6 January

Global Opportunities – French Connections

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This post originally appeared on REALTORS.ORG blog. By Chris Polychron, 2015 NAR President Bonjour et Bonne Année!  Hello and Happy New Year, my fellow REALTORS®! Just before the holiday, I had the privilege of representing NAR, and speaking at the Federation Nationale de l’Immobilier’s (FNAIM) General Assembly. FNAIM, NAR’s bilateral partner in France, is the […]

18 November

Global Perspectives: Cross Border Migrations

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Table of Contents: Immigration Spells Opportunity U.S. Immigration Patterns Immigration in Canada 10 Facts on Global Migration Going with the Flow: How to Spot Immigration Opportunities in Your Market New Year, New Connections DOWNLOAD (3.28 MB) Download (PDF: 3.28 MB) This issue of Global Perspectives examines various trends and patterns in cross-border migration. As home […]

16 October

Global Events at NAR San Diego

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Thursday, November 12th State and Local Forum on Global Business 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Sapphire Ballroom I & J, 4th Floor   Global Alliances Advisory Board 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Sapphire Ballroom E & F, 4th Floor   International REALTOR® Welcome Reception 5:00pm – 6:30 pm Hilton […]

3 August

International Real Estate Congress

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Members of the Central Alabama Global Alliance will want to make note of this. As a National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Bilateral Cooperating Partner, we would like to extend an invitation to the 2015 Bicoastal International Congress hosted by the Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® and Miami Association of REALTORS®. These events take place […]

19 June

10 Facts on Global Migration

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Last fall, the Pew Research Center released an interactive map on patterns of global population migration, making it easy to visualize the dispersion of nations’ people around the globe. The numbers on Pew’s website (based on United Nations Population Division data from 1990-2013) don’t track annual rates or flows of migration, but the total number […]

19 June

2015 Home Buying Profile on International Clients

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There were a lot of updates that came out this week, the most important of course is the release of the 2015 Home Buying Profile on International Clients. The report profiled international transactions from April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015. The report is more thorough than its been in years past and also brought fascinating insights […]

18 June

Chinese Now Top Foreign Buyers of U.S. Homes

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Chinese buyers have surpassed Canadian snowbirds as the dominant foreign buyers of homes in the U.S., according to the National Association of Realtors. Purchasers from China made up 16% of international buyers who bought primarily single-family homes and condominiums in the 12-month period that ended in March, according to the survey by the National Association […]

30 January

China Poised For Serious U.S Investment

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Global in the News: The Global Economy and the U.S. Real Estate Market 1/23/15 The collapse of the price of oil, turmoil in the global economy, and ongoing upheaval in the Middle East are sending mixed signals for what lies ahead in for the U.S. economy, and by extension, the real estate market, even though […]

6 January

Industry News – January 6

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Vestavia Hills Arby’s sells for $2M to Russian investors The Arby’s along Montgomery Highway in Vestavia Hills has been sold. The 3,187-square-foot location sold for $2 million, according to a release by Marcus & Millichap this week. Local owners EDE LLC sold the business to 1482 Montgomery Highway LLC, a family from Russia. READ MORE Your Business Doesn’t Have […]

11 December

Spotlight on People’s Republic of China

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  Spotlight on The People’s Republic of China! Alabama-China Business Roundtable In an effort to assist increasing trade and investment between Alabama and China, the Birmingham International Center is planning a half-day conference. Senior executives, business leaders, government officials, and community leaders from Alabama and China will discuss common issues, networking, and agenda setting for […]