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International real estate purchases easier with the right help

On Behalf of | Jun 19, 2019 | Firm News |

Wanting to buy international property is a desire that many people around the globe have. You may have a particular interest in New York real estate, but as someone living outside the United States, you may not feel confident in your ability to purchase property in the state.

Fortunately, investing in foreign real estate is certainly an option for interested parties. You may have more obstacles to face than someone living in the area where you want to buy property, but it is not an impossible task. Plus, you can enlist local help to assist you throughout the process.

Why do you want the property?

You can use real estate in a variety of ways. You may have personal interests or business interests in foreign real estate, and determining the purpose of your property may help you find the right real estate. Some intentions you may have in mind include the following:

  • A home away from home while conducting business in the United States
  • An investment property
  • A place to live long term in the future
  • A vacation property
  • A home for children to live in while attending college in the United States

This information could help you determine what type of property may best suit your needs when exploring the real estate market.

What is your currency exchange rate?

An important aspect of buying property for most people is the expense. Because you hope to purchase foreign property, you may need to ensure that you understand the currency exchange rate and rates for making wire transfers or other actions needed to complete the actual purchase of the property. If you do not convert U.S. dollar amounts to your currency, you may find yourself falling in love with property that does not fit your budget.

Finding local help

Having a real estate agent may be your first thought when it comes to having local help with buying property. Certainly, an agent could provide you with valuable insight into the real estate market, but you may also want to consider enlisting the help of a New York attorney. A legal professional can ensure that you comply with the laws associated with purchasing property in the state.

Additionally, an attorney with the right experience and knowledge could also help you with immigration matters that may arise if you intend to live in the United States after completing your real estate transaction.