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Countries Where U.S. Citizens Can Buy Property 2024

In such times when your financial future remains ever unpredictable, an investment gives you much-needed peace of mind. Are you a U.S. citizen looking to invest abroad? Here are six countries where U.S. citizens can buy property:

  • Turks and Caicos

Anguilla

Anguilla is a tiny island in the Caribbean. This location stands out because of its delicious food, tasty rum, crisp waters, and colorful culture.

U.S. citizens who want to invest in Anguilla can buy up to half an acre of land. The land laws require one to build an external floor area of 2000 sq. ft. The construction must be complete within 18 months after receiving the Alien Landholding License.

Barbados

As an independent commonwealth country, Barbados is in the sights of many U.S. citizens seeking to invest abroad. What makes this location attractive to investors is its beautiful warm weather, thriving tourism culture, and distance from the U.S. A flight from New York to Barbados takes about five hours.

Tourism is the leading revenue earner for Barbados. The locals are welcoming and ever-ready to socialize.

To buy real estate in Barbados, non-residents must seek permission from the Caribbean Country’s Central Bank. Should you skip this step, your purchase is rendered null and void.

Bermuda

The Bermuda currency is directly tied to the U.S. dollar. This explains why you can use the U.S. dollar in Bermuda without issues.

Bermuda is a distinct tourist destination with the most attractive beaches, beautiful culture, and modern infrastructure. Thousands of tourists visit this paradise island every year.

There are plenty of U.S. citizens already living in Bermuda. Bermuda is a high potential location for investors to avoid lengthy processes in their quest to purchase property here.

The Cayman Isles

The Cayman Brac, Little Cayman, and Grand Cayman make up the Cayman Isles. It has a paltry 55,000 people and is the closest Caribbean location to the United States.

If you are a U.S. citizen purchasing property in the Cayman Isles for personal use, you will have a smooth, stress-free process during the transaction. However, if you want to buy a commercial property, you may become frustrated. The process is lengthy, and there are numerous requirements you must present to the relevant authorities before successfully buying a commercial property.

Mexico

A good fraction of Americans and Canadians visit Mexico either as tourists or as permanent residents after retirement. Mexico’s growth rate has been constant as more U.S. citizens seek to invest in local tourism.

The laws of Mexico prevent foreigners from purchasing properties less than 31 miles from the coast. Also, you cannot buy real estate if the property you want is 62 miles or a shorter distance away from the international border. However, should you seek to buy any property via the Mexican Corporation or the Mexican Land Trust, these rules don’t apply.

Turks and Caicos

Located north of the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos is an excellent place to purchase a property. The pristine beaches, warm climate, ocean views, and unchartered territories make this land ideal for U.S. citizens who want to change their scenery. It’s also ideal for people planning to set up hotels and beachside villas to offer accommodation for visiting tourists.

Turks and Caicos have banks that do not mind lending to non-residents. Investing in property, especially in more developed areas like Providenciales Island, sets you up for future success. The island of Providenciales features infrastructure, accommodations, stores, and utilities that show its exponential potential to grow.

Real estate prices here differ depending on the location of the property you want to buy. The less developed and further away the property is from the main island, the cheaper it likely is.

  • Specifics of property purchases can vary greatly by country.
  • For example, while many countries allow foreigners to purchase property with no residency requirement, others may require the purchaser to make the purchased property their primary residence.
  • Also, many countries offer an accelerated path to citizenship for foreign individuals willing to invest in property.

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Country
Can Buy Property
Additional Details
AnguillaYes
Antigua and BarbudaYes
ArgentinaYes
AustriaYes
BahamasYes
BangladeshCondition Required
Freigners are only allowed to purchase flats for residential purposes, and they must obtain approval...
BarbadosYes
BelizeYes
BermudaYes
BrazilYes
CanadaNo
On December 2, 2022, the Privy Council passed an Order in Council confirming regulations related to ...
ChinaCondition Required
According to the Chinese Property Law, foreigners cannot buy land in China, as the land belongs to t...
ColombiaYes
Costa RicaYes
CyprusCondition Required
Non-EU and EEA citizens who want to buy property in Cyprus will need official permission from the Co...
DenmarkCondition Required
A foreigner may buy property in Denmark only for their main place of residence or business. Conditi...
DominicaYes
EgyptYes
EstoniaNo
Aliens are not allowed to buy property in the border areas. Conditions. Only citizens of Estonia, t...
FinlandCondition Required
Buyers of real estate in Finland from outside the European Union and the European Economic Area (EEA...
FranceYes
GermanyYes
GhanaYes
GreeceCondition Required
Foreigners who are not citizens of the EU and the EEA (European Economic Area) are not allowed to bu...
GrenadaYes
HungaryCondition Required
Foreigners are required to obtain permission from the local authorities to purchase the property. It...
IndiaYes
IranPermit Required
Within the framework of the law and bylaws of aliens’ proprietorship, ownership of land within the c...
IrelandYes
IsraelYes
ItalyYes
JamaicaYes
JordanYes
LithuaniaYes
Foreigners can acquire all types of real estate in Lithuania, except agricultural and forest land
MaltaCondition Required
To buy property in Malta, a foreigner must: Obtain official permission from the authorities—Acquisi...
MexicoYes
MoldovaYes
MontenegroYes
MyanmarProhibited
As a general rule, the TIPRA restricts foreigners from owning real property in Myanmar.
New ZealandNo
Overseas people usually cannot buy a house or land in New Zealand. If you have a residence class vis...
North KoreaProhibited
It is illegal in North Korea to buy, sell and rent out houses
PanamaYes
PhilippinesYes
PolandPermit Required
Foreigners are allowed to buy properties in Poland. EU companies and citizens are unrestricted. Whil...
PortugalYes
Saint Kitts and NevisYes
Saint LuciaYes
SerbiaNo
Acquisition of real estate in Serbia is not only possible for foreign individuals, but also for fore...
SingaporeCondition Required
Foreigners can buy property in Singapore, but with certain restrictions. Only Singapore nationals an...
SloveniaYes
With Slovenia being in the European Union since 2004, EU and USA citizens, as well as citizens of al...
South KoreaYes
Foreign nationals can acquire land in Korea through simple notification, with • the exception of lan...
SpainYes
SwitzerlandCondition Required
Foreigners are allowed to buy real estate in Switzerland, but the conditions vary depending on the t...
ThailandProhibited
U.S. citizens are prohibited from buying land in Thailand, they can, however, apply for long term la...
TurkeyCondition Required
Non-residents may purchase real estate in Turkey, the total area of which does not exceed 25,000 squ...
United Arab EmiratesCondition Required
The right to buy property in full ownership anywhere in the UAE belongs to the citizens of this coun...
United KingdomYes
United StatesYes
VietnamCondition Required
Foreign individuals can own apartments for a maximum of 50 years; foreign companies—for the period s...
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What countries can an American buy land in?

Americans can buy land in 37 other countries.

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