FAQ

Are there yearly property taxes in the DR?
The Annual Property Tax is locally known as “IPI”. It is an annual tax applied on the total amount of the real estate value of a property registered by nat...
Tue, 7 Dec, 2021 at 9:48 AM
What is the legal buying process in the DR?
The procedure when purchasing a real estate property in the Dominican Republic is similar to Canada, Europe, and the United States. First of all, you need ...
Tue, 7 Dec, 2021 at 9:57 AM
What's the process to obtain Dominican Residency?
In case an individual wants to obtain Dominican residency, this person needs to apply for a "Residence Visa" at a Dominican consulate in his/her ...
Tue, 7 Dec, 2021 at 9:56 AM
Annual Property Tax
This annual tax is applied to the total amount of the real estate value registered by natural persons or trusts. It is locally known as “IPI”. As mentione...
Tue, 7 Dec, 2021 at 9:41 AM
Buying land and building a house on it
Similar to buying a house or condo, once you have found the right land. You’ll make an offer through your local real estate agent. When the initial terms (...
Tue, 7 Dec, 2021 at 9:45 AM
Can I purchase a home in the Dominican Republic as a foreigner?
Foreigners who wish to purchase real estate property in the Dominican Republic have no restrictions whatsoever. All of us have the exact same obligations an...
Tue, 14 Dec, 2021 at 9:03 AM
Certificate of title
At the Title Registry Office, the sale is recorded and a new Certificate of Title is issued in the name of the buyer. The property belongs to the buyer from...
Tue, 14 Dec, 2021 at 9:10 AM
Costs & revenues of ownership?
Here is what you can expect when owning a 4-bedroom house. Note that all prices are in USD and are approximations based on our professional experience in r...
Fri, 31 Dec, 2021 at 5:54 AM
Foreign ownership & inheritance
There are no restrictions on foreigners purchasing real property in the Dominican Republic. Formerly, Decree 2543 of March 22, 1945, and its amendments requ...
Tue, 14 Dec, 2021 at 9:39 AM
How do I make sure that the property is safe to buy?
Basically, you can make sure a property is safe to purchase thanks to 2 intermediaries. A real estate agency and a legal office. When and if you live in th...
Tue, 14 Dec, 2021 at 9:40 AM