Welcome to real estate investing made easy. The U.S. Property Shop lets Canadians take advantage of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities available right now in the U.S. real estate market.
Across the U.S., up to 12 million single family homes are under foreclosure or in financial distress. Housing prices have dropped 30-60% from the 2006 peak, and in many markets are trading at less than replacement cost. At the same time, vacancy rates are low and rents are at an all-time high. There has never been a better time to buy a single family home in the U.S.
Canadians who take advantage of this opportunity can purchase well-built homes in good neighbourhoods which generate 6-7% cash-on-cash returns, with strong potential for both income growth and capital appreciation.
And we’ve already done all the hard work for you. We work with our partners throughout the U.S., to find the right properties in all the right neighbourhoods. Our local partners renovate our homes and then rent them out to quality tenants. And after you buy, the same local partner will continue to manage the property on your behalf. It’s a hassle-free, turn-key investment.
The U.S. Property Shop "Triple 5" AdvantageTM
The U.S. Property Shop doesn’t sell you a house; we sell you a hassle-free, turn-key investment. in real estate. Only the U.S. Property Shop offers you the "Triple Five" AdvantageTM:
• 5 Year Property Management Agreement
• 5 Year Rent Guarantee* (some conditions apply)
• 5 Years of Free U.S. Personal Income Tax Returns
What Would Warren Do?
"If I had a way of buying a couple hundred thousand single-family homes… I would load up on them… it’s a very attractive asset class now. I could buy…them at distressed prices and find renters and … [take a] mortgage, it’s a leveraged way of owning a very cheap asset and I think that’s as attractive of an investment as you can make."
Warren Buffet on CNBC
Why the U.S. Market?
A once in a lifetime combination of events has created an unprecedented opportunity for Canadians to invest in the U.S. real estate market. The U.S. banking and mortgage crisis has flooded the market with properties selling at huge discounts to peak value and well below construction cost. The strong Canadian dollar makes purchasing a U.S. property something that every real estate investor should consider.
Both current yield and long term capital appreciation are higher in the U.S. than in Canada.
The key to participating in this opportunity is to understand the micro market for each property. Not all markets, and not all properties within a market, will provide the same income and capital appreciation opportunities. In the right cities and on the right blocks, investors can purchase well-built homes in good neighbourhoods generating, on average, 6- 7% cash-on-cash returns (based on existing prices, rents and estimated expense. Acutal returns may vary) with strong potential for both income growth and capital appreciation.
Working with our local U.S. partners, we’ve taken care of all the key steps; property selection, acquisition with clear title, renovation, property management and tenanting. Our properties come with a 5-year rent guarantee (some conditions apply) and a 5-year property management agreement, so purchasers don’t have to worry about collecting rent, fixing toilets or cutting the grass.
The U.S. Property Shop "Agent & Broker" Program
At U.S. Property Shop, we take our agent and broker relationships seriously. We understand how important your clients are to you, and our goal is to do everything we can to help you help your clients. We provide online and giveaway marketing packages, client sales seminars and strong behind the scenes sales support. We make sure you get the help you need to make sure your clients are well-served. And agents & brokers are always protected!
The U.S. Property Shop Team
Collectively, the U.S. Property Shop management team has more than fifty years of experience in real estate, development and finance. And our local U.S. partners have already acquired, renovated and rented well in excess of a thousand homes in the U.S., yeilding both significant capital appreciation and income for the purchaser.