Tax Planning for Foreign Investment in California Real Estate

By Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

THE RECENT CONFLUENCE of falling U.S. real estate prices and a weaker dollar, together with the flight of capital from Russia and China, has produced a significant demand for real estate in California, Florida, and Manhattan among foreign investors. This demand is fueled by the global perception that the United States is politically and economically stable (or at least more stable than the alternatives), has a transparent legal system that makes it easy for foreigners to invest in real estate and imposes no currency controls, making it easy to divest.

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