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    My Inverter has a waiting period of about 60 seconds after the power comes in. So on-off-on-off somebody having fun at Ede would make it stay in inverter mode.

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    The budget is a deal breaker.. I can't recommend anything remotely safe or quiet that a foreigner will be able to rent for 10k or below. If your wife is Dominican and has connections here that would be your best bet if someone will give you a deal knowing you or your wife are reliable and respectable. In my area (gated community), 3 bedroom rentals start at 30,000 and there is no rentals available. Previously I lived in a small, newish 3 bedroom in El Dorado II (kinda safe and kinda quiet area) and paid 17,000 monthly which was a bit overpriced but not much. With 10k as a budget I'd be prepared to live in a fairly unsafe area or TINY apartment.. the only exception is if you have connections that can hook you up with a huge discount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayanora View Post
    The budget is a deal breaker.. I can't recommend anything remotely safe or quiet that a foreigner will be able to rent for 10k or below. If your wife is Dominican and has connections here that would be your best bet if someone will give you a deal knowing you or your wife are reliable and respectable. In my area (gated community), 3 bedroom rentals start at 30,000 and there is no rentals available. Previously I lived in a small, newish 3 bedroom in El Dorado II (kinda safe and kinda quiet area) and paid 17,000 monthly which was a bit overpriced but not much. With 10k as a budget I'd be prepared to live in a fairly unsafe area or TINY apartment.. the only exception is if you have connections that can hook you up with a huge discount.
    I'm within the budget and live in a safe area. The only problem is the noise sometimes.

    It's able to be found, just can't settle on the first thing you see and listen to Gutierrez for a few weeks to pinpoint the hotspots for crime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayanora View Post
    The budget is a deal breaker.. I can't recommend anything remotely safe or quiet that a foreigner will be able to rent for 10k or below. If your wife is Dominican and has connections here that would be your best bet if someone will give you a deal knowing you or your wife are reliable and respectable. In my area (gated community), 3 bedroom rentals start at 30,000 and there is no rentals available. Previously I lived in a small, newish 3 bedroom in El Dorado II (kinda safe and kinda quiet area) and paid 17,000 monthly which was a bit overpriced but not much. With 10k as a budget I'd be prepared to live in a fairly unsafe area or TINY apartment.. the only exception is if you have connections that can hook you up with a huge discount.
    There are plenty of GATED areas for 10K pesos. I just saw one in, in person, in Urbanizacion Henriquez, brand new 3rd floor, 3 BR, 3 Banos, with a watchy and a cameras and what not. Of course I dont know if the cameras work, but it is a nice cosmetic touch. I dont know how you got into a 17K El Dorado place. I have a female friend who lives over there and she also is paying 10K for her 3Br place. I thought the place in Henriquez was great with the 3 banos and all, tile floor and outlets and closets.

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    10k sounds like an exceptional deal for a "livable place". My luz is double that.

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    el dorado...walk the streets.... lots of apts.... deal breakers...$ i loved it there...up high nice breezes...good views...

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    Two years ago we got a nice, new, 2 story, 3 bed, 2 bath, with service quarters, with security gate in Gurabo for $12500/mo. We had to put in a water tank and inverter. It is a typical working class neighborhood with older homes. Super quiet at night, but about 6:00 am things wake up and the constant buzz of motos can be hard to ignore at first.

    We are very happy. The only thing I wish was better is the internet. I have a mobile unit from WIND. On a good day I can gt uploads in the .9 range and downloads in the .35 to .55 range. Problem is that I often need to video conference with people back in the States and that can be frustrating. Any ideas on better internet.

    Back on topic, if you care still looking, my neighbor's cousin has a lot of rental property. I can connect you two and see what he can find for you.

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    Totally agree with Sayanora......I have lived in Santiago for approximately 8 years and the area, Monte Verde, I live runs from $(US)1,000 to $(US)3,000 per month but the houses/solares are large. To buy a house here starts at $20M pesos and that's for the smaller ones.

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    Your budget does seem a little low but anyways, I suggest you have a trusted Dominican local scout a few places for you and get quoted rents. Then go back with him to see those places. Helps avoid the gringo pricing, although in Santiago that is less of a concern than in other locales in the country.

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