Dominican Republic

 

Dominican Republic

 

The Dominican Republic: Easy Caribbean Living

 

The beaches in the Dominican Republic are long expanses of fine white sand that stretch out along the coast. The blue-green waters are excellent for diving, swimming, surfing, and wind surfing.

 

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Fast Facts About Dominican-Republic

Dominican Republic
  • Population: 10,219,630
  • Capital City: Santo Domingo
  • Climate: Tropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation; seasonal variation in rainfall
  • Time Zone: GMT-4
  • Language: Spanish (official)
  • Country Code: +1

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IL’s Calendar of Events: Live a Life of Luxury in Ecuador

Ecuador offers sophisticated historical cities…miles of unspoiled, sun-kissed beaches…fertile farmland…and temperate mountain hideaways…and all of it for pennies on the dollar. You can live well for a fraction of the cost of living back in the U.S. And with Ecuador’s official currency the U.S. dollar, you needn’t worry about currency calculations or exchange risks. And real estate costs? They’re among the lowest we’ve found anywhere in the world.

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2014 Fast-Track Your Retirement Overseas Package

In the 2014 Fast-Track Your Retirement Overseas Package we’ll introduce you to more than a dozen beautiful places in the world where you can live a caviar lifestyle on a hot dog budget.

Perhaps you long for your own cottage on a quiet beach… a grand apartment in a city vibrant with concerts and cafes… a mountain villa where the air is crisp… or even your own vineyard amid gently rolling hills…

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Where to Find High Rental Yields on a Caribbean Island

If you have preconceptions about the Dominican Republic, put them aside. Most North American tourists head to the beautiful beaches and all-inclusive resorts of Punta Cana. But the opportunity for profitable real estate investing is elsewhere— somewhere a beach-town pad could be a great earner when you’re not using it.

A Luxury Condo for Less on the Beautiful Beach

Las Terrenas on the Dominican Republic’s Samana peninsula is a little piece of paradise. It boasts 19 miles of walkable, public beach, palm trees, warm breezes, and stars so bright it feels like you could pluck them from the sky. This isn’t a manufactured beach or resort. It’s a laid-back, cultured getaway. In town, behind and between the palm trees, are chic cafés and restaurants run by French and Italian expats.

Super Vacations in Our Money-Making Home in the Dominican Republic

Super Vacations in Our Money-Making Home in the Dominican Republic

Five years ago, my husband, Jeff, and I started looking for a vacation home where we could eventually retire and—after extensive research—we decided on Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic. It has everything we were looking for.

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Run Your Own Beach Bar Overseas

As a busy carpenter and contractor in his native Canada, Steve Quinn relished his regular trips to Costa Rica to relax and unwind on the beach. After six years of short visits, he decided to make this beach lifestyle permanent. He took over a beach bar and restaurant in Tamarindo, a funky surf town on the country’s northern Pacific coast. He’s leasing the property for three years, with an option to buy, which is a great way to test the waters without committing to purchasing property right off the bat.

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Make Money in Property Management— No Experience Required

Vacation rentals are a great way for an investor to create an income overseas but, unless they’re living next door, anyone who owns a vacation rental needs someone to manage it for them. Property management is a business you can start with absolutely no investment. You are simply trading your time and effort.

Dominican Republic: Is This The Perfect Caribbean?

Dominican Republic: Is This the Perfect Caribbean?

Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic isn’t a cookie-cutter, mass-market kind of place. It’s chic and low-key with palm-lined beaches, brightly-painted stores, and a beach lifestyle that’s enviably relaxed. It’s a retreat for wealthy Dominicans and stylish Europeans but it’s still very affordable. And it’s a place where your vacation home could earn nice rental income when you’re not using it yourself. You can check out Las Terrenas on a custom chill weekend. It’s the easiest way to sample tropical island living at its finest – see if it’s for you.

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Beach Homes With The Caribbean On Your Doorstep

Beach Homes with the Caribbean on Your Doorstep

It’s no coincidence that commercials for vacations, resorts, or cruises in North America prominently feature the white sands, clear-blue waters, and laid-back vibe of Caribbean beaches. It is paradise and close to home. Maybe that’s why it’s been a premier vacation destination for decades. But thanks to affordable real estate available throughout the region, you’re not limited to the all-inclusives—it is possible to enjoy the Caribbean lifestyle year-round from your own home.

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Under-the-Radar Trophy Properties

You’ve heard the economy is slow. You can see it for yourself just walking down main street. But one place you won’t find any sign of it is among the pages of luxury real estate listings. Floods of cheap money are working their way into the luxury real estate market at home and in world cities like London, Melbourne, Hong Kong and New York.

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Where to Get More for Your Dollar (and What to do if it Devalues…)

You ain’t nothin but a hound dog…cryin’ all the time… Well, you ain’t never caught a rabbit… And you ain’t no friend of mine… Elvis was in the house last night. Young Elvis. Dressed in a nicely tailored black suit with a white, open-collared shirt, he serenaded our VIP readers over cocktails in the 20th-floor penthouse here at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. As I wandered through the crowd yesterday evening, I was pleased to hear that—the occasional Elvis recollection aside—the conversations had turned to the details shared thus far about the world’s best retirement destinations.

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Three Towns Offering 8% Rental Yields Right Now

I know of only a handful of places around the world right now where you can buy a property for $150,000…and have it throw off $1,000 a month in yield right from the start. These are the rental-yield super-stars.

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Explore Undervalued Real Estate on This Dreamy Island

I’ve arranged a special RETA members-only Chill Weekend to a dreamy island destination with stunning beaches just for you. It’s a place where you will enjoy delicious French and Italian food under palm trees in the tropical sun. You will also see undervalued real estate in a market with good rental potential. You can spend time with other members of our little group—swap stories and pick each other’s brains about property deals over cocktails.

Own a Luxury Caribbean Beach Home for $129,000

There’s a special island on my beat where you will find incredible value in Caribbean real estate. It’s a postcard-perfect destination with white-sand beaches, calm waters and tropical sun. The natural beauty of this island has made it a hotbed for the filming of Hollywood blockbusters. As a member of Real Estate Trend Alert, you could own a piece of this Caribbean lifestyle for $129,000.

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Affordable Caribbean Escapes

The tops of the palms wave cheerily in the breeze like giant green feather dusters against a soft blue, cloudless sky. I’m bobbing contentedly in the warm turquoise waters looking back at the beach, its silky white sands speckled with tiny seashells. Despite it being mid-summer I’m the only one swimming in this small cove…the only one enjoying this flawless slice of beach this morning.

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A Caribbean Escape Three Hours from New York

The tops of the palms wave cheerily in the breeze like giant green feather dusters against a soft blue, cloudless sky. I’m bobbing contentedly in the warm turquoise waters looking back at the beach, its silky white sands speckled with tiny seashells. Despite it being mid-summer I’m the only one swimming in this small cove…the only one enjoying this flawless slice of beach this morning.

The Ultimate Caribbean Getaway: Chill in Las Terrenas

The Ultimate Caribbean Getaway: Chill in Las Terrenas

In this stunning Caribbean location you can buy a condo close to the beach for less than $100,000. Or if you fancy something a bit more lavish, you can splash out and get a dream home for a fraction of the cost you would pay on other Caribbean islands. I’m talking about Las Terrenas, a little piece of paradise on the Dominican Republic’s Samana peninsula.

A Grand Vision: Chill in the Dominican Republic

A Grand Vision: Chill in the Dominican Republic

Sitting here, calm Caribbean waters sparking in the tropical sun, a warm breeze gently flapping beach umbrellas, an ice cold drink in hand; I’m enjoying my first taste of life in this early-in Caribbean resort community. This is the first of six beach bars and restaurants to open in the residential community of the Gran Bahia Principe La Romana, in the Dominican Republic. This is a strong, early-in opportunity if you are looking to be part of an accessible Caribbean resort community.

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Undervalued and Overlooked: The Secret Beaches of Samaná

Over four continents, dozens and dozens of countries, and hundreds of scouting trips, I’ve learned one thing: A last-minute change of plan or a chance meeting, often leads me to the best opportunities. When you put yourself out there, the pot of gold you find often isn’t the one you set out for…but it’s still gold…

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FLASH ALERT: The Dominican Republic for $105,000

“It never rains, but it pours.” In yesterday’s Flash Alert I told you about how you could save $177,000 on a luxury beachfront penthouse in Las Terrenas, where you’ll find 19 miles of stunning beach backed by palm trees and great restaurants. Today, I’m writing to tell you about another condo opportunity in Las Terrenas.

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FLASH ALERT: Dominican Republic (SOLD OUT)

In February I told you that Las Terrenas on the Dominican Republic’s Samana peninsula is a little piece of paradise. Nineteen miles of walkable public beach, palm trees, warm breezes and stars so bright it feels like you could pluck them from the sky. I can’t think of a nicer place to have a beach home. You’ll find your dollars stretch here, too. Particularly with an opportunity like this one…

The Best Caribbean Real Estate Values I've Seen

“The Best Caribbean Real Estate Values I’ve Seen…”

Turquoise waters wash empty white-sand beach. Palm trees sway and rustle in the breeze. These sands haven’t been manicured or manufactured. They sit the way nature sculpted them… littered with coconuts. A hammock in the shade is for afternoon dozing. Friends gather for cold drinks at sunset at one of the brightly painted buildings that cluster on one part of the beach.

Island-Living in the Dominican Republic

Island-Living in the Dominican Republic

My own personal bias here, but should I ever choose to live on an island, I’ll make it a big one… It’s best, of course, if the island has a variety of elevations so that a variety of crops can be grown year-round. And should I choose to add a tropical year-round climate and warm, crystal-clear water to the mix (which I would, of course) I’d head directly to Hispaniola…and specifically to the Dominican Republic.

Member-only Invitation to the Caribbean this October

Member-only Invitation to the Caribbean this October

On May 31, I told you about the opportunity members of our little group have to buy a lot here with a down payment of $21,350…with 36 monthly payments (interest-free) of $800… and a final payment of $19,200. A small number of these lots are still available. Today, I would like to extend a special invitation to visit and experience what it will be like to spend time here and explore the surrounding areas.

Early-In Opportunity Bang For Your Buck In The Caribbean

Early-in Opportunity: Bang for Your Buck in the Caribbean

It’s a stunning and accessible location. It’s easy and affordable to get there. It’s going to be luxurious. And right now you can get in on this self-contained Caribbean resort for half the price you’d pay in a more mature one just 30 minutes away.

Where to Buy Right Now

Where to Buy Right Now

The past two days have seen us gathered in a posh conference room where we’ve spent more than 18 hours discussing and learning about the best real estate markets on the planet. If it is your dream to own a home or condo overlooking your own private beach, listen up. I can now tell you exactly where to find it and how you can own it. And you may be able to buy it with zero down and 0% financing.

Confessions of an Uncertain American

Confessions of an Uncertain American

Where you buy is important…sometimes. What you buy is critical…usually. The Terms you negotiate and What NOT to Buy….essential. What it all boils down to is based on one key factor. It’s simple really…but I have lots to cover here. However, there is one simple, low-cost way to protect yourself and your real estate investment dollars…

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Deal Alert: New Beach Town in the D.R.

In January I told you about my visit to the Gran Bahia Principe resort in La Romana, Dominican Republic. Plans call for a major new Caribbean beach resort town spread out over 1,500 acres…with close to one-and-a-half miles of beach. Since then I have been running the rule over this opportunity and negotiating an “off market” deal for RETA members.

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Ecuador: Best Retirement Haven in the World

A round-up of the events you should be chalking down on your callendar. All of these events are expected to sell fast, so book your place early to avoid disappointment.

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Living by the Beach in the Dominican Republic

Just a few decades ago there were only two ways to reach the natural paradise of Las Terrenas, on the Dominican Republic’s Samana Peninsula. You could take a horse, or a boat. Then, word spread among Europeans about a place with stunning waterfalls cascading down from lush green mountains, and shady woodlands touching on miles of palm-fringed, white-sand beaches.

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IL Readers at Home in Oceanfront Havens

Just a few decades ago there were only two ways to reach the natural paradise of Las Terrenas, on the Dominican Republic’s Samana Peninsula. You could take a horse, or a boat.

Fast Track Your Good Life In Ecuador

Fast Track Your Good Life in Ecuador

Winner of the 2012 Global Retirement Index, Ecuador offers sophisticated historical cities…miles of unspoiled, sun-kissed beaches…fertile farmland…and temperate mountain hideaways…and all of it for pennies on the dollar. You can live well for a fraction of the cost of living back in the U.S.

The World’s Best Real Estate Markets

The World’s Best Real Estate Markets

In pockets all across the planet, you’ll find amazing opportunities to make money from real estate. I’m talking about beautiful places tucked into lush jungle-clad hills, on white sandy coves, in bustling cities, and in small colonial towns. These are markets on the upswing. The mainstream hasn’t heard of them yet. And in them today you’ll get excellent bang for your buck as well as great profit potential.

The World’s Best Real Estate Markets in 2012

The World’s Best Real Estate Markets in 2012

In this Global Real Estate Index, you’ll find listed the 27 places in the world today that boast the most attractive, and potentially lucrative, real estate opportunities. Each of these places has something special to recommend it…some attribute you won’t find elsewhere. Those that top the list hold the most profit potential right now. Those at mid-table and below are ones to watch.

You Are Invited

You Are Invited

I want you to be the first to receive my invitation. After all, the schedule is designed for you. And with only 150 places available, it’s important that you have the opportunity to consider dates and act before these few seats sell out.

A Caribbean Beach House That Pays for Itself

A Caribbean Beach House That Pays for Itself

My friend Margaret just sent me details of the best property she found on her recent Caribbean scouting trip. She’s from Pathfinder, IL’s preferred real estate advertiser—and clocks up serious air miles on her scouting trips. When Margaret calls a property the “best” anything, it’s worth paying attention to. In the video below, she reveals an affordable beach house on a Caribbean island.

Dominican Republic: Sea Views, White Sand, and a Secret Beach

Dominican Republic: Sea Views, White Sand, and a Secret Beach

Las Terrenas on the Dominican Republic’s Samana peninsula is a little piece of paradise. The road south-east from Las Terrenas winds its way through hills clad with palm trees. This is how the first visitors found these hills. How nature intended. These aren’t farmed palms in tidy lines. After a 30-minute drive the bay opens up in front of us.

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