Buying a Home

Buying a home is an exciting and complex adventure. It can also be a very time-consuming and costly one if you're not familiar with all aspects of the process, and don't have all the best information and resources at hand. For foreign buyers purchasing a property in the United States there are special considerations to take into account and federal regulations to comply with in order to complete the transaction.

One of my specialties is representing the best interests of domestic and international buyers throughout the home buying process. My comprehensive, high-quality services can save you time and money, as well as make the experience more enjoyable and less stressful.

If you're like most people, buying a home is the biggest investment you will ever make. So whether you're buying a starter home, your dream home, a second home, or an investment property, why not take advantage of my experience as a local market expert for Massachusetts and Connecticut to make the most informed decisions you can, every step of the way?

Should you desire to purchase a property outside of the United States, I can put you in touch with one of my many trusted FIABCI/International Real Estate Federation colleagues throughout the world who are local experts in their native communities.

 

The following articles provide useful information and are a great place to start if you're considering buying a home.

How to choose a Neighborhood for Your Home Search Why use a Realtor When Buying a Home?
How to Choose a Home Home Inspections Avert Future Headaches
Take Charge When Buying a Home The Basics of Making an Offer

 

Additional Resources for domestic and international transactions; 

 

Massachusetts Property Search 

Currency Converter (English)

 Connecticut Property Search 

International Property Search (Available in 11 Languages)

Protection of Personal Information of Residents of the Commonwealth as Filed by the OCABR               

Special Considerations for Foreign Buyers of American Properties (Courtesy of AFIRE)             

Tips for Americans Buying Property Abroad- Overseas Digest Article
FIRPTA Withholding Explanation from Internal Revenue Service (IRS) A Guide to FIRPTA for Foreign Investors
Analysis of 1984 Withholding Requirements under FIRPTA by Evan Cohen United States Tax Treaties Information from the Internal Revenue Service
Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act from HUD.gov Information About the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) by the Internal Revenue Service
Bureau of Economic Analysis Immigration Classifications and Visa Categories

Information of Interest to Foreign Buyers of American Real Estate Regarding Changes Due to the Events of 9/11/2001; 

Patriot Act and Executive Order 13224