What’s moving to the USA like for singles?

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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6 reasons to buy property in the USA in 2019

With the end of the year fast approaching (can you believe it!), it’s only natural for thoughts to turn what you want from next year. If, for you, that means moving to the United States, 2019 could be the year. With the United States in the news every day, and not always for the brightest reasons, you might be wondering whether this is the right choice for you and your family. However, experts are predicting good things for those who want to buy property in the USA in 2019 and 2020.
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City living in Sarasota

How would you like to live in a peaceful coastal city of just 52,000 people, right on the warm waters of The Gulf of Mexico? If this sounds like your idea of pure bliss, Sarasota could be an excellent option when you buy property in Florida. This Florida city is located in between Tampa and Naples, which are both highly sought-after, lively locations that you’ll love having just down the road.
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Registering a car and getting a license in the USA

As of 2016, there were 222 million registered drivers on the road in the USA. Having a car is essential for getting round, even in most large cities. Even more so if you’re keen to make like Kerouac and go ‘on the road’ to see what your new country has to offer. Today we’re looking at whether you need a US driving licence, and if so, how to get one. We run through how to register a vehicle. Plus, you’ll find some quick, handy tips about how to drive safely when you move to the USA.
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How to rent out your American home

If you’re looking to establish a little side-line in holiday rentals to see you through retirement, buying property in Florida could be the perfect way forward. But navigating the US holiday rentals market can be a little bit of a minefield. And the US taxman is not to be messed with! So today we’re explaining all you need to know about renting out your property in the USA.
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Where are the cheapest homes in the US?

Over the last year, house prices in the USA have snuck up by 8.3%, with a 6.6% expected this year. According to Zillow, the median price of US property sold in the last year is $231,700. This increase is mostly due to less properties being on the market – so increased competition for what stock there is out there. While the days of four-bed properties being available for just a few thousand dollars may be behind us, it’s still possible to find cheap American property if you know where to look. While it may prove trickier to find bargains close to America’s popular coastal cities, it’s certainl
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