Walter Bowen

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Posted on November 25, 2018 in News

Notes for house purchase by foreigners in the United States there many different information about the possibility of a home purchase in the United States by foreigners. A few are simply untrue, a few are true. My comments relate only to foreigners without a green card/Visa who wish to purchase a home in the United States. Here in brief: any foreigner can buy a house in the United States, a visa is not required. The ownership/purchase of a home has no direct impact on getting or not getting a visa – i.e. Buying a House is not recognized as an investment for a visa. (Under certain circumstances, but the acquisition of multiple objects and establishing one can e.g. property management company who makes the rent and manage these objects, created the basis for an investor visa but there are a few more requirements to necessary) If you have a house in the United States still apply the “normal” 3 months, which should remain at a time in the United States.

However, there are extensions or other visa two with which this stay may be extended. To the House buying and selling as such: A foreigner pays the same arrangement fees as every American with the purchase of the House. Also with regard to the basic tax tax for foreigners is not extra. A foreigner can apply for only no homestead exemption, of course real estate in Florida can be not the first residence (without green card) for resale (if the foreign property owners real estate resold the US, 10% of the purchase price will be withheld, which serve to pay any “creditors” (just when the foreigners out of the country is) after the sale of the property. Get this 10% but almost completely back in a time frame of about 3 months up to a maximum 1 year.