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Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate: Down, but not out

New report from NAR shows inventory shortage, rising prices are impacting sales to foreign buyers  Foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate dropped to $121 billion last year, down 21% from the year prior. In a market with tight...

Bringing Ireland to Chicago for Real Estate Networking and Education

The Irish culture is well represented in the Chicago area, from nightlife and restaurants to high-ranking politicians and religious leaders, not to mention the infamous parade on the south side (widely considered one of the largest Irish gatherings outside...

Make Connections in Asia-Pacific; Learn Global Trends at IREC 2018 in Hanoi

International Real Estate Conference (IREC) September 5-10 | Hanoi, Vietnam | The National Convention Center               Now in its fourth year, the International Real Estate Conference (IREC) has quickly become one of the most...

The International Importance of REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

I hope all of you were able to join us last week in Washington, D.C., for the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo! More than 9,000 industry professionals to take an active role to advance the real estate industry, public...

REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

It’s finally here! The REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo takes place this week in Washington, D.C., and we can’t wait to see so many of you in person. For those of you who can’t attend, be sure to...

How One Listing Launched a City to the Top

What’s in a listing?  Turns out, one listing can make a world of difference! Our colleagues at Move, Inc., who manage realtor.com/international, track the international traffic to the site. Their data is quite helpful in deciphering which countries are...

Standing Out in the Real Estate Crowd

Last week I had the honor of speaking at the Region XI conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. What an event, put on primarily by Cathy Colvin, 2018 Region XI Vice President; and my NAR colleague, Nobu Hata. The beauty...
April 18, 2018

Commemorating 50 Years of Fair Housing

You might wonder why the Global team at NAR is posting about a piece of U.S. legislation from more than 50 years ago, let alone commemorating it and including it in our email signature lines. The fact is, foreign...

Networking Events – What’s Coming Up?

This business is all about networking. The importance of connecting with people is not lost on real estate professionals. But what can get lost is time and money, if you are not connecting with the right people in the...
January 25, 2018

Breaking Barriers: Overcome Challenges in International Real Estate

If international real estate was easy, everyone would be doing it! It is a challenging discipline, but those who are committed stand to gain a lot – from strong business contacts, to a new view on the world and...
December 12, 2017