How will immigration reform impact Fla.? (2/14/2017)
It’s unclear how immigration rules will change, but WalletHub analyzed data to gauge its impact. Overall, Fla. ranked 13th – but 4th in foreign-born residents.
Housing forecast? Solid but many unknown variables (2/7/2017)
While real estate appears solid now, Freddie warns of “uncertainty about fiscal policy, foreign investments in U.S. real estate and size of the mortgage market.” A strong dollar and Brexit-type decisions outside the UK could have an impact.
Brexit: Industry urged to act upon opportunities (2/1/2017)
How will the UK’s exit from the EU affect commercial property? Experts say it will create opportunities providing the gov’t focuses on it when negotiating deals.
Russia now top country searching Miami real estate (2/1/2017)
Year-to-year, Canadians and Russians switched places in real estate searches by country. In Nov., Russia was No. 1 (No. 5, 2015) and Canada was No. 5 (No. 1, 2015).
Will Trump end real estate laundering program? (1/23/2017)
Miami cash buyers must be ID'd under a federal program that expires next month, but will Donald Trump, a real estate developer, keep heat on the industry to cut down on money laundering? If not, critics say it might be seen as a conflict of interest.
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.
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.