Buying property in DR

NelleG

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Hello,
I’m new to posting on the forum although I’ve been following for a few months now. I’m looking to buy an apartment soon and looking for advice. Not on buying, but on wire transfers. Does anyone use a service they would recommend? My online bank doesn’t have very good reviews so I thoughtI’d ask around. Also the info I have for the seller doesn’t seem to be the info TrnasferWise is asking for. Thoughts? TIA.
NelleG
 

william webster

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for big amounts - like buying the apartment - send it to the lawyer

For day to day banking....you'll get plenty of advice here
 

Joe Boots

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When I brought my property I did it with a bank check. See if the bank check is addressed to a person or company. It is ok to transport thru the airport. If it is a blank bank check or cash then the rules apply about transporting. There is another idea give them a personal check and have them wait till it clears. They might accept that but I doubt it. You could try a company like Western Union to transfer money into an account.
 

william webster

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You must declare any instrument (cash or equivalent) above $10,000 on entry

It's legal but must be declared... and that raises security questions for many people .

Just wire it...to the lawyer
 

melphis

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I would open a USD account at a Dominican bank and wire the money there. You will need a copy of a purchase agreement, your passport and a bunch of other stuff but you get to control the money till you take possession.
I would not use a lawyer here unless you go with one that has been around a long time and you have met them.
And never ever think of wiring it to a realtor here.
 

DR Solar

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A GOOD lawyer such as Guzman Ariza that will work with the real estate agent/seller and have own accts. in the U.S. and in the Dominican Republic that can handle the transfer of funds without you having to open all sorts of back accts.

Done it several times and even have US $ parked in there accts.

Look at … GOOD and then add trusted.
 

Dr_Taylor

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A GOOD lawyer such as Guzman Ariza that will work with the real estate agent/seller and have own accts. in the U.S. and in the Dominican Republic that can handle the transfer of funds without you having to open all sorts of back accts.

Done it several times and even have US $ parked in there accts.

Look at … GOOD and then add trusted.
Also, this firm's lawyers speak English and will walk you through and explain all necessary steps.
 

RDKNIGHT

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I would not buy a dog house now.... I live in a very nice complex out east 80% most of the folks cant pay their rents ... from what i have been hearing if you were paying 1500 going rate now is 750 .... most of the folks are not paying anything where they currently live... not a good time to have rentals
 

El Calvito

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Hello,
I’m new to posting on the forum although I’ve been following for a few months now. I’m looking to buy an apartment soon and looking for advice. Not on buying, but on wire transfers. Does anyone use a service they would recommend? My online bank doesn’t have very good reviews so I thoughtI’d ask around. Also the info I have for the seller doesn’t seem to be the info TrnasferWise is asking for. Thoughts? TIA.
NelleG
My suggestion is to do business with reputable lawyer firm. Guzzman Ariza is highly rated, see this link https://drlawyer.com/