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Key Facts: 2014 Profile of International Home Buying Activity

$92.2 Billion of purchases sold to foreign buyers, 12 months ending March 2014 Sales split approximately 50/50 between resident and non-resident foreigners. Foreign sales approximately 7 percent of $1.2 Trillion EHS market. 28 percent of REALTORS® reported having international...

Investors and International Buyers More Likely to Pay Cash

Approximately 32 percent of respondents reported cash sales in May (same as in April), according to the May 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index [1]. A substantial number of move-up buyers, investors, buyers of second homes, and foreign clients are likely to...

U.S. Cities Where Brazilians Looked for a Home in 2013

Which U.S. cities are of greatest interest to Brazilians searching for a house? NAR economists have created a City Search Index (CSI) ranking U.S. cities where Brazilians looked for a property in 2013. Topping the list for Brazilians seeking...

U.S. Cities Where Canadians Looked for a Home in 2013

Which U.S. cities are of greatest interest to Canadians searching for a house? NAR economists have created a City Search Index (CSI) ranking U.S. cities where Canadians looked for a property in 2013. The index is based on a...

10 Things to Know About the Latest International Trade Data

Summary of the Latest Data U.S. exports punched ahead after stalling a bit. Faster export growth means faster job creation for Americans. Many tech companies like Apple do more businesses abroad than at home. Imports are not rising. America’s...