International Archive

Home Purchases by Foreign Buyers are Likely Easing

Over the 12-month period April 2014‒March 2015, the National Association of REALTORS® estimated that the dollar volume of home purchases of foreign buyers rose to $102 billion, led by purchases from Chinese buyers. While NAR is yet to conduct...

Existing Home Sales to International Clients: Continued Growth

Over a five year time frame, 15 to 20 percent of REALTORS® responding to NAR’s 2015 Profile of Home Buying Activity of International Clients have consistently reported an increase in existing home sales to foreign buyers.  The sale of U.S....

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...

Top Foreign Buyers of Existing-Homes by Country

Existing-home sales (EHS) to foreign buyers were approximately 8 percent of the total U.S. existing-home sales market of $ 1.3 trillion for the 12 months ending March 2015, according to NAR’s recently released 2015 Profile of Home Buying Activity...

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...