foreign investors Archive

Going Global in 2018

It’s never too early or late to amplify your client base and referral partners by going global. Is your New Year’s resolution to go global this year? Here’s a short checklist to help you get started: Earn your CIPS...
January 2, 2018

NAR: Making a World of Difference

by Alejandro Escudero, Manager of Global Alliances and Business Development National Association of REALTORS® Colombia. A global success story. The NAR Global mission is “to render the global real estate markets accessible, profitable and ethical for REALTORS® to conduct...

Our Top 5 Global Events at #NARAnnual

Meet the World networking session at the 2016 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida The best way to make lasting global connections is by meeting with other experts face-to-face. A good place to make these connections is at...
October 5, 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

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...

FIRPTA Changes You Need to Know

When foreign owners of real estate go to sell, are they taxed the same way a U.S. citizen is? Not exactly, but as a result of the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA), buyers of such property...
April 26, 2017

Creating interactive marketing plans for cross-border business

by Nancy Macaluso, Portside Properties, Inc. and NAR President’s Liaison to South Africa  Hello All, To our surprise, my husband Tony and I were taking a break from work and turned on the television. Not much to watch, and...
December 2, 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...

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....

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...