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.
Orlando, Tampa lead state for int’l homebuyers (9/29/2014)
As the number of South American and Canadian buyers declines, an upswing in Asian buyers has caused some brokers to consider expansion into China.
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.
Brazilians make their mark on Florida and beyond (6/12/2014)
Census: More than 325K people of Brazilian ancestry call U.S. home - but count may be higher. Fla. attracts many Brazilians, who often buy properties in cash.
NAR backs changes in foreign investment taxation (5/16/2014)
There’s a move in Congress to tinker with FIRPTA and shield more foreign investors’ real estate investment income from taxation.