I'm a photojournalist. I have traveled to the Santo domingo many times to cover events primarily Carnaval. However, I've traveled to other parts of the country as well. I speak enough to manage the basics. I also have friends there. Trusted friends. I tried the dating game but it's not something that works well unless I live there (or can be there for 30 days or more) and so I'm looking at moving there only to rent a house long term until I'm well adjusted after which I could look in to buying. I'm retired from the military. I have $usd3,000.00 income per month not including my photojournalism income. What I want: a nice home with ac or fans, a pool and master bedroom suite and two bathrooms.
Can anyone guide me as to how to acquire a rental property like this and what would something like this cost me per month rent? I am not interested in living among tourists. I know enough of the climate and people to blend comfortably.