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    Default How should I interpred "farmland"?

    Maybe for a lot of you a strange question, so let me explain a little first. Part of our income comes from breeding Malinois (Belgian Shepherds) which we sell to the US (army, police and individuals) and Canada. As our dogs are very friendly and social towards their family, but also very protective, we are looking for a larger plot of land (also for training purposes).

    We have seen that farm land is considerably cheaper, but are there restrictions to what you can or have to do, as there are in Belgium (f.e. on farmland you have to do farm activities like holding cow, etc...)

    I have tried to look it up, but could not find something.

    Thanks for all the advice.

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    you live in the D.R.?
    farmland is very cheap depending if your planning to live OUT on the property.

    normally you can do as you please on your farm as long as your not too close to living communities

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    we are planning on moving in 2 months...

    we will be renting a property for at least 6 months anyway... but are of course already looking into possibilities...

    We would not mind living on the property, and being secluded (You would be out of your mind if you tried to enter the property without our permission), but can we renovate/build a house as we would want it, with f.e. pool and tropical garden...

    thanks for the info jorgesarduysousa, if you have more, please let us know it

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    The race is on

    Who will be the first

    A friendly race that is

    As discussed on the phone

    lets train together and show the caraiben what dogs can do

    Greetings

    Johan

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    Default hi

    im looking for a dog and want to train it properly , what area of dr aye you going to be based

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    As things stand i'll be based in the neighborhood of Santo Domingo

    I'll be in the DR the second part of july

    Greetings


    Johan

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    If a seller describes a property as "Farmland" you ought to be prepared to find:

    • difficult or no road acces.
    • remote from "civilization" location.
    • no services like electric power, water or phone near the property.
    • property (land) in raw condition (mostly hills with wild vegetation).

    Properties with services (power, water and/or phone) "near" (lets call that easily 300m or more away), are usually not clearly described as farmland.
    Bringing services to a property is not as easy as even the law would suggest. In very remote situations you can simply bet on having to forget about it.
    Flat and/or clean land will usually be offered as Finca or Hacienda.

    Moving onto farmland may be done and may be a rewarding experience, but I would suggest you first acquire perfect local Spanish skills and spend at least a year living within a "civilized" area until you get to know Dominican "culture" in depth before moving into the campo.

    ... J-D.

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    We have about 20 acres in the area of San Luis, close to the Old Sugar Cane Factory that we would like to do a project of that sort. Breed/train dogs, Pasofino horses, etc... still a few years away. We have power, water with the Osama river running by it, etc.. My dad has another part heading towards La Victoria that he practically cherishes. May be my retirement place. It's elevated and from the farm house we can see the whole area.. I may visit some time..

    Good Luck, I hope you find a nice spot for your venture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belgiank View Post
    we are planning on moving in 2 months...

    we will be renting a property for at least 6 months anyway... but are of course already looking into possibilities...

    We would not mind living on the property, and being secluded (You would be out of your mind if you tried to enter the property without our permission), but can we renovate/build a house as we would want it, with f.e. pool and tropical garden...

    thanks for the info jorgesarduysousa, if you have more, please let us know it
    you make a so called deslinde on the property which shows your construction plans and go ahead with house/pool aso, such is no problem.
    just never do a construction without the proper permit,
    authorities would wait til you are finished and then bring the bulldozer.

    when you are settled down here breeding those dogs let us know here on the bord, i can imagine that you get rid of a bunch right away.

    you mentioned to rent for 6 months first,
    such would be the way to go before purchasing a house or condo or such to get familiar with the area, i doubt that somebody rents a Finca/Hacienda, specially for such a short time period.

    i would suggest that you move down here in a area where the requested kind of properties are available, without the dogs, and spend some months living in a small rural community, that way you will find out unlimited info an available properties/rates and what it is like to live secluded in the DR.
    i love it myself, but i know it is not eveybody's thingy.
    and when moving to such a community do not tell anybody there about your plans, the dogs, not even that you are looking for a finca to buy, such would bring up the rates for you in that whole area by 5-10.
    just spend time in the community to blend in, so people will talk with you about this and that, and that way you can get your questions asked as a sideeffect.
    good luck
    Mike

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