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Villa Buying Process

Find out the steps and payment process.

A Similar Process to North America

If you hail from Canada or the United States, you’ll find the process to buy Dominican Republic real estate to be similar to what you’re used to.  As Casa Linda is new construction, payments are made in stages of construction.  See below.

Steps of the Buying Process

1. Pick Your Villa Plan

Check out our villa plans.  Look, touch, take a test drive!  Pick the plan that suits you best

2. Choose the Perfect Lot

Once you’ve decided on your villa plan it’s time to pick where it should be located!  Pick the lot that gets the breeze and sunshine you like best.  One of our friendly sales team will fill out a lot reservation. A tentative villa plan is decided and $25,000 US is wired once you return home – this will hold your lot.

3. Final Villa Plan Approval

As a custom builder, Casa Linda is ready to make changes to your plan so it’s uniquely yours. This process might continue after you leave the DR via email if not completed during your stay.

4. Contract of Sale

The final purchase contract and deed of sale is drafted by your lawyer (in Spanish).  You are given English copies for your approval. You can either attend the signing or have your lawyer sign on your behalf.

5. Time to Get Building!

You can choose to get started right away or over the next several months. As stated above, payment is made at different stages of construction (see below). Monies are wired to the law firm trust/escrow account and released to Casa Linda upon your approval.

6. Decorator?

Two months before completion is the time to work with a decorator (if you want to) to get furnishings, linens, window coverings, kitchenware, etc. for your villa.

7. Move In!

 Casa Linda turns over your completed villa to you for years of love and enjoyment!  Sign up with our Administration and/or Rental Departments, receive your Welcome Package and get ready for real life in the DR!

8. Title

Final title is conveyed from Casa Linda to your name.  This process generally takes a few months to cycle through the system.

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How to Pay For Your Villa

Casa Linda constructs in stages, with payments allocated at the following construction phases:

  • US$ 25,000 lot reservation deposit
  • 35% of final price minus the deposit to start construction (Clear lot,mark layout, excavatepool and pour foundation)
  • 30% of final price four weeks after payment 2 (Walls erected,roof installedand pour concrete)
  • 25% of final price four weeks after payment 3  (Lay ceramic tiles,install the doors and windows)
  • 10% of final price 4 weeks after payment 4 (Install cabinetry, faucets, landscaping, parking, access road to the residence, final termination of the residence)

 Closing Costs

Casa Linda constructs in stages, with payments allocated at the following construction phases:

  • Your real estate lawyer will charge you a percentage of the purchase price of the property.  Generally fees are 1 to 2% of the purchase price. This amount includes all disbursements.
  • Transfer tax:  a 3% transfer tax (to transfer the title of the property to the purchasers). The amount is based on the government assessed value of the property, which is always less than market value. Most buyers pay from $1000-$6000 US (depending on purchase price).  Due to a special tax dispensation, you may be exempt for paying this tax.  Please ask us for details..
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Have Questions?

Talk to us!  We are here to provide information, answers & show you how possible a DR villa really is.