Raise your hand if you have not dreamed of living in Florida at least once? The cinema and TV series have helped to make it known in the world with its immense beaches, amusement parks, the production of oranges and the Kennedy Space Center, the structure for launching NASA spacecraft. And how to turn dreams into reality we try ourselves with some practical information and more.
First of all, let’s know it better: the temperature annually stands at 80 F, in addition to beaches and natural parks, there is a dynamic and multicultural environment thanks to the presence of a large Latin American community. Miami, a destination for the latest fashion, is full of attractions for those who want to spend a period of sea and entertainment. In addition to Miami, there is Orlando, the sixth largest city in Florida, known by tourists for the many attractions in the area, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. And do not forget Fort Lauderdale, with its breathtaking coastline, the capital Tallahassee and many others.
Did we intrigue you? Indeed the white beaches and the functional infrastructure make the Sunshine State a popular destination for all. To realize the dream of buying a house or a villa in the United States, it is good to know the trend of the real estate market, as well as of course to make a careful assessment of your needs and financial availability.
It is advisable to know that the properties for sale are included in one of the Multiple Listing Services (MLS), a list that can be accessed, thanks to the collaboration of the real estate consultant, to know the various offers. Once you have chosen the house of your dreams, the buying process is relatively easy and direct: decided the price you will have to formally express your purchase intention that will be binding for the conclusion of the contract
If you are wondering if there are specific requirements for buying or renting a property in Florida, it is important to know that you do not need to have a particular permit, but it is mandatory to obtain a temporary or permanent visa if you plan to live in Sunshine State. Orlando, Miami, Naples and Key West are just some of the most popular destinations for foreign buyers.
The key question remains: will it cost a fortune?
After the great housing crisis that hit the United States, property prices have fallen significantly and therefore there are interesting investment opportunities.
The immense sparsely populated areas also allow you to buy land and build your dream home in the immediate vicinity of the beach.
If you want to buy a property to rent later, you will need to make sure that the area is designed to be a rental area. Many homes can not be rented if they are in the wrong area.
As you can imagine the costs vary depending on the type -villa, house, or apartment-, the location of the property and services nearby. You have to keep in mind that the expenses for buying a house in the United States vary from 2% to 7% of the price, to these you will have to add the extra costs of the trial, closure, registration, mortgage, legal and insurance costs.
All payments relating to the property must be made through your US account but do not fear, even those who are not resident in America, can open a bank account.
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