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What Do Dominican Republic Properties’ Buyers Say? 2017-01-08T16:47:53+00:00

What Do Dominican Republic Properties’ Buyers Say?

The following quotes are from a few of our DR owners:

“We have lived in many places around the world. The DR offered us the best balance of price, weather, and community for our winter retirement home. We enjoy the summers in Canada and escape at the first sign of cold in the winter! The buying process was similar to Canada, the lifestyle is healthy and warm, and the friends we’ve made are more like family now.”

Arthur & Joanne • Edmonton, Canada

“We are so pleased with our choice to buy in the DR, and we are spending more and more time there.  We’ve made lifelong friends, love our casa and our pool, believe our quality of life has much improved.  Golfing every week in January – can’t beat it!”

Ken & Glenna • Toronto, Canada

“We love Cabarete Beach!  We purchased an affordable, 1500 ft2 condo just a few steps from the sand.  We love being close to the water, the watersports, shopping and restaurants.  We don’t live in the DR;  we are both still working.  We visit our condo for vacations and have a management company rent it the rest of the year.  We are very pleased with our purchase, love the property and the lifestyle.!”

Jason and Teddi • Toronto, Canada

“We were going to winter in our coach motorhome, but found our gas bill in Arizona to be over $400/month!  When we head south we want to be warm!  The DR has it all – great weather, reasonable prices, large community, and a wondersful lifestyle!  We are thrilled and are heading back earlier this winter…”

Hank and Myra • Fort Saskatchewan, Canada

“We so appreciate everything Colleen and Mel have done to make our buying experience truly amazing.  Their help was and is invaluable and gave us more confidence in the whole ‘out of country’ purchasing of real estate.  They came alongside us with support, advice and genuine interest in our plans and ideas.  My husband first met with Colleen in Calgary at a Trade Show and communicated with her for almost two years before we actually made the trip to the DR.   Colleen and Mel addressed our concerns and fears, we met other Canadian owners and now we both are enthusiastic, owners of a beautiful property in the DR.”

Peter and Barbara • Calgary, Canada

“We have owned our DR villa for over four years now.  We met Mel and Colleen at a trade show, and spent the next few years in communication with them about the Dominican.  We finally came down, loved it, and purchased a home.  It’s been a great experience, and we love our house and our DR friends.  We are still working, so we let our villa rent when we are not in the DR.  It’s made owing cost effective and our villa has been maintained, rented and cared for in our absence.”

Greg & Charlotte • Edmonton, Canada

“We’ve been coming to the DR for many years.  We love the weather, people, and now our villa and the amazing friends we’ve met.  Someday you will be here for most of the year, but for now, we let our villa earn rental income and come as often as we can.  Not often enough…”

Derek and Leslie • Vancouver, Canada

“We love our DR home and the friends we’ve made.  Retirement is still a few years away, so we visit our property several times per year.  We let it rent the rest of the time.  We can’t wait until we can make the DR our long term winter home.  It’s harder to leave and return to Canada every time”

Adrian and Julie • Hamilton, Canada

“We liked our first Casa Linda villa so much we bought another one! We have a lovely three bedroom Villa Tranquila which we own with our grown son, as well as a Villa Serenity. We are not retired yet, so we use our villas for vacations, and let them earn income the rest of the year. Someday soon…”

Steve and Sharon • Edmonton, Canada

“I chose the DR for its outstanding weather and good value for the dollar. I chose a Villa Serenity with modifications to fit my lifestyle and wish list. I now have a great villa with a stunning ravine view. For now, my villa rents when I am not using it for vacations.”

Ted • Edmonton, Canada

“… we are a couple of very happy snowbirds… No shovels, no icy windshields, no dead batteries, no freezing tootsies …..well, you get the picture! What we do have, for a very affordable price, are great new friends, great weather, an interesting beautiful caribbean country to explore and a very relaxing retirement lifestyle. Our new home in the Dominican Republic fits our lifestyle to a T… Three bedrooms, three bath, room for family and friends and a beautiful sea vista for us  to enjoy  by our pool.  We enjoyed the excellent support, services and friendship provided by Colleen and Mel as we worked through the process of choosing and building a home in Casa Linda. We continue to enjoy their friendship along with the other fantastic people we have met.”

Sheldon & Nancy • Jaffray, Canada

“My husband and I had been looking for our “place in the sun” for quite a while.  We searched online to find a Realtor that had similar ideals that we could connect with….someone who would understand exactly what we were looking for. We were very fortunate finding DR Properties and Colleen and Mel Valerio. Their philosophy was not to “just show us houses”, but to introduce us to “living in the Dominican Republic”.  Of course, they showed us houses; but they also took us to the grocery store, showed us where the pharmacy, the hospital, the hardware store, great local restaurants and many other places were located, because “If you are going to live here, you need to know these things!”  They introduced us to many expats, many of whom have become good friends.  We bought ourselves a lovely villa. We can’t begin to thank Colleen and Mel enough.  They have gone from being our Realtor to being two people we are proud to call great friends!”

Joanne & Michael • London, Canada

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