International Buyers of Residential Properties: Purchases by State

Most states have at least a few purchases of residential properties by foreign buyers. However, according to the 2012 Profile of International Home Buying Activity, foreign buyers of residential properties are concentrated in four states: Florida, California, Texas, and Arizona, accounting for 51 percent of international clients. Florida has been the fastest growing destination of choice, accounting for 26% of international clients.

What Does This Mean to Realtors®?
International clients have specific interests and needs. Information on addressing this market is available at

Jed Smith, Managing Director, Quantitative Research

Jed Smith is Managing Director, Quantitative Research with the National Association of Realtors®. He has worked on real estate issues for the past 20 years, providing input on a variety of housing, commercial real estate, tax, and planning issues. Recently he has been involved in several international studies.

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  1. Good insight. I think NAR, and for that manner, CAR need to do similar questonaire fro the commercial field.