Hey I love your name.
I recently worked with Canadian investors from Ontario and they purchased in the Davenport area. Golf front pool homes. They did very well I must say.
They both were cash transactions and they went very smooth.
You must be made aware of FIRPTA with is a tax withholding law that international persons must do when they Sell.
This link with help explain. Let me know what else I can help with.
Welcome to the club. There are a lot of your countrymen trying to take advantage of the exchange rate and depressed market here right now. I am getting 1 or 2 new Canadian prospects per week. I have helped 2 different groups of Canadians buy vacation properties near Disney this week, plus I've have another who is getting ready to take the plunge in the next few weeks as soon as their finances are in order.
Please check out my website and if you like my approach to real estate, then I'd be glad to hear from you. No hard sell and you'll always get straight advice.
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I am a friends of your moms (Kathleen Lordblock). I was told you would be purchasing a home near the Disney area. I can start by sending you MLS matches of the homes in the area that are up to $170K in price. I am also sending you a link so you can look for yourself at homes on the MLS...and you can let me know which ones are ones you like.
I will be able to let you all your closing costs.. that is no problem. I am looking forward to speaking with you both.
I specialize in properties in the Disney area, plus have lived in the area since 1989. There are many great deals in that price range, mostly do to the foreclosure market. Property taxes are based on county assessments ( in the 15 to 18 mil range), and is the same for foreigners as for locals, since its based on the property. Same with the insurance. However you should consult a Canadian tax advisor regarding how the tax implications of rental income in Florida.
Check out this video I just posted this week of a foreclosure in the Disney area offered in your price range . Click > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Paf4xnmG7k and
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