Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® International Residential Transactions

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The objective of this survey was to gather information about international residential real estate transactions of Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe) members during April 2019–March 2020.

Highlights

Dollar volume of foreign buyer purchases.

  • $3.43 billion (10% of MORe home sales)
  • 76% of foreign buyers resided in the United States (Type B)

Regions of origin of foreign buyers

  • Asia/Oceania (32%)
  • Latin America (21%)
  • Europe (21%)
  • Africa (4%)
  • North America (1%)
  • Country was not identified by the respondent (20%)

Top countries of origin of foreign buyers

  • Mexico (16%)
  • India (13%)
  • China (9%)

Top counties where foreign buyers purchased property

  • Cook (43%)
  • DuPage (25%)
  • Lake (13%)
  • Kane (6%)
  • Will (6%)
  • DeKalb (3%)

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