Dew to unfortunate family circumstances I would need to purchase a property in USA (Texas) ASAP for my relatives, but preferably in my name. As an Australian citizen what pitfalls should I look at during the process? I'm not planning to go there myself. I have a few questions to those who purchased in the States before. 1. Can I give my relative the power of attorney to purchase it without me flying there? 2. The property will not be rented out, at least not now - (do I need to hire a US based accountant, or I can do cash returns in US myself)? 3. I'm not planning to live in US - will I be a tax resident as a property owner there? 4. What taxes I might face except property tax after purchase as long as I'm not an American citizen? 5. Is it better to purchase it in my relatives name (a citizen by birth and lives permanently there) or it doesn't matter from taxation stand point? 6. I know you some of you have used a trust structure for your purchases, is there any advantages of this form of investing in US (in my case it's only 1 property)? Thank you for your time.