Franck, Home Buyer in Diamond Head - Kapah...

hello i'm french and i would like to invest in an appartment in honolulu, but i don't know the law about foreign investors. do you have any?

Asked by Franck, Diamond Head - Kapahulu - Saint Louis, Honolulu, HI Thu Feb 2, 2012

advises? regards

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Aloha Franck,
Please give me a call so we can discuss specifics. There are no barriers for foreign investors in Hawaii.
You will likely need the following:
1) A Hawaii bank account- makes it easier to deposit funds and pay taxes.
2) A local management agency if you intend to rent it out to make income. If you will leave it vacant when you are not here you will not need this step.
3) A great agent that understands ROI, CAP rates, and all the timelines that foreign investors make need to make sure the transaction gets completed on time. (Signing can take a little finesse if you are out of country to complete on time, Fed Ex is very important)
4) We need to set up a time to talk or skype so I know what to send you.

Please email or call me today.
808 271 2223

Or get started yourself with the only Google map driven search on Oahu. It shows every Home and condo available on Oahu. If you are an Iphone or Ipad user, there is also a free, no registration App that you can email me directly from as you find something you love.

David Nash
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Bonjour Frank,
je voudrais savoir si tu comptes toujours investir a Honolulu. Je suis toujour disponible a vous assister si tu en as besoin. Je suis a Honolulu. vous pouvez m'appeler au 808-398-6123, ou bien email
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SALUT !! tu es sur place ? (honolulu)
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Oui je suis en ville a Honolulu.
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Bonjour Franck,

Comment se passe votre recherche d'investissement immobilier a Honolulu? Je connais un agent Keller Williams qui pourra carrement vous aider! Faites moi signe si vous avez toujours bseoin d'assistance afin que je vous mete en contact!

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Aloha Frank:
My name is Mike Gallagher, I own my own Brokerage here in Kailua, Hawaii, Oahu and if you visit my websites you will find answers to almost everything you need. under "Real Estate Articles."

You will find no problem as a Foreign Investor other than the fact that our Internal Revenue Serice (Tax Department) wants to make sure they get their money.

Your one disadvantage is upon selling if you are not a U.S. Citizen or Resident. You will taxed at a higher rate upon the sale of the property. Not the buy.

Much Aloha,
Mike G.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 17, 2012
Une de mes clientes francaises qui habite en Europe a achete une propriete pres de Waikiki il y a quelques annees. Etes-vous juste de passage ici?
N'hesitez pas a me contacter si vous avez encore des questions a ce sujet!

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 7, 2012
Aloha Franck,
I helped Canadian clients in the past and I'm French speacking. Call me at 808-398-6123 to talk on how I can assist you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 2, 2012
I just uploaded a Video Blog about this very subject yesterday. Please call me if you wish to learn more about the process and things to keep in mind. I have many happy international clients that love their homes and investments in Hawaii. Many of them are able to purchase through my use of videos and digital documents from the comfort of their home.

Please find the google map search on my website that has every home and condo for sale on Oahu. Using the google map makes it very easy to find what you want, where you want.

David Nash
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Bonjour Franck-

Comment sa va? Mon nom est Sarah je suis un agent in Hawaii du Francais Canada. Notre company specialise en investiment immobilier. Avant que tu d'acheter un investment ici appele moi! Hawaii es difficile pour faire a bon return. Pas impossible mais surement plus compliquee. Ma company ici achete les auction maison et on l'es re-vent completement neuve pour un profit. Je m'excuse pour mon francais ecrit qui n'es pas bon du tout. Je l'es perdu avec l'es ici and anglais.

bonne chance!

Sarah 393-9903
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I can introduce you to Francis one of our agents that speaks fluent French and is one of our more
experienced agents that works with many investors. Contact me anytime at 808-348-5785 or
e-mail to: <>
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call: 808-753-3083
I am the premier expert in Hawaii for foreign investors...
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 2, 2012
Aloha Franck,

Here is an article I wrote recently. It will answer some of your questions:…

Call or email and I can give you more information.

Frank Diaz
East Oahu Realty
808.791.2277 direct
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