Dec 7, 2020
Today we talk with Lauren A. Cohen, founder of
eCouncilInc.com. Lauren is both an attorney and a realtor,
and she uses this background to help foreign nationals find and
secure U.S. real estate investment opportunities as well as obtain
visas. For those foreign nationals looking to use real estate as a
vehicle for obtaining a visa in the U.S., there is a way to do it,
but you have to do it in the right way and use qualified
professionals to help you. Lauren and her team can assist with all
aspects of U.S. real estate investments and securing visas.
Key Discussion Points
[01:04] Opening remarks by Eric Odum and Steven
[05:53] About our guest: Lauren A. Cohen
[06:41] How did you get involved in real estate as an
attorney and realtor?
[09:09] How can someone become a legal U.S. resident by
investing in real estate?
[13:55] Which real estate scenarios are you seeing
foreign investors best qualify for an E2 visa
[20:53] Discuss the implications of foreign investors
purchasing U.S. real estate
[25:12] From a cash flow standpoint, what does it take to
qualify for an E2 visa?
[26:20] Can foreign investors carry debt on real estate
investments for an E2?
[27:03] Talk about foreign investors raising equity from
friends and family in their home country
[29:23] What are the implications for foreign investors
investing in land?
[31:04] Do you clients invest primarily in Florida or in
other parts of the U.S.?
[32:32] How do you help your clients find the right real
[34:04] What is the difference between the E2 visa and
[35:33] How can folks get in touch with you?
[38:16] Closing comments by Eric & Steven
Lauren A. Cohen is founder of ecouncilinc.com
and is an
international lawyer, realtor, and cross-border expert. Lauren is
also a best-selling author and sought-after speaker, and a globally
acclaimed legal and real estate business adviser. She has been
featured in Inc. magazine, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, Working
Mother, tv, and many podcast and radio shows. As a lawyer and
realtor, Lauren is particularly well suited to guide investors in
their cross-border investment pursuits.
Facebook & Linkedin: Lauren A. Cohen