Being a REALTOR® Archive

Mexico Moves to Lift Ban on Foreign Ownership Near Coast

NAR chose Mexico as the “Spotlight” country in 2013 – and with good reason! Mexico has consistently been a top investor in US real estate over the past 10 years.  On the outbound investment side, Mexico is the #1...

Senator: Tide Turning on Immigration Reform

Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) expressed cautious optimism about the future of immigration reform in the United States in an address to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Monday morning. His outlook was primarily due to the fact that the...

4 Obstacles to Clearing an International Transaction and How to Overcome Them

Talking to Realtors® from Florida to California, even the most seasoned professionals (CIPS designees included!) experience challenges in closing international transactions. Foreign buyers have unique circumstances when it comes to buying American real estate than established U.S. residents. While...

Finding Global Buyers in Your Area

Do you think global buyers don’t exist in your area? I’ll bet they do. You don’t have to look hard – just with a different perspective. Here are a few things to consider before making the assumption that global...

Highlights: 2013 NAR Profile of International Home Buying Survey

Yesterday, (June 25), the NAR Research Department released the 2013 Profile of International Home Buying Activity. The report focuses on the purchases of U.S. real estate by international buyers for the twelve month period ending March 2013. Highlights from...