Foreign national investors see the U.S. real estate landscape filled with investment opportunities, and two factors have given this sector its indomitable strength. First of these factors is that the U.S. real estate market is making a strong recovery while the second one is related to the global market’s volatility including the effects of Greece’s debt crisis and China’s unpredictable stock market.
These factors have led different investors to take stock of the real estate market in the U.S. even with seemingly modest yields. This influx of foreign investors has amassed over the past couple of years, and it represents significant percentages of commercial transactions happened in different domestic metropolitan markets. Now this is how you, the foreign national investor, will prepare yourself to get foreign national mortgages.
Borrowers will present the complete borrowing structure in the beginning; this structure will tell the lender about the parities involved within the transaction.
For tax-specific purposes, lenders will allow only foreign national buyers to hold the real estate.
Borrowers will ensure that the lender know who all the borrowing entities are; the details should be clear.
Lenders will need a short narrative or resume of every foreign national inclined to be a borrowing party. Lenders are always interested in knowing the occupation, background and experience of borrowers in native and international commercial realty sectors. If international assets are pledged, lenders will even require a net-worth statement of borrowers.
Mortgage lenders demand a source of funding – its origin and existing flow – from the borrowers. Remember that lenders are always sensitive to any illegal activities, such as money laundering, attached to a borrower’s funding source. Because of this, some lenders may even demand credit checks and background reports from a borrower.
Finally, borrowers will find a foreign national mortgage lender that has the experience in closing such transactions easily and quickly.
These steps come in the preparation phase; follow each step of this phase properly for securing a foreign national loan at the best rates. Every leading lender will always focus on closing the process of securing a foreign national mortgage with the least amount of time. Before picking a lending institute, it is advisable to have a few rounds of meeting with the team.
Once the borrowers are satisfied with the terms and conditions put by the lending party and vice versa, the deal is closed. As a borrower, it will be your right and responsibility to never ignore the fine prints of the contract.