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    Getting a Mortgage in DR

    I have a mortgage. The interest rate is insane (12%). They asked for my taxes from the previous year and it was a bunch of filling out papers. I have lived here over 10 years but not a resident still (never needed to be) and my employment is in the states so yes, you can get a mortgage without...
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    Whatever Happened To These DR1ers??

    Thank you!!! SHALENA
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    Whatever Happened To These DR1ers??

    Awwwww, thank you! Still in DR. Barely check up on here cuz it got boring. I’m still commuting but am only working around 4-5 months out of the year now. Ex. Just got a contract from June to August then I’ll be off again until Feb 2023 😊 Finally built my dream home! Should be done in a couple of...
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    17 more days for State of Emergency

    Your very welcome. I live to serve.
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    17 more days for State of Emergency

    It BOTHERS me because it sends the WRONG message to the public. There are ACTUAL DOMINICAN MEDICAL PHYSICIANS telling the public to please stop using gloves. And then the Administrators of cities and towns are walking around with gloves on. We ALL know that the public wearing gloves actually...
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    17 more days for State of Emergency

    WHY ARE THEY WEARING GLOVES??????? As a frontline healthcare professional this infuriates me.
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    Plea to fellow Expats

    Hey it’s Shalena. Been a member here for 13 years, know many of you, and hate many of you LOL. You all know me as the Santiago Black Chic that flies to the USA to work delivering babies. I don’t come on here often anymore. Well, I was called to the Covid crisis in NYC a couple of weeks...
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    Dog Trainer

    Hi! I bring my 2 Great Dane puppies home to Santiago in 10 days. Anyone know of any reputable trainers in the area? Where do you all take your dogs for exercise (I know there aren’t any “dog parks”) but I went to Parque Central and they told me I could walk them and let them play there but they...
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    PT hours in Call Center

    Are there any Call Centers that allow part time hours? My daughter is looking for a job. SHALENA
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    Hi, Does anyone know an architect? I just have one quick question. It may also lead to a job in the next few months but right now its just a question. You may pass on my email address. Thank you, SHALENA
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    Streaming Device

    Hello... Yes, I'm still alive. Yes, I still live in Santiago. Now, since the formalities are I able to have a ROKU or FIRESTICK for my TVs? My Netflix works and Amazon, but my HULU won't work out of the US. Don't want to get a streaming device and not be able to take advantage of all...
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    Best Reliable Generator

    I am in need of a home backup Generator for a small house in the campo where we will spend some weekends. The electricity rarely goes out in my home in Santiago so I only have an Inversor but at this campo home it is the opposite, it is rare that there is electricity available. I am looking for...
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    Santiago Lady Expats

    Hello ladies, I know that we tried this before several years ago and then it just didn't pick up steam but I would like to try again to see if we could meet once a month just to hang out, maybe an early dinner somewhere, children included so that more ladies can come. What do you ladies think...
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    Is the Whale watching worth the trip?

    I wanted to take the kids whale watching in Samana at the end of January but I'm concerned about the length of the trip and if there are other things to do also in addition to the whale watching. One thing that concerns me regarding the whale watching tour is that it says that it is 3-4...
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    Tanque from California

    Hey guys, After so much time doing assignments in just NYC, I am spreading my wings and going to California. I send Tanques home from time to time when I buy too much to take with my on my flights. In NYC this was a very easy task, not sure about Cali. Anyone know of any companies that send...
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    Photographic Print of the Monument

    So I have decided to do my upstairs hallway like I see in the airport, professional photographic prints of different places in the DR. I really want one of the Monument in Santiago and cannot find one. I have looked on many photo and art sites. I seem to remember a poster here who took many...
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    Gift Wrapping

    Is there a place in Santiago to go get your gifts wrapped that has more than 2 gift wrap paper options? One that allows you to bring in your gifts. I went to Lendoiro and the selection of wrapping paper is atrocious. They only had 1 Christmas paper option and the rest looked like they were...
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    Dirt Bike Santiago

    Anyone know where I can buy a new dirt bike in Santiago? Looking for my 11 y.o. son for Christmas. Here is a YouTube video link of the kind I'm talking about. You can skip to 1 minute 53 seconds to see what I'm talking about, he does a bit of talking at the beginning. DIRT BIKE SHOPPING...
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    Need References for Gurabito Country Club

    I am applying for membership at Gurabito Country Club in Santiago....I have everything except for the 3 current member's names for reference. I have only 1 (the person who told me about the club). Just wondered if anyone is a member and willing to allow me to use their name? You can PM me with...
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    Car Insurance

    Anyone have DR Car/SUV insurance? Full coverage? What is the cost? Is it paid monthly? quarterly? annually? What are the best companies for this? Do they actually pay a claim if filed or just take your money and leave you high and dry in an accident? Thanks for the info. SHALENA