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Can a person from China buy a home here in USA? Can he come to live here periodically?

  • August 28 2013 - US
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Thank you everyone for the information! He is going to pay cash. Now I see the it may be good for investment purpose, but not a good idea to think about living there because having a house here wont have any impact on his visa status. I think for a Chinese national, successfully obtaining a visa is not always a predictable thing. He is better off to work on his visa and immigration status first. Thank you!
  • August 31 2013
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Yes you can certainly buy real estate here. But as far as occupying the residence that's a question for an INS attorney.
Good luck!
  • August 29 2013
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Yes, you can buy real estate here, and you can even get a mortgage, but it won't affect your visa requirements for visiting or living here.

  • August 29 2013
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In South Florida, a big chunk of the beach properties are owned by foreigners. But, they are all cash deals.
  • August 29 2013
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Hi there,

Yes this is definitely possible! Someone in this situation should consider looking into a Foreign National Mortgage. These loans are meant for non-residences who are seeking a home loan in the United State. The minimum down payment for these types of loans are usually around 20% so you should be good. Lenders, like myself, can give out these types of loans for non-residences who want a mortgage in the U.S. Shop around and find a lender who can help you out.

So if you have any further questions, or if you need a loan feel free to contact me through the information on my profile page. If you found this comment helpful please leave me a review on my page!

Hope this helps and good luck!
  • August 29 2013
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There aren't any problems for international citizens in terms of purchasing a home in the USA.  However, unless you are buying with cash, it can be quite difficult to secure a loan through a bank.

Chinese nationals can stay in the USA for a maximum of 90 days with a normal tourist visa.  Check with the US Department of State for details and deadlines for Visas: http://travel.state.gov/visa/.

I'm accustomed to working with international buyers and happy any questions you have.
  • August 28 2013
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Yes we help many off-shore buyers in Seattle.
Contact me through my profile if this is where you are interested in purchasing.
  • August 28 2013
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Yes, you can buy properties here in the US.  If you are buying with all cash, then you won't need to look for a mortgage lender for loan since you do not have credit history in the US.  In terms of living here periodically, as long as you have the proper travel documents, that shouldn't be a problem.
  • August 28 2013
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