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Piece of Paradise

Welcome to REMAX Ocean Side Realty's vibrant online hub, your premier destination for navigating the dynamic real estate landscape of Sosua, Dominican Republic, and beyond. Whether you're seeking your dream home, considering an investment opportunity, or contemplating a relocation to this tropical paradise, our blog is your comprehensive resource, offering invaluable insights, expert guidance, and the latest updates to facilitate your journey.

At REMAX Ocean Side Realty, we pride ourselves on being more than just a brokerage; we're your trusted partners in every step of your real estate endeavors. With years of experience and a deep-rooted commitment to excellence, our team of seasoned professionals brings unparalleled expertise to the table, ensuring that your property transactions are seamless, stress-free, and ultimately rewarding.

What can you expect to find on our blog? Here's a glimpse:

1. Listings Galore: Explore an extensive array of listings ranging from luxurious beachfront villas and quaint residential properties to lucrative investment opportunities. With detailed descriptions, stunning visuals, and comprehensive property information, finding your perfect match has never been easier.

2. Purchase Information: Navigate the intricacies of the buying process with confidence. From understanding local market trends and financing options to legal considerations and closing procedures, we equip you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions.

3. Relocation Insights: Thinking of making Sosua your new home? Our relocation guides offer invaluable advice on everything from visa requirements and healthcare facilities to education options and cultural insights, ensuring a smooth transition to life in paradise.

4. Community Events: Stay updated on the latest happenings in Sosua and surrounding areas. From vibrant festivals and cultural celebrations to charity events and networking opportunities, our blog keeps you plugged into the pulse of the community.

5. Travel News: Planning a visit to Sosua? Discover insider tips, hidden gems, and must-see attractions that promise to make your stay unforgettable. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, our travel updates ensure that you experience the best of what this enchanting destination has to offer.

And that's just the beginning! Our blog is constantly evolving to meet your needs, with new articles, insights, and features added regularly. So bookmark this page, subscribe to our newsletter, and embark on your real estate journey with REMAX Ocean Side Realty as your trusted guide.

Your dream property awaits – let's make it a reality together. Finding your piece of paradise!!

June 20, 2024

Discover the Dominican Republic: A Prime Investment Opportunity for North Americans

As a Canadian realtor living in the Dominican Republic and specializing in helping North Americans find their dream properties here, I've witnessed firsthand why this beautiful Caribbean nation is an incredible investment opportunity. From its stunning landscapes and vibrant culture to its favorable economic climate and growing real estate market, the Dominican Republic offers an array of benefits that make it an attractive destination for foreign investors.

1. A Thriving Real Estate Market

The Dominican Republic's real estate market is experiencing significant growth, driven by increasing demand from both locals and international buyers. Whether you're looking for a luxury beachfront villa, a cozy condo, or a commercial property, the options are diverse and cater to various budgets and preferences. Areas like Sosua and Cabarete, in particular, are becoming hotspots for real estate investments, offering properties with breathtaking ocean views and easy access to amenities.

2. Affordable Cost of Living

One of the most compelling reasons to invest in the Dominican Republic is the affordable cost of living. Compared to Canada, the United States, and other North American countries, the cost of goods, services, and real estate is significantly lower. This affordability allows investors to get more value for their money, whether they're purchasing a vacation home, a rental property, or a permanent residence.

3. Attractive Return on Investment

Investing in the Dominican Republic can yield substantial returns, especially in the tourism and rental markets. The country attracts millions of tourists each year, drawn by its pristine beaches, warm climate, and rich cultural heritage. Properties in tourist-friendly areas like Sosua and Cabarete can generate impressive rental income, particularly during peak travel seasons. Moreover, the real estate market's upward trend suggests strong potential for property value appreciation over time.

4. Favorable Economic Conditions

The Dominican Republic boasts a stable economy with consistent growth, driven by sectors such as tourism, agriculture, and manufacturing. The government actively encourages foreign investment through various incentives, including tax breaks and streamlined processes for property purchases. Additionally, the country's strategic location in the Caribbean makes it an ideal hub for trade and commerce, further enhancing its economic appeal.

5. High Quality of Life

Investing in the Dominican Republic is not just about financial gains; it's also about embracing a high quality of life. The island offers a relaxed and laid-back lifestyle, perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of North American cities. With its warm climate, friendly locals, and abundant recreational activities like snorkeling, kayaking, and exploring lush landscapes, the Dominican Republic is a paradise for those seeking both adventure and tranquility.

6. Strong Expat Community

For North Americans considering a move to the Dominican Republic, the strong and welcoming expat community is a significant advantage. Many Canadians, Americans, and Europeans have already made the transition, creating a supportive network for newcomers. This community offers valuable insights, resources, and a sense of belonging, making the relocation process smoother and more enjoyable.

7. Ease of Access

The Dominican Republic is easily accessible from major North American cities, with numerous direct flights available year-round. Major airports in Santo Domingo, Punta Cana, and Puerto Plata ensure that you can quickly and conveniently travel between your home country and your investment property. This ease of access is particularly beneficial for those who plan to use their property as a vacation home or rental.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Dominican Republic presents a wealth of opportunities for North American investors. Its thriving real estate market, affordable cost of living, attractive return on investment, favorable economic conditions, high quality of life, strong expat community, and ease of access all contribute to its appeal as a prime investment destination. Whether you're looking to diversify your portfolio, secure a retirement home, or simply enjoy the beauty and charm of this Caribbean gem, the Dominican Republic is a place where your investment dreams can come true.

If you're ready to explore the possibilities and find your perfect property in the Dominican Republic, feel free to reach out. As a Canadian realtor with extensive experience in this vibrant market, I'm here to guide you every step of the way.


By Joanne Hammond
Broker and Owner, Ocean Side Realty
Specializing in Sosua and Cabarete, Dominican Republic

June 20, 2024

SOLD Beach condo for sale in Orilla del Mar in Cabarete

Fantastic beach views

This beautiful penthouse has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths located at the Orilla Del Mar complex directly on the beach, just a short walk to the heart of Cabarete where you'll find the best restaurants and nightlife.

The ocean view balcony on the 3rd-floor penthouse deluxe 2 bedroom and 2 bath condo with a remolded and we’ll equipped kitchen, and a/c and new ceiling fans in all rooms as well as a new hot water heater.

The condo is Situated on a beautiful beach with 24/7 security, a pool with a swim-up bar and a kids pool, also a private beach facing outdoor eating area with BBQ. The condo comes partially furnished with appliances and bedroom furniture. Living room furniture including sofa and dining table are not included.

See video here:

 

Posted in Sold Listings
June 16, 2024

NOW SOLD House for Sale in Casa Linda in Sosua, Dominican Republic $259,000

Welcome to Casa Linda in Sosua!

This charming house is now available for sale, offering a perfect blend of comfort, style, and tropical living.

With 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this renovated property is ideal for those seeking a cozy retreat.Step inside and be greeted by the elegant crown molding throughout the house, adding a touch of sophistication to the living space.

The modern kitchen boasts granite countertops, providing both functionality and aesthetic appeal. The washrooms have also been tastefully upgraded to offer a contemporary feel.One of the highlights of this property is its large tropical garden, filled with lush greenery and swaying palm trees.

Imagine enjoying your morning coffee or hosting gatherings on the spacious covered terrace, which offers ample shade and a tranquil atmosphere. Cool off during hot summer days in the oversized swimming pool, perfect for relaxation and leisurely swims.

This private corner lot ensures privacy while still being conveniently located within reach of nearby amenities. Casa Linda is situated in a desirable area of Sosua, known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife, and thriving community.

Whether you're looking for a permanent residence or an investment opportunity, this property ticks all the boxes. Don't miss out on the chance to own this delightful home in Casa Linda.

Casa Linda is a popular gated community in the Sosua and Cabarete area of the Dominican Republic. Full amenities including :

🤽‍♂️water park

🍝restaurant

🎾tennis court

🚍free shuttle bus to beach

🏖️VIP beach area

👮24/7 security

Featuring a wide selection of villa models, custom villas, resale villas. Also Connections area with condos and apartments in Encuentro area, condos near the surfing beach in Cabarete.

Posted in Sold Listings
May 31, 2024

Sea Horse Ranch Villa $50,000 Price Reduction to $825,000

Experience the island dream at Casa Deborah, a stunning villa situated in the picturesque Sea Horse Ranch resort in Sosua, on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic. This luxurious 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom residence spans 650 m² of living space and sits on a generous 1,577 m² plot, offering a perfect blend of refined elegance and Caribbean tranquility.

Casa Deborah welcomes you with its impressive two-story design, featuring vaulted ceilings, an attractive mezzanine, and a grandiose ambiance. The home is bathed in natural light, thanks to expansive windows that illuminate the interiors with a warm and inviting glow. The spacious layout seamlessly integrates the indoors with the captivating outdoor surroundings.

Each of the four bedrooms serves as a private retreat, designed to provide comfort and elegance. The en-suite bathrooms are meticulously crafted, offering modern fixtures and serene spaces that enhance the villa’s luxurious appeal. Wake up to the gentle Caribbean breeze and the soothing sounds of nature just outside your window.

The kitchen at Casa Deborah is a culinary enthusiast's dream, equipped with modern appliances, custom cabinetry, and a layout that inspires creativity. Whether you are an experienced chef or simply enjoy cooking, this kitchen provides the perfect setting for your gastronomic adventures.

Step outside to discover Casa Deborah's outdoor paradise. The expansive swimming pool and lush garden create a natural haven, perfect for embracing the tropical lifestyle. An outdoor covered gazebo offers an ideal space for al fresco dining and gatherings, while the private lawn invites relaxation amidst the verdant foliage and the melodies of exotic birds.

Living in Sea Horse Ranch grants you access to an array of exclusive amenities.

🏇 the equestrian center,

🎾tennis courts,

🦞the Beach Club restaurant,

🏖️beaches,

🚵‍♀️walking and biking trails, and

🪪security

The community's prestigious offerings extend far beyond the villa, providing a lifestyle of luxury and convenience.

Just beyond the gates of Sea Horse Ranch lies the vibrant town of Cabarete, renowned for its water sports, entertainment, and cultural charm. Whether seeking adventure on the waves or an evening of dining and exploration, Cabarete offers a multitude of experiences to enjoy.

Casa Deborah is more than a residence; it is an invitation to an elevated way of life. Immerse yourself in the harmony of nature, the sophistication of design, and the warmth of a close-knit community. If you seek a home that transcends the ordinary and captures the essence of extraordinary living, Casa Deborah awaits. Contact us today to arrange a private viewing and explore the myriad possibilities within its walls.

 

Posted in Market Updates
May 29, 2024

Casa Linda Villa on Private Lot $249,000 NOW SOLD

 

Property Description

 

Welcome to Casa Linda in Sosua! This charming2-bedroom, 2-b house is now available for sale in a desirable gated community. Situated on a private lot, this property offers a peaceful and secure living environment.

As you enter the house, you'll be greeted by high ceilings in the living room and kitchen, creating an open and spacious atmosphere. The kitchen features beautiful granite countertops, adding a touch of elegance to your culinary experience. 

One of the highlights of this property is the outdoor kitchen, perfect for those who hosting gatherings or simply savoring the Caribbean breeze while cooking. Imagine grilling your favorite dishes surrounded by lush greenery and fruit trees that dot the landscape.

The bedrooms are well-appointed and provide ample space for relaxation and rest. The bathrooms are modern and tastefully designed, offering both style and functionality.

In addition to its wonderful features, this property also includes a parking space for your convenience.

Casa Linda is located in a prime area of Sosua, known for its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and friendly community. You'll have easy access to local amenities such as restaurants, shops, and supermarkets.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to own a piece of paradise in Casa Linda. Contact us today to schedule a viewing and make this house your dream home!

See full video walk through:

Posted in Sold Listings
May 24, 2024

Why Are So Many North Americans Choosing to Relocate to the Dominican Republic

view from Condo in Cabarete

Many North Americans are moving to the Dominican Republic for a variety of reasons, including:

  1. Cost of Living: The Dominican Republic offers a lower cost of living compared to many places in the United States. Housing, groceries, utilities, and healthcare are generally more affordable, allowing retirees and expatriates to stretch their dollars further​ (Point2Homes)​.

  2. Climate and Lifestyle: The warm tropical climate and beautiful beaches are significant draws. Many Americans seek a more relaxed, outdoor-oriented lifestyle. The country’s vibrant culture, friendly people, and slower pace of life are appealing, especially to retirees and those looking for a change from the fast-paced lifestyle in the U.S.​ (Hispaniola Beach)​.

  3. Real Estate Opportunities: There are attractive real estate investment opportunities in the Dominican Republic. Many Americans purchase vacation homes or investment properties in popular tourist areas like Sosua, Cabarete, and Punta Cana. The potential for rental income from tourists also makes real estate in the Dominican Republic appealing​ (Hispaniola Real Estate)​​ (ocean-side-realty.com)​.

  4. Healthcare: The Dominican Republic offers quality healthcare at a fraction of the cost in the United States. There are modern hospitals and clinics in major cities, and many doctors are trained in the U.S. or Europe. This affordability and access to good healthcare services are crucial for retirees​ (Hispaniola Beach)​.

  5. Retirement Incentives: The Dominican government offers incentives to foreign retirees, such as tax exemptions on certain types of income and the ability to bring household goods duty-free. These incentives make it an attractive destination for retirees from the U.S.​ (Hispaniola Beach)​.

  6. Proximity to the U.S.: The Dominican Republic is relatively close to the United States, with frequent flights to and from major U.S. cities. This proximity makes it easy for expatriates to visit family and friends back home and for them to come and visit​ (Point2Homes)​.

These factors combine to make the Dominican Republic an attractive destination for Americans seeking a better quality of life, financial benefits, and a pleasant environment.

May 24, 2024

Esmeralda Studio Apartment in Sosua Ocean Village $120,000 NOW SOLD

Property Description

 

Welcome to this stunning studio condo located in the Sosua Ocean Village, nestled in the vibrant town of Sosua, Dominican Republic. This property is available for sale and offers a fantastic opportunity for those seeking a modern and comfortable living space.

As you step inside, you'll be greeted by a well-designed studio apartment that boasts an abundance of natural light and a serene atmosphere. The quartz countertop in the kitchen adds a touch of elegance, while the fully furnished interior ensures convenience and ease of move-in.

Situated within a gated community, this condo provides a safe and secure environment for residents. Enjoy the full range of amenities available, including elevators for easy access, a large swimming pool perfect for relaxation or exercise, and ocean views that will leave you mesmerized.

For added convenience, this unit comes equipped with its own washer/dryer, allowing you to tackle laundry tasks at your own pace. Additionally, the proximity to oceanfront restaurants ensures that dining out is always just a stone's throw away.

Sosua Ocean Village offers an exceptional lifestyle with its prime location near beautiful beaches and the bustling town center. Whether you're seeking tranquility or adventure, this property caters to all your needs.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to own a piece of paradise. Contact us today to arrange a viewing and make this exquisite condo your new home

Sosua Ocean Village is an ocean front gated community in the Sosua and Cabarete area of the Dominican Republic. Full amenities including :

🤽‍♂️water parks

🍝ocean front restaurants

🎾tennis courts

🚍free solar shuttle bus within the community

🏖️beach area

🚴bike and walking trails 

🏋️full gym

🤸outdoor gym

👮24/7 security

 

Featuring a wide selection of resale villas and condominiums, new condominiums, land lots.

Video on youtube here

Posted in Sold Listings
May 23, 2024

Beach Front Condo in Maquay Complex in Perla Marina, Cabarete $169,000 NOW SOLD

List Price $165,000
 
Status SOLD
 
Property Type condo
 
Bedrooms 1
 
Bathrooms 1
 
Living Area 765
 
Lot Size 765 sqft.
 
Neighborhood Perla Marina, Maquay Complex

Property Description

 

Located in the beautiful Perla Marina gated community between Sosua and Cabarete. With its prime location just steps away from the beach, this property offers the perfect blend of luxury and convenience.

As you step inside, you'll be greeted by vaulted ceilings and an open-concept living space. The kitchen boasts a granite countertop and a stylish kitchen island, perfect for preparing meals and entertaining guests. The large terrace provides a tranquil space to relax and enjoy the beautiful views.

The community features a sparkling pool and well-maintained common areas, providing residents with a resort-like experience. Whether you want to take a refreshing dip in the pool or soak up the sun on the loungers, you'll have plenty of options for relaxation right at your doorstep.

With its secure gated entrance, this community offers peace of mind and privacy. You'll also have access to a parking space, ensuring convenience for you and your guests.

In addition to its incredible amenities, this condo is ideally situated between Sosúa and Cabarete, offering easy access to both towns. Explore the vibrant local culture, indulge in delicious cuisine, or simply unwind on the pristine beaches - the choice is yours!

Don't miss out on this opportunity to own a piece of paradise at a great price. Contact us today to schedule a viewing and make this beautiful condo your own

Posted in Sold Listings
May 23, 2024

Quiet Phase 1 in Casa Linda, Large Lot and Video NOW SOLD MAY 2024

Property Description

 

Welcome to Casa Linda, located in the vibrant community of Sosua! This charming house is now available for sale, presenting a fantastic opportunity for those seeking a cozy and comfortable home. With 2 spacious bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this property offers ample space for you and your loved ones.

As you step inside, you'll be greeted by vaulted ceilings that create an open and airy atmosphere. The large lot provides plenty of room for outdoor activities or potential expansion. Nestled within a secure gated community, you can enjoy peace of mind and a sense of community. Completely fenced to allow any furry friends to roam free.

Conveniently situated just 2 miles away from the beach, you'll have easy access to the sun, sand, and surf whenever you desire. The bedrooms are generously sized, ensuring your comfort and providing a relaxing retreat at the end of the day.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to own a slice of paradise in Casa Linda. Contact us today to schedule a viewing!

HOA Fees $328

Casa Linda is a popular gated community in the Sosua and Cabarete area of the Dominican Republic. Full amenities including :

🏊water park

🍝restaurant

🎾tennis court

🚍free shuttle bus to beach

🏖️VIP beach area

👮24/7 security

 

Posted in Sold Listings
April 24, 2024

Now Sold - Sosua Beachfront Condo in Hispaniola Beach $309,000

Property Description

 

Beach Front Condos at Playa Imbert, Sosua Dominican Republic - Get in on these mid-construction prices!!!

These apartments have been designed to offer all the amenities one could wish for. They boast wonderful Victorian-Style architecture on the outside, gardens and palms trees, and an innovative modern style combined with luxurious details on the inside.

Two to three spacious bedrooms with their bathrooms, including Jacuzzi, and a lovely details offer the utmost comfort, in addition to a wonderful view of the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean from their balconies. All the interiors have been decorated to create a feeling of harmony and peace, while glamour’s and environmentally beautiful details contrast with a décor that matches the setting and adds intimate and elegant touches.

A very attractive kitchen invites you to enjoy pleasant company, due to its breakfast area which becomes the focal point of the whole apartment. All utensils equipment have been specially chosen to ensure practicality and quality.

HOA Fees $290 Monthly

Posted in Sold Listings