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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

EB-5 Visa Extension

In the April 2016 issue of Global Perspectives, we covered the trials and tribulations of reauthorizing the U.S. EB-5 Regional Center Program. To recap, the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is designed to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation...
October 11, 2016

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

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....

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...

REALTORS® Encouraged to Get Involved in Immigration Reform Conversation

Input from REALTORS® will help push the national conversation on immigration reform forward, said Douglas A. Smith, the Department of Homeland Security’s assistant secretary for the private sector. Smith spoke last week at the Global Networking Committee meeting during...

Why “Minority” is Losing its Meaning

What does the word “minority” mean? Well, in four U.S. states, the answer is…nothing. Though the term is commonly used in reference to any racial or ethnic group numerically less than half the general population, this word is displeasing...
August 7, 2013

Senator: Tide Turning on Immigration Reform

Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) expressed cautious optimism about the future of immigration reform in the United States in an address to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Monday morning. His outlook was primarily due to the fact that the...