Retire in Style with Casa Linda

Retire in Style with Casa Linda

Your Perfect Villa

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Are you ready to start the new year in a brand new home? It’s no secret the last few years have been stressful for everyone, and with more people than ever ready to make a change and embrace a more laidback lifestyle, there’s never been a better time to consider moving to the Dominican Republic. Perfect for entrepreneurs, investors, and of course, retirees, the DR has so much to offer and makes it easy to live the tropical lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. At Casa Linda Quality Communities, there’s nothing we love more than welcoming newcomers to our beautiful slice of paradise. Located in beautiful Cabarete, our private community features 11 customizable villas floor plans to choose from and make it easy to settle into your new home.

2022 is the perfect time to make your dream of island living a reality, and with the help of our team, you’re closer than you think! Below, we’ll cover a few of the main reasons people choose to relocate to the DR find out more by reading on!

Affordable Living

When it comes to moving, much less moving abroad, one of the number one concerns facing anyone is affordability. Foreign living can be quite expensive, especially when you consider currency conversion, housing and general living expenses (i.e. healthcare and groceries). The good news is, the Dominican Republic is extremely affordable, even for those with smaller budgets. Thanks to a favourable currency exchange, low cost of housing, and general lower expenses, many expatriates are pleased to find they can live even better than they did back home while still maintaining the same budget.

Vibrant Expat Community

The Dominican is one of the most popular destinations for expatriates from all over the world, and Casa Linda is proud to have welcomed countless couples to our community over the past few decades. With friendly faces everywhere and people who can relate to your experience moving overseas, you’ll never feel alone and will be able to settle in quickly.

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Dependable Infrastructure

One of the lesser talked about aspects of moving abroad is that there can sometimes be difficulties maintaining the same luxuries and creature comforts you’re accustomed to living in the western hemisphere. Fortunately, this is often not the case in the DR, thanks to our extremely advanced infrastructure that includes his speed internet, reliable electricity, and telephone services. Staying connected here is easy, and with the installation of a back up generator in your home, you’ll be all set to handle the unique challenges that the island might throw your way occasionally.

Easy Retirement Process

Moving abroad can feel overwhelming, but it can be even more daunting when you’re looking at doing so after retiring. Retirement is an incredibly exciting development, but it also means that you need to be very honest about your finances and goals for the future. Thankfully, the Dominican Republic is incredibly welcoming to foreign investors and expatriates, making it simple to retire abroad. With a straightforward residency process, affordable housing, and very few barriers to foreign ownership, settling here is easy and headache-free.

And So Much More!

Moving to the Dominican Republic is the adventure of a lifetime, and one that provides endless rewards. Whether you’re daydreaming about relaxing on the beach, hiking, surfing, or taking in all the many sights that the DR has to offer, there’s always something new to see and countless ways to enrich your life in paradise! Casa Linda Quality Communities is here to help you make those dreams a reality, one step at a time. Contact Casa Linda today to learn more!

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Snowbird Settles South: Embrace Your Life in the Dominican Today!

Snowbird Settles South: Embrace Your Life in the Dominican Today!

Are you ready to say goodbye to dreary winters once and for all? Tired of going back and forth between holiday homes and reality every year? If you’re ready to make the leap to transition to full-time island living, the Dominican Republic is here to open you with open arms. With average daily temperatures of 28°C/82°F, endless sunny days, and a northern part of the island that’s sheltered during hurricane season, there’s never been a more perfect time to call the jewel of the Caribbean home.

As one of the most popular tropical locales among expats from all over the world, the Dominican Republic is the perfect place to start a new life in paradise, with a low cost of living, breathtaking villas available from as low as $185,000 USD with Casa Linda, a world-class healthcare system, and jaw-dropping beauty waiting to greet you around every corner. If you’re one of the many snowbird couples ready to make a more permanent migration, Casa Linda is here to help. Below, we’ll cover a few of the basics when it comes to one of the most important parts of your journey: gaining permanent residency. Read on to learn more!

What is Permanent Residency

If you’ve been a regular winter traveller for quite some time, you’re likely not totally unfamiliar with the concept of permanent residency compared to visitors visas and the like. Where visas will allow you to stay within the country for a set amount of time, gaining PR status means you are entitled to stay within the country indefinitely as a legal, full-time resident. PR status is particularly important where homeownership is concerned, as those with PR status are afforded additional privileges that visas simply do not cover.

Why Gain PR Status?

While getting your permanent residency isn’t a necessity right away, especially if you plan to transition to full-time island living over a longer period of time, if you’re aiming to truly make the shift to residing on the island at all times, you will need to pursue residency in order to remain in your home legally past the typical 3 months allotted by a visitor’s visa.

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PR 101

The following is a basic rundown of the PR process. For those looking for a more in-depth overview, please refer to our resources here.

If you’re planning on pursuing a residency in the Dominican, you can rest easy knowing that, though it is an involved process, it’s fairly straightforward, especially if you have a good legal team on your side. Timeline-wise, your first step will be to obtain a residency visa which allows you to apply for temporary (provisional) residence upon arriving in the DR (NOTE: you must do so within 6 days of arrival). A provisional residency allows you to remain in the country for up to a year at a time and permits you to work while residing in the country if necessary. Your provisional resident can be renewed for up to a total of 4 years, at which point you would typically be eligible to formally apply for PR status.

One of the more complicated parts of the process is staying on top of the many documents that you are required to submit with your application. The required forms are intended to prove that you are capable of being self-sustaining, have good physical health, and have no criminal record. Documents you will be expected to submit include:

  • Bank statements for the last three months.
  • Two frontal photos (2×2).
  • Lab Test (HIV, drug test) and a letter from a doctor stating that you do not have communicable diseases. For those already in the D.R., we provide information on facilities that perform the medical test and provide the medical certificate.
  • Birth certificate (apostille or legalized).
  • Certificate of good conduct from the police (apostille or legalized).
  • Copy of valid passport.
  • Provide the required documentation according to the visa category. (Work, retired, investment, married to a Dominican or a resident; proof that you have been living in the country for a long period). If you are a missionary or NGO you will need a letter confirming your status from your organization.

It’s important to note that you must pay attention to all details on the above documents and ensure that they are sent to the right locations in order to avoid complications. Partnering with a legal team can help expedite this part and make sure you avoid costly mistakes when submitting.

Want More Information?

Casa Linda is here to help! Contact us today to learn more about purchasing your dream home in paradise, PR tips, and everything in between!

Retire in Luxury With Casa Linda

Retire in Luxury With Casa Linda

If you’re getting ready to celebrate retirement and are in the beginning stages of planning what your next step is, let us be among the first to congratulate you on reaching such a significant milestone! With all that hard-earned free time ahead, it’s time to focus on you and what this new chapter has in store! For many couples, this free time grants you the opportunity to achieve a lifelong dream: settling down in a tropical paradise. At Casa Linda, we’re thrilled to welcome people from all walks of life to our sunny shores in the Dominican Republic and to help you plan your perfect life on the island Below, we’ll highlight a few of the things to keep in mind when planning to retire abroad, as well as highlight the perks of building in the Dominican with Casa Linda. Read on to learn more!

Getting Started

Moving abroad is one of the most exciting decisions you’ll ever make. The chance to experience a new culture and transform your day to day is incredibly rewarding. The best way to ensure you have a smooth process is to begin planning early on to allow yourself enough time to handle all relevant details. The Dominican Republic is incredibly welcoming to foreign property purchasers, but before you move to the home-buying phase, it’s important to consider the following first:

Your Current And Projected Financial Standing

As with any major life investment, your finances are a major factor when making decisions. However, while you might be inclined to see them as more of a limiter, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that achieving your dream luxury villa can actually be quite affordable. Casa Linda is proud to offer our homebuyers exceptional floor plans that start as low as $199,000 USD. Coupled with the low cost of living in the Caribbean, your budget will go much farther than in other countries and allow you to lead a comfortable lifestyle for years to come!

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Healthcare

Alongside housing, one of the predominant concerns for anyone moving abroad is ensuring that you will have the proper care in your intended country. For those with existing conditions, or simply wanting peace of mind, you’ll be happy to learn that the DR offers exceptional first-world levels of medical and healthcare, with plenty of English speaking professionals readily on hand.

Lifestyle

Everyone’s lifestyle is a little different, and before you commit to moving, it’s important to carefully evaluate your wants and needs. Doing so will help you ensure that you’ll feel at home when you move abroad and make it easier to find activities suited to your personal tastes once you settle in. After all, with all the extra free time on your hands, there’s no better opportunity to refine your hobbies!

Know The Requirements For Purchasing Property

Each country has a unique set of rules and guidelines for foreigners wishing to purchase land, with some being more friendly to the concept of outside buyers than others. The Dominican Republic has no rules prohibiting foreign investments and makes offers a straightforward residency process for those wishing to live on the island full time meaning that it is ideal for retirees looking to make the transition sooner than later.

Luxury Villas With Casa Linda

As a premier builder located on the north end of the Dominican Republic, Casa Linda is proud to create dream homes for our buyers. With multiple luxurious floor plans to choose from, as well as plenty of options for customization, living the life tranquilo (laid back and easy going) is simple. Add in a vibrant community, endless activities, and more and you’ll wonder why you waited so long to join us on the island!

Ready to take the first step?

Contact Casa Linda to learn more about purchasing your dream home in paradise today!