My husband and I are at a point in our lives where we have started dreading the cold winter weather and want to be in the sun during the cold Canadian months. So about a year ago we starting looking for a home in the south. It is not easy trying to understand what area you want to look at or what type of home you want to purchase. We looked at Florida, Arizona and a few different islands but nothing fit just right.
In February 2014 my brother and sister-in-law asked us to come to the Dominican and vacation with them. This was the first time that we had been to the Dominican Republic and we instantly fell in love with the weather but soon came to realize that there was a lot more than the weather to love about the island. The people, food and beaches are just outstanding.....it was on that vacation that we realized we found where we wanted to make our home away from home.
We were connected with Richard Regan from Wildfire Properties who helped us find our property and identify the type of villa that we wanted to build. He also assisted us with the banking and the legal components needed for a foreigner to purchase and build in the Dominican.
We have started to build our villa in the community of Casa Linda, a short drive from the Puerto Plata airport.
He has made what could be a very difficult, frustrating experience very streamlined. He has the answers to all our questions before we even asked them.
We have now been down there 3 times watching the progress of our villa and we now feel like we are no longer vacationers but that this is our community and our home away from home!!!