Posted: July 24th, 2012 | Author: Chris Jaensch | Filed under: Investor Visas | Tags: $500, 000 Visa, EB-5 Visa, Investor Visa | No Comments »
The Last Days Of EB-5?
With just ten weeks left until the sunset date for the EB-5 program, Jaensch Immigration Law Firm wants to encourage discussion on this topic, both because of its importance to our nation’s economy but also because of how it is indicative of our legislative branch’s lethargy. Congress must act on or before September 30th to prolong the program; if they do not, USICS will lose the authority to grant immigrants’ petitions and thus deprive American business ventures of the investments they need.
Between the present and September 30th, Congress only has about four total weeks while it is in session; two now and two in September. Thus, there should be a sense of urgency to get this program reapproved NOW! While the EB-5 program has almost lapsed and, indeed, even did lapse once in the past, the U.S. economy was never in the dire straits which it today finds itself. Congress should be doing everything it can to spur the U.S. economy and help out-of-work Americans find jobs, particularly those in blue collar jobs, which are the majority of the jobs EB-5 development projects create. Congress’ unwillingness to act affirmatively on this program is especially disturbing because there is almost unanimous support for it on both sides of the aisle. In other words, there is no real risk that the program permanently disappear, but this is little consolation to those overseas who do not know the program’s history.
We urge any person considering applying for the EB-5 to do so as soon as possible. At least before the September sunset date for the program. If it lapses there is no telling when it may return. Such an opportunity should not be missed.
Posted: July 12th, 2012 | Author: Chris Jaensch | Filed under: Investor Visas | Tags: E-2 visa, Investor Visa, Sarasota Real Estate, Sarasota Realtor | No Comments »
Carla Rayman and Patricia Tan, known as the Your Global Agents team, are Certified International Property Specialists. This designation is held by less than 2% of real estate agents worldwide and means they are well prepared to assist international home buyers find the right property. Buying real estate can be a viable strategy for obtaining an E-2 investor visa, one of the steps toward a green card.
The Sarasota real estate market is once again experiencing pre-recession numbers. 800 properties were sold in March, April and May this year. Foreign buyers might be interested to know that due to the strength of the Real and the value in today’s Florida real estate, the number of Brazilians investing in Florida continues to increase. In fact in 2011, Brazilians purchased 80% of all new condos in the Miami market.
Watch the video below for a further introduction from Carla and Patricia.
In addition to assisting foreign home buyers find property in Sarasota, Carla and Patricia also market and sell property internationally. That means that they travel often. Carla will be in Brazil in August, exhibiting and speaking at a B2B property show in Brazil. Patricia will be in the UK in September, presenting there for the 14th year in a row. The event is appropriately named “A Place in the Sun.” And Carla will be in Russia in October speaking to agents and consumers about the benefits of homeownership in the United States and particularly Florida. A full schedule to be sure!
To learn more about Carla and Patricia and to contact them, visit their website: http://www.yourglobalagents.com/