Information on the Punta Cana, Dominican Republic real estate market can be found in major publications, such as the New York Times, as well as through publishers that specialize in the international real estate market, including International Living. Local realtors can also be good sources of information.
If consulting with a realtor, remember that Dominican Republic real estate agents are not regulated, so make sure and find a trustworthy company or retain the services of a local attorney. The New York Times reports that while the Dominican real estate market was hit somewhat by the 2008 recession, it rebounded fairly well, with the Punta Cana area doing especially well, as of 2014. The Times also lists current pricing trends and offers a guide on the basics of buying real estate in the Dominican Republic.
International Living offers a brief tutorial on Dominican real estate transactions and offers an in-depth e-mail report on the real estate market, including Punta Cana, at no charge.
On many of the realtors' websites, users are given information on the real estate transaction process, including titles and deeds, step-by-step tutorials of the buying process and contact information for attorneys that specialize in real estate transactions. They also offer potential buyers some information on life in the Dominican Republic.