We are coming over to SA in 4 weeks time and are very lucky to be be filming for a Place in the Sun! The first week of our trip is filming, and then we have 2 weeks after to do as much research and have fun with our girls.
I know we can't buy without our visa, but was wondering if anyone has bought as a Foreign Investor before getting their Visa? I believe it has to be a plot of land or new build only, and can not be let - but are there certain conditions/drawbacks too... bigger deposit, higher interest rate on mortgage etc??
When we get our visa, how do we transfer it form an investment property to our primary residence?
Any advice or experiences would be gladly welcomed. :)
Many thanks, Alexis
P.s - Am I crazy to even think about buying without a visa in hand?