Buyers Guide to California – Education drives prices and rents

CALIFORNIA “California, Here we come” Phantom Planet (click for an awesome Indie rock song from 2002) We are super excited to kick off our “Buyer’s Guide to U.S. Real Estate” series, where we go in-depth into the main U.S. states for property investment purchases, starting with California! We also have a surprise guest at the […]

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Say Yes to Using Real Estate to Hedge Against Inflation!

Say Yes to Using Real Estate to Hedge Against Inflation!

Hedging Inflation With Real Estate While rising inflation and increased U.S. interest rates can cause stress for many, investing in real estate can be the best approach to hedging inflation. With inflation at a nearly 40-year high and the uncertainty in the stock market, investing in real estate is decidedly one of the best approaches […]

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Now is the Time to Release Equity for Cash
Now is the Time to Release Equity for Cash: A Global Real Estate Perspective on the Strength of the U.S. Dollar

Now is the Time to Release Equity for Cash: A Global Real Estate Perspective on the Strength of the U.S. Dollar

The U.S. dollar has been pushing down the rest of the world’s currencies over the past few months. The Yen is at a 24-year low compared to the dollar, and the Euro and Dollar have not been on par since ’02. Day after day, it proves that it is the world’s most dominant currency, with […]

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Liquidity Issues? AM Bridge Loans to the Rescue!

The housing market has seen intense competition, massive price surges, and dwindling inventory since 2020 – But if you’re a real estate investor, all of that may be about to change, and for the better.  Mortgage rates are rising. In mid-June of 2022, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.81%. That may seem high; however, rates […]

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Looking for passive income? Now is the time to strike!
Rising interest rates are a good thing for U.S. Real Estate Investors

Rising interest rates are a good thing for U.S. Real Estate Investors

Are you an overseas non-resident investor looking to purchase property in the U.S. but are thinking twice because of the increase in interest rates? Let’s break it down. Let’s face it, interest rates are high, but if you are looking for passive income and long-term investment, we know now is the time to strike.  When […]

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How Equity Rich Homeowners are Cashing In

U.S. homeowners have seen their equity increase by over 32.2% since the first quarter of 2021. That’s a year-over-year gain of over $3.8 trillion. This significant increase in home equity has provided many homeowners with the opportunities to cash in through home equity loans, cash-out refinancing, or home equity lines of credit (HELOC).  What Does it Mean […]

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Postcard from Austin

If you have been following the news, it’s no surprise Austin, Texas is by far the most popular destination for US property investors. This was echoed in our Deep Dive report, where we use empirical data to support this conclusion and the drivers behind its strong price appreciation and high (very) high rental yield.  I would […]

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Tax Strategies for U.S. Real Estate Investors living Overseas

There are many income tax issues that must be considered when a foreign national invests in U.S. real estate.   The analysis begins with the foreign national’s tax status in the U.S. tax system: 1) Are they U.S. citizens (dual citizens)?  2) If not, do they hold a “Green Card” that allows permanent U.S. residency status?   […]

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