Imagine having the Obamas living next door; waving at Barack as you walk the dog or popping in to borrow a cup of sugar from Michelle. Well, now you can. Apparently, they’re purchasing a palatial waterfront home, with its own private beach and boat deck, in Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. We take a tour of this iconic spot for luxury property (and seek out some more affordable spots).
Weather in America is serious. Few countries in the world suffer as many catastrophic weather events, as last week’s tragic events in Florida and the Bahamas showed yet again. If you’re buying a property here, especially in Florida but not only here, you will need to hurricane proof your Florida home. The good news ias that it needn’t be expensive.
Texas is known for many things; cowboys, southern hospitality, country music, the best BBQ in the world. But did you also know that The Lone Star state is one of the fastest growing states in the USA? Since 2010, more than four million people have made the move to Texas. We find out what’s drawing so many buyers, including from overseas.
Last year, foreign investors snapped up 183,100 properties in the USA, amounting to a total value of $77.9 billion. While this is actually a decrease from the previous year, US real estate remains an incredibly appealing asset to foreign investors. Chinese buyers topped the foreign investment ranks, followed by Canadians, Asian Indians and UK buyers. So what’s the fuss about?
In the final part of our series in self-building your American home, we’ve reached the business end of the process – getting it built. Who do you need, how do you know they’re any good, what will you pay and what is the process of building?