All posts by Jocelyn Hernandez Irizarry at Punta Cana Lifestyle Real Estate

Hi! I'm Jocelyn, your Punta Cana Realtor, right here in the Dominican Republic. My mission is to make buying or selling a property easier and share some of my favorite things about our sea side town along the way. I hope you'll hang out for a while.

Peter Krupa: Local Real Estate Agent and Developer

When Peter Krupa, a local Real Estate Agent and developer first visited Punta Cana, he didn’t expect that it would be a trip that changed his life. Originally from Poland, he gained a wealth of experience in the Real Estate industry, before his first visit to the Dominican Republic. Continue reading Peter Krupa: Local Real Estate Agent and Developer

My New Group: Living & Working in Punta Cana!

I get so many questions about life in Punta Cana – the cost of real estate, the weather, the lifestyle, and a thousand other things – that I decided to set up a Facebook group to share information about our great community. Continue reading My New Group: Living & Working in Punta Cana!

Beach Rock Condos Across The Hard Rock Hotel

I recently checked out some fantastic new Punta Cana properties in a great location – at Cana Bay, right across from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Beach Rock epitomizes the best of Punta Cana – fabulous, tastefully-decorated apartments that emphasize intimacy and privacy only a stone’s throw from beautiful white sand beaches and a championship golf course, with all the amenities of a luxury resort within a few minutes’ walk. Continue reading Beach Rock Condos Across The Hard Rock Hotel

PUNTA CANA CONDO FOR SALE 👉 TURQUESA A302

A Condo on Bavaro Beach for under $240,000!

Imagine having breakfast on your balcony, before heading down to the beach for a day of swimming and kitesurfing, or popping downstairs for a bit of shopping and a bite to eat. I recently checked out the fantastic development at Playa Turquesa, a place that offers all the relaxation of beachfront living at an amazing price. Continue reading PUNTA CANA CONDO FOR SALE 👉 TURQUESA A302

Punta Cana Home for Sale 👉 Vila Birdie Tipa

Enjoy all the luxuries of the resort lifestyle at Vila Birdie, a private residential estate adjacent to Cocotal Golf & Country Club. This spacious three-bedroom duplex villa offers the ultimate in island living, featuring high-end furnishings and decor, a fully-equipped kitchen, and plenty of room for you and your family to entertain guests in a home away from home that feels like … well, it feels like home. Continue reading Punta Cana Home for Sale 👉 Vila Birdie Tipa

Hyperlocal and Hyperlinked: Punta Cana Lifestyle Real Estate Connects Buyers and Sellers Online

At Punta Cana Lifestyle Real Estate, we pride ourselves on our local knowledge and expertise. We live and work in the area, and we know it better than anyone. Let us use our area contacts to find a buyer for your property. Continue reading Hyperlocal and Hyperlinked: Punta Cana Lifestyle Real Estate Connects Buyers and Sellers Online

Get Ready for Greenery, Pantone’s Color of the Year

It’s a new year, and that means new beginnings. One way to change is as simple as applying a coat of paint. Why not make changes to your home’s look and feel by brightening things up? Continue reading Get Ready for Greenery, Pantone’s Color of the Year

5 Ways I Serve My Punta Cana Home Sellers

5 Ways I Serve My Punta Cana Home Sellers by REALTOR® Jocelyn Hernandez Irizarry

 When it comes to choosing the right agent to sell your home, avoid the “Post & Pray” realtors – agents who put up a sign in your yard, put a few ads out, and pray for a buyer to come along. Continue reading 5 Ways I Serve My Punta Cana Home Sellers

Punta Cana Home for Sale 👉 Vila Birdie Tamarindo B

This spacious apartment is part of group of homes built at Vila Birdie Residential, maximizing the apartment layouts. And it shows. Some might even say it…shows off. Continue reading Punta Cana Home for Sale 👉 Vila Birdie Tamarindo B

Ethics Of Practicing Real Estate In Punta Cana

With more people seeking to invest in Real Estate in Punta Cana, and more real estate agents getting into the property market, investors need to be sure that they are getting sound advice from qualified professionals. Because the property sector in the Dominican Republic is not regulated, the risk of running into an unqualified, unfit real estate agent is quite high.

So what should you look for in an agent? Continue reading Ethics Of Practicing Real Estate In Punta Cana

Punta Cana Food & Wine Festival 2016

The fourth annual Punta Cana Food & Wine Festival will take place Friday, July 1st and Saturday, July 2nd 2016 at Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort.

The annual event showcases the vast, diverse cuisine available in Punta Cana, and is a treat for gourmet food enthusiasts and lovers of fine wines. Continue reading Punta Cana Food & Wine Festival 2016

Buying a Second Home in Punta Cana? Some Things to Consider First …

You probably have a dream of relaxing in a vacation property near the beach, sipping margaritas by the pool or sitting on the porch staring at the fairway.

A vacation property in Punta Cana is a dream, but make sure that dream doesn’t turn into a nightmare. Continue reading Buying a Second Home in Punta Cana? Some Things to Consider First …

Thinking About Punta Cana as a Second Home? Why You Should Buy Here!

As well as the natural beauty of the Caribbean, white sandy beaches, world-class, pristine golf courses, and luxury resorts, Punta Cana also offers potential homeowners some very special reasons to consider buying property in the area.

Continue reading Thinking About Punta Cana as a Second Home? Why You Should Buy Here!

Buying in Punta Cana? Are you pre-qualified for a loan?

After months of looking, and countless hours browsing the Internet, you’ve finally found your dream vacation home. The white sandy beaches and natural beauty of Punta Cana are just yards from your front door. You’re all set to enjoy life in your little slice of Paradise.

Except for one not so tiny problem: you aren’t approved for financing. Continue reading Buying in Punta Cana? Are you pre-qualified for a loan?

Pop Up Furniture, Homestaging With Faux Furnishings

Home buyers need to see exactly how much space there is in their dream home, and how liveable it will be. That’s almost impossible when standing in a house devoid of furniture: an empty room, no matter how nice, is still an empty room. Continue reading Pop Up Furniture, Homestaging With Faux Furnishings

Moving With Dogs to Punta Cana – Infographic

Are you a dog owner who is looking for a new crib or will be moving to a new place soon in Punta Cana? Unfortunately, your moving experience is about to become a few times more complicated as you would need to figure out a way to move your furry friends as well. In the following infographic created by Moving FC, you can learn the basics of moving your dogs before, during, and after the move. Continue reading Moving With Dogs to Punta Cana – Infographic

Uncle Sam Wants You … to Report Your Dominican Republic Income

Are you a United States citizen or resident enjoying life under the sun in the Dominican Republic? Or do you still live in the United States but own a second home here in the Dominican Republic that you use as a vacation home or as a rental property? Continue reading Uncle Sam Wants You … to Report Your Dominican Republic Income

6 Things to Do Before Your Punta Cana Home Inspection

Nothing strikes fear into a person selling their house more than a home inspection. Eliminate some of the stress by tackling these six home maintenance tasks before the inspectors arrive.

Continue reading 6 Things to Do Before Your Punta Cana Home Inspection

Selling a Home with Pets

If I dare bring a suitcase into the house, my dog knows something is up and will start to behave badly.

If packing for a weekend trip to Santo Domingo gets my dog in a tizzy, not to mention the parade of strangers stopping by all the time.  Her puppy world would be in a tailspin for sure.

Continue reading Selling a Home with Pets