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Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
Are there a special regulations/provisions for buying California real estate by Russians with no US residency?
I don't think so, Lg. I'm pretty sure there are no special rules for Russians.

Check out the US State Department website: http://travel.state.gov/visa/

The real issue is ... more
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Roland Vinya…, Real Estate Pro in Sprakers, NY
Roland Vinyard answered:
Hi, my parents are paying for a house that I want to buy in Arizona.What options do they have in sending the money from the Philippines to the USA?
If there is a bank that is local both to them and to you, it might make more sense to use it. Otherwise, they can wire it to the account where you want it to go. You will need what they ... more
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Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
We, Australian citizen. want to buy a house in CA. The price will be around the $2.500.000.00 We are retired, financiallyindependant and can pay
Marjan,

The US government actually encourages foreign national investment in residential real estate by not imposing restrictions and guidelines.

As a buyer, there can be other f ... more
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
My agent took a bonus from buyer to get me to lower price. Can I pay buyer to get my property back? Can I get my commission paid out back?
As long as the Agent DISCLOSED it, there is nothing illegal about that.
You must have given him permission to act as a Dual Agent.

Good luck and may God bless
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 1, 2011 Home Buying in USA
Jolie Muss, Real Estate Pro in Upper West Side, New...
Jolie Muss answered:
Buyers & sellers do you really understand the importance of the "due diligence" in your contract and written documents? Do we make it?
Lillie , looks like you question was truncated. Here in NYC contracts are usually prepared by experienced real estate attorneys who are the ones to perform "due diligence" in ... more
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Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Agents: Do we run risks by answering questions like, "What are some of the more popular areas of (wherever) for young single professionals to
That's tricky.
Responding to such a question in this manner would be appropriate:
"Westchase, as reported by TBO Magazine, is popular with many young professionals due to i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 12, 2011 Home Buying in USA
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
As a suisse, can i buy a shop in states , may i run my shop myself.
You can certainly purchase a property if you have the cash or quailified for the mortgage. A real estate attorney can outline what if any tax implication there will be.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 7, 2011 Home Buying in USA
Cindy Stacey, Real Estate Pro in Carrollton, GA
Cindy Stacey answered:
How do you find cash buyers or investors?
Talk to everyone you know. "Who do" them. Ask them, "Who do you know that is interested in buying real estate." You can advertise, but real estate has always been ... more
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Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
What does it mean when a listing says "subject to short sale approval"?
No, Toni, it was always going to be that difficult.

For those readers who don't understand, a short sale, by definition, requires the approval of the seller's lender to ac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 29, 2011 Home Buying in Mobile
Amanda Willi…, Real Estate Pro in Mobile, AL
Amanda Williams answered:
Can anyone have a recommendation for a good attorney for tax advice for purchase of real estate in US?
Below are some resources to answer your question. Depending on your question you might also want to consult a tax accountant.

Vivian G. Johnston, Jr. is a tax attorney with Hand Aren ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 9, 2012 Home Buying in USA
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Changed My mind on Down Payment for a VA Loan? Can I do that?
Why aren't you asking the VA?
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 23, 2011 Home Buying in Mobile
Fred Glick, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Fred Glick answered:
I do not have a Real-Estate license but have been manage some my rental h, can I be an agent for a relative of mine who is Vietnamese (a US non-reside
No. you MUST have a license to represent someone.

WHy don't you consider getting your license?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 4, 2011 Home Buying in USA
Alex Kim, Real Estate Pro in Stafford, VA
Alex Kim answered:
im a filipino national willing to buy condo unit and stay there together with my family, do i have a chance to get family residence visa
Hi Alexmiranda,

You can buy any properties in USA even you are not citizen or resident.
If you can buy in CASH, that will be perfect but financing, that can be tricky but YES, you c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 23, 2011 Home Buying in USA
Alex Kim, Real Estate Pro in Stafford, VA
Alex Kim answered:
I am ecuadorian can i buy a home in us and sell it in 3 months to make a profit
Hi Marcela,

Yes, you can buy any properties and sell whenever you want, as long as you buy in CASH.
For some loan, depends on the loan, you might be able to, now, that you will need ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 4, 2011 Home Buying in USA
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
How can I buy a property that not going to be assessed when a divorce proceedings comes in. I live in Chicago Il.
Consider a consultation with an attorney who specializes in real estate for all related paperwork, etc., then go from there.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 4, 2011 Home Buying in USA
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
What are the consequences if I refuse to sign a Mutual release form.?
Jay Jay,
You need to ask your agent or an attorney. Your contract will likely indicate part of your answer and we don't have that. You might also ask your lender to check out R ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 22, 2010 Home Buying in Mobile
SYNERGY Real…, Real Estate Pro in Mobile, AL
SYNERGY Realty Group answered:
What are the consequences if I refuse to sign a Mutual release form.?
are you being represented by a Realtor? if not that's where you could use the skill and expertise of an experienced agent to communicate for you and make this happen.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 22, 2010 Home Buying in Mobile
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
If you own a property in teh US and you're European, does that allow you to stay in the USA indefinitely (provided of course you don't
Not knowing your immigration status--Your question can best be answered by an attorney who specializes in immigration law--for accurate advice, consider a consultation, as he/she will b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 6, 2013 Home Buying in USA
Laurye Bruns…, Real Estate Pro in Mobile, AL
Laurye Brunson answered:
Where are current (Midtown) property values at in comparison to May of 2007?
It depends on which section of Midtown you're talking about! Overall, they've probably decreased about 10-20%, but that's a VERY general comparison. Midtown covers a LO ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 25, 2013 Home Buying in 36606
Zeke Zapiola, Both Buyer and Seller in Fayetteville, NC
Zeke Zapiola answered:
My parents, non US residents and living in Europe, are planning to buy a home for me (paying 100%) on their name. I live in Georgia.
Julie,
Yes, they can. They have to contact the real state agent and an attorney in law, pay the earnest money to him and then the rest in the closing. I am from Argentina and I bought ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 23, 2010 Home Buying in USA
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