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Find your perfect property. If you need help finding the perfect property or want to try before you buy, fill out The Overseas Guides Company property resource form. You’ll be able to get information about properties (to rent and/or buy) from a variety of estate agents or request The Overseas Guides Company Resource Team to help you out.

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Letting your second home

Once you’ve purchased your property in America, you may think all the hard work is done, but if you intend for it to be a holiday let, there are a number of other steps you will need to take. In Florida, short-term rentals are allowed only in specified zones, but you will have checked this before you bought the property. Insurance will be your first priority. If you bought your property with an American mortgage, an insurance policy would have to be in place  More...


What to expect from an agent in the USA

Like British estate agents, American real estate agents act as intermediaries between buyers and sellers; they are the face-to-face contacts that arrange viewings, help negotiate prices and keep the paper work moving. But that’s where the similarities end. American real estate agents have a far more involved role than British estate agents. A major difference is that there are buyer’s agents and seller’s agents, therefore the buyer’s agent that represents you will have your best  More...


Tips for viewing property in the USA

Viewing and buying property in America will take on a whole new dimension when you have to consider the physical distance between you and your dream home. If you have to select your property while still living in the UK, you should try and plan a viewing trip before you move but do as much research as possible on-line before you visit. If you really can’t manage a viewing trip, you may be better off renting a property for the first six months to a year while you get your  More...


Choosing where to buy in the USA

Choosing the right time to view a property will usually be a reflection on your personal circumstances. Some people looking to relocate to America will start their research while still resident in the UK; others prefer to move into temporary rental accommodation while they get familiar with the location. Five years ago Cathy began to realize that America would offer her an opportunity to expand her business in another direction. With this in mind, she started making visits to  More...


Real Estate Agents and How They Work

American real estate agents, or Realtors®, are the key to a successful house purchase and can make or break your deal. It is therefore in your interests to understand a bit more about how they work. First of all, you should know that only agents and brokers belonging to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) can display the Realtors® logo; these agents are bound by a strict code of ethics. American real estate brokers are required to be licensed and must pass  More...


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