I was thinking about long range plans and the wife hating to be 'wasting money' on renting. My position is wait to buy until we actually know where we want to be as it is too far down the road to know. The current plan is she goes to school here, gets her 4-year degree, then we go to the States for 5-10 years so she can get her US citizenship, work experience, and maybe even some retirement benefits. The citizenship is where the question comes in. If we buy property (in her name of course) before going to the US, then she renounces her Philippine citizenship to accept US citizenship, then reaffirms Philippine citizenship and becomes a dual citizen. What happens (if anything) to the property since she (even for a short period) renounced her Philippine citizenship and became a foreign owner of Philippine property? Is that a potential problem?