foreign buyers Archive

New Resource: Business Practices Around the World

We are thrilled to announce a new resource, Real Estate Practices Around the World, available at nar.realtor/global/real-estate-practices-around-the-world. Countries who share borders or even some customs might seem so similar, it’s expected the real estate process works the same way....
November 16, 2018

NAR’s Newest Partners and the Opportunities Within

The National Association of REALTORS® is not just a national entity – its presence and influence around the world make it a very international organization. Its reach is vast, and helps U.S. REALTORS® in ways you might not even...
November 2, 2018

Congrats to the Global Achievement Program Winners!

Each year, we (NAR Global) send a 14-page application out to all of our Global Business Councils. In those pages, we ask some very simple questions, and then some significantly more complicated questions, all with the intent to grasp...
November 1, 2018

Ready, Set, Boston! Global Events at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo

We hope you will be joining us later this week as we head to Boston – the home of the newly crowned World Series Champion Red Sox! Congrats to all of our followers in Beantown. This will present some...
October 30, 2018

Global Tech Series – Introduction and resources to help you succeed

Intro to Global Tech Series by Craig Grant, President, EasyRealtySites and The Real Estate Technology Institute I was speaking with a REALTORⓇ the other day who indicated that because they had immigrated to America, they thought focusing on International real...

Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate: Down, but not out

New report from NAR shows inventory shortage, rising prices are impacting sales to foreign buyers  Foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate dropped to $121 billion last year, down 21% from the year prior. In a market with tight...

How One Listing Launched a City to the Top

What’s in a listing?  Turns out, one listing can make a world of difference! Our colleagues at Move, Inc., who manage realtor.com/international, track the international traffic to the site. Their data is quite helpful in deciphering which countries are...

Standing Out in the Real Estate Crowd

Last week I had the honor of speaking at the Region XI conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. What an event, put on primarily by Cathy Colvin, 2018 Region XI Vice President; and my NAR colleague, Nobu Hata. The beauty...
April 18, 2018

Keeping an Eye on Currency

The state of the global economy is constantly changing. Markets fluctuate within the blink of an eye, bringing currency values around the world with them. These changes matter whether they are big or small. Even a seemingly minor change...
February 6, 2018

Americans Moving Overseas. –How to prepare.

Thanks to our many resources, you probably have a good idea who is buying up property in the United States. However, have you considered looking at the countries Americans are moving to? The U.S. State Department estimated that 9...