Can You Buy a House while on an H1B Visa?
Or should you buy a house while on an H1B Visa?
Well, the answer is - It depends!!
You can buy a house in the United States while you are here on an H1B Visa. There are a number of loan programs that allow you to purchase a house with as little as 3% down payment and a FICO credit score of 620 or higher. As long as you have a social security number or an ITIN number and have established credit you may be able to qualify for a mortgage.
Some of the benefits of buying an home rather than renting are:
- More choices as to where you can live if you purchase a home
If you have children they will be happier to have their own space and be able to decorate it the way they like
Your spouse will be happier because they can decorate it the way they want too
It is often cheaper to buy a home than it is to rent a home
There may be some tax benefits too
Currently, the Maryland area property values are on the rise and rents are too. You will likely pay less per month to own a home than to rent a home and with down payments as low as 3% what do you have to lose?
Let me guide you through the process.
If you are thinking of buying or selling an home in Maryland give us a call at 410-292-0100 or start your search here and we'll talk about the market conditions and what your home could possibly be worth in today's market place if you are thinking of selling. If you are considering buying a home, there is no better time than now to buy. The tax savings and wealth building alone is worth the plunge into todays market. Remax New Beginnings and I are connected with some of the brightest and best real estate agents in the world and can assist with your move here in Maryland or anywhere in the United States or abroad. Ask me how.
June Piper-Brandon ~ Associate Broker ~ CDPE, CIAS, ePro, MRP
Remax New Beginnings