19 July


Volume of Foreign Buyers Purchasing Residential Property Foreign buyers purchased $153 billion of U.S. residential property in April 2016 — March 2017, an increase from the $102.6 billion of property purchased in the previous 12-month period. This accounts for 10 percent of the dollar volume of existing home sales. Non-resident foreign buyers purchased $78.1 billion of property, while resident foreign […]

1 March

Resources to Develop a Successful GLOBAL Strategy

Helpful Resources for Global Experts Posted in International Real Estate, NAR Global, Research, by Charlee Gibson on February 23, 2017 3 Global experts know the first step in developing a successful global business strategy is to conduct research. This research should help pinpoint the global buyers that are coming to your area and what is […]

18 February

Alabama exports accelerate to record $20.6 billion in 2016

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Alabama exports rose to a record level in 2016, topping $20 billion for the first time on gains from overseas shipments of Alabama-made products such as transportation equipment, chemicals and paper products. “Alabama’s dynamic manufacturing base turns out a wide range of great products that consumers in markets around the world want to own, which […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 December

Realtor® Networks Grow YOUR Global Reach

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Last year (March 2013 – March 2014), international home buyers purchased $92.2 billion in U.S. residential real estate─ a 35% increase from the previous year.  Economists predict that this trend will continue to grow. The National Association of Realtors focused greatly on this stat in New Orleans as they told members that no matter where they […]

10 December

International Real Estate in Alabama

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International transactions contribute to the expansion of the U.S. real estate market. In its 2014 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of International Home Buying Activity, NAR estimated the volume of international sales for the period covering April 2013-March 2014 at $ 92.2 billion, which is approximately 7 percent of total existing home sales during the […]

10 December

Five Myths About International Real Estate

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This is a great week for international real estate here at the Birmingham Association of REALTORS®. We are delighted to have 2011 NAR President Ron Phipps in town to teach the CIPS designation course to our members and members from across the southeast. International real estate is quickly proving to be the future of this industry. […]