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Real Estate in Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Mar 23, 2023

Summary: People living in Puerto Plata, Dominican Rep offer advice about real estate. How do you find a home in Puerto Plata? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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How do I find a place to live in Puerto Plata?

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

"Finding a place to live in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic involves several steps. First, you need to determine your budget. This will help you narrow down your options and make your search more efficient. Next, decide on the type of accommodation you want. This could be a house, an apartment, a condo, or even a villa. Once you have a clear idea of what you're looking for, start your search. There are several online platforms where you can find listings for properties in Puerto Plata. Websites like Airbnb, Booking.com, and Expedia can be useful if you're looking for short-term rentals. For long-term rentals or purchases, check out websites like Point2Homes, Realtor.com, and Century 21. You can also hire a local real estate agent to help you in your search. They can provide you with listings that match your criteria, arrange viewings, and guide you through the process of renting or buying a property in Puerto Plata. When you find a property you're interested in, make sure to visit it in person before making any commitments. This will give you a chance to check the condition of the property, the neighborhood, and its proximity to amenities like shops, restaurants, and public transportation. Finally, once you've found a place you like, negotiate the terms of the lease or purchase agreement. Make sure to read the contract carefully before signing it. If you're not fluent in Spanish, consider hiring a translator to ensure you understand all the terms and conditions. Remember, finding a place to live in a foreign country can be challenging, but with patience and careful planning, you can find a great home in Puerto Plata," remarked one member in Puerto Plata.

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About the Author

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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