China makes it harder to invest outside China (1/5/2017)
A Chinese law capping the amount of money citizens can invest internationally has been problematic, so Chinese investors must now fill out an application form.
95% of foreign investors will spend more in the U.S. (1/4/2017)
AFIRE survey: International institutional real estate investors – they manage $2 trillion-plus in real estate assets globally – plan to buy U.S. property this year.
2016 Fla. international investment down $4.3B (12/16/2016)
A Florida Realtors report finds that international sales hit $19.4B this year, though that’s less than the $23.7B spent in 2015. As a percentage of total dollar volume, international sales made up 19% of Fla.’s 2016 market; in 2015, it was 24%.
4 of 5 top Miami home seekers from South America (12/2/2016)
The top Florida city for international buyers released a profile of demand based on international searches via its own website and through realtor.com.
9 global trends that may impact your market (11/8/2016)
Big global shifts, such as U.K.’s Brexit vote, can change demand for U.S. real estate, but it’s often subtler shifts in economies or politics that do it, such as an uptick in Greek immigrants due to high unemployment.
Mobile devices officially overtake computers (11/4/2016)
Most global citizens (51.3%) now access the Internet from phones and pads, though mobile use in the U.S. (42%) has not yet passed that midway point yet.
EB-5 visa program set to expire Sept. 30 (9/22/2016)
Without Congressional approval, the program that grants visas to foreigners who invest at least $500K in an American business that creates 10 jobs will expire.
Want to attract more Chinese buyers? Get WeChat (8/17/2016)
China’s WeChat app isn’t like Facebook Messenger or Apple Messages. The developers of WeChat want the app to oversee every aspect of its users’ lives.
U.S. still favored by Chinese property buyers (11/17/2015)
A weakened Chinese economy hasn’t hurt demand for U.S. homes. Fla. is one of the five favored states, notably Miami and Gainesville, an “up and coming” area.