For those of you thinking of retiring or just investing in a sun and fun destination, the Dominican Republic offers excellent real estate deals right now. Recently I spent two months on the north coast of the DR, in and around the areas of Sosua, Costambar and Cabarrete. At that time, it was a buyer's market and now it is even more so. I received an email from my real estate associate there yesterday and he says he is reducing the prices on almost all of his listings. The market there, if it hasn't already, is very close to the bottom. The DR is a beautiful country with gorgeous weather, friendly people, pristine beaches and an extremely low cost of living. Click on my Caribbean feature if you want to see some examples of some of the deals available.