About Dreaming DR

Find your dream home with Dreaming DR

We'd love to show you why the DR is such a great place—and help you find your own little piece of paradise!

About Dreaming DR

Find your dream home with Dreaming DR

We'd love to show you why the DR is such a great place—and help you find your own little piece of paradise!

Dreaming DR is your guide to buying, owning and living in the Dominican Republic

Dreaming DR will help you to:

Find the a dream home that matches your lifestyle.

Navigate through the process of buying property. 

Adapt comfortably to your new lifestyle here in the DR.

Dreaming DR helps you every step of the way

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To find your dream home

Dreaming DR knows real estate in the Dominican Republic.

We work with the best developers and builders on the DR’s North Coast, as well as Punta Cana and the South.

Our team recognizes good construction quality. We know which projects are well-managed. 

With this experience and insight, we're ensure all of our clients buy great homes in the right communities.

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To navigate the buying process

We've helped numerous clients successfully purchase homes in the Dominican Republic. 

The process is a lot like it is in the US or Canada. It's set up to encourage foreigners to invest in property. However, there are differences. 

So it's good practice to have someone you can trust there to guide through every step. 

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To ease into your new lifestyle

Once you've purchased your home in the Dominican Republic, it's time to enjoy your new life.

We'll make sure you're comfortable with daily life, whether going for groceries or checking out a beach.

As well, in each area we've vetted and recruited a group of local professionals to help you move to and live in the DR:

  • lawyer
  • insurance broker
  • bank manager
  • car mechanic
  • handymen
  • residency expert

"We loved the DR but were unsure how to buy property there. So we took the tour with Dreaming DR. By the end of the week, we felt super confident about buying and knew exactly which home we wanted!"

Marie Eve & Mike from Canada

Meet Our People

At Dreaming DR, we have one mission:

To help people discover a better, more relaxed lifestyle in the Dominican Republic.

A better lifestyle, whether you visit regularly or move full time to the DR.

And we want YOU to find your own little piece of paradise. 

We're your best resource to make the dream a reality.

Steve Van Ryswyk, DR real estate expert

developments co-ordinator

Steve Van Ryswyk

Steve managed one of the biggest residential communities on the DR's North Coast. With an expert eye for assessing the quality of developments, he vets each home before we add to our select list of properties.

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head of real estate

Christine MacLean

Christine made the move to the DR over five years ago. She leads our team of on-the-ground real estate experts, always in search of the best properties and investment opportunities on the DR’s North Coast.

outreach & education

John Macaulay

John's connections to the DR go back over a decade. His job is to help you understand how to make your move to the DR. He'll be your main source for information about buying property and the DR lifestyle.. 

Follow these steps 

We understand that everyone is at different stages in the journey. It's important that you feel comfortable with the idea of buying a home in the Dominican Republic. And to get comfortable, it's a good idea to take your time. 

Here are the three steps we encourage you to follow.



Learn what the DR is about and why it's a great place to own a home



Increase your knowledge so you make your move to the DR the right way



Visit the DR and take our real estate tour. Experience it all for yourself

Upgrade your life. Make the move to the DR.

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