Ask the Experts Radio Show – February 2012


On the February 2012 episode of Ask the Experts on Newstalk1010, Managing Partner David A. Altro and Chief Operating Officer Matt Altro speak about the many issues that Canadians need to be aware of when considering buying property in the U.S. and moving to the U.S.

David discusses his book, Owning U.S. Property – The Canadian Way, 2nd Edition and host Iain Grant reads real life examples about probate, incapacity and U.S. estate tax.

Matt discusses the advantages of moving to the U.S. and what Canadians need to be aware of before they move.

Iain opens up the phone lines for caller questions. Diane calls in to ask David about buying short sales and foreclosures in the U.S. Sally asks about types of ownership and Bob, a dual citizen (U.S. and Canada) wants to know about his U.S. estate tax exposure.

In part 4, David talks about the state of the U.S. real estate market and the deals to be had for Canadians! Peter calls to ask about properties owned in personal names for couples in same-sex relationships. Douglas has a question about transferring his timeshare in Florida to his children.

Listen to the program below and don’t forget to tune in the show, the first Saturday of every month at 5 PM EST on Newstalk1010.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4