When you think of paradise, what springs to mind? A white sandy beach, glistening turquoise sea gently lapping at the shore, swaying palm trees, for starters.
It’s no surprise, then, that Punta Cana appeals to many when they are looking to take the leap to living abroad. And with an easy residency process, it provides an accessible way for people to relocate abroad and invest in the local economy at the same time. Continue reading Move to Punta Cana. Live That Caribbean Lifestyle!
Having a business in real estate brings satisfaction in many ways. When I find my clients their perfect match I can leave work at the end of the day happy that I have helped someone make their dreams of owning a home in the Caribbean a reality. As a REALTOR® I also feel a huge responsibility and every transaction I make is also an opportunity to make the area we live and work better, as our client’s investment brings more possibilities and also more money to the local area and the people living in it. Continue reading GivingBack To The Community With GiveBack Homes
I spent the weekend at the V Symposium Caribbean Genealogy and History (V Simposio Caribeño Genealogia e Historia) , held this year in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Continue reading Cathedral of Santa María la Menor in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo
If you’ve made the move to Punta Cana or you’re still looking for more information on what living in Punta Cana is like, here are some key facts that will help make your stay much more fun. Continue reading 5 Key Facts Expats Should know about Living in Punta Cana
Have you chosen to volunteer abroad in the Dominican Republic? Awesome! Now, are you ready? Continue reading Tips on Volunteering in the Dominican Republic
Gossip. I had no idea this was the most popular form of entertainment among the local resident expats here in Punta Cana before I made the move, although I suppose I should have had an idea since I am fully aware of how small-town gossip works. I didn’t realize it immediately, most likely because I was too busy trying to get my business up and running. Once the business took off, the floodgates crashed open and we were quickly thrown into the scandalous gossip headlines, updated and re-told daily. Continue reading Scandals in Paradise
Passport changes are coming, and if you plan on traveling in the future — especially if you’re among the 49 million Americans whose passports will expire in the next few years — you need to know what passport changes are in store. Continue reading U.S. Passport Changes Are Coming!
“Stay out of my territory,” Walter White warns a rival in Breaking Bad.
It might seem odd to follow the advice of a criminal kingpin, but Walter White is right. Sticking close to your own territory and area of expertise is something every REALTOR® should do. Continue reading Would You Trust A Guide Who Had Never Even Been On The Beaten Path, Let Alone The Unbeaten Path?
I have been selling real estate in Punta Cana for more than a decade. I remember working in the New York property market for a couple of years. In New York agents and office workers, were required to adhere to the highest ethical standards, and we were forbidden to refer clients to landscapers, architects, painters, decorators, and finance companies for a fee. Even the suggestion that we had bent the rules and could benefit from a kickback would lead to immediate termination.
The market in Punta Cana is very different. Continue reading Punta Cana: A Lawless Wild West
I find it curious that so many people here seem to make a habit of bashing Dominican culture and even Dominican people in general, expressing negative views about almost all aspect of Dominican society and life in the island.
It makes no sense for an expat to move to a warm, cheap country, with far fewer resources and lower standard of living, and then spend their days complaining about how backwards things are. Continue reading Why Do Punta Cana Expats Complain So Much?
Punta Cana is a place like no other and offers incredible scenery, beaches, surf, kind and welcoming people, flavorful food from street vendors and fine dining restaurants, and prices that are easy on the wallet…if you know where to go. It’s a place where you can relax by the pool or seaside, and experience adventure. Continue reading Punta Cana: 5 Photos To Fuel Your Travel Inspiration
Living on an island in the Caribbean surrounded by beautiful golf courses and picture-perfect beaches sounds like a dream. Wake up, enjoy a cup of Dominican coffee, freshly picked fruit, walk along the beach and maybe go for a swim to cool off. This is paradise. This is a dream come true.
But this might not be the dream life for everyone. Here are seven reasons why you shouldn’t pick up and move to Punta Cana- God knows we have way to many complainers in town. Continue reading 7 Definitive Reasons Why You Should NOT Move to Punta Cana