International Archive

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...

The Falling Dollar and the Impact on Real Estate

The U.S. dollar has been weakening for the past two years and the depreciation could continue for the remainder of the year.  The dollar is weaker not only against the major foreign currencies of the Euro, Pound, and the...

Daily Economic Update: Japan

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 the economic impact of the tsunami disaster in Japan....

International Sales – A Niche Market

Based on survey data from the last 12 months, international buyers account for approximately two percent of total U.S. home sales. Given that international purchasers tend to focus on the upper end of the home markets, the purchases account...