Investment Properties, Second Homes and Vacation Homes
Disney area, Orlando, Kissimmee, Davenport, Clermont
Dolby Properties loves Canadians!
Over the past few years, we have helped many Canadians buy and sell properties here in the Orlando area. In fact, Broker, Lesley Dolby, has both American and Canadian citizenships and along with our team of highly knowledgeable and experienced agents, we are all well positioned to understand your particular needs and concerns. Click on our TESTIMONIALS and check out what some of our happy Canadian clients have said about us. Orlando area property prices are still extremely competitive compared to prices in most Canadian cities. Your investment rate of return will also generally be much greater with properties in the Orlando area than with investment properties at home in Canada, so it's definitely worth getting in touch with us to check it out. Add this to the fact that Canadians are still able to secure great financing here in Florida, so even during the times when currency fluctuations are not as much in your favor, your Canadian dollar can still buy a lot of property here, so why not take advantage of this great time now?
FINANCING IS PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD FOR CANADIANS....
Many banks here in the US are happy to work with Canadians for their property purchase, especially banks like TD Bank, with whom most Canadians are already very familiar. Many of our past Canadian clients have also found it easy to secure financing back home in Canada for their property purchase here.
MONEY TRANSFER ....
We have had an excellent relationship with the foreign exchange company Moneycorp for years. Not many Canadians realize that they offer excellent rates when you are transferring your Canadian dollars to the US. Although Moneycorp is a UK based company, they do have a local office here in Orlando and they work very well with Canadians. For your next purchase (or sale), you may want to consider contacting MONEYCORP to check what they have to offer.
ABOUT THOSE SEMINARS....
Many of our Canadian buyers tell us that they have attended one of the many property seminars that are abundant in Canada, where Florida investment properties are being heavily promoted. Most of these seminars are hosted by people who represent a builder/developer of a handful of specific developments. When you come to Orlando to view properties through them, they will only be able to show you the very limited selection of properties which they represent. The builder/developers they represent are the sellers, so when you buy through them, they cannot represent your best interests as a buyer. If they are giving you a free flight or another incentive, there is often additional pressure to buy. When you choose Dolby Properties as your Realtor for your real estate purchase, we are able to show you all properties that are for sale in our area (and there are literally thousands of choices), without any pressure and without any bias. We also fully represent your best interests at all times and only YOUR interests, not those of the seller. So, why spend precious time coming to Orlando only to see a limited selection of properties, when you can hire Dolby Properties to represent you from day one to help you find exactly the right match for you from such a vast choice of available properties?
A NOTE TO DISPEL THE MYTH ABOUT PROPERTY TAXES IN FLORIDA....
The rumors you hear that non US citizens are discriminated against and have to pay higher property taxes are completely false! Although there are indeed two levels of property taxes, the higher rate has absolutely nothing to do with your nationality, or even your State of residence. This has everything to do with whether or not you actually live in the property you own. Even those of us who live in Florida have to pay the higher (non homesteaded) rate on any property we own that is not our principal residence. You are only allowed one homesteaded property and you must live in that one property as your permanent residence to get the property tax exemption. Regardless of how many properties you own in any part of the world, you can only have one official, legal, permanent residence. Your official residence is normally considered to be where you spend at least 183 days of each year, where you declare yourself a permanent resident, where the government recognizes you as legally resident and where you file tax returns on your worldwide income.
Whether your plan is to buy an investment property, a vacation home, second home, or even for relocating or retiring to the Orlando area, contact Dolby Properties today and we'll get you started on realizing your goals.
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