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The International Transactions in U.S. Residential Real Estate report is officially released! This report provides information on U.S. clients looking to purchase property outside the U.S., as well as transaction information from international clients who bought and sold U.S. property between April 2021-March 2022.

This report is packed with useful data to help you have a complete understanding of the business of global real estate. We’ve summarized some takeaways for you but be sure to have a close read for yourself.

Top 10 Foreign Buyers

  • 11% Canada
  • 8% Mexico
  • 6% China
  • 5% India
  • 3% Brazil, Columbia
  • 2% France, Germany, and United Kingdom
  • 2% Japan

Top Destinations

  • Florida
  • California
  • Texas
  • Arizona
  • New York
  • North Carolina

Other major destinations include New Jersey, Illinois, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Financing Facts

  • Foreign buyers tend to pay in cash
  • Foreign buyers who live abroad are more likely to pay cash than those living within the U.S.
  • More than half of Canadian, Colombian, and Chinese buyers made all-cash purchases
Line graph: Median Purchase Price Among Foreign and All Buyers
Line graph: Percent of Respondents Who Reported a U.S. Client Seeking Residential Property Abroad

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Global Perspectives in Real Estate is a resource for global professionals, aimed at helping them globalize their local markets. Produced bi-monthly, this newsletter serves as a how-to guide and is full of useful and actionable tips. A free subscription is given to all Certified International Property Specialists (CIPS) designees.

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