international real estate Archive

CIPS…My past week!

by Richard Silver, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Toronto, Ontario Over the past week (July 8-August 1,2014), I have been very honoured to be a guest of the National Association of REALTORS in the U.S. or as I like call...

Coming to America: NAR Releases 2014 Profile of International Home Buying Activity Report

International buyers remain prolific figures in the United States real estate market, as evidenced by the just-released 2014 Profile of International Home Buying Activity Report. Compared to the previous year, sales to foreigners increased both in numbers of transactions...

World Urban Forum, Colombia and real estate business opportunities: What do they have in common?

Over 22,000 delegates from around the world attended the World Urban Forum last week in Medellin, Colombia, to discuss the challenges that cities around the globe are facing, including unprecedented demographic, environmental, economic, social and spatial challenges.  The focus...

International Retirement Hot Spots and Emerging Markets

CIPS designees receive a printed, mailed version of the Global Perspectives newsletter as a member benefit. Past issues are made public on realtor.org within 2 months of publication. This blog post is based on the December 2013 issue covering...

Escape Harsh Weather and Grow Your Global Network

Weather forecasters are calling for 6-8 more inches of snow in Chicago this weekend─ the polar vortex won’t be leaving the Windy City anytime soon. Depending on where you live, you too may be dreaming of the glory days...

What Miss America Can Teach Us About Indian-American Buyers and Sellers

Nina Davuluri, Miss New York, took home the crown during the 2013 Miss America competition last month. This is the first time in the history of the pageant that an Indian-American has been declared the winner. To quote Ms....