Profile picture for Morgan Yang

Could J1 researcher buy a codon in the US by cash?

I work in NIH with J1 visa. Since the codon price is relatively low compared with the rent, my wife and I decided to buy a codon instead of renting a house. The problem is: If we saved enough money, do we have the right to buy a codon or a house by cash with the J1 visa? Many thanks. 
  • September 11 2012 - US
  • 0
    0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Be a Good Neighbor. Be respectful and on-topic. No spam or self-promotion! See our Good Neighbor Policy.

Answers (4)

Best Answer

Profile picture for Ofe Polack
You should be OK if you are paying cash.  I practice in NH,how can I help you?
  • September 11 2012
  • 1Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Profile picture for Steven Riddle
You can buy any Lawful asset you like. Yes even a home. Any realtor that tells you otherwise is WRONG. 
  • September 11 2012
  • 1Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

Profile picture for Morgan Yang
Thank you very much, Raheel. 
  • September 11 2012
  • 0Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.

There's nothing in immigration law that prevents people from buying personal or real property in the US on cash.

Raheel Shahzad, Attorney, CPA, Real Estate Agent
Lombard, IL
  • September 11 2012
  • 1Yes

  • Report a Problem

    Please enter a valid email address.

    Content flagged

    We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.

    We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.