international real estate Archive

Global Business Councils: Boots on the Ground

by Lisa Calarco, Manager Global Business Development and Outreach, NAR Commercial and Global Services At the end of January, I had the opportunity to attend the Florida REALTORS® Mid-Winter Meetings in Orlando, FL, and meet with many of the...
February 22, 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....

15 Critical Questions to Ask When Buying Property Overseas: Water

This blog is the third 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...

Catching Up from Conference

by Julie Collins It’s been a week since most of us returned home from the REALTORS® Conference & Expo, and I think it’s taken this long to catch up! As always, it was an overwhelmingly rewarding week in San...
November 24, 2015

Less than One Week to the REALTORS® Conference & Expo!

The excitement is palpable in the NAR offices this week, as we prepare to depart for San Diego for the REALTORS® Conference & Expo! This is our flagship event, where we pull out ALL the stops for you, our amazing...
November 6, 2015

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...

Closing Gift Guidelines for Global Real Estate Practitioners

“Don’t gift wrap the steak knives just yet!” When it comes to gift giving, sometimes, the age-old adage, “it’s the thought that counts” just doesn’t apply. If you are a real estate practitioner focused on global business, you know...
September 15, 2015

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...

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...

Selling International Developments: Possible profit center for REALTORS®?

                The recovering U.S. real estate market, strengthening dollar, and continued baby boomer retirement has brought an old niche international market segment back into focus: international developments. Back in the late 1990s...