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    looking for floorers

    Anyone have recommendations for redoing a floor. Ive got about 140 meters squared floor that i want to take out the tiles and put in new ones. Basically looking for floorers who do good work , good price and actually show up to work. I know i might have to settle for 2 out of the 3. Also...
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    Condominium Rules Document

    Looking to purchase an apartment which is actually the first floor of a house. The second floor is another apartment with its own title. The title of the one im looking at says the building is a Condominium. Its an older house...The realtor says there is no Reglamento de Condominio... or some...
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    LOOKING TO BUY AN APARTMENT Santo Domingo

    Is there a dr.1 forum with listings? Anyway.. looking for an apartment..NOT NEW (they usually way to expensive and very small).. I prefer anything second hand/traditional as they say here.. basically older building..they usually have a few more meters squared and are less expensive. looking...
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    CPS SCAM/PROBLEMS?

    Anyone have issues with CPS? I am dealing with CPS Zona Universitaria and their rates are outrageous! CPS says it's around 240pesos per pound, thats it (for items that are less than $US200). However, in the Zona Universitaria they CHARGED 1000PESOS on top! They dont even print out a receipt...
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    BUYING APARTMENT WITH REMAX

    Buying an older apartment via Remax and Banco Popular loan. Would like some tips, here's what happened so far: Apartment building 20 apartments near Jardin Botanico. Nice little apartment. The owner has people renting it. Saw the apartment and met the renters (cubans) who seem decent and...
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    how to get from Santo Domingo to Be Live Collections Punta Cana

    Going to Be Live Collections punta cana (cabeza de toro) with a backpack. Anyone know how to get there? Expresso Bavaro tells me they go to Veron and Friusa but from there it will cost about 60$US in a taxi to get to the hotel! I read someone saying that once you get off Expresso Bavaro (in...
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    BANCO POPULAR PROBLEM

    BP account opened many many years ago on a Canadian Passport. I have 2 years asking BP to register my new passport info which they never did (my account would not show up on my new passport #...lots of hassles everytime I went to see a teller). On Feb27/2017 my wallet was stolen with my BP...
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    Sad day in Dominican Republic

    my heart goes out to the family of in San pedro de macoris whose children 11, 12 and 21 where murdered last night. i always pass through san pedro and frequently stop at one of the local 'pica pollo' restaurants (chinese owned of course...seems like they all are in spm). The family came from...
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    license plate codes

    ok, so im i pull behind a minivan (one of those in town that they use like public transport) thinking its letting someone off or on...then it pulls in reverse and hits my car...then does a turn and takes off.....i saw its license '100157'....when it hit me but when it took off i noticed the...
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    selling drugs at carribbean sun hotel

    Did you hear some ex funcionario got caught selling exctasy, and other illegal stuff at the carribbean sun hotel during some concert they had on the week-end? UM...HELLLLOOOO! if you've ever been to the concerts/raves put on by ORANGE/CARRIBBIAN SUN you would know that its just a...
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    Dominican Upper Class-----no Class?

    I was debating with a pal from Trinidad the other night (while putting down some rum n cokes). (this started when some dominicana, impressed by our apartment said we were lucky to be 'hi class') I said 'upper class/ high class' just means you're rich...what ever country you go to you are of...
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    Is Premium gas Premium?

    Premium gas can be 10-15 pesos more than the regular gas. I've heard reports here that they fine some gas stations for 'spikeing' the gas with something else to stretch out their sales. Knowing the level of corruption down here....and the fact that when im filling my tank i really dont know if...
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    Ambassadors: No Respect for DR?

    You've all read the latest news....seems like France, Canada and Spain have made some not so flattering comments about the DR. Now they have Morales Troncoso on the spanish ambassador's back screaming for 'respect' and an apology because she said no one follows the law here. OH MY GOD! HOW...