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Find the information, education, and connections you need to thrive in the growing field of international real estate. NAR works to make the global real estate market accessible, profitable, and ethical for REALTORS®, and offers International REALTOR® Membership to real estate practitioners outside the U.S.

     

May 8, 2015
This issue of Global Perspectives is packed with immigration data and statistics, and helps you understand how to apply the data to your real estate business.
May 8, 2015
Many real estate agents have used their ties to local immigrant communities to build a solid base of referral business. One of the best ways to spot those opportunities is via research. There are a surprising number of free resources available online.
When researching local opportunities, real estate agents interested in global migrations should concentrate on these questions for their immediate community:
May 8, 2015
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.
May 8, 2015
Canada was built on immigration. With 6.8 million foreign-born, about one in five residents are immigrants. That’s the highest share of all G8 (The Group of Eight Industrialized Nations - France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Japan, United States, Canada, and Russia) countries. Over two million have arrived since 2000, making immigration the key driver of Canada’s population growth.
May 8, 2015
The United States is the world’s hotspot for incoming migration. According to the United Nations Population Division, as of 2013, 45.8 million people living in the U.S. were born in other countries. In contrast, second-ranked Russia’s immigrant population is 11.1 million, less than a quarter that of the U.S. The Migration Policy Institute says the U.S. is home to roughly one fifth of the world’s immigrants.

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2014 Profile of International Home Buying Activity

Favorable exchange rates, affordable home prices and rising affluence abroad continue to drive international buyers to the U.S. to purchase homes investment properties. Read more.

Global Perspectives

Read the latest issue of Global Perspectives, which focuses on emerging markets.