tired of dreaming of island living? It’s time to make your vision a reality. Contact Casa Linda today to learn more about taking your first steps, and visit our resource centre for more information now!

Moving to the Dominican? Quick Tips & What to Expect

Moving to the Dominican? Quick Tips & What to Expect

Are you ready to take the leap and land in paradise? As one of the most popular destinations for expats from all over the world, the Dominican Republic is a diverse nation full of beauty, tranquillity, and plenty of new and exciting areas to explore. Expat life gives you the perfect opportunity to settle into a new location and start a fresh chapter full of adventure, and there’s no better place to start anew than the sunny shores of the DR.

For nearly 30 years, Casa Linda has welcomed newcomers to our beautiful slice of paradise and helped them design the perfect home to call their own. From custom villas designed to meet your every need to a bustling community that makes it easy to fit right in, life with Casa Linda is simple, fun, and perfect for everyone.

If you’re feeling nervous about your upcoming move to the Dominican, below we’ve included a quick snapshot of what to expect to help ease your transition. Read on to learn more!

Life in the Slow(ish) Lane

If you’re tired of running the rat race and feeling stressed out by the “go, go, go” mentality of the western world, you’ll find the Dominican way of living refreshing. While it can be tricky to adapt to at first, especially if you’re an eager go-getter, you’ll soon learn that life in the DR runs at a much more leisurely pace with less focus on reaching the finish line and more emphasis on enjoying each moment. Everything from your appointments to bus schedules, conversations and even dinner parties move slower compared to what you might be used to.

Though this might take some adjusting, many expats find they grow to enjoy the freedom afforded by having a less frantic pace on a day-to-day basis. Pull up a chair and soak in the sun, play some backgammon, and remember, it’s all about living the life “tranquilo” ‘round these parts! With plenty of daily activities like Spanish lessons, surfing, cooking, cigar and rum factory tours and endless local history to learn, you’ll have no problem filling the long sunny days.

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Your Health and Wellness Are Never A Concern

If you’re worried about your health, or more specifically the care you’ll receive upon moving, you can rest assured that your wellbeing is in excellent hands in the Dominican. In fact, while it often comes as a surprise to prospective expats, the DR is home to a state of the art healthcare system that features high-end facilities, exceptional medical care experts, and readily available access to the treatment you need when it matters, often for less than you might pay at home!

Visa Requirements

Prior to obtaining residency in the DR, it’s crucial to note that visitors are only allowed to stay up to 60 days (which may be extended to 120 days) per visit. Should you plan on residing in the country full time, you’ll need to look into gaining resident status in the future.

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Not As Foreign As You Might Think

Finally, one of the biggest surprises few expats expect when they arrive in the DR is how familiar they feel with the island early on. This is because the Dominican features stable infrastructure that supports high-speed internet, cable, and telephone systems, as well as many popular western brands are carried in stores. In fact, many of our expats are pleased to report that the Dominican feels just like home, just warmer and sunnier all year round!

What Are You Waiting For?

Need more information on purchasing a home in the Dominican Republic? Casa Linda is here to help. Contact us today to learn more.

Invest in Your Future with Dominican Republic Real Estate

Invest in Your Future with Dominican Republic Real Estate

Are you looking for the perfect tropical location to put down roots and invest in your future? Whether you’re looking to dive into full-time expat living, want a winter home that allows you to escape the cold, or want the flexibility of a foreign property that will allow you to transition from part-time to full-time, there’s no better place to invest in tomorrow than the Dominican Republic. Known as the “Crown Jewel of the Caribbean”, the Dominican is a real estate hot spot among expatriates from all over the globe, largely due to its beautiful beaches, world-class healthcare system, and a thriving economy. If you’ve been looking for a dependable country to open a new chapter in your life, the DR truly has something in store for everyone. Below, we’ll take a quick look at 5 Reasons to invest in tomorrow in the Dominican Republic.

1. Affordable Luxury Housing

It’s no secret that one of, if not the most important, informing factors when it comes to deciding to move abroad is your budget. While there’s no shortage of breathtaking locales that welcome expatriates, finding a location that allows you to maintain, or even enhance your living standards can be tricky. From currency exchanges to the general cost of living, it’s important to take a close look at your current and future finances.

Fortunately, for those looking to extend their dollar and live life to the fullest, the Dominican is an ideal fit. With luxury homes starting as low as $185,000 USD from Casa Linda and a much lower cost of daily essentials like groceries etc, living the life you’ve always wanted is easier than ever!

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2. Jaw-Dropping Views

Let’s be honest: one of the best parts of moving to a tropical paradise is the stunning scenery, and the Dominican certainly has no shortage of views to offer. With miles of white sandy beaches, crystal blue waters and lush greenery around every corner, there’s nothing quite like investing in the natural beauty that puts a smile on your face, day after day.

3. Leading Infrastructure

The Dominican is the most advanced nation in the Caribbean and boasts a high-class infrastructure system that makes it easy to live the lifestyle you’re already accustomed to. From dependable power and high-speed internet to a state-of-the-art healthcare system that features world-class facilities and service in both English and Spanish, you can rest easy knowing you’ll always be cared for and have access to the things that matter most.

4. Longterm Growth

No matter where you buy, property is a huge investment in your future, and so setting down roots where you know they can flourish is key. The Dominican has a robust and constantly growing economy, as well as a stable government that makes it easy to buy with confidence and peace of mind.

5. Ease of Residency

While there may be plenty of countries that are willing to let foreign buyers purchase real estate, few are as accommodating and genuinely welcoming to newcomers as the Dominican. The government in the DR is eager to incentivize foreign investors and has a relatively easy residency process for those wanting to make their move permanent.

The Future is Waiting, Are You Ready?

Learn more about Dominican Republic real estate by contacting Casa Linda today!

Your Dream Dominican Villa is Calling

Your Dream Dominican Villa is Calling

Ring, ring! The Dominican Republic is calling! Are you ready to leave behind long, dreary winters and settle into a tropical paradise you can call your own? Whether you’re looking for the perfect place to reside during the colder months or are in search of an ideal location to make a permanent switch, the Dominican truly has something for everyone. With affordable living, gorgeous homes, and quality of living that just can’t be beat, it’s no wonder that the DR is consistently rated one of the top expat hotspots worldwide.

For over 27 years, Casa Linda has built a reputation as one of the most trusted and turned to builders on the island and our team loves nothing more than welcoming newcomers to our beautiful, tropical, backyard. Located on the northern end of the island right by Cabarete, our exclusive gated community features villas that start as low as $184,700 USD. If you’re ready to start a new chapter in paradise, we’re here to help. Learn more about island living with Casa Linda below!

Safe, Sheltered, Tranquil

It’s no accident that Casa Linda has chose to build our beautiful community on the northern end of the Dominican, where the days are warm and sunny, and you have the extra peace of mind of knowing that your home will be sheltered during hurricane season. Average daily temperatures are 28°C (82°F) all year round, and both Caberte and Sousa (our neighbouring communities) are home to some of the island’s most coveted beaches. With a constantly expanding population of ex-pats from all over the world, newcomers find easy to meet fellow couples and retirees and bond over shared activities, life experience, and more.

For those wanting to ensure they have an easy way to travel back and forth between their home country, we are located close to Puerto Plata airport making it easy for you to commute as needed, and our onsite 24/7 security means your home will be safe, even when you’re away.

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Why Choose Casa Linda

Experience breeds excellence, and for nearly 30 years Residencial Casa Linda has been one of the Dominican’s premier builders. We take pride in creating stunning homes that put quality first and focus on partnering with you to create the perfect fit for your exact needs. We believe that building your dream villa should never be a headache and that settling down in paradise should be as exciting as possible. That’s why you can expect our team to guide you through the entire buying, building and relocating process in detail, and to provide plenty of tips along the way. Simply put, when you buy with Casa Linda, you don’t just buy a home, you buy a lifestyle based on trust, luxury, and tranquillity.

Our Villas

Each one of Casa Linda’s homes is as unique as our owners. Our floor plans focus on offering you affordable luxury while providing unbeatable quality and endless ways to customize. From 2 bedroom bungalows that act as the perfect island getaway to 4 bedroom estates packed with extra features that make it fun for the whole family to come to visit, we’re here to help you bring your vision to life, one room at a time.

Ready Answer The Call Of The Island?

Stop dreaming about your island escape and take the first steps towards making it a reality! Contact Casa Linda today to learn more.

5 Reasons to Live in the Dominican Republic

5 Reasons to Live in the Dominican Republic

Tired of dealing with all the chaos that 2020 ushered in and ready to make sure that 2021 is the start of an exciting chapter that brings you years of joy in paradise? If you’re ready to take the leap and make your dream of becoming an expat a reality, there’s never been a better time to move to the Dominican Republic. At Residencial Casa Linda, we know that choosing the right place to relocate to is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make and can often feel overwhelming. Below we’ll cover 5 important reasons to consider the Dominican Republic when moving abroad. Read on to learn more!

1. The Best Dollar Value in the Caribbean

Understandably, one of the biggest factors that informs both your ability to move abroad, as well as your decision as to where to settle is your budget. When choosing the best location, there is a multitude of details that help decide whether or not a location is affordable; from the cost of housing to healthcare (more on that below), daily living expenses and more, knowing that you’ll be able to live comfortably without overextending your budget is crucial to peace of mind.

The Dominican Republic has the best dollar to value ratio in the Caribbean and offers a vibrant housing market full of luxury villas at affordable entry prices. Casa Linda’s beautiful estates start at just $184,700 USD making it easier than ever to build the life you’ve always wanted, and with a low cost of living overall, you can rest easy knowing your dollar will go further than ever before!

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2. Thriving Expat Community

Let’s face it, moving to a new country where you don’t know anyone can be pretty daunting. Fortunately, the Dominican Republic has a vast community of expats that are incredibly welcoming to visitors and new residents alike. Casa Linda is proud to welcome home buyers from all corners of the globe to our gated community, and with plenty of activities and social opportunities available to keep you mingling, forming a new community of friends is easy.

3. Familiar Comforts

If you’re a creature of habit that loves shopping at familiar stores and always being able to find your favourite items, you might be surprised to learn that your favourite items are rarely that far out of reach in the DR. The Dominican is home to many popular retailers and brands you would expect to find in North America, meaning that, in addition to the abundance of fresh produce and new items you’ll find in stores, you’ll rarely have to worry about going without your preferred products.

The DR also boasts an incredibly robust infrastructure system that features high-end electricity and telecom capabilities, as well as high-speed internet. In fact, most of our resident expats remark that the Dominican is just like home…only warmer!

4. High Quality of Life

As we mentioned above, quality of life is one of the most important aspects of choosing your new home abroad. In addition to affordability, the Dominican also offers exceptional healthcare to residents and features world-class facilities with medical experts offering treatment in English and Spanish. Whether you have current concerns or are simply looking ahead to the future, you can take peace in knowing you’ll always be looked after with a viable healthcare system that has your best interests in mind.

5. Breathtaking Beauty and an Unbeatable Climate

Finally, if you’re looking to escape the cold and settle down in tropical paradise, there’s nowhere like the Dominican Republic to start fresh. With daily temperatures that average 28°C (82°F) and miles of white sandy calling your name, it’s time to stop dreaming and start living.

Ready to Heed the Call of the Island?

At Casa Linda, we’re proud to help adventurous spirits find the perfect villa that’s tailored for your exact tastes and needs. Each of our homes is built to the highest quality and designed to provide you with comfort, safety, and (of course) enjoyment. Contact our team today to learn about our available floor plans and more.