Can a South African Citizen buy property in the USA and how do you go about it.?

Asked by Daphnem, Florida Fri Nov 4, 2011

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Aking032962, Home Buyer, New York, NY
Sat Feb 18, 2017
Yes, you do not have to be a US citizen to own property in the United States. Depending on your credit you may even qualify for a home loan. There are requirements as long as you have a good credit score in South Africa then you should have no problem qualifying.
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Julietfube, Home Buyer, New York, NY
Sat Feb 18, 2017
Hi my name is Juliet I'm south African .can I buy a house in USA?
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Maurice Simp…, , Orlando, FL
Sun Jun 23, 2013
Hi Daphnem,
You may purchase investment property in the USA as a South African.

Call me , should you have questions

321 231 4493 cell USA or
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Genevieve Ra…, Agent, Punta Gorda, FL
Wed Nov 9, 2011
Hi Daphnem,
Just attended a class about this. Contact or email He handles immigration issues. He'll be able to give you accurate answers.
Would like to know how it goes.
Good Luck!
Genevieve Ramachandran
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Boris Russa…, Agent, Weston, FL
Fri Nov 4, 2011
Yes, you can purchase the property In USA.

Moreover a congress propose to issue visas to foreign nationals who buy U.S. homes.
Senate is indeed considering such an idea as part of a larger bipartisan provision of immigration measures (VISIT-USA Act), co-authored by Senators.
The program would create a new homeowner visa that would be renewable every three years. To be eligible, a person would have to buy a primary residence of at least $250,000 and spend a total of $500,000 on residential real estate (i.e. rentals or vacation homes). This proposal is similar to an existing program that puts foreign nationals on a fast track to a green card if they invest at least $500,000 in an American business that creates at least 10 jobs.

Best Regards,
Boris Russanov
Realtor, FORTUNE International Realty
Cell 954 643 1050
Phone 954 727 9347 Ext 258
Fax 954 727 9348
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Jen Babacan, Agent, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fri Nov 4, 2011
Hi Daphnem,
I believe that is a question for an Immigration lawyer. If you are interested in South Florida, I will be happy to help you find your dream home.
Kind regards,
Jen Babacan
Galleria International Realty
(954) 648-7334
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Daphnem, Home Buyer, Florida
Fri Nov 4, 2011
Thank you. Do you know if it would help to own property in the US, if we want to later apply for green cards?
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Nancy Doyle, Agent, Cape Coral, FL
Fri Nov 4, 2011
As stated below you certainly can. I have helped many people from other countries purchase here. I would be happy to help, and answer any questions you may have. Let me know if I can help

Have a great day,
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Kevin Clouti…, Agent, Cape Coral, FL
Fri Nov 4, 2011
Yes they can. If you like, you can contact me directly at for more information.

Kevin Cloutier
Southern Premier Realty
Cape Coral, FL 33914
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