“We wanted something that worked hard for our money”

“We wanted something that worked hard for our money”

Mark and Julie Bacon have had fantastic family holidays in Florida, but a recent property investment there has made them even bigger fans of the Sunshine State. They got the keys to their hotel-style apartment, or condo, in Orlando in September. Straight away they entered it into the on-site rental scheme and already are seeing a 7% return.
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Can you retire to the USA?

It’s here: the ultimate ‘me time’! Sweet, sweet retirement. If you’re determined to make the most of it, good for you! Today we’re taking a closer look at whether you can retire to the USA, and considering your visa and healthcare options. We’re also checking out some fantastic corners of the country where you can start your search.
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Buying in the US, Part Five: Removals

You’ve got your visa, you’ve put down your house deposit, your papers are all in order, but there’s just one more thing left to organise: getting your possessions over. When you’re heading off to the other side of the Atlantic, you’ll need a bit more than a man with a van – so what’s the best way to organise a long-haul removal?
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Wilder weekends: exploring the US’s wildlife

Let’s face it – the UK is hardly Top of the Pops when it comes to potential for wildlife encounters. The closest we tend to get to the animal kingdom, is either a cuddle with a humble house cat, or maybe a fox making a racket behind the bins while we’re trying to sleep. When you move to the USA, it will be a different story entirely. Forget the humble badger, in some parts of the USA, you’ll have coyotes, mountain lions and bears living in your neck of the woods! 
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Buying in the USA, part four: the buying process

So you’ve decided on your perfect place to buy your dream home – perhaps sunny Florida for a holiday home to escape the UK winter. But how do you go about actually finding your ideal home itself? How do you create you brief, choose your realtor and what’s the process of buying a house in the USA? Find out in part four of your buying guide series.
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What’s moving to the USA like for singles?

The start of the year’s a time for reflection. Are you living the life you want to live? Or do you have a nagging feeling you’d prefer life overseas? Moving to the US is a big leap, but is very rewarding. Unlike in some places, many Brits move to here on their own, for work or just for a change. So how is it moving to the USA as a single person?
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What’s in store for the US property market in 2019?

The US property market in 2019 looks to continue the trend for high prices, with asking prices almost 50% higher than ten years ago – but if you know where to look, and just as importantly, what type of property to look for, you’ll be able to find bargains (and it’s all thanks to lower sales volumes – we’ll show you where).
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Buying in the USA, part three: money matters

As spending tens or hundreds of thousands of pounds is a huge decision, it should not be taken lightly. You need to assess your financial situation carefully at the outset. How much money can you comfortably use from your savings, the sale or re-mortgage of your UK property or other sources to finance your USA property? When doing these initial sums, investigate and factor in buying costs, maintenance and living costs and any other unexpected costs that could pop up along the way.
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Your handy guide to local taxes in the USA

Tax is a complicated business no matter where you decide to park yourself in the world. However, when you buy overseas, it’s vital to understand how your tax situation will be affected. For those hoping to buy property in the USA, getting your head around the system might take a head scratching. In America, tax is imposed at a federal, state AND a local government level. Yes – this means that you can be taxed by all three at once! Additionally, the US is one of only two countries in the world to tax non-resident citizens on their worldwide income, although they do offer a tax credit for foreig
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Buying in the USA, Part Two: American Visas

For many overseas buyers looking at homes in the US, their first question is “do you need a visa to buy property in America?” The answer is no – as long as you fulfil certain conditions. However, if you wish to spend longer than 90 days in the US, then you will need a visa. In this, Part Two of our six-part series, Buying in the USA, we look at your rights to buy property and the American visas you may need.
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Buying in the USA: Part One

The US economy is booming, the housing market is strong and you’ve got an almost incomparable choice of locations to buy in – whether you want tropics, desert, moorland, mountain or bustling city. We firmly believe that 2019 will be a fantastic year to buy, so we’re excited to launch our six-part series, Buying in the USA, to help you along the way to making your American dream reality. 
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