Unbelievable great press!

Hello again Harry! I just now saw your email and here’s a quick account, hopefully before your deadline- My husband (61yrs) and I (58) have traveled thruout the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Europe, most Caribbean islands and several countries in North and South America, so we didn’t just buy in the first country we saw. We knew what we DIDN’T want: high rise condos, lots of tourists and strip malls. We DID want a great walking beach, lively town with good grocery stores and restaurants and, most of all, an affordable cost of living. We found all that in Las Terrenas. We loved the mix of French, Italians, Germans and local Dominicans. We discovered a local bar/restaurant named “Kelly’s” after its beautiful Canadian owner, where we met interesting, intelligent and fun people who speak English (we’re still working on our Spanish!) It’s important to have a meeting place like the TV show “Cheers” where “everybody knows your name!” Las Terrenas has over ten miles of beaches and the town is surrounded by beautiful palmtree-covered hills. During our last visit, my husband walked down to the beach and bought some red snappers right out of the fishing boat. They filleted the fish on the beach, we grilled it on our backyard grill that evening and enjoyed it with a fresh baguette from the French bakery and wine and vegetables from Super Mercado Lindo! We actually bought one of the very first properties that Dan Hussmann showed us. We’d seen two condos and a house on the hill, but as soon as I saw the heleconia and wild ginger growing along the wall and the turquoise swimming pool I knew we’d found our piece of paradise! Danny called the owners in the US and we made them an offer and the deal was done in about 48 hours! We realize excellent rental income from our house which we rent for $600/week and advertise on http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p202857 . We just had the entire 900 sq ft villa tiled with white ceramic tiles for only $1500US and we’re planning to add a second bathroom. Again– I invite anyone interested in a wonderful way of life to check out Las Terrenas. Rent our house during your visit and let Danny and Bruce from DR Paradise show you around! Susan Miller


Another recommendation for us!

Hi Harry–
Thanks for your note–
Anyhow…. we first visited Panama with the intention of buying there, (and saw all the places Kathleen has mentioned) but…it wasn’t for us! So we contacted DR Paradise, the RE company in Las Terrenas who was mentioned in the Live+Invest article-
Both Bruce Pierson and Dan Hussmann were fantastic to work with and I highly recommend them and their services! Danny was our realtor for House Hunters and did a super job– These two guys know EVERYthing about Las Terrenas and have become good friends of ours–
I was writing my original letter to report that House Hunters International is looking for more couples who are buying on the Samana Peninsula and to contact Danny if they’re interested!
Please let me know if you’d like more details about our purchase and thank Kathleen for sending us to the DR!
All best-
Susan Miller

—– Original Message —–
From: Harry Kalashian
To: Susanspeaks@bellsouth.net
Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 6:45 PM
Subject: RE: House Hunters International

Hello Ms. Miller,

Thank you for your wonderful email. The house seems spectacular!

I wanted to notify you that your message was actually published in today’s issue of the Overseas Opportunity Letter. You can go here to read it: http://www.liveandinvestoverseas.com/archives09april1.html We hope you receive some good inquiries for the rental.

I also wanted to inquire about the buying process you had in the DR. We are currently working on a report for the Dominican Republic, and our now in the resources phase. To that end, could you give us the name of your Real Estate Agent (or company)? We are constantly seeking honest and dependable agents whom we can research and recommend to your fellow readers and soon-to-be overseas investors.

We’d appreciate any info you can provide.

Thanks again, please do not hesitate to write again.

Best regards,

Harry Kalashian
Marketing Manager
Live and Invest Overseas
From: editorial@liveandinvestoverseas.com [mailto:editorial@liveandinvestoverseas.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 3:43 PM
Subject: Fwd: House Hunters International

—–Original Message—–
From: Susanspeaks@bellsouth.net [mailto:Susanspeaks@bellsouth.net]
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 04:24 PM
To: Editorial@liveandinvestoverseas.com
Subject: House Hunters International
Hi Kathleen-
As I’ve written previously, my husband and I bought a vacation/rental house in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic BECAUSE we read about the area in your wonderful newsletter–thank you again! We’re so happy we took a chance and bought our 2 BR house with swimming pool just 300 steps from the beach even though we live in the US and still do not speak (good) Spanish! We rent our house through http://www.homeaway.com/202857

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