Controversial Florida foreign buyer ban survives 1st major court battle
US District Judge Allen Winsor denied a request by plaintiffs to stop the state from enforcing the law because it is based on citizenship, not race, so does not violate the Constitution, fair housing
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 18
Foreign buyers target high-end homes as transactions fall 14%
The average price of homes sold to foreign buyers was $639,900, the National Association of Realtors said. The median price was $396,400. Both numbers are record highs
by Taylor Anderson Aug 2
Who is Flannery, the secret owner of $1B in land near a US airbase?
The federal government is investigating Flannery Associates, an entity that has scooped up more than 80 square miles of land near Travis Air Force Base in California without disclosing who owns it
by Daniel Houston Jul 10
Kendall Bonner: The industry isn't ready for reality of commission suit
Bonner, an eXp team leader, has been vocal about the need for agents and brokers to consider how they'll serve buyers in a post-lawsuit landscape. She expanded on her concerns with Intel
by Daniel Houston Jul 5
DOJ: Ron DeSantis' foreign-buyer property ban in Florida is unlawful
Department of Justice officials claimed last week the bans on some foreign citizens buying property in Florida violate the Fair Housing Act and the US Constitution
by Daniel Houston Jul 3
Florida agents fear unintended consequences of real estate ban
Senate Bill 264 goes into effect in July. It might not have a big impact on the buying power of foreign citizens, but the ripple effects of the law's suggestively biased tone may set a precedent
by Lillian Dickerson May 26
As locals balk, foreign buyers take renewed look at US homes
Real estate firms that work with foreign buyers have seen an uptick in business from outside the US, 'The Wall Street Journal' reports
by Daniel Houston Mar 2
Adiós America! Far Homes' $2.25M seed funding helps buy abroad
'Their business will benefit their customers, colleagues and communities, not just themselves and their other shareholders,' said Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman
by Craig C. Rowe Sep 21
The international buyer pool dropped to a new low last year
Foreign buyers, either noncitizens living in the US or those with permanent homes outside the country, scooped up 98,600 existing homes between April 2021 and March 2022, NAR reports
by Taylor Anderson Jul 20
Get creative or go condo: 4 ways to score a win for luxury homebuyers 
Sotheby's International Realty outlined what's ahead for luxury consumers in its latest annual outlook, and how a shift in perspective can help buyers get ahead
by Marian McPherson Feb 18
Keller Williams kicks off 2022 international expansion in Sint Maarten
Keller Williams Worldwide is now in Sint Maarten, with the impending launch of its new master franchise in Cayhill. The franchisor now has 287 market centers in more than 50 countries
by Marian McPherson Feb 2
Foreign buyers may soon swoop back into US housing market
International buyers were less involved in the US housing market during the first year of the pandemic — but that may soon change
by Daniel Houston Jul 28
Sotheby's CMO Brad Nelson's 8 predictions for 2021 luxury market
Sotheby's International Realty CMO Brad Nelson shares the top insights from the brokerage's 2021 Luxury Outlook report and what challenges lie ahead
by Marian McPherson Feb 5
Foreign buyer activity is down, but not in 'Zoom cities'
Travel restrictions, uncertainty and the US handling of the pandemic are taking a toll, but outdoorsy vacation spots are still hot among international buyers
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 30
National Association of Realtors takes advertising campaign global
The National Association of Realtors added more languages to its marketing partnership with Photofy to help Realtors capture more foreign business
by Patrick Kearns Sep 4