Your Dream Villa is Waiting in the Dominican Republic

Your Dream Villa is Waiting in the Dominican Republic

Your Perfect Villa

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Are you ready to take a vacation that never ends? Casa Linda villas in the sun-soaked northern tip of the Dominican Republic are your dream destination! Enjoy all the same amenities you’re used to on a beach in paradise. Casa Linda is excited to offer you idyllic island living at an affordable price. Are you ready to pack your bags and head to the Dominican Republic? Keep reading to learn more about life in the Dominican Republic and Casa Linda’s range of luxury villas.

The Dominican Republic is Calling!

Living on a tropical island sounds like a fantasy life you’d only find in books or movies. But, the opportunity is closer than you may realize! Very few tropical countries can compete with the various benefits offered by the Dominican Republic. With perks like a foreign investment-friendly government, affordable cost of living, higher than average safety index rating, and a world-class healthcare system, it’s no wonder that the DR is considered the Jewel of the Caribbean. The ever-growing expatriate community would agree that life in the DR is life in paradise. Days in the DR are full of stunning beaches, with plenty of time for other activities, like kitesurfing, tennis, or hiking. The DR is also well known for its welcoming community of natives and expatriate residents. So whether you’re looking for a lifestyle change or preparing to retire in luxury, the DR is an excellent option for escaping the snow!

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Live in Affordable Luxury

Casa Linda villas celebrate the stunning views that make the Dominican Republic so picturesque. Large, expansive windows bring the outdoors inside, while private outdoor pools let you dip your toes into a life indulgence. Each of our ten incredible villas is created to be as comfortable as possible without sacrificing luxury or functionality. At Casa Linda, we’ve been constructing homes in paradise for over 20-years! So if you’re looking to add a personal touch to your villa, you have plenty of options available. Below are some of the most popular customization options:

  • Guest Home
  • Custom sized pool
  • Outdoor Kitchen
  • Rooftop Terraces
  • Living walls
  • A swim-up bar and more!

Suppose you have a particular vision in mind for your villa. In that case, Casa Linda has a team of experienced in-house architects who can work with you to build a custom villa from the ground up. Living in paradise means loving every square foot of your home. Let Casa Linda’s team create the luxury villa of your dreams in the Dominican Republic!

Pack Your Bags Today!

Casa Linda has been building luxury villas for over 20 years. Our team of in-house architects and designers can make you the island home of your dreams without breaking your budget. With our expertise and commitment to ensuring your happiness, you can trust us to help you make life in the Dominican Republic a breeze. 

At Casa Linda, we want you to live a life of luxury free from the troubles of snow and ice. Life in paradise is calling your name! Are you ready to answer? Contact our team at Casa Linda to learn more about living in the Dominican Republic.

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7 Steps to Buying A Property in The Dominican Republic

7 Steps to Buying A Property in The Dominican Republic

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Retiring in the Dominican Republic is becoming more popular amongst Americans, Canadians and Europeans. The beautiful weather, gorgeous beaches, and delicious food create the perfect home for retirees looking to relax. 

Buying property in the Dominican Republic is very similar to buying property in North America. All the purchases are viewed equally, allowing both foreigners and Dominicans equal legal rights to purchase a property. Read on to discover the steps to buying a property in the Dominican Republic.

  1. Choose A Property

The first step a property owner has to take is finding the right property. In the Dominican Republic, you can choose your property based on your unique needs. Depending on your budget and home needs, you can purchase new properties such as villas or condos or buy existing resale properties – you can even build your own villa or condo! 

  1. Make an Offer of Purchase

The second step to buying a property is to contact your real estate agent and go over the purchase details. A detailed offer that outlines all the conditions of the sale you have discussed and agreed to is prepared by your real estate agent and presented to the vendor or developer. Conversations between you and the vendor might go back and forth a few times as you iron out the details and reach a mutual agreement.

  1. Accepted Offer

Once the vendor agrees to your purchase offer, they will sign off on the purchase price and the conditions previously stated in the offer. You must meet up with a property lawyer to give you legal guidance and information about how buying a property works once the offer is accepted. This information will help you better understand the legalities of purchasing a property in the Dominican Republic.

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  1. Deposit or Due Diligence 

After the offer has been accepted, you will need to either completely pay for the property you are buying, send a deposit or a staged payment. In the Dominican Republic, this money is wired to your lawyer’s trust or escrow account. The money is held pending the next contract and the completion of the lawyer’s due diligence on the property, including condo fees, clean title, liens, etc.

  1. Contract of Sale (Spanish and English)

The contract of sale is similar to the accepted offer mentioned previously, but it is prepared by the property lawyer in Spanish. The conditions of the sale that you have agreed on are outlined in the contract, and you are provided with an English version to sign off. 

  1. Balance of Funds

If you’re buying a property that is either new or existing, you will then send the balance of the funds owing. If your property is being built from scratch and it’s still in progress, then the money is sent at scheduled intervals during construction. In both cases, once the property is ready for you to move in, you will have had to pay the full balance prior.  

  1. Deed of Sale (Contract de Vente)

The final contract for buying a property in the Dominican Republic is called the deed of sale. This contract conveys the property from the seller to the buyer. In the case of resale or quick sale, the law firm will often go directly to the deed of sale contract and skip the step of the promise of sale. 

  1. Receive Ownership

Once you complete the deed of sale, you will now receive ownership of the property, and the title is registered in your name. All that’s left is moving into your new home!

From finding the perfect property to moving in, Casa Linda Quality Communities will help you with all stages of buying a property in the Dominican Republic. Our buying process is simple, and our experts will be there to help you every step of the way. 

Contact our team today to learn more about buying your new home in the Dominican Republic! 

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Reasons Why Canadians Retire To The Dominican Republic

Reasons Why Canadians Retire To The Dominican Republic

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The Dominican Republic government has allowed people to retire to the DR since 2007 seamlessly. Law 171-07 was introduced for foreigners to be able to move to the DR by simply providing proof of stable income. You can begin your retirement application to the DR with minimal and straightforward requirements, no matter your age. 

Casa Linda is proud to be one of the most trusted communities in the Dominican Republic that provides our clients with exceptional villas, services and amenities. Read on to learn more about why people, especially Canadians, retire to the DR and choose Casa Linda for their new home. 

Dashing Through The Snow!

The only time the phrase “dashing through the snow” is used in fun and exciting atmosphere is when singing the Christmas carol during the holidays. It’s all fun and games until your car stops working the next day from the extreme cold or you’re shovelling 4-5 inches of snow 6 in the morning to dig your car out of the parking lot. With winter lasting more than six months a year and having snow and windstorms in the spring, Canadians have sought out retirement in a country that offers endless sunny days. 

With beautiful weather, gorgeous beaches and delicious cuisines, the Dominican Republic offers Canadian retirees the perfect retirement destination in the Caribbean. Over 200 days a year, the DR’s climate is sunny and warm, with average temperatures of 82ºF (28ºC) in July and 76ºF (23ºC) in January. Casa Linda’s development will provide you with comfortable homes and great weather all year round. 

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Low Living Costs

The cost of food, services and goods in the Dominican Republic is much lower than in the United States or Canada. Even in large cities like Santo Domingo, living costs are significantly lower than in cities back home. Living off your investments, savings or paychecks can be pretty restricting, especially if you’re on a tight budget. 

However, in the Dominican Republic, your money can last longer, no matter the monthly budget. Not only are the essential utilities and groceries very affordable, but the villas, restaurants and services are also a fraction of the price in Canada. Retirees choose to live a luxurious, affordable lifestyle in the Dominican Republic comfortably without worrying about expensive expenses. 

We Are Family!

Canadians, Americans and Europeans have chosen Casa Linda Quality Communities in the Dominican Republic for many years. The Sousa and Cabarete have been home to all foreign ex-pats for 40 years! Our community includes events, restaurants, clubs and a full-time travel concierge who plans our tours and activities all around the Dominican Republic. Whatever your interests may be, you will find a group to join here in our community. 

Retire with Ease

The Dominican Republic has made the process of retirement very simple. The steps to obtaining Dominican Republic residency are clear and accessible to all foreigners. With every step of the way, Casa Linda will help you escape the cold winters back home and build a new, sunny lifestyle in the DR. 

Contact Casa Linda and discover the Caribbean lifestyle today! We help our homeowners find the perfect villa for their needs and provide them with all the steps necessary to make the move. 

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Places You MUST Go In The Dominican Republic

Places You MUST Go In The Dominican Republic

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The tropical life only gets better over time, especially when you’re looking for a winter escape or a place to bathe in the sun all year round. It is a dream, but it can be easily achieved with Casa Linda Quality Communities. For over 20 years, we have provided villas for entrepreneurs, investors and retirees in the beautiful Dominican Republic. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing vacation or considering shifting to Caribbean life, you will find several things to do in the DR. 

Santo Domingo; The Colonial City

Christopher Columbus first landed in Santo Domingo, where the beautiful colonial architecture still remains today. You can visit Calle El Conde, the most popular street in Santo Domingo, and enjoy shopping while admiring the ruins of Monteserio de San Francisco and the Catedral Primada de America. Santo Domingo has preserved most buildings, including hotels and residential areas, taking you back to another era.

Cabarete

For a more laid-back and relaxing time, Cabarete is the town to visit. Unlike other destinations, Cabarete attracts backpackers, retirees, kiteboarders, free spirits and surfers. It is known for its easy-going atmosphere and a huge crescent-shaped beach with miles of crystal clear water you can enjoy. You can also find local restaurants where you can dine right on the sand! You might even stubble on musicians performing on the beachfront as the sun sets on this beautiful beach.

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Samaná Bay

From December to March, thousands of humpback whales enter Samaná Bay to mate and give birth. It is the best place to see the magnificent whales of the wild. Whale-watching trips can be booked all around the island at an excellent price; make sure to add this to your itinerary when you arrive. 

A Place To Call Home

Moving to the Dominican Republic is becoming more and more popular, especially during the winter months. Bathing in the sun in mid-January is the dream of all Americans, Canadians and Europeans. At Casa Linda, we are proud to help you find a place you can call home in the beautiful Dominican Republic. Contact our team today to learn about our available villa options most suitable for you.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Live in Cabarete, Dominican Republic

3 Reasons Why You Should Live in Cabarete, Dominican Republic

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Cabarete in the Dominican Republic first garnered attention as one of the world’s premier spots for kiteboarding and windsurfing, but that’s not all Cabarete has to offer. At Casa Linda, we want you to soak up paradise. From beautiful beaches and warm weather to luxurious island living, Cabarete has something for everyone. For nearly 30 years, Casa Linda has welcomed homebuyers looking for fresh island living. Located on the northern end of the Dominican Republic, our community in Cabarete has everything you need to settle down and live like a local. Read on to learn more about why you should live in Cabarete in the Dominican Republic.

Laid Back Island Living

Island living means setting your own pace and enjoying the small things in life. Cabarete offers plenty of options, from soaking up the sun on the beach to leisurely hikes or staying active through various sports and activities like tennis or windsurfing. And if sports aren’t your thing, consider visiting a local rum distillery, a coffee factory, or wander through the different historical developments the Dominican Republic has to offer. Regardless of whether you’re here to relax or adventure, you’ll always find something new to do!

Even though Cabarete is popular with tourists, you still get that small-town vibe from the small yet tight-knit community of expats. At Casa Linda, our gated community offers familiarity and comfort all in one. We believe in treating you like family, which means enjoying private residences, a VIP Beach Club and more. 

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Year-Round Warm Weather

Does the thought of shovelling snow make you shiver? Us too! Thankfully in Cabarete, you’ll never have to worry about snow, ice, sleet, or the other problems winter brings with it. Instead, you can look forward to an average of 200 days of sunny 28℃/82℉ weather all year round! At Casa Linda, we can build your dream villa so you can take advantage of the beautiful weather from the comfort of your own island home. Also, since Cabarete is located on the north end of the Dominican Republic, extreme weather like hurricanes are no concern. So you can rest easy knowing your island villa will be safe and secure.

Low Cost Of Living

Living in Cabarete has more benefits than just beautiful beaches; the cost of living is also incredibly reasonable. For example, a retired couple can live comfortably within their means and without sacrificing fun, for about $2,500 USD a month. There are also plenty of well-stocked grocery stores that can get all of your favourites imported in for about the same price as you would pay back home. 

Settling into a new home abroad can be daunting, but with Casa Linda finding your dream villa is easy. Our affordable floor plans make it easy to find a suitable layout for your needs without compromising luxury. With homes starting as low as $200,000 USD, living the island life is closer than you think! There are also plenty of opportunities to make your villa a custom fit for you. From infinity pools to guest houses, lush gardens and more, making your new home just right is easy with our team of builders. 

Ready to Live Like a Local?

Cabarete in the Dominican Republic has so much to offer. Contact Casa Linda today to learn more about your dream villa. 

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Why You Should Retire in the Dominican Republic

Why You Should Retire in the Dominican Republic

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Are you tired of dealing with the cold winters here in Canada? Are you and a loved one considering retiring abroad? If so, you should consider the Dominican Republic as your future home! The DR is the perfect destination for investors, entrepreneurs, and retirees alike. This tropical paradise has plenty of opportunities for newcomers to enjoy life at a slower pace without compromising on the amenities you know and love. At Casa Linda, we want your retirement to be a breeze! We offer our residents a range of villa floorplans so you can retire in luxury. If you’re planning to retire soon, consider living in the Dominican Republic. Below we’ll discuss some of the DR’s benefits it has to offer retirees. Continue reading to learn more!

Retire with Ease!

Moving to a new country can be a complicated process, especially if you plan to do so after retiring. Retirement is a well-deserved and exciting stage in life. Still, it requires you to be honest and open about your financial situation and goals. Luckily, the Dominican Republic is welcoming to foreign investors and expatriates. Retiring abroad in the DR is simple! The residency process, affordable housing, and numerous incentives available to foreign investors makes moving to the DR exciting and easy!

Don’t Compromise on Healthcare.

Many expatriates looking to retire abroad consider healthcare one of the essential factors in determining where they’ll settle down. Fortunately, the Dominican Republic offers a dependable healthcare system with state-of-the-art facilities and experts. Healthcare professionals can provide care in both English and Spanish, so speaking with your doctor is easy. Best of all, many residents in the DR find that the country’s healthcare system is affordable and comparable to the healthcare they’re used to in Canada.

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Stunning, Safe, Serene

Aside from healthcare, safety is another priority for those looking to relocate to a new country. Determining the safety of a country can be challenging, but Casa Linda is here to help quell your fears. The DR is one of the safest countries in the Caribbean. The only safety concerns you need to consider are the usual precautions you would take anywhere in Canada or the USA. Casa Linda’s villas are located within gated communities that offer 24/7 security for our residents. That means you’ll have peace of mind while staying in the DR or visiting another country. With many of your future neighbours also being retirees, you’ll have the comfort of knowing that your community is safe and filled with individuals who have similar experiences.

The Dominican Republic is a beautiful country filled with stunning beaches and many exciting activities to keep you entertained. The DR is stable politically and economically, so living the tropical lifestyle at a slow and easy pace is right around the corner. We are sure you’ll enjoy your retirement with over 200 days of sunshine and an average temperature of 28° C (82° F)! 

Private Villas at Casa Linda

Casa Linda is the premier custom villa builder in the Dominican Republic. Our team of in-house architects looks forward to creating your future dream home! Living the laidback island lifestyle is easy, with a range of luxurious floorplans to pick from and many customization options. Casa Linda is excited to welcome you home to our vibrant communities. 

Ready Retire in Style?

Casa Linda’s gated communities are home to stunning luxury villas. Contact us to learn more about retiring in style in the Dominican Republic!

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