International Archive

International Existing Homes Sales Approached $82 Billion During 2010/11

NAR’s 2011 Profile of International Home Buying Activity reports that the total U.S. Existing Home Sales market was approximately $1.07 Trillion in the 12 months ending in March 2011, with sales of approximately $41 Billion to international clients. In...

Daily Economic Update: QRM Regulation, Germany and Greece

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update highlights QRM regulation and Germany’s reaction to the debt situation in Greece....

Most Realtors® Have Relatively Few International Transactions

According to NAR’s newly released 2011 Profile of International Home Buying Activity, eight percent of Realtors® reported having 50 percent or more of their transactions with international clients. On the buyer side of the market cultural affinity with the...

Daily Economic Update: Interest Rates

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update highlights interest rates and the situation in Greece....

Foreign Purchasers See U.S. Properties as Secure Investment

Foreign purchasers buy U.S. property for investment, vacation, and locational reasons. NAR’s 2011 Profile of International Home Buying Activity reports that foreigners view U.S. properties as a secure investment, one that provides rental and long-term appreciation possibilities. Homes in...