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
Central Florida’s Top of the Pops with the Brits for a reason (or several): year-round sunshine, world-class beaches, no state taxes – and surprisingly affordable property. If you’re looking to make a move to Central Florida, this one’s for you. We’re exploring the property hotspots, what you can expect to pay in each area, whom these areas would suit, as well as our favourite topic, the weather.
If you’re considering a move to the USA with your children, chances are, like many, you’re emigrating for a fantastic job opportunity. As of 2018, the USA ranks third in the world in terms of income after Luxembourg and Switzerland. The average wage taken home in the USA sits at $58,700 (£45,400) per year. Furthermore, should you be moving for a management-level position, you can expect to earn up to six times the average! This could mean taking home as much as $382,200 (£282,600) per year for certain roles, which will certainly improve life for your family!
According to the National Association of Realtors, the US holiday home market is currently booming. In their report on Investment and Vacation Home Buyers 2018, they revealed 72% of vacation property owners and 71% of investment property owners believe now is a good time to buy a holiday home in the USA. Of these eager buyers, 33% are snapping up holiday homes in resort areas, 24% are looking to rural locations and 18% are keen on that small town vibe. 33% want to be by the beach and 21% wish to hear the lake lapping on the shore outside of their bedroom window.
How will you make friends in the USA? The question might seem laughable to many who have made the move: “you’ll be fighting them off, with that accent!” But while striking up conversation is easy, making real connections involves a touch more work. So whether you’re moving to the USA or just buying a holiday home there, the prospect of recreating your friendship and support network can be daunting. Here are our suggestions.
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