Even if you are a temporary worker in the US, you can buy a home. With much uncertainty surrounding H-1B visa renewals and extensions, however, you have to consider whether it is a good idea. Many H-1B visa holders want to buy a house but still hesitate because of their visa status.
The EB-5 visa is a program that provides a path to US permanent residency for foreigners who want to invest in the United States. Foreigners can make up to $1 million direct investment (or in a Regional Center) in a new or existing company that creates at least 10 US-person jobs in an urban area. If the business is in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA) which is a rural area with high unemployment, the amount is $500,000. Regional Centers are government-approved firms that manage investor funds.
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