Many tenant occupied listings can only be purchased subject to inspection - The buyer and his professional inspection team get to view the property after the contract to purchase has been executed, then have the choice to proceed or cancel within a short time period after the contract is ratified.
as a foreigner, you need to show :
*proof of funds to purchase
*electronic signature for signing contracts (email )
* for notarial service at closing, just go to US embassy.
It's really easy, we have help many people to purchase in US from Shanghai and Beijing.
Michelle Wong Agent with REmax
It is rare that someone purchases a property without viewing the property and the location.
Luxury homes- 35 minutes from Manhattan, 20 minutes from Newark International airport, 35 minutes from JFK airport:
Fred Herman; CNE, GREEN
International Real Estate Committee
HomeTeam Agency, Inc.
You can sign your offer to purchase with an electronic signature on most listings (but not all) If your closing papers require a notarized signature,(sometimes needed, but not always) you can meet a notary at the American Embassy.
The United States is pretty open for foreign investors. Foreigners are allowed to own land. So you can buy homes, residential/commercial properties, land, condos, etc. here.
In order to buy a property in the USA you will need :
a. earnest money deposit check (drawn in US$, can be a cashiers check from a UK bank)
b. bank account statement (proof of funds for cash purchase)
c. copy of your passport (I believe for UK nationals there is no need for a visa to go to USA).
Check out http://www.BuyHomeinUS.com for more information on investing in US properties for foreign nationals.
Then we have to find the property for you. If you wish to buy in San Francisco/Sacramento areas (one of the hottest market in the United States right now), we can help you. We have helped many foreign clients acquire properties here. You can possibly get a loan too, but I would recommend buying it in cash first then refinance. This is because the market is now extremely competitive, there are too many buyers (quite a few of them cash buyers) and not much inventory.
Hope that helps,
Bethany real estate and investments
916 230 5250