Anyone can buy property in the USA - you don’t need to be a citizen, however it can difficult to do this from the other side of the world.
Wolfsbauer Investments helps to bridge this gap, with our team on the ground in both the United States and New Zealand.
With our experience and networks within the US property industry, we target specific property markets that generate profitable returns.
We've already done all the hard work for you! Buy US houses directly from us that have been renovated and tenanted.
The houses we have for sale are hand picked, so you know you are buying a sound investment.
With our knowledge and expertise, we'll guide you through buying a US house, and pass you on to a local property manager - making the entire process easy and hassle-free for you!
Find the property you like. If you have any questions, our US buyer Luke can tell you everything you need to know about the property.
Register an LLC (Limited Liability Company) in the US, which will be the ownership vehicle for your property.
Register your LLC for a TIN (Tax Identification Number), which is basically the US version of an IRD number.
Open a bank account for your LLC with an international bank, so it’s easy to access your account from New Zealand.
Deposit the funds to purchase the property into your US bank account, where your NZD will be converted to USD.
Our US lawyer will oversee the transfer of funds and transfer the property title to you.
We will connect you with a local US property manager to collect rent and look after your property.
We can connect you with a local US accountant to manage any tax obligations, unless if you prefer to use your existing accountant in New Zealand.
You've now started your journey into creating a successful US property portfolio!
Rental yields in NZ are typically 5%, where as our properties are typically returning 15%. Most NZ rental properties are cash flow negative meaning the owner has to put in money to cover all the costs, typically around $2,000 a year. At 15% rental yield our properties are cashflow positive so there is instead of putting in money you property will provide you with surplus cash. Investing this back into your investment mortgage will typically see your property freehold in under 10 years!
The risks are the same as with any property investment, however the rental yield is superior to anything you will find in New Zealand, and the cost of the house is also much lower, so there is less risk in that sense. Some people like to physically see their investment property but with great info on our website clients will be well informed of what they are purchasing.
Anyone can buy property in the USA, you don’t need to be a citizen. However it can difficult to do this from the other side of the world. Wolfsbauer Investments helps bridge this gap with people on the ground in both the US and New Zealand. We will guide through the process from start to finish, and our houses are hand picked so you know you are buying a sound investment.
NZ banks will typically not take security over foreign property but will lend against the equity you have in your home. With interest rates at record lows, why not put your equity to good use?
If you have an existing accountant they should be able to help you with tax obligations, otherwise can assist you to fulfil all tax obligations. You will need to file a tax return in the USA and NZ and pay tax on any rental profits. However as NZ has a double taxation agreement with the USA any tax you pay in the USA will be offset against any tax owing in NZ.
We make a margin on the sale of the property plus we charge an initial fee to assist with the process of buying a property in the US.
"Thanks to Luke and the team at Wolfsbauer Investments, I was able to purchase my first investment property in the USA with confidence. I can't wait to get another!"
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