Which Foreigners Had the Greatest Interest In U.S. Homes in 2013?

Based on information from realtor.com, NAR economists have formulated a country search index delineating which countries had the most home search contact on realtor.com in 2013.

The index is based on a count of actual house searches by potential buyers from specific countries (excluding Germany and Japan due to large numbers of U.S. citizens residing there temporarily) throughout the year as measured by traffic on www.realtor.com, NAR’s official property listing website.  Realtor.com helps connect people with the content, tools and expertise they need to find their perfect home, including  information on homes for sale; connections with REALTORS®; neighborhood, moving, and mortgage advice; and in terms of buying a home– how to “make it happen”.


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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