With beautiful weather, beaches, theme parks, great restaurants, outdoor sports, and tons of shopping options, it is no wonder that Florida attracts more than 122 million visitors each year. Instead of hotels, many tourists rent vacation homes to feel more like a “local” and enjoy the privacy of their very own abode. Owning a vacation property offers you a smart, wealth-generating investment opportunity: especially with the exponential growth Florida has to offer.
As more visitors choose the Sunshine State as their travel destination and seek vacation homes for their stay, there are many opportunities to purchase a vacation rental and benefit from its long-term investment. Best of all, our property managers can oversee all facets of your property — from maintenance to leasing.
The Florida real estate market has never been more competitive, and you need a team that can confidently and successfully navigate the nuances of vacation-home buying. With over 20 years of experience representing overseas clients, beINFLorida has targeted insights into these transactions and access to all area builders and resale properties.
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New home construction has accelerated throughout Florida and has proven to be a popular choice for vacation-home buyers. Below, you will find highlighted resort communities to assist you in acquiring a complete idea of the properties we offer. It is our mission to aid you in finding the ideal property that aligns with your goals.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I choose a real estate agent?
We recommend that you consider working with an agent who specializes in international sales. Often, these agents have a team of experts — including a tax attorney, lawyer, and international accountant — who can help smooth the process of buying and selling a home in the U.S. Lucky for you, you ended up in the right place, as we have all of the tools you need to be successful.
2. How should I buy the property?
You can purchase the property in your personal name, multiple names, or one of many legal entities. Every situation is different, and we always recommend that you consult with a tax attorney before making your final decision.
3. Is financing available for investment homes and second homes?
Yes, we have teamed up with the best local mortgage brokers who have the ability to offer investment and second-home financing for U.S. buyers. We will be happy to put you in touch once we have an initial plan in place for you.
4. Can I get financing as a non-U.S. resident?
Yes. As for our U.S. buyers, we have lenders in place that specialize in foreign national mortgages. Once we have an initial plan in place for you, we will be happy to connect you with one of our finance specialists.
5. How do I send my funds to and from the U.S. for the purchase or sale of a property?
We recommend using a reliable currency exchange, such as Smart Currency Exchange. We suggest you speak with a Smart Currency representative before initiating the buying or selling process to ensure you understand the transaction in its entirety..
6. Do I have to pay taxes as a non-U.S. resident?
It depends. Our accountant is available to ensure you know everything about the purchase or sale of a Florida property, including what U.S. tax laws govern. Our sister company, LRES, is a fully licensed and insured tax, accounting, and licensing company that offers additional services for a seamless real estate experience.
7. How do I begin the property search process?
In the U.S., all Realtors® have access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and will be able to access any home that is of interest to you. If you desire new construction, we can also recommend top builders in the area and represent you throughout the buying process.
8. How long does the buying and selling process take?
Buying and selling a home in the U.S. is a deliberative process that can take 30 days, on average, from the time an offer is accepted. You can expect the process to take up to 45-60 days if you are obtaining financing.
9. What additional fees can we expect?
In addition to the purchase price, you’ll incur costs such as title search and title insurance. Plus, other fees can add between 1.5% to 3% to the final cost.
10. Do I have to be there in person to close on the property?
It’s likely that your country allows remote online notarizations. Once your property is under contract, please consult with the title company for your options.
11. Are there restrictions on how long I can stay in the U.S.?
The length of time you may reside in the U.S. varies depending on your country of origin. Residents of some countries, like Canada, don’t need visas to travel to the U.S. For more information, visit travel.state.gov.
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