Congratulations, you’ve decided to invest in Punta Cana! How exciting. Buying a property in the Dominican Republic can feel like an insurmountable task and you may not even know where to begin. The first step is to find a REALTOR. Before you start, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
This cheat sheet helps you do your homework, so you know what you’re signing when you close the sale of your Caribbean dream home in Punta Cana.
I must have done something right in my ten years here, right? I must have made some good decisions. Well, I wouldn’t have fallen so in love with living in the Caribbean if I hadn’t had some good times. And there have been LOTS of good times.
So these are the things I’m proud of. Continue reading 5 Things I did Right in Punta Cana
Punta Cana is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the world, and is internationally recognized as such. It has over 32 km of gorgeous beaches and sparklingly clear water. Celebrities from all over the world are choosing Punta Cana as their new home. Regardless of work or play, Punta Cana is a wonderful place to reside and is the best of both worlds: peace and entertainment.
It is foreign travel and beautiful photo opportunities.
It is personally knowing friends that hail from more than 50 different countries. Continue reading My Expat Life Is Glamorous
There are many things that real estate agents can agree upon, and one of these is that most people are finding their new homes via the Internet. The online presence is probably the most important aspect of real estate today, especially for foreign buyers who are looking at your Punta Cana property from miles away. People look at Punta Cana properties basing their opinions on the text and pictures they see.
Last night I was asked on Facebook by fellow expat for my tips on keeping a positive attitude in Punta Cana. What a great question and one I’ve got a lot of answers to that I’ll be writing about more in detail here in the future. But in the meantime, I’ve come up with a summarized version of my top seven tips to keep a “glass half full” mentality when you find yourself in a slump. Of course, living abroad involves being proactive. Continue reading 7 Tips for Staying Sane In Punta Cana
Welcome to Punta Cana Lifestyle Real Estate, your one stop shop for all things real estate in Punta Cana! There are many agents in the Punta Cana and Bavaro area and choosing the right one can be complicated. Finding a condo for sale in Punta Cana is a fantastic adventure, and you need an agent that will help you every step of the way. At Punta Cana Lifestyle Real Estate, we don’t aggressively chase you for your business, because we’re confident our service Continue reading Choosing a Real Estate Agent in Punta Cana
One of the most asked questions we receive is how to work a small space. Box rooms and cramped kitchens can be difficult to live with, but fortunately there are some simple and inexpensive tricks we can use to really get the best out of a room, no matter how compact.
Valuing property in Punta Cana can be a more difficult since at the moment there is no MLS benchmarking system to base prices on.
This can create a huge divide in the market, as agents set the prices with only the developers original pricing, and their commission structures to work from.
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
The Dominican Republic boasts some of the most stunning beaches I have ever seen.
A few months ago, I had the opportunity to visit Saona Island with my very good friend Larysa Fedorchenko. Larysa really knows her way around most of this island! Continue reading One Amazing Day On Saona Island
House Hunters International follows me with a newly engaged couple find their new Punta Cana home!
Cory St. Clair from Indiana and his fiancé Karen-Ann Peterson a native and former Miss Aruba, embark on a journey to find their new home in Punta Cana. The show begins with the couple at The Gold Coast Residence in Aruba, visiting some of their favorite places such as The Screaming Eagle Restaurant, Paseo de Herencia shopping mall and photo shoot with one of Aruba’s well-known photographer Ms. Julia Renfro on Eagle Beach. Continue reading My Episode of House Hunter’s International in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
When you think of Punta Cana, you probably picture Caribbean sand and surf. However, you should also consider a visit to the awe-inspiring Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve, a privately protected area of lowland subtropical forest in the heart of Punta Cana. Continue reading Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve
Glen & Dee have been coming to Punta Cana for a few years now. This time they have brought in some pretty nice clothing donations for the kids, I brought in some dolls donated by a client of mine- and we had a pretty cool party! Continue reading Donations for the Kids at Villa Caoba
Higuey is not highly coveted in terms of vacation destinations, but driving through some beautiful scenery on the way there, we found this ranch.
For more information about life in Punta Cana, contact me at (809) 552-0421 or email me at info@PuntaCanaLife.com
Jocelyn Hernandez Irizarry has been selling Punta Cana Real Estate with Punta Cana Lifestyle Real Estate since 2004.
The Alcázar de Colón, or Columbus Alcazar, located in Santo Domingo, and forms part of the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo World Heritage Site. It is located at the east end of the enormous Plaza de España, overlooking the Ozama River. Built in the 16th century, it was initially the home of Diego Colon, the son of Christopher Columbus. This building is a must-see! Continue reading A Visit to Alcázar de Colón