RealtyCast Global #7 Demystifying US Immigration Laws & Purchasing Real Estate with Karen Weinstock

RealtyCast Global #7: Demystifying US Immigration Laws & Purchasing Real Estate with Karen Weinstock

Welcome to episode #7 of RealtyCast Global – a global connection to all things real estate, hosted by Hugh Gilliam, president of Global Property Pros.

The Immigration Nationality Act of 1952 stands as an archaic law in dire need of revision to accommodate the current workforce realities. In the latest episode of RealtyCast Global, Karen Weinstock, the managing attorney of Weinstock Immigration Lawyers, spotlights the urgent necessity for an overhaul of this antiquated legislation on US immigration. An immigrant herself, Karen brings her personal insights to the fore, outlining the law’s inconsistencies and the pressing demand for reform.

In a captivating twist, the conversation explores the labyrinth of foreign nationals acquiring property in the United States. Debunking common misconceptions, we delve into the constraints non-US citizens face when attempting to procure a mortgage and gain employment in the US. Karen underscores the significance of an active business investment for securing an investor visa, shattering the myth that mere real estate purchase suffices.

Weinstock Immigration Lawyers have assisted numerous Fortune 500 and publicly traded companies to secure global talent and ensure a seamless transition for foreign employees and their families. Karen’s unique blend of professional expertise and personal immigration experience equips her to guide clients through the intricate US immigration system.

The dialogue extends into the realm of immigration objectives specific to foreign nationals involved in real estate. A captivating success story reveals how these objectives can be achieved despite the hurdles imposed by the immigration quota system. The account of a Canadian real estate investor securing an investor visa, with Karen’s expert guidance, serves as a compelling example of the achievable possibilities.

Despite the current immigration quota system, which still harks back to the outdated provisions of the Immigration Nationality Act of 1952, it is possible for foreign nationals to successfully navigate the US immigration and real estate landscapes. Through proactive investment in active businesses and proper understanding of the immigration laws, foreign nationals can achieve their American dreams.

Karen’s deep understanding of the US immigration system and her commitment to her clients are evident in her success stories. Her dedication and drive to facilitate positive immigration experiences for her clients make her a respected figure in the legal and business communities across the country.

Whether you’re a foreign national looking to invest in US property, a company seeking to bring foreign talent into the US, or simply interested in understanding the complex world of US immigration, this episode offers invaluable insights. It underscores the importance of seeking expert advice when navigating the multifaceted terrain of US immigration and its impact on the real estate industry.

The world of US immigration may be intricate, but with the right guidance and understanding, it is not an insurmountable challenge. Tune into this episode of RealtyCast Global to gain an enlightening understanding of US immigration and its impact on the real estate industry, as shared by one of America’s leading immigration attorneys, Karen Weinstock.

Make sure to listen to other episodes of RealtyCast Global.

For real estate agents looking to expand their business internationally, expose existing listings to a global pool of buyers, and connect with new clients, check out Global Property Pros.

For Property Buyers & Sellers seeking assistance in the international market, check out RealtyHive’s property marketing solutions.

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About the guest – Karen Weinstock:

Karen is the Managing Attorney of Weinstock Immigration Lawyers, one of the best immigration law firms in Atlanta, Georgia. With over two decades of experience, she has substantial expertise representing U.S. and international companies to secure global talent and ensure a successful transition for foreign employees and their families.

Karen has represented Fortune 500 and publicly traded companies in both the U.S. and abroad. She has helped many European, Asian, and Latin American enterprises and international investors achieve their American Dream.

Born and raised in Israel, Karen immigrated to the United States in 2000. Karen’s compassion for clients and commitment to excellence distinguishes her as one of the best immigration attorneys in the nation. Legal and business communities across the country regard Karen as a true leader in immigration and a role model among women entrepreneurs.

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Contact Karen for a free case evaluation: (770) 604-1603

About the host – Hugh Gilliam:

Hugh Gilliam co-owned a national transportation company, created a land development business, and worked as a general contractor in residential and commercial construction for over two decades. Hugh also co-founded an international distribution company and successfully negotiated and contracted with 135 sales representatives in the United States, Canada, France, Brazil, Japan, and the Netherlands.

Today, Mr. Gilliam is affiliated with RealtyHive, LLC where he serves as Director of International Real Estate and President of Global Property Pros. His duties include involvement in commercial and residential transactions, plus promoting marketing systems and lead generation platforms.

He is also co-founder of the luxury digital magazine, DOORWAYS INTERNATIONAL, powered by RealtyHive, which serves as a platform for Brokers and Buyers throughout 70 countries.

Hugh’s Designations Include:

  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
  • Certified Distressed Property Export
  • Certified International Property Specialist
  • Certified International Investment & Immigration Specialist
  • Transnational Referral Certification

Hugh’s Memberships Include:

  • Georgia Association of REALTORS
  • National Association of REALTORS
  • International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI-USA)
  • Asian Real Estate Association of America
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