Building an American home: part 1, buying the land

Building an American home: part 1, buying the land

Buying a home in a new country is your chance to go a bit mad and do something truly unique. Such as building your own, perfect home from the ground up. So how do you go about buying the land to build on in the USA? Today, we’re investigating how to source the perfect plot and find the professionals you need, and the steps involved.
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Florida property market update, summer 2019

The Sunshine State’s success as a tourist destination is breaking yet more records. It’s all good news for Florida’s property market in summer 2019 too. Refreshingly detached from the Brexit saga and enjoying booming levels of tourism, Florida is an exciting place to be property-hunting right now. If you’ve always been tempted by a Disney home, here’s why 2019 is the time to make it happen!
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Where are the best places to live in East Florida?

Florida’s East Coast has it all: the surfing capital of the sunshine state, some of its best beaches, beautiful nature, the coral reefs of the Biscayne National Park and the laid-back vibe of Miami. If you’re thinking of moving to Florida, this could be the perfect region for you – so where are the best spots to buy property?
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Buying in the USA, part six: property management

With its year-round sun, theme parks, beaches and other attractions, Florida is a tourist hotspot, no matter the season. No wonder that so many choose to rent out their property while they’re not there! However. you’ll need to make sure it’s properly set up. This week, we’re looking at your options for property management in Florida.
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“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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