If you are looking to buy commercial or residential real estate in the United States, whether as a second home or as an investment property, the first steps will most likely be a bit tricky. Finding the right real estate agent is the first step in the process to finding a commercial property, home or condominium of your dreams. RGPA works with a broad team of real estate brokers and agents who can help you identify properties that fit your investment goals and provide the client with expert advice and personal, one-on-one attention.
Once our clients have selected a property, the next step is making the offer. Because the real estate documents involved include complicated legal terminology and may either positively or negatively affect your rights, your team of expert advisors should include a real estate lawyer. Finding a competent attorney who can guide the prospective purchaser through the closing process is an equally important decision.
For non-U.S. citizens, there are certain tax implications involved in the purchase and sale of real estate. The attorneys at RGPA will assist the client in choosing the best structure under which the buyer will hold title to the real estate, whether in their individual name, a partnership, a corporation or a limited liability company.
The law is an ever-changing creature and in today’s global economy, investors require comprehensive and quality advice in order to maximize the available tools, such as international tax treaties between the United States and other countries around the world in order to maximize results. Choosing the right structure has important implications on both tax liability and transparency. RGPA can provide you with the sound legal advice to make informed decisions during the real estate purchasing process.
During the closing process, the RGPA team will closely monitor the sale of the property in order to ensure that the property is sold without any encumbrances, liens, or defects in title. Moreover, our attorneys will ensure that you are not unknowingly taking on any of the seller’s financial responsibilities. As part of our services, RGPA will prepare and register important legal documents, scrutinize the adjustments, including property taxes, liabilities, maintenance and utilities, prior to the transaction closing. RGPA reviews all transactional documents and ensures that you understand their contents (in your native language) before you sign. Moreover, our attorney’s can arrange for title insurance to protect you from losses due to title defects and ensure you receive a valid registered ownership subject only to the liabilities you have accepted.