Research Archive

Foreign Investment in US Jumps 49% to Record $153 Billion

If you’re already involved in global real estate, here’s reason to celebrate: Foreign investment in residential U.S. real estate has skyrocketed up to $153 billion, according to the newly released 2017 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real...

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...

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...

New Report: Florida Still Top Destination for Foreign Buyers

Foreign buyers’ interest in Florida remains strong according to NAR’s 2016 Profile of International Residential Real Estate Activity in Florida, a new report recently released by NAR’s research team. The report states that foreign buyers relocating to Florida accounted...
January 17, 2017

Just Released: 2016 Local Market Assessment Reports

Each year NAR Global conducts studies on markets where you wouldn’t normally expect to find global business opportunities. Those who don’t reside in metropolitan areas like New York City or Miami are sometimes quick to assume there isn’t any...
November 18, 2016

New Report: U.S. Homes Still Appeal to Foreign Buyers

Despite waning economic growth in many countries and higher home prices further enhanced by a strengthening U.S. dollar, owning a home in the United States is still appealing to foreign buyers. This is according to an annual survey of residential...

Washington’s Booming Foreign Investment: What’s Their Secret?

Washington is home to America’s most iconic coffee company, champion sports teams, beautiful landscape, and such legendary landmarks as the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. Did you know it’s also home to one of the most popular cities...
June 29, 2016

New Realtor.com® Reports Reveal International Buyer Interest

Realtor.com has made it easier to find out how attractive your metro area is to international buyers. At last week’s REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., new interactive maps were unveiled, which will offer more comprehensive reporting...
May 16, 2016

FIRPTA Rate Increase: Explained

As an international real estate professional, it is important to understand the transactional nuances that foreign investors will face when buying property in the United States. Not all countries require title insurance, for example. Many don’t have buyer’s agency....

International Sales Volume Jumped in 2014

Foreign buyers continue to be a force in the U.S. real estate market. They purchased an estimated $104 billion in American real estate last year, according to the newly released NAR 2015 Profile of Home Buying Activity of International...