I can't speak to the tax issues but the LENDERS in the area where he wants to purchase
are the ones who will know about restrictions on a foreign national attempting to purchase
Real Estate in a country where they do not have citizenship.
Best of luck to you Corey!
A couple of things come to mind for you. If you have cash you may be able to sail through the process.
If you need to borrow funds you will need to check in with a lender. Usually they require that you have a tax ID number (in lieu of a social security number) or a Green Card to quality for a loan. It may depend on the state that you want to purchase in.
Best of luck to you!
There are no restrictions when somebody from overseas is buying real estate in South Carolina State (where I practice). However purchasing process in US is different from overseas in most cases and you need to know about this process. Also you need to get familiar with property taxes and fees associated with Real Estate here in US. Please let me know if I can further assist you with such information.