Tonia242, Other/Just Looking in Orlando, FL

Can non us citizen buy a condo in orlando?

Asked by Tonia242, Orlando, FL Sat Sep 8, 2012

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Yes, as a foreign investor with about 30% down payment.
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Hi Tonia,

Regarding your question, the answer is yes!!!

Anyone may buy a home in the USA.

If you need any help, please feel free to cal me.

Good luck!!!
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Sure , no problem. I help buyers fron non US countries every day of the week :)

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All the best

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Absolutely! 26% of all international sales happen in the state of Florida. Be sure to consult an attorney and your accountant to ensure all of your t's are crossed and your i's are dotted. Research FIRPTA - Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act so you're prepared if you decide to resell the property in the future. Good luck!

Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR(R)
Watson Realty Corp.
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Hi Tonia, a non-US citizen may purchase residential property in all 50 states. If your purchase depends on applying for a domestic mortgage, you will encounter challenges unless you can demonstrate U.S. credit history. There are mortgage lenders that will finance for international buyers, but not many. They will require a higher than standard down payment.

When/if you sell the U.S. property, 10% of the net proceeds from the sale will be witheld by the title company and reported to the IRS. This is done to prevent foreign property owners from making a profit from the sale (capital gains) without paying tax to the US on the capital gain.
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Thank you, does this also apply for the investment condos eg vacation rental.
Flag Sat Sep 8, 2012
Hello Tonia,

Yes, you can buy a condo in Orlando; there are no penalties for foreign buyers. Keep in mind to pay your taxes; and you are good. Now on the backside when you decide to sell your property; you will be bound to FIRPTA which holds 10% of the Sales Price of your sale from your net proceeds. This is done to ensure that you have paid all the correct taxes while owning property here in the US. Let me know your search criteria for a condo; and I can help.

James Williams
RE/MAX Premier Properties
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Yes. Let me know if I can help purchasing your new condo.
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Of course, it happens every day. You got the cash, you can buy in the US.
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