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Rising E-Commerce Drives Industrial Demand

Economic activity momentum dropped in the first quarter of 2016. Real gross domestic product (GDP) advanced at an annual rate of 0.5 percent, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis’s first estimate. International trade felt the impact of the...

How Do Foreign Buyers Decide on a U.S. Location for a Home Purchase?

Foreign buyers purchase U.S. residential existing-home properties for a variety of reasons—for example, vacation, investment, asset diversification, and residential use.  How do they decide where to buy? Based on information from NAR’s 2015 Profile of Home Buying Activity of...

Reasons that Foreigners Purchase U.S. Existing Homes

Foreigners purchase properties in the U.S. for residential, investment, and vacation purposes, according to NAR’s 2015 Profile of Home Buying Activity of International Clients.  About 46 percent of reported international transactions were intended for primary residences.  About 20 percent...

The Canadian Existing Home Buyer

Over the 12 months ended March 2015, Canadians purchased U.S. properties at an estimated $11.2 billion in total value, a decrease from last year’s level of $13.8 billion, based on information from NAR’s 2015 Profile of Home Buying Activity of International...

How REALTORS® Get Leads on International Buyers

Contacts and referrals were the most important source of leads of purchases by international buyers, accounting for about 56 percent of responses, according to NAR’s 2015 Profile of Home Buying Activity of International Clients.  Website/online listings accounted for 20...