USA – foreign buyers in real estate: the 100 billion dollar market

The National Associations of Realtor (NAR) creates each year a full study on foreign buyers in the USA. This is very precious to understand who they are, what they buy, and more importantly what the trends are.   Five years ago, this market was already a 66 billion dollar market. In other terms, in 2011…

New Zealand – Who are the foreign buyers ?

In the past few weeks I’ve had a look at how New Zealand talks about foreign buyers in the real estate industry. I basically heard « China » and « Chinese », while what i found in terms of figures and data revealed a very different situation. It’s indeed often captivating to see how the press, and the industry…

Spain and its higher-spending internatinoal buyers

Since 2008 international buyers have more than doubled in 8 years (from 34,704 transactions in 2008 to around 76,680 in 2015), while prices have halved ! What’s happening ? What do foreign buyers want ?

London vs Istanbul: the wealthy and the poor

What’s the main difference between London and Istanbul ? Worldwide, London is the n°2 most visited city in the world while Istanbul is n°9 , according to Euromonitor’s annual Top 100 City Destinations survey. One big difference though :  house prices ! Istanbul was ranked by Barnes as the n°1 city with the highest potential. Indeed, prices…