Timing right for Canadian snowbirds to sell (2/1/2016)
Canadians who bought homes six years ago got a great deal thanks to a favorable exchange rate – but the U.S. dollar is strong now, making it a good time to sell.
New rules go into effect for visa waiver visitors (1/22/2016)
Tighter travel rules went into effect yesterday. Inbound visitors from non-visa countries now need a visa if they’ve also stopped in a terrorism-related country.
More int’l buyers expand their search beyond S. Fla. (1/19/2016)
While S. Fla. counties continue to attract the lion’s share of international buyers, cities such as Tampa have noted an increase in the number of foreign clients.
Respect paramount with global buyers (1/17/2016)
Realtors working with international clients must understand their country’s banking system and culture, but knowing isn’t enough – they should also respect it.
Experts: Real estate tracking won’t hurt market (1/15/2016)
The U.S. move to identify high-end cash buyers in Miami and NYC won’t have a big effect on Chinese sales, many say, because there are few questionable buyers.
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.
Realtors connect with Colombian real estate cohorts (11/9/2015)
Florida Realtors led a Colombia trade mission last month. Members promoted Fla.’s investment opportunities and learned about investment prospects in Colombia.
Fla. home to 1 in 4 U.S. international sales (10/9/2015)
The 2015 International Profile finds that 12% of all Fla. home sales involved a foreign citizen, and 69% of members participated in at least one international transaction.
Closing gift for international buyers? Choose wisely (10/5/2015)
In America, a red, white and blue gift suggests patriotism. Other cultures have similar traits, and they can impact not only gifts but also how it’s wrapped.
Economic slowdown in China could impact Fla. market (8/25/2015)
China’s recent economic woes could be good news or bad news for Fla. real estate. It could slow int’l sales – or it could make U.S. property more appealing.
Visa program favored by Asians expires Sept. 30 (8/14/2015)
The EB-5 program that allows business investors to stay in the U.S., should be renewed but with more transparency and accountability, says RE Roundtable.