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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz65 View Post
    Thank you.

    What area?
    Higuey

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    Quote Originally Posted by KateP View Post
    Higuey
    Thanks. I was considering that area. Kinda in the middle of everything SE DR. Town has a robust economy due to being home to most workers in PC.

    Any other thoughts on Higuey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz65 View Post
    Thanks. I was considering that area. Kinda in the middle of everything SE DR. Town has a robust economy due to being home to most workers in PC.

    Any other thoughts on Higuey?
    I personally avoid it as much as possible. All the motorcycles drive me nuts and from what I see online, electricity is not too good in some areas. Some on this board live there and seem to like it, I'll stick to Punta Cana in my rental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz65 View Post
    Thanks. I was considering that area. Kinda in the middle of everything SE DR. Town has a robust economy due to being home to most workers in PC.

    Any other thoughts on Higuey?
    I kinda like Higuey. My better half's aunt has a house with a colmado there. She's not doing to well because she doesn't do credit.

    If I were to buy land there to build it would have to be in a 24/7 area so I have half a chance of receiving somewhat normal electricity.

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    I'm planning on continuing doing it but not to last 20 years. Already have the lot and now its just matter of setting the time to fly over and get the next batch done. Perimeters walls and foundation are already finished from prior trips.

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    Any prices on Higuey land??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz65 View Post
    I hear what you are saying Cobraboy. I have dom/amer friend in my hometown Near ft lauderdale. One woman, who works as an accountant, says she has been doing this since she arrive in USA about 20 years ago. She buys land, slowly builds it with cash and then sells. Rolls over profit into another. She has done about 3 homes and her last one will be when she retires, leave USA, and lives in her new dom home, paid in full. Nice thing now, our local Home Depot ships direct to domrep. So, she has been buying all the kitchen materials, appliances, etcc to finish them up with better flooring etc....

    Her advantage, however, is that she has local dom family to look after properties while built, keep an eye on the builder, etc... I think that's one of her big advantages to success. My thought, was to buy and build next to a local and somehow hire him to do the same. Keep an eye on it and you will be paid, progressively, not all up front.
    You are taking a giant leap of faith thinking that you can pay someone that you don't know to watch a structure that he has no committment too. You are talking about a pipe dream. In the example you state she has family in the DR. YOU DON'T. This is one of the most silly and costly ideas ever proposed on this web-site. Sorry to be so direct but you will spend money and have nothing to show for it. I can't believe no one else is stepping up to tell you this is a very bad idea. Of course, it's not their time, money or aggrevation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LTSteve View Post
    You are taking a giant leap of faith thinking that you can pay someone that you don't know to watch a structure that he has no committment too. You are talking about a pipe dream. In the example you state she has family in the DR. YOU DON'T. This is one of the most silly and costly ideas ever proposed on this web-site. Sorry to be so direct but you will spend money and have nothing to show for it. I can't believe no one else is stepping up to tell you this is a very bad idea. Of course, it's not their time, money or aggrevation.


    Sure, there are pitfalls to watch out for. But it is do-able. It doesn't sound like the op is having the future neighbor do any work or any handling of funds. Just keep an eye on some masonry walls. Probably not even loose materials. Swap phone numbers with the future neighbor, stay in touch, etc. Nothing that serious.

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    Going back to the beginning of this thread. If I were to want to build, rather than a block at a time when I had the money, I would save up the money and build when I had enough to finish the job. Taking all that time to build is far more stressful than starting and finishing in the quickest possible manner.

    You see many partially completed structures that just don't get finished which represent wasted time and money. My recommendation is to wait until you can do the entire job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrob View Post
    Sure, there are pitfalls to watch out for. But it is do-able. It doesn't sound like the op is having the future neighbor do any work or any handling of funds. Just keep an eye on some masonry walls. Probably not even loose materials. Swap phone numbers with the future neighbor, stay in touch, etc. Nothing that serious.
    Anything is do-able but most of the examples being cited are about Domincians who can keep an eye out and know the way things work in the DR. Based on the many posts this gentleman has made he really has no idea of life in the DR. If you want to come to the DR and rent an apartment and have boots on the ground to monitor what is happening than may be possible. Being in the states and thinking this is a good idea is just ignorant bliss.

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