Research Archive

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...

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...

International Business, from Sea to Shining Sea

From the mountains, to the prairies…to the oceans white with foam – international buyers are here! The newly released State-by-State International Business Reports have just been released by NAR, and they prove that foreign investment is taking place in...
November 3, 2014

5 Myths About International Real Estate

International business can seem like a daunting venture. From language to culture to business practices, the potential complications are enough to make a seasoned real estate professional hand a foreign client to “someone more international.” But why hand that...

Coming to America: NAR Releases 2014 Profile of International Home Buying Activity Report

International buyers remain prolific figures in the United States real estate market, as evidenced by the just-released 2014 Profile of International Home Buying Activity Report. Compared to the previous year, sales to foreigners increased both in numbers of transactions...

Assessing Your Local Market for Global Business

Foreign interest in both commercial and residential U.S. real estate remains strong, and is poised to grow in coming years. For some real estate agents, especially those in large metropolitan areas with a diverse demographic, “going global” is second...

realtor.com® International: Expanding Your Global Reach

What if I told you there was a tool that could help your listings get viewed dozens or perhaps even hundreds of times by potential buyers in countries all over the world — in their own native language? What...
September 3, 2013