NAR has released their annual 2014 Profile of International Home Buying Activity and it shows a significant increase in sales to international buyers. As the report states:
For the period April 2013 through March 2014, the total sales volume to international clients (“international sales”) has been estimated at approximately $92.2 billion, a 35 percent increase from the previous period’s level of $68.2 billion.
HOW MUCH ARE THEY SPENDING?
WHERE ARE THEY FROM?
WHERE ARE THEY GOING?
Their are many factors that go into how International Buyers decide which part of the U.S. they will move to. The Presence of relatives, friends and associates, job and education opportunities, and climate and location seem to be the most important. Europeans are more attracted to states with warmer climates such as Florida and Arizona. While the West Coast is attractive to Asian buyers. Buyers in Mexico prefer states in close proximity such as Texas, Arizona, California. Florida appears to be more attractive to South Americans as well as Europeans and Canadians. Buyers from India are located in urbanized areas and states home to IT companies such as California, New York and North Carolina.