Ask an Immigration Lawyer. Get an Answer ASAP.
Thank you for your inquiry. There is no restriction with respect to you "visiting" the United States annually for a six month time period. However, the United States does not have a visa in which you could legally permanently reside in the United States for six months and there is not any guarantee that you would be approved every year for a visitor visa. Your permission in the United States would be determined by the U.S. Customs and Border officer granting you permission to stay in the United States for a period for up to six months upon entry in to the United States. To that extent, it is important to understand this uncertainty prior to purchasing the property. There are many banks available to provide loans for U.S. properties and a foreign national can always purchase a property in the United States with cash so the actual purchase of the property should not be an issue.
The process to enter the United States begins with your application for a non-immigrant visa at the nearest US Consulate in your home country.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).