What does thaw in Cuba relations do for real estate? (12/18/2014)
Tourism, construction and the auto industry could see immediate benefits, but Cuba’s rules on property ownership may still hinder international property deals.
Argentina’s economic woes prompt exodus (12/2/2014)
An economic crisis sparking residents’ relocation to other countries, including the U.S., makes Argentina a growing supply niche for international Realtors.
Foreign investors push Fla.’s real estate market to a new peak (11/24/2014)
Commercial real estate in Fla. is heating up, with foreign investors and lenders chasing deals with better values and cap rates from Miami to Orlando.
International viewed as a high-growth sales niche (11/14/2014)
A Realtor is central to any international transaction. He or she must effectively bring together two different cultures, finance systems, etc., to close the deal.
Common myths of working with international buyers (11/5/2014)
Different languages, cultures and business protocols scare some real estate agents, but strong int’l sales don’t always require a second language or lots of travel.
Canadian snowbirds encouraged to buy a Fla. home (10/14/2014)
BMO Bank of Montreal’s “Annual Snowbird” outlook tells Canadians that U.S. home “affordability remains healthy, and prices are expected to increase in Fla.”
Chinese buyers may want a ‘feng shui contingency’ (10/6/2014)
An upswing in Asian buyers may bring a new wrinkle to some transactions, as a few Chinese buyers want to study a home’s “energy flow” before closing.
25% of international investors buy a home in Fla. (9/8/2014)
2014 Profile of Int’l Home Buyers in Fla.: Foreigners spent $7.97B in Fla. Most (82%) pay cash, and the top area isn’t Miami – it’s Central Fla.
Second language skills boost agents (7/22/2014)
About 15% of real estate agents speak a second language: 12.2% speak Spanish and 2.5% speak French. Russian, Mandarin and German are close behind.
More Chinese buyers coming to America (7/14/2014)
NAR finds inflation, rising affluence and a slowing economy increased demand for U.S. real estate. One forecast suggests Chinese buyers may surpass Canadians.
NAR: International homebuyers continue to invest in profitable U.S. market (7/9/2014)
Total international sales from past year estimated at $92.2B, up from a year ago. Florida remains the top destination, with a 23% share of all foreign purchases.
German trade mission expands Florida Realtors’ reach (6/25/2014)
“Florida’s real estate market has recovered,” was the message Florida Realtors President Sherri Meadows shared on a recent trade mission to Germany.