Dominican Republic Passport for ExpatsWanted: Top quality, timely and affordable immigration services for DR Escapes readers.

As in most worthwhile rapidly growing endeavors, at DRescapes we also suffer through growing pains when demand exceeds our ability to react. It turns out that immigration services was one of those areas for us. We simply had too much interest to be able to satisfactorily meet the demands of all our readers with one small immigration practice.

We knew we wanted our clients to have timely, first class legal guidance and we knew we wanted our clients to save as much money as possible. Given the volume of requests, we didn’t feel like we were able to keep up so off we went to interview the top immigration firms in the capital. What turned out to be 3 months of endeavors including several trips to the Capitol lead us to what we feel is going to yield our reader’s strong positive results.

After all was said and done, and after a lot of negotiations, we were able to get a solid commitment from one of the largest and most successful law firms in the DR to work personally with our readers on all their immigration, corporate and real estate legal matters in the Dominican Republic. They’ve also agreed to handle our immigration renewals so now everyone has more choices. We heard your calling and we responded. [click to continue…]

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Michael Pento Warns Of 2016 Crash

Michael Pento Warns Of 2016 Crash

A leading market specialist warns us of a devastating economic meltdown in 2016. In our latest interview of Michael Pento about the state of the global economy, precious metals and Plan B planning…. Pento does not hedge his predictions. The world and especially the United States is dead reckoning toward a devastating financial collapse that will make the Great Depression look tame. Pento points out that the upcoming collapse will trigger big time problems for anyone holding stocks and currencies not backed by real assets. He predicts the great Crash of 2016-2017.

But Pento also points out that this tragedy also offers opportunity. In our video interview he outlines three important steps that all Americans, Europeans and Canadians need to be taking right now to be on the right side of this mess. He offers advise that you will be very happy you heeded when you look back on this troublesome blip in the global economy.

In this interview Michael Pento also discusses why it makes good sense to invest in some land to support a self-sustainable lifestyle and why citizenship and a 2nd passport are very valuable tools in your Plan B toolkit. He even gives us some hints on the best ways to hold precious metals for liquidity.

For those few that might not know Michael Pento. He is the CEO of Pento Portfolio Strategies and is widely quoted and interviewed on virtually every major financial news service, including Fox Business, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, USA Watchdog and most others.

As you watch our video interview, be sure and pay attention to Michael’s three steps toward the latter part of the video….

 

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At one time or another if we're being honest we all know that feelingOnly a fool tries to survive by acting like a vegetable – staying rooted in on place when the political and economic climate changes for the worse. When the going gets tough, the mentally tough go elsewhere, the way your forefathers once did…” Doug Casey, ‘Getting Out of Dodge’, ‘International Man’

While Doug Casey can be somewhat controversial and in your face on many of his points, the fact is that he makes some darn good arguments for why NOW is the time to get up off your butt and take control of your life before someone else in the government or the Federal Reserve comes along and takes that opportunity away from you. In Casey’s recent article “Making the Chicken Run” he builds a very strong case for a failing economy and social structure in America, primarily, and Europe, secondarily. This article is a MUST read if you have any interest in preserving your assets and your freedoms.

Militarization of the police

Militarization of the police

Societies evolve in cycles. Take the recent cycle starting in 1980. As Casey points out, from about 1980 through 2000 much of the world was on an upswing. Lower taxes, collapse of totalitarian communist regimes, open markets in China, a lax attitude toward international travel and assets placement, and more freedoms on many fronts. Compare that to today’s atmosphere. Since 9/11, under the guise of “protection”, there are increasing pushes for higher taxes and fewer freedoms, including controls over movement of your assets and your asses across borders. Security related bureaucracies have mushroomed in every corner of the country and even local police agencies have become more militarized. Remember, anything that can be used to keep the bad guys out can also be used to keep the good guys in. Casey makes the case that this current cycle harkens back to the repressive and controlling atmosphere of the 1930s, except worse.

Casey does delve into a logical question. Why don’t people just pack up and move to higher ground, or make the “Chicken Run” as it was called when masses of Rhodesians escaped the repression and violence in Rhodesia in the 60s and 70s. My conclusion is that unless things get violent, most people just hunker down and hope and pray their government will take care of them. Meanwhile, the asset starved politicians that are mostly focused on saving their own jobs and hides, clamp down tighter and tighter on its citizens for more taxes until it finally restricts the freedom of it’s citizens to move their assets or their asses out of the country. It seems to me that America is already well along into the path of no return down this rabbit hole. At some point there will be no way for the average guy to get out.

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Let’s wrap up our Sunday afternoon 4 wheel adventure in the third and final video in our 3 part series.  On this leg of the trip we continue to explore a rarely used cutroad in the outback near the North Coast… just for the fun of it.  No such thing as bridges on  backroads like this.  You must be prepared to just drive through them if you want to get to the other side.

One of these days I am going to get up the nerve to drive right up the middle of one of these shallow rivers for as far as I can make it just to see what is on the other end.  One of my good Dominican friends has ventured up in some of these backwoods rivers and discovered old Tiano Indian artifacts just laying along the banks of the river.  Maybe we will try that one of these days, and if we do, we’ll take the camera along with us.

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Montaña y Mar Road Paving In Only 5 DaysIf you have been following the new oceanview project in Cabrera called Montaña y Mar, then you should be interested in this little report.  I am almost amazed at all the progress that has been made in paving the road into the project over the last 5 days.  As you will see in this little video, the entire long road into the project has now been paved with asphalt.  For all of you property investors, this is GREAT news.  The value of your property just went up, and it already was priced at a bargain price for such beautiful oceanview property.  One of the best values in the whole Caribbean I think.  Enjoy.

 

By the way, if you haven’t seen the project, or if you would like to get more information about this project or other oceanview projects in the Cabrera area feel free to drop us a line on our Property Information Request form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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4 Wheeling The Outback In The Dominican RepublicAs you know from watching this blog for a while, we selected the North Coast of the Dominican Republic as our Plan B because it offered a number of advantages for us.  We appreciate a less meddling and intrusive government, lower real estate prices, almost negligible carrying costs, cheap but good healthcare options, year-round temperate climates, steady tradewinds and friendly, friendly people.  But there another thing that we like about life on the North Coast.  Adventure.  We love to get out and about on the backroads of this country and discover where they go and maybe meet some new friends along the way.  In today’s post you can come along with John and I as we head our on a really remote cutroad just to see where it goes.

Along the way, there were a few spots where we were not even certain that we would be able to make it through the mud bogs, deep ruts and rivers.  I have to admit that there were a few white knuckle point even for me, and I am pretty comfortable with what my Toyota truck can handle.

Country Homes Along The Backroads Of The Dominican Republic

Country Homes Along The Backroads Of The Dominican Republic

There are a couple things I hope you will gain from watching this 3 part video series.  First, I hope our treks in the outback will help demonstrate just how safe it is in the DR once you get out of the congested cities.  The people we meet out in the country side are just friendly, curious farm folks.  They are friendly and if we ever needed any help out on the road we have no doubt that they would be there to help us out.  Secondly, I hope you can see that whatever you interests, there is plenty to do and plenty to see to keep you from getting “island fever”.  This is a huge island with a great deal of diversity and options.  There is no reason at all that you should get bored here.

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Montaña y Mar Project Update – Oceanview Homesites In Cabrera Dominican Republic

Our Montaña y Mar Project is moving along well.  As you will notice in the video tour, we the crew has already started to widen the roads and start blacktopping them with asphalt.  They have graded the roads and are adding the drainage culverts and asphalt right now and we have just opened the Phase 3 portion […]

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Road Trip To The Cocao Region – Gaspar Hernandez to Tenares

Another opportunity to explore yet another backroad on the North Coast of the Dominican republic.  This time we will take a lazy Sunday afternoon road trip from Gaspar Hernandez to Tenares, just to check out the scenery.  As you will see in the videos, the roads are in pretty good shape and once we get […]

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More Tourism Driving Real Estate Prices Up In The Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has been the top vacation destination in the Caribbean since 2005, by a considerable margin, according to the World Bank. Through the first half of 2015, which is the latest stats I have on hand, tourism arrivals are up over 6.8% from the same period a year earlier. In 2014, the country […]

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More Bankster Shenanigans – Must Be Nice To Be Too Big To Fail

Have you ever experienced skeptical looks from people that think you must be some kind of conspiracy nut-job? Have you ever talked till you are blue in the face trying to help someone else understand that everything IS NOT kosher with our economy and that many first-world countries are on a very slippery slope toward […]

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