Can a person who is outside USA purchase house or apartment in Florida by power of attorney?

Asked about 1 year ago - Miami, FL

Can a person who is outside of USA purchase a house or apartment in Florida by power of attorney? Does it make a difference whether the person is foreigner or U.S. citizen?

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  1. Andrew Michael Bonderud

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    Answered . Yes, you can grant someone power of attorney to do this for you.

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  2. Dennis Michael Phillips

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    Answered . That person needs to be aware of a number of tax issues dealing in US realty for foreign owners.

    Most people are not fully aware of the effect their legal case will have on their Financial & Estate Plan. I... more
  3. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.

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    Answered . Yes-very common.
    Should also consider a trust
    to avoid probate.

    The answer given does not imply that an attorney-client relationship has been established and your best course of... more
  4. Brandy Ann Peeples

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    Answered . Yes. You can grant someone limited power of attorney to act as your agent in a real estate purchase.

    DISCLAIMER: Brandy A. Peeples is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland. This answer is being provided... more

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