At Home with Diversity

Houston is now more diverse than New York City and HAR REALTOR® members need to be in tune with today’s home buyer. Thursday, July 20 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Lunch 12:30 -1 p.m. (For those with food allergies, there is a refrigerator available if you bring your own meal.) Attendees will learn about consumers that make up the local Houston area market, their values, customs, real estate needs, and

FIRPTA Changes You Need to Know

By Charlee Gibson When foreign owners of real estate go to sell, are they taxed the same way a U.S. citizen is? Not exactly, but as a result of the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA), buyers of such property are often required to withhold part of the sales proceeds and submit them to the Internal Revenue Service as a method to prompt selling foreign owners of real

International 201 Day

HAR International proudly presents: International 201 Day Global data will be shared that will assist the REALTOR® when working with foreign clients. There will also be a keynote presentation by Dr. Ted C. Jones of Stewart Title. RESCHEDULED until September. Post Oak Central 1990 Post Oak Blvd • Conference center Cost is $49 and includes lunch  Parking is $5 in Garage 3. This course is approved by TREC for 5

Spotlight On: Buyers from India

Fast Facts About India Buyers from India purchased $6.1 billion of U.S. residential real estate in 2016 and made up 6% of the total dollar volume of residential sales. From April 2015 to March 2016, Texas had the highest share of home buyers from India at 20% of the market share with California a close second at 17%. Location Preference for Buyers from: India 67% suburban 23% city/urban 8% small