International Archive

Foreigners Purchased $102.6 B of U.S. Residential Property in April 2015—March 2016

Foreign buyers purchased $102.6 billion of residential property in April 2015—March 2016, a one percent decrease from the $103.9 billion of property purchased in April 2014—March 2015, according to NAR’s recently released 2016 Profile of International Activity in U.S....

China Leads Foreign Buyers of U.S. Residential Property in April 2015—March 2016

Foreign buyers purchased $102.6 billion of residential property in April 2015—March 2016, according to NAR’s recently released 2016 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate. Foreign buyers from five countries continued to account for most of the...

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...