Make Space for Friends and Family in Paradise with a Guest House

Make Space for Friends and Family in Paradise with a Guest House

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Suppose you’ve been dreaming of escaping the snow and ice to live a new life in paradise. In that case, Casa Linda in the Dominican Republic is here to help! At Casa Linda, we can custom-build a luxury island villa that suits your lifestyle and needs. The Dominican Republic is a beautiful island paradise. With numerous sandy beaches and stunning island views, the Dominican Republic is the perfect place to call home. However, moving to a new country doesn’t mean you have to leave friends or family behind! Casa Linda can ensure your luxury villa has the space you need to host guests and enjoy your hobbies. Below we’ll cover the benefits of adding a guest home to your luxury villa from Casa Linda. Continue reading to find out more!

Room for Friends and Family

Life in the Dominican Republic is relaxed and enjoyable, but friends and family can improve the experience. Suppose you have a large family or several friends and would like them to have their own space when visiting you in paradise. In that case, a guest house is an excellent addition to your Casa Linda villa. A guest home can give guests all the amenities and room they need to feel at home. That means there’s no need to book a hotel room whenever someone decides to stay with you in the Dominican Republic. A guest house is a great way to give your friends and family the convenience of being close to home without invading your privacy. At Casa Linda, when you build your dream villa with us, you have plenty of options to customize your island home, including adding a guest house! So if you’re looking for additional space and privacy for your guests, a guest house is a great option.

More Space for Hobbies and Activities

As previously mentioned, a guest house provides you and your guests plenty of extra space. However, there are many other ways you can use a guest home! Another great way to use a guest house is to make it your own. The possibilities are endless, from game rooms to an art studio, home offices, yoga/fitness studios and more! Your guest home can be whatever you want it to be when your friends or family are not spending time with you. The team at Casa Linda is here to help create the perfect guest house to fit your unique needs.

Features of Our Guest Houses

When it comes to living in paradise, your home must have everything you need. At Casa Linda, we have several villa floorplans to choose from, including three different layouts for your guest house. Some features of our guest houses include:

  • Single-bedroom guest house with a great room; overall size is 662 ft² by 61.5 m².
  • Single-bedroom guest house with a great room; overall size is 269.1 ft² by 25 m².
  • Two-bedroom guest house without great room; overall size is 538 ft² by 50 m².

At Casa Linda, we can custom-fit our guest houses to fit your particular needs and style. Our team of in-house architects is here to help you design the perfect island dream home. That way, you and your guests can enjoy a stunning villa in the Dominican Republic.

Paradise is Calling! Are You Ready?

Casa Linda has over 20 years of experience creating beautiful custom villas for those looking to live their best life in the Dominican Republic. Our goal is to help you live a more relaxed life in a stunning villa that makes you and your family and friends feel right at home. If you’re interested in learning more about our luxury villas and guest homes, contact Casa Linda today!

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Reasons Why Investing in Dominican Republic Real Estate is a Smart Move

Reasons Why Investing in Dominican Republic Real Estate is a Smart Move

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Are you interested in investing in real estate? Below are the top 3 reasons why many homeowners have chosen to invest in the Dominican Republic!

1. Living in the Dominican Republic is More Affordable Than you Think! 

Potential homeowners looking to relocate to the Dominican Republic often worry about the finances of building a home and the expenses of living in the DR. When homeowners picture building a custom villa, they usually expect a high-priced property that is way over their initial budget.

Well, what if we told you that you could build a custom villa in the Dominican Republic with a private pool under 250,000 USD?

With Casa Linda Quality Communities, you can purchase Villa Sunset for under 240,00 USD, which includes the construction of the villa, the lot, landscaping, swimming pool and service building for pool storage and equipment! You can finally build and design a private luxury villa without breaking the bank!

Dominican Republic real estate is not the only affordable aspect; the cost of living is also much more affordable in comparison to North America. What you might feel like is a luxury back home is actually the norm in the Dominican Republic. You can go out for a meal any time of day for only 5 USD and enjoy an appetizer, a main course and a drink! Homeowners in the DR are living on a stable budget-friendly island and rarely worry about financial issues. If you’re looking to build an affordable luxury villa and live on a low-cost island with terrific weather all year round, the Dominican Republic is the perfect place for you!

2. Don’t Worry About Leaving Your Property Behind

While some homeowners enjoy staying in the Dominican Republic all year round, others prefer to stay during the winter months and leave in the summertime. If you’re a traveller at heart with an adventurous soul looking to spend your days travelling across the world, you can leave your home in good hands. Casa Linda’s lock up and leave service offers homeowners premier 24-hour gated security all year round. Whether you’re leaving your property for a few weeks or a few months, our well-trained guards patrol the property 24 hours a day to ensure that your property is monitored and secure.

3. Rent Out Your Property Whenever You’re Not Around

When purchasing a property with Casa Linda, you have the unique opportunity to rent out your villa whenever you’re not around! For owners looking to travel for a few months or even years, Casa Linda offers the option of working with a Rental Host to manage your property’s rental. The Rental Host will not only find a trustworthy rental for your property, but they also offer personalized services to the renters, pay immediate attention to any problems on the property and direct supervision of staff responsible for your property. The Rental Host markets your villa on the majority of travel sites like Expedia, Booking.com, Airbnb, etc., and their own websites. Assisted by a Casa Linda employee liaison, Rental Hosts work closely with the accounting and administration department to ensure that the finances and administration of your property are on track. With Casa Linda’s rental service, you can leave your property in safe hands and rest assured that your villa expenses are covered when you travel!

Ready to Invest? 

Contact Casa Linda today to learn more about investing in real estate in the Dominican Republic!

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Dominican Republic Residency via Real Estate Investment

Dominican Republic Residency via Real Estate Investment

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Did you know that you can apply for residency when you invest in the Dominican Republic? Below we’ll discuss the different options for obtaining a Dominican Republic Residency as an investor.

What is the difference between residency and citizenship?

One of the most common questions asked when investing in the Dominican Republic is whether the individual will receive residency, citizenship or tourist visa. Typically, visitors from the USA, Canada, EU and UK do not require a visitors visa to enter the DR as a tourist. As long as you have a valid passport and show proof of return travel, you can be granted a 30-day tourist visa.

For those unfamiliar with the process of residency and citizenship, it might be somewhat confusing to determine the difference between them. Generally speaking, citizenship enables you to apply for a passport and become an official citizen in the country, whereas obtaining residency is usually applying for a travel document that will enable you to travel to the country more freely and offer you a few benefits. When buying property in the Dominican Republic, you are considered an investor, which then allows you to apply for a Dominican Republic residency. Below are two ways to obtain a Dominican Republic Residency:

Option 1: Temporary Residency to Permanent Residency

If you intend to live in the Dominican Republic and shop around for villas, you can apply to the Migration Office for a “provisional residency” through a temporary residency permit at your local Dominican Consulate. This permit will allow you to reside in the Dominican Republic for a year, which will then permit you to apply for a permanent residency. It’s important to know that Permanent Residency Cards are valid for only two years and can be renewed at the Immigration Department for a range of periods.

Option 2: Investor Residency

As an investor in the Dominican Republic, you are eligible to apply and obtain a permanent residence by investing $200,000 USD in the DR. Instead of spending a year in the DR on a temporary residency and going through the process of applying for a permanent residency; you can invest in the DR and fast-track the application process. Most homeowners who have decided on moving to the DR apply for an investor residency to be able to visit their homes any time of the year. Rather than coming down every other month for 30-days, property owners prefer to closely follow up with the construction of their dream home.

Casa Linda Quality Communities

For over 40 years, Casa Linda has been home to many European, American and Canadian citizens. We have helped many couples move from the cold winter countries to the beautiful sunny Caribbean island throughout the years. Not only do we help homeowners plan their trips and design luxury villa, but we also provide them with all the help they need when applying for a residency. Casa Linda Quality Communities is not your average real estate company; we help our clients with the buying process, provide them with ex-pat support and information and offer them different options to rent their villa.

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Reasons Why Investing in Dominican Republic Real Estate is a Smart Move

Invest 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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3 Reasons to Invest in Real Estate in the Dominican Republic

3 Reasons to Invest in Real Estate in the Dominican Republic

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Are you ready to say goodbye to snow and ice forever? Have you considered packing your bags and moving somewhere a little more tropical? The Dominican Republic is home to a vibrant expatriate community where the laidback and relaxed lifestyle is wholeheartedly embraced! We can make moving to the Dominican Republic a breeze at Casa Linda. Our private communities and luxury villas will make you feel right at home. Located in stunning Sosua and Cabarete, you have ten customizable villas to choose from. Now is the time to invest in your future by purchasing real estate in the Dominican Republic. Below we’ll discuss some benefits of investing in real estate in the DR. Continue reading to learn more!

1. Political, Economic and Social Stability

Over the past two decades, the Dominican Republic has seen considerable GDP growth and poverty reduction. The solid legal framework and range of incentives for businesses, foreign property owners, and others from the country’s government have contributed to significant economic stability. All of these factors have created an island full of opportunities and stability. The DR even offers similar quality services in medical care and shopping as North America or Europe. That means you don’t have to compromise on goods and services you’re already familiar with. Thanks to a favourable currency exchange rate, the island is also very affordable. Many of Casa Linda’s expatriate community members find they can live a higher quality of life than back home while maintaining the same budget.

2. Location, Location, Location

At the heart of the Caribbean region lies the Dominican Republic. The island is ideally located between the North, Central, and South American marketing, including the USA. Travel to and from the Dominican Republic is easy and accessible. As a central hub for trade between the Americas and Europe, there are ten international airports and five key ports. Casa Linda villas are situated on the northern tip of the island so that you can live on a stunning tropical island without the fear of hurricanes. For almost 40-years, the Sosua and Cabarete communities have been home to Canadians, Europeans, and Americans alike! Whatever your interests or hobbies are, there’s a community to join. Whether you’re planning on being in the DR full time or part-time, island life is here to welcome you home!

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3. There’s an Incentive

The Dominican Republic government has been promoting the real estate industry to further stimulate the economy and tourism sector. The result? Significant tax incentives to real estate investors involved in the Tourism Development Promotion! The primary law that supports sustainable development in the tourist sector is the CONFOTUR certification. This certification provides investors with significant tax incentives in some of the following areas:

  • Rental Income
  • Real Estate Transfer
  • Real Estate Property
  • Company Incorporation/ Capital Increase
  • Capital Gain and more

It’s important to highlight that the above tax exemptions are for 15 years! In short, the Dominican Republic offers plenty of opportunities for foreign investors looking for new real estate and business. 

Paradise is Calling!

Moving to the Dominican Republic means living in bliss in paradise. With plenty of adventures right around the corner, the tropical life is waiting for you! Casa Linda Quality Communities is here to make your move easy. Contact us today to learn more about investing in the Dominican Republic. 

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