European Buyers

Welcome European Buyers!

There are many attractive reasons why international clients from Europe consider purchasing property and/or business for sale in Florida. The main reason about real estate mostly the purpose of investment which is absolutely understandable.

In sunny Florida, you may find your ideal second home, vacation home, retirement home, or rental property investment.

With spectacular year-round weather, climate, beautiful beaches, incredible arts, culture and entertainment, Florida’s Gulf Coast is very popular for Europeans especially from East-Europe.

It is important to find a Florida real estate agent whom you trust. Pete Harris is an expert on helping foreign nationals succeed in purchasing real estate and businesses in the Sunshine State.

Passports & Visas for Europeans

If you have the right Florida real estate agent, like Florida International Realty Gulf Coast, you may be comfortable purchasing a property sight-unseen. However, if you wish to visit Florida to view properties or businesses for sale, you will need a few things.

  1. With a Visa Waiver / ESTA you may visit Florida for up to 90 days per case.
    Please ask information from your US Embassy is it available for you in your Country of origin.
  2. With a B1-B2 Visa, you may visit Florida for up to six months.
  3. Other type of non-resident or green card visas are available and international clients can live and work in Florida. Our consultancy can help to choose the better one for internationals.

Real Estate Expenses

We will help you outline all the costs to expect in a Florida real estate transaction, including notary fees, title insurance, transfer taxes, property taxes and mortgage fees (if applicable). For transaction fees, expect to pay usually approximately 5% of the purchase price. When you make a formal offer on a Florida property, you will need to make a deposit. The higher the deposit, the stronger your offer will appear.
If you choose one of our Promoted Offer, the expenses to be reduced.
Please select Our Promoted Offers from the top menu to get more information.

Real Estate Process for European Buyer

We will guide you through each step of the purchase process in Florida, including reviewing properties, making an offer, making a deposit, signing a purchase contract, establishing an escrow account, title insurance, scheduling a home inspection, and more. A signed purchase contract is binding in Florida. However, contingency clauses can allow either side to withdraw under specified circumstances.
If you choose one of our Promoted Offer, the process can be so much easier and faster.
Please select Our Promoted Offers from the top menu to get more information.

Real Estate Financing for European Buyers

CASH. Cash is king in Florida real estate. As a European buyer, purchasing a Florida property with cash will make the process easier for you. If you plan on buying real estate with cash, you will want to consult currency exchange companies to receive the best exchange rates possible.
We can provide currency exchange company upon your request.

LOAN. If you plan on purchasing a Florida property with a loan, you will want to evaluate all of your options, such as applying for a mortgage on your Florida property via a U.S. lender. U.S. lenders normally require 30% or more down from foreign nationals.

Real Estate Taxes for European Buyers

A Double Taxation Treaty between the United States and so many European Countries prevents double payment of taxes. In the U.S., annual real estate taxes amount to approximately 1.5% of the property’s value. Florida rental income is subject to tax as well. We can help put you in contact with a U.S. tax accountant and expert to go over real estate taxes with you.

Contact Us

If you are a U.K. citizen considering purchasing a property or business in Florida, contact us today to discuss your specific circumstances and how we can help.