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The Real Estate Market in the U.S.

Overview of the Process for Purchasing Real Estate Property in the United States

Procedure Name: Buy Real Estate Property in the United States.
Purpose: Non-U.S. citizens can buy real estate property in the U.S. One of the great advantages when buying a home in the United States is that the country has a very good, easy and efficient information system to buy and sell houses or other real estate properties.
Eligible applicants: Non-U.S.citizens.
How to buy real estate in the U.S.: .
 How to apply: Order and download this guide to find out the answer to several questions about the process to purchase real estate property in the United States.

Information about how Foreigners can Buy Real Estate in the United States. Today real estate in America attracts not only immigrants, but also investors, as well as amateurs of comfortable vacation, as in the U.S. real estate market is quite diverse. You can buy property as an investment for income or a vacation house, where you want to spend time during a trip to the United States.

United States is a very large country and accommodation overseas has long ceased to be a pipe dream. Beach lovers buy houses and apartments in Florida and California, business people prefer to stay in New York, and investors are willing to invest in other U.S. regions. You have a large variety of different locations with several types of properties available to buy, like beachfront or ocean view properties, mountain homes, farms, high riser apartments, homes in the suburbs or city centers, residential or commercial space like an office or a warehouse. Real Estate prices may vary substantially depending on the location. Usually the less crowded and southern cities or areas like Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Alabama, North and South Carolina, offer lower and more affordable real estate prices and the most busy cities in the North like New York, Boston, Chicago or San Francisco are more expensive.

The most popular regions for real estate purchase among Russian citizens are: Florida, California, New York. Beginning with early 90-ies of the last century, buying a home in the U.S. was associated with Florida because of sandy beaches, palm trees, nature reserves, parks, entertainment for children and adults. The most popular cities to buy real estate in Florida are considered to be Miami, a city known for the fact that most of the Russian show business stars purchased here the property; Orlando, a city perfect for a family vacation; Palm Coast, West Palm Beach and others.

If Florida is on the Atlantic coast, California is washed by the waters of the Pacific Ocean, making it one of the most economically developed and socially prosperous states. Here is the “capital of the world cinema” Hollywood, no less famous suburb of Los Angeles. Most immigrants to the United States arrive in Los Angeles and many of them stay here. In the north of the state is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States – San Francisco. Villa on the beach in Malibu, or in the exclusive town of Beverly Hills is the dream of many Russians. For serious businessmen buying an apartment in Manhattan or in Brooklyn is not only a prestigious acquisition, but also a profitable investment.

Advantages of buying real estate in the United States

One of the great advantages when buying a home in the United States is that the country has a very good, easy and efficient information system to buy and sell houses or other real estate properties. Buyers can get help from real estate agents, lawyers, financial institutions, insurance companies, that will help them to acquire and maintain their property in the U.S. very easily and without much work. A person does not need to live in the U.S. or be American to buy or own Real Estate property in the United States. Many foreign investors buy real estate in the United States without being present physically in the United States, or they buy company’s stocks and become part owner of any U.S. publicly traded company from any stock exchange office. Many foreign investors purchase property in the U.S. with the help of a local real estate agent.

Can foreigners buy real estate in the United States?

This manual can be very helpful for anyone who is interested in buying real estate, it has been designed specifically for the aliens to help them understand the process of buying real estate. This guide provides not only information about how to choose or buy real estate, but also answers questions relating to immigration, taxes, rules, home owners associations, maintenance, real estate agents, as well as other themes and issues that a foreigner could have when buying real estate in the United States.

Foreigners are Allowed to Buy and Own Real Estate Property. The first question that usually arises when a foreigner is considering to buy real estate in the U.S.: are there any rules or restrictions that foreigners can buy real estate in the U.S.? Ordering this guide, you will learn more detailed information about the purchase of real estate, you will find a complete answer to this question and other related questions concerning buying real estate in the United States. There are laws in many countries that do not allow foreigners to buy property, but the U.S. market is open and foreigners can buy and invest in real estate in the United States.

What are the risks associated with remote buying property in the U.S.?

If you intend to buy real estate in the United States for the purpose of investment, with the expectation of an increase in its value in the future and you plan to rent the property, there may be risks in сhoise and purchase of real estate remotely (without coming to the U.S.). In the future you can control the real estate acquired through an agency, with which you made a deal. Any investor knows that the risk is higher, the more profitable investments. If we talk about the risks associated with the remote acquisition of real estate, it is completely eliminated if you cooperate with a licensed realtor. Concerning remote property management – the risks associated with the problems of house rent can be prevented if to choose the right kind of invested property. This equally applies to the acquisition of property for cash, without using credit. If you intend to take out a loan, then you will have to come personally to the U.S. to make an account in a U.S. bank.

What kind of visa is required for the purchase of real estate in the U.S.?

A person who intends to purchase real estate in the U.S. enters the country with B-2 tourist visa. To buy an apartment or any other accommodation – another visa is not required: you can search for and purchase housing with the tourist visa.

Buying a house in the United States is not a guarantee of any additional rights to staying in the country. The buyer acquires the right to use and dispose the acquired real estate. However, if the buyer has other reasons to apply for a Green Card, the fact of buying a house may be additional evidence of person’s financial stability. Acquiring business in the U.S. is considered to be a very reliable type of investment. You can apply for a Green Card through investment.

Concerning age restrictions on the purchase of real estate in the U.S., they do not exist. However, there is an age limit for the right of signing documents on the purchase of real estate. Citizens who have not attained the age of 18 are not entitled to sign such documents. In this case, the lawyer shall appoint an official trustee, who will sign the documents for the minor.

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Answer to Questions and Information about Real Estate Issues Included in this Real Estate Guide:

  • Are foreign nationals allowed to buy and own a home in the United States?
  • What are the main requirements for foreigners to buy real estate in the U.S.?
  • Do I need a special visa to own or buy real property?
  • Do I need to use a real estate agent? Where can I find a real estate agent?
  • What is the usual commission that real estate agents charge to provide services?
  • Bank and private financing for foreigners
  • Can a foreigner get a bank loan/mortgage to buy a house or other property?
  • What are the closing costs when buying real estate? Do I need to hire a lawyer?
  • Can I buy real estate under a corporation instead of my personal name?
  • How can I find properties for sale? What is the MLS?
  • Maintenance and home owners association fees
  • Real Estate property taxes. What type of taxes do I have to pay?
  • Income tax on rentals and capital gains, transfer tax.
  • Can I sell my property later?
  • Helpful immigration links
  • Helpful real estate related links

Buy Real Estate Property in the United States
Order and download this guide to find out the answer to several questions about the process to purchase real estate property in the United States.

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