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Foreign U.S. Home Sales Dollar Volume Surges 49 Percent to Record $153 Billion

Fueled by a substantial increase in sales dollar volume from Canadian buyers, foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate skyrocketed to a new high, as transactions grew in each of the top five countries where buyers originated. This is according to an annual survey of residential purchases from international buyers released today by the National Association of REALTORS®, which also revealed that nearly half of all foreign sales were in
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Don’t Miss International Day – Friday, Sept. 15

HAR has offered International Day several times; now we want to kick it up a notch with more in depth topics and presentations global REALTORS® need. Friday, September 15 Post Oak Conference Center Parking available in Garage 3 - $5. 9 a.m. registration 10 a.m. class (lunch is included) 4 p.m. class ends – Followed by a networking reception at Masraff's. Topics include: a case study on selling homes in
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Private Investors Emerge as a Global Force

Private investors now comprise more than a quarter of all global commercial real estate transactions. Twenty-seven percent of all global commercial property transactions in 2016 involved a private buyer, according to a new report by Knight Frank. Further, economists “expect that the appetite from private investors for commercial real estate will continue to increase,” according to the report. Within the next two years, 32 percent of ultra-high-net-worth individuals will invest
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Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)

Have you paid attention to the changing demographics in Houston and Texas in general? We are what the rest of the country will look like 10 to 20 years from now. Jump on the global bandwagon and get a leg up on your competition. Learn how to work with foreign clients at this once a year event in Houston. The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Institute is set for August
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HAR International Property Listing Agreement Approved

The Houston Association of REALTORS®’s International Advisory Group (IAG) is extremely pleased to announce that the Houston REALTOR® Information Services, Inc. Board has passed the motion and approved an HAR International Property Listing Agreement. Though there has been discussion of an international listing agreement for many years, it was not until last fall when current Chair Nelly Mitford met with Grant Harpold, HAR Legal Counsel, that they made it a