International Archive

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...

The Canadian Existing Home Buyer

Over the 12 months ended March 2015, Canadians purchased U.S. properties at an estimated $11.2 billion in total value, a decrease from last year’s level of $13.8 billion, based on information from NAR’s 2015 Profile of Home Buying Activity of International...

How REALTORS® Get Leads on International Buyers

Contacts and referrals were the most important source of leads of purchases by international buyers, accounting for about 56 percent of responses, according to NAR’s 2015 Profile of Home Buying Activity of International Clients.  Website/online listings accounted for 20...