investment Archive

Sales for Investment Purpose: 13 Percent of Residential Sales in October 2016

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members the characteristics of the most recent sale that closed in the reference month, including “Did the buyer purchase the property as an investment property?” Investment...

Investment Sales in Small Cap Markets Accelerate in Third Quarter of 2016

Commercial sales transactions span the price spectrum, but tend to be measured and reported based on size. Commercial real estate (CRE) deals at the higher end—$2.5 million and above—comprise a large share of investment sales. Smaller commercial transactions tend...

Profile of U.S. Residents Seeking to Purchase a Property Abroad in April 2015—March 2016

International real estate is multi-faceted. Not only do international clients choose to purchase U.S. real estate, U.S. clients are also interested in purchasing property abroad. Approximately 14 percent of responding REALTORS® reported that they had a client who was...

Reasons Foreign Buyers Purchased U.S. Residential Property in April 2015—March 2016

International clients purchase properties in the United States for residential, investment, and vacation purposes, according to NAR’s recently released 2016 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate. Forty-six percent of foreign buyers purchased U.S. residential properties for...

Cash Accounts for 26 Percent of Commercial Transactions in REALTOR® Markets

Commercial real estate investment trends were positive in 2015, with sales of large cap CRE transactions—over $2.5M—totaling $543 billion, based on Real Capital Analytics (RCA) data.  However, in the first quarter 2016 sales volume dropped 20 percent on a...