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Maria Fernanda Delgado, Principal Broker of Hestia Realtors is responsible for managing the real estate transactions for staff members of several international organizations with headquarters in Washington DC and oversees its Rebate Program and the functions across foreign investments in real estate.   


Previously Maria worked for large global and multinational Organizations such as the IADB, PAHO, INTELSAT and FAO which gave her a very strong background in international organization's matters. 

We are a premier provider of real estate services for international clients and their families relocated in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland.   And our goal and mission have been to brand our expertise and specialized knowledge of the specific real estate issues confronting foreign nationals and their families.

We strongly believe in globalization hence we offer our international clients world-class services in any real estate related transaction.  We provide our international clients with state of the art tools and resources and a close working relationship with Lenders such as the World Bank's BSFCU, IDB-IIC FCU, United Nations FCU etc.   Plus we work in cooperation with top local professionals in their field of expertise that will offer you in-depth advice in tax law, home inspectors, termite inspectors, property management, financing and mortgage options, legal matters, construction and re-development and the FIRPTA process.​

Whether you are looking to sell and/or purchase a primary residence, second home, or investment property in the USA, rely on Hestia Realtors for the best experience.


The Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) :

The disposition of a U.S. real property interest by a foreign person (the transferor) is subject to the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRPTA) income tax withholding. FIRPTA authorized the United States to tax foreign persons on dispositions of U.S. real property interests. {Source: Internal Revenue Service]

Through several years of experience working with the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, IMF, IFC, PAHO and OAS staff members, we will be able to assist you with the complex IRS process called FIRPTA and other real estate-related matters affecting foreign nationals and their spouses.  

We will be able to refer you to a team of experienced lawyers to help you with the withholding of certain percentage of the sales price of the real property in the US when the seller is a non-resident foreign person.    If you are selling, call us immediately and we will assist you and refer you to lawyers with enough experience in this area to make the selling transition smooth.  


IRS Section §1031 (a.k.a 1031 Exchange)

A property structured 1031 exchange allows an investor to sell a property, to reinvest the proceeds in a new property and to defer all capital gain taxes. 

§1031 is beneficial for real estate investors looking for potential increse of cash flow, wealth and asset accumulation, deferral of capital gains tax.  

Hestia Realtors works regularly with property that qualifies for §1031, and we work in close contact with Qualified Intermediary and Certified Exchange Specialists, who understand all aspects of the exchange and contract process, and they will assist our clients to accomplish a deferred exchange of investment real estate.

Hence, this is a brief and general description of certain §1031 facts.  Prospective investors should consult with their own tax advisors regarding an investment in the interests.

Delaware Statutory Trust (DST)

It is an alternative to Standard 1031 Exchange.  The DST also allows cash investors (non-1031) the option to complete a 1031 tax deferred exchange when the current property is sold. 

In both instances If you are in an exchange, or considering doing one, Hestia Realtors will assist you with the process.

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