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Real Estate in the Dominican Republic

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on May 17, 2023

Summary: An expat should search for a home to buy in Dominican Rep by researching the local real estate market and consulting with a local real estate agent. It is also important to research the local laws and regulations regarding foreign ownership of property. Homes in Dominican Rep typically include amenities such as air conditioning, hot water, and a kitchen. Many homes also have a pool, terrace, and garden. Foreigners are allowed to own property in Dominican Rep, but there are certain restrictions. For example, foreigners are not allowed to own property within 50 kilometers of the border. Additionally, foreigners must obtain a residency permit in order to purchase property.

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How do I find a place to live in the Dominican Republic?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"i have lived in various parts of the country. The first place was a tourist resort on the Caribbean sea, where I went as my job as a scuba diving instructor was there. A small studio came with the job and after a month I moved into a rental apartment. Here you just put the word out you are looking and people come to you with their apartments. Now I live in a little Dominican town, chosen as it was far from tourists and hence much safer and much cheaper. Again just put the word out and found the house," said one expat in Santo Domingo.

"One of the best ways to find a place to live in the Dominican Republic is to use online resources such as websites and classifieds. You can also search for rental properties in local newspapers or contact real estate agents in the area. Additionally, you can ask friends and family who live in the Dominican Republic for recommendations. Finally, you can also visit the area in person to get a better feel for the different neighborhoods and find a place that suits your needs," remarked one member in Dominican Rep.

"I first came to a beach town but then found that for a single older intellectual woman, the capital was best. I took my time, found the pool, the library, the neighborhood I liked best, then the apartment, not the other way around," explained one expat living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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