Can I cover the cost of my Florida property through rental income on my budget?
Are my financing plans sensible?
Where should I buy to achieve what I’m looking for?
If you’re asking yourself these kinds of questions, you’re not alone.
They’re among the most common we get from potential buyers of Florida property.
And we hate the overbearing sales approach as much as you do.
That’s why we’ve set out below a few short questions for you to think about. Once you send us some answers via our Contact page, we will use your answers to help you to understand how realistic your goals are. And there’s no obligation whatsoever.
No sales, no newsletters, just good old-fashioned advice.
If you’re able to answer all of them, we’ll send you a personalised response via e-mail that’s put together by experienced people who know the market inside out – and it will be based on a computer-generated ‘Validation Score’ rating on your likelihood of success, or the changes you need to make to your plans.
We developed the software using the hard-earned lessons of what works well and what could work even better, based on the hundreds of buying decisions that we’ve been involved in.
That includes telling you if your aims aren’t realistic. Sometimes, the best answer is to steer someone away from spending further time on something that isn’t possible. We refuse to sell the wrong property to the wrong person on the back of false promises.
No email marketing. No newsletters. We don’t share your data! You’ll just get a personal response, based on our combined over-40-years’ experience, on whether your goals match your situation.
If you can only answer some of them, or if there is more that you think we should take into account, please just let us know via the same Contact form and we’ll phone you.
So if you value straight-talking advice and years of experience, then you’re in the right place.
After all that, here are the seven questions for you to think about:
1. Why are you planning to buy a Florida property?
For your own enjoyment, as a buy to let investment, for your own holidays and use with costs covered by rentals when you’re not there, or some other reason?
2. How do you plan to finance the purchase?
Using funds that you already have, raising money in the UK some other way, or via a US mortgage?
3. Whereabouts do you wish to own a home in Florida?
E.g. Central Florida, the West Coast, the East Coast, Miami?
4. What type of property do you want?
Detached, town house or condo?
5. What is your budget?
Up to $250,000, up to $500,000 or more than that?
6. When do you plan to buy?
Within the next 3 months, six months, 12 months or more?
7. What features must your home have?
E.g. private swimming pool, gated community, how many bedrooms, etc?
The more you can tell us, the better we will be able to report back on the main issues that you should be considering. We look forward to hearing from you!
And finally, here is the link to our Contact page again.