There are no restrictions against investing in real estate in the US. There are however, some different tax obligations upon selling the property. If you need to research tax obligations, please email me and I will recommend a good tax accountant for consultation.
I see you have indicated 94110 as your zip of interest. The link below will provide direct up-to-date access to all available listings in the Mission/Bernal area:
If you require a loan in order to purchase, I am able to provide lender contacts with solid international lending experience. I have successfully worked with many international clients and would be happy to assist you.
Paragon Real Estate Group dre1844627
Loans are difficult to procure for Foreign Nationals.
If you have a valid visa - you just need a job, good credit and assets like any other citizen. (Also need a SS#)
Serving Maryland, D.C. and Northern Virginia
Jim, Home Savings of America, 703 591 5626 ext 419.
It is a bit trickier if you want a loan. Right now, I'm working with multiple international clients. Some banks will be better than others in regards to understanding the international buyer.
Typically, they will require 40% down payment.
If you want further details, let me know.
Your good local agents (see below!) can put you in touch with good tax professionals and capable translators, if necessary.
So, call 'em up and go buy something!
Seriously, there is nothing against buying in the U.S. to my knowledge. There are some unique aspects to it, especially when you sell for a profit. But when buying - as Jerry McGuire would say "show me the money" and that's about the only requirement. Yes, loans are difficult, but not impossible. But cash is king.
If you're looking for homes listed for-sale on the MLS may I suggest my search by map site at http://www.SF-MLS-Search.com where you can save favorite properties and searches for email updates on new listings.
Loans are very difficult for foreigners. Cash is most likely going to be required to make the purchase. And we work with international/out of area clients on a regular basis - if you want some help our contact info is below:
Lance King/Owner-Managing Broker