International Real Estate Archive

New Report: Foreign Buyers’ Interest in U.S. Commercial Real Estate Expected to Continue in 2017

NAR recently released the 2017 Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends report that analyzes cross-border commercial real estate transactions made by REALTORS® during 2016. By surveying a sample of REALTORS® who specialize in commercial transactions, the report is able...

FIRPTA Changes You Need to Know

When foreign owners of real estate go to sell, are they taxed the same way a U.S. citizen is? Not exactly, but as a result of the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA), buyers of such property...
April 26, 2017

Currency Fluctuations and Your Business

Global business requires moving money across markets with drastically different economies. It can be an intimidating component of global transactions, but there are resources to help! Although you should always refer your clients to a reputable bank and/or money...

Helpful Resources for Global Experts

Global experts know the first step in developing a successful global business strategy is to conduct research. This research should help pinpoint the global buyers that are coming to your area and what is drawing them there. Finding reliable...

Tips for Spotting Global Money Laundering Schemes

The business of global real estate is changing every day as overseas investments continue to grow and political tides rise and fall. Savvy investors do their best to stay ahead of the game and purchase properties in economies with...
January 25, 2017

CIPS Provides Solution to Americans Looking to Buy Abroad

We talk a lot about helping international clients move to the United States, but outbound activity is on the rise and too important to ignore. According to the 2016 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate approximately...

NAR Global’s Top 10 Moments in 2016

As we wrap up another successful year here in NAR’s Global division, it’s time to reflect on our top highlights throughout the past 365 days. We accomplished a lot in 2016 and wanted to share with you our favorite...
December 22, 2016

Congress Approves EB-5 Extension in Short-Term Spending Resolution

by Russell Riggs, Senior Policy Representatives, National Association of REALTORS® The 114th Congress averted a government shutdown on Friday, December 9 by passing a Continuing Resolution (CR) that funds the federal government through April 28, 2017. The US$1 trillion...

5 Tips for Selling to Foreign Buyers This Holiday

Christmas. Kwanzaa. Hanukkah. Festivus. -Whatever holiday you celebrate this time each year, it’s important to be aware and sensitive to other holidays celebrated, especially when dealing with international clients. Selling a home during the holidays can be a challenge...
December 12, 2016

Secrets of Successful CIPS Designees

Some agents just seem to know the secret to success. The ones who say “I work in international real estate” – and their business truly reflects that statement. You’ve checked many of the same boxes that they have –...
December 8, 2016