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Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
im bangladesh national, recently i have visited usa and i would like to buy a house in usa , whats the procedures of it , and how to transfer money?
Your money needs to be in a US bank. You can contact any bank on their procedures to transfer funds into the US.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 6, 2015 Home Buying in 22202
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
but how is this possible i mean what if u buy a house in us and later are not allowed to go there say u dont get the tourist visa again?? varun from
Ownership of a property in a foreign country, is not a promise that you'll ever be allowed to visit that country. They are separate issues. Only you can decide if you're willing to ta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 26, 2013 Home Buying in 22202
Mahavir Singh…, Home Buyer in Outside U.S.
Mahavir Singh Solanki answered:
I am indian holding visitor visa for usa. Can I invest in a house in usa ( Texas ). If yes, can I get a mortgage if make 50% down payment?
i am an indian n want to purchase a house in usa what are the laws n documents we need to purchase house in usa?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 15, 2013 Home Buying in 22202
Joseph Hurley, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Joseph Hurley answered:
I am about to put an offer on a short sale, when do I have to list my current house?
Do you need to sell your house in order to buy the short sale? The safest route would be to acquire the new home first and then sell the current house.

(If I was representing the sh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 14, 2013 Home Buying in 22202
The Prenderg…, Real Estate Pro in McLean, VA
The Prendergast Team answered:
Is there any restrictions to non US citizens for rental income from investment properties?
The Prendergast Team, Agent, McLean, VA
Hello Sir,

We deal with many non-citizen investors (most like high end). We can provide referneces but look at our website and you will get ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 8, 2013 Home Buying in 22202
Sony Kim, Real Estate Pro in Winchester, VA
Sony Kim answered:
I'm a french citzen and i'm planning to buy a real state in Florida w/ cash. I heard I need to open a LLC company if I want lease it later.
You need to really know Florida before you buy. Vacation home? or just investment for residential / commercial? Work with a Commercial Pro to look at future value not just present valu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 16, 2012 Home Buying in 22202
Sony Kim, Real Estate Pro in Winchester, VA
Sony Kim answered:
i am indian citizen .i have been to usa only once on visitor visa. can i buy a house in texas and i have 500,000 us dollars to invest .?
I would purchase in northern virginia because the market is going up and stable.
Government Offices in D.C. and Pentagon is in Virginia. The FED (Government) is in this region.
I hope ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 16, 2012 Home Buying in 22202
Todd Lewis, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
Todd Lewis answered:
I am an Indian Citizen holding US Visitor Visa.Can I buy home in Denver with partial home loan? Shall I need to sell it before expiry of VISA?
Dear AP9ch9:

The answer to your questions is; maybe. The issue is really; where will you get the home loan and will the bank know that you are not a citizen?

I am not aware of ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Sep 13, 2011 Home Buying in 22202
...,  in Lexington, MA
... answered:
I am holding US visitor visa / can I buy a house in Pennsylvania and transfer full amount from India or my cousin who works in US can pay ful amnt
Hi Rohit

Yes, of course! You may wish to transfer the funds ahead of time to have them available in a US Bank in US Dollars.

Tom
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 13, 2011 Home Buying in 22202
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
can my brother in law who is working in US fund and register a property in US in non resident US citizen?
Yes, absolutely. You do not need to be a resident or a citizen to buy real estate in the USA. However, there are tax considerations that come into play; your B-I-L really should consult ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Feb 17, 2011 Home Buying in 22202
Sharon Jones,  in Arlington, VA
Sharon Jones answered:
Looking for a good Realtor!
Michelle:

Being a licensed Realtor in DC, MD and VA, also certified in short sales and foreclosures (SFR), I have worked with Buyers in Alexandria, Rockville and Silver Spring.

T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 24, 2010 Home Buying in 22202
Saab Realtors,  in Vienna, VA
Saab Realtors answered:
I am an Indian citizen. Can I buy a house in the US and put it up for rent even if I have no legal status?
I don't know of any restrictions on foreignors buying here , unless u have problems withhomeland security.
Mortgage is a different issue.
But u can get 50% down mortgages.
U nee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 4, 2009 Home Buying in 22202
John Mentis, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
John Mentis answered:
I signed a contract with a builder to buy a townhouse at 300K, however the house appraised for only 290k
What does your contract say? That is, does the contract allow you any recourse if the appraisal doesn't come in at the sales price of above? If the contract does allow you action, the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 10, 2009 Home Buying in 22202
John Mentis, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
John Mentis answered:
I have a potentially great deal in Arlington, 22202. However, the HOA in the building is really high, $540.
Alex, if you're using buyer representation to make his purchase, your agent should be able to do a little research for you to give you some idea of the building in 22202 are paying for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 10, 2009 Home Buying in 22202
Bess, Other/Just Looking in Washington, DC
Bess answered:
Rate lock-in not honored
One observation - everyone who responded seems to be a real estate agent, and their response is basically "Oh, that's too bad." If you want to know for certain, consult a lawyer.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 4, 2008 Home Buying in 22202
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