It is a great idea to get an investor's visa but if you do not want to get one, I believe the maximum time you can stay consecutively is 3 months at a time.
You could also contact an attorney who deals specifically with international law.
Let me know if you have any additional questions.
Going in and out will not work; they will see that as a way to get around permanent status. You can either fall in love or get an investment visa. Investment visa best option for investors.
Love will take two years, but you can stay there in the meantime, and investment visa is your best bet.
I suggest that you contact a Realtor in California who is familiar with international transactions and who can refer you to experts in international law, accounting and monetary systems. Good luck in your investments!
Darla Schroeder, Realtor, GRI, e-PRO
Certified International Property Specialist Candidate
Transnational Referral Certification (TRC)
Century 21 Real Estate Champions
4350 Duhme Road
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
Cell (727) 541-3743
If a non-resident buys a house in California, he/she can visit it as often as he/she wants. It's his/her home.
There may be some regulations imposed by a condo association or HOA if you're renting it out for part of the year. But I can't imagine an condo association or HOA having the power to prohibit an owner from staying in his/her property.
If you're trying to ask a tax question revolving around the maximum number of days you can stay in your own rental property and claim a tax deduction, that's a question for an accountant.
Can you clarify the purpose of your question?
Hope that helps.