Immigration Archive

EB-5 Visa Extension

In the April 2016 issue of Global Perspectives, we covered the trials and tribulations of reauthorizing the U.S. EB-5 Regional Center Program. To recap, the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is designed to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation...
October 11, 2016

Local Market Assessment Reports: North Carolina

      In conversations with agents, I frequently hear, “We don’t have international buyers where I live.” And while I will agree that some areas are more attractive destinations for foreign nationals, you would be surprised at the...

Israel: Transforming Desert into Garden and Making Business Bloom

Last month, I had the privilege, along with President’s Liaison Sari Kingsley and Regional Coordinator For Western Europe Barbara Schmerzler, of leading the first-ever National Association of REALTORS® official delegation to Israel, a burgeoning real estate market enhanced by...
March 9, 2015

How Do U.S. Immigration Regulations Impact Global Real Estate Transactions?

U.S. immigration regulations and procedures can be complex and rules change frequently.  As a real estate practitioner, even if you focus on global real estate,  you are not expected to, nor should you attempt, to play the role of...
February 12, 2015

REALTORS® Encouraged to Get Involved in Immigration Reform Conversation

Input from REALTORS® will help push the national conversation on immigration reform forward, said Douglas A. Smith, the Department of Homeland Security’s assistant secretary for the private sector. Smith spoke last week at the Global Networking Committee meeting during...

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...