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September 13, 2017   |   By: Max Dilendorf, Esq. and Rika Khurdayan, Esq.

Why Canadians Should Avoid LLCs When Buying U.S. Real Estate

In the years following the Great Recession, foreign buyers from around the world began heavily investing in U.S. real estate. For much of that time, the Chinese were the predominant force in international purchases. But since the imposition of capital controls by the Chinese government earlier this year, Canadians …

August 22, 2017   |   By: Max Dilendorf, Esq. and Rika Khurdayan, Esq.

New York is the New Switzerland or Why Foreign Buyers Will Continue Investing in NYC Real Estate

In recent years, foreign capital played a large role in driving sales of New York City real estate. But in the last six months, some market analysts have pointed to local and national changes to suggest that such foreign investments may be drying up.

These analysts argued that the current real estate …

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August 21, 2017   |   By: Max Dilendorf, Esq. and Rika Khurdayan, Esq.

14 Things Every Foreign Buyer of NYC Real Estate Should Know

Recent years have seen an increase in the number of foreign buyers dealing in U.S. real estate, with many focusing their attention on New York properties. The process of buying New York real estate can be a complicated one for foreigners.

This guide summarizes the top 14 things that foreign buyers should …

July 29, 2017   |   By: Max Dilendorf, Esq. and Rika Khurdayan, Esq.

7 Tips for Buying a Townhouse in New York City

When most people consider buying residential property in New York City, their first question is whether they should purchase a unit in a co-operative (co-op) or condominium (condo).

However, many purchasers are more interested in owning one of the many historic townhouses that can still be found throughout …

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July 23, 2017   |   By: Max Dilendorf, Esq. and Rika Khurdayan, Esq.

Foreign Investment in New York Real Estate: Tax & Legal Guide

Foreign investments in U.S. real estate, particularly in New York City, have dramatically increased over the past several years and are expected to grow.

The foreign interest in real estate holdings has been driven by various factors, including the U.S. “effectively becoming the biggest tax haven …

July 10, 2017   |   By: Max Dilendorf, Esq. and Rika Khurdayan, Esq.

NYC Closing Cost Guide: Condos, Coops & Townhouses

NOTES

1. Broker Commissions. When the buyer is represented by a real-estate agent, the 6% commission paid by the seller is split between the seller’s and buyer’s agents.

2. New York City Real Property Transfer Tax. For more information about the Real Property Transfer Tax, see our service page …

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April 18, 2017   |   By: Max Dilendorf, Esq. and Rika Khurdayan, Esq.

Guide to Pre-Immigration U.S. Tax Planning for High-Net-Worth Individuals & Families

A person planning to immigrate to the United States is likely already familiar with the complexities of U.S. immigration law. However, the prospective immigrant may not yet realize that he or she needs to pay attention to, and plan for, yet another complex body of U.S. law: taxes.

The U.S. government …

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March 25, 2017   |   By: Max Dilendorf, Esq. and Rika Khurdayan, Esq.

Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate: Tax & Legal Guide

Foreign investments in U.S. real estate have dramatically increased over the past several years and are expected to grow.

The foreign interest in real estate holdings has been driven by various factors, including the U.S. “effectively becoming the biggest tax haven in the world”, the ever …

March 13, 2017   |   By: Max Dilendorf, Esq. and Rika Khurdayan, Esq.

“Golden” Investment Structure for Russian Clients Buying New York City Real Estate

Russian investors can drastically reduce or eliminate income taxes when investing in New York City real estate.

The United States has tax treaties with 68 countries, including the Russian Federation.

Under these treaties, residents of foreign countries are taxed at a reduced rate, or are exempt …

December 22, 2016   |   By: Max Dilendorf, Esq. and Rika Khurdayan, Esq.

1031 Like-Kind Exchanges for Foreign Investors in U.S. Real Estate

There are many reasons why foreign investors look at the United States (and especially large cities like New York) for real estate investment opportunities. A well-developed economy, with liquid and efficient markets, along with a relatively stable real estate market make the United States an excellent place …