Central America Archive

Real Estate – The Foundation of Freedom

by Mike Cobb, Chairman & CEO, ECI Development It was an honor to be nominated to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Realtors last fall. Accepting the role of Director was a decision I considered deeply...
December 7, 2017

Capitalizing on the Americas

Thanks to the wide variety of purchasing options, the Americas are full of opportunity when it comes to finding the right home. Out of the $153.0 billion of residential property purchased by foreign buyers last year, $28.3 billion came...
September 15, 2017

Why Does Miami “Speak” to Latin Buyers?

NAR’s 2015 Profile of International Home Buyers in Miami found that from September 2014-August 2015 foreign buyers purchased approximately 10,600 residential properties worth $6.1 billion in the Miami area. Out of the 1,900+ REALTORS® surveyed, international sales accounted for 36 percent...

15 Critical Questions to Ask When Buying Property Overseas: Part 2

This blog is the second in a 15-Part Series from Mike Cobb, CEO of ECI Development. As an offshore real estate and resort developer, Mike has used his experiences in Central America to create the “15 Critical Questions to...

15 Critical Questions to Ask When Buying Property Overseas: Part 1

This blog is the first in a 15-Part Series from Mike Cobb, CEO of ECI Development. As an offshore real estate and resort developer, Mike has used his experiences in Central America to create the “15 Critical Questions to...

How Many Real Estate Professionals Exist Worldwide ?

by Jeff Hornberger, Director, Global Alliances, National Association of REALTORS® This question comes up frequently in our line of work.  In the United States, the answer is simple: we know there are about 2 million people holding real estate...