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How to Build a New Home in South Florida When Living Out of State

Moving to South Florida
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South Florida is the place to be.

But its allure is not all about the beaches and sunshine; in truth, Florida is a lot less taxing than other states.

Seriously. Florida has no state income tax, consistently ranking in the top ten most tax-friendly states for business owners, retirees, and overseas investors. That means no state taxes on Social Security benefits, pensions, IRAs, 401(k)s and other retirement income. It also has no inheritance tax or estate tax.

This is good news. And for those living out of state, or even abroad, that are interested in building a home for both residential and investment reasons, there’s no better time to get started designing and building your new property. Yes, that’s more good news.

One of our most recent new construction clients runs a firm in Brazil and has been planning his move stateside for some time. He entrusted Debowsky Design Group to oversee the design and build of his new property in Coral Gables.

Building a Home From Out-of-Town

Like many who are building from afar, it’s tough (and in some cases impossible) to fly back-and-forth during every stage of the design process.

That’s where we come in. If you’re interested building a home in South Florida while you’re living out-of-state or even out-of-the-country, you can trust Debowsky Design Group to handle the details, like:

  • Research. If you’re living out of state or abroad, you need a local team to help determine the best sites on which to build, factoring in exchange rates, property taxes, costs and maintenance fees, U.S. tax laws, and the return on investment.
  • Pre-design interviews. Through a series of conversations with our design team coupled with our local knowledge of properties with high resale potential, we create your ideal property, keeping you updated via video calls and easy-to-understand comprehensive plans. We also study the potential site extensively in order to maximize natural sunlight, privacy, and views.
  • Budget compliance. Our designs don’t reflect our personal tastes – they reflect yours. We strictly adhere to our clients’ budgets and keep the builds as surprise- and delay-free as possible.
  • On-site presence. If you’re not in town for site checks, don’t worry. We’re your local eyes to make sure your general contractor is building your new home exactly the way we’ve planned it.

We can’t wait to get you to South Florida. Let Debowsky Design Group build a house that will welcome you home. How about a free consultation to start? Just click here and let’s go.

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