Category: Global Alliance

Global Alliance Earns Platinum Award Status for Fourth Consecutive Year

Global Alliance Earns Platinum Award Status for Fourth Consecutive Year KISSIMMEE, FL, December 4 – The Global Alliance Committee (GAC) of the Osceola County Association of REALTORS® (OSCAR) recently received the coveted Platinum Global Achievement Award from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) for its meritorious work in 2017, making this the fourth consecutive year […]

OSCAR- Global Alliance Committee joins with MERCY CORPS for Int’l relief work

KISSIMMEE, FL, September 20 –  Members of the Osceola County Association of REALTORS’® (OSCAR) Global Alliance Committee (GAC) have been lending their efforts, time, and money to a worthwhile cause – MERCY CORPS – an organization existing to respond to worldwide crises, lending monetary and humanitarian support.  MERCY CORPS has a stated mission to alleviate […]

4 Reasons International High-Net-Worth Buyers Invest In U.S. Real Estate

4 reasons international high-net-worth buyers invest in U.S. real estate Economic opportunity and political safeguard make it an attractive place to put your money by Raj Purohit Key Takeaways •The rule of law still matters to international real estate investors. •High-net-worth individuals investing in real estate do not act monolithically. •The U.S. must take advantage […]

Clarity on Asian-American Homeownership

Clarity on Asian-American Homeownership Daily Real Estate News | Monday, April 03, 2017 The homeownership rate of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders was 55.6 percent in 2016, possibly the first accurate data in the U.S. of this rapidly growing segment of the population. It lags behind the national homeownership rate of 63.5 percent and is significantly […]

Immigrants Key to Homeownership Growth

Immigrants Key to Homeownership Growth Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Foreign-born residents will have a “significant impact” on the housing market according to “Housing in America: Immigrants and Housing Demand,” released by the Urban Land Institute’s Terwilliger Center for Housing. The report also notes that if the current levels aren’t sustained, […]

Going Global? Understand These Gestures

Going Global? Understand These Gestures Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Travel website recently put together a list of common forms of nonverbal communication in Europe. If you’re looking to work with international clients from there, make sure you understand what these gestures mean in each country, because it’s not always […]

Global Real Estate Luncheon

If you missed our Global Real Estate Luncheon, worry not!  We have gathered together the slideshow presentations of our esteemed guest speakers, Charles Castellon and Rafael E M Pratts for your viewing pleasure!  See Charles Castellon’s presentation on Land Trusts for Foreign Nationals (and Other Investors) by clicking HERE. And if you want to review […]

Market Watch – March 2014

In February, inventory levels are balanced, new listings are increasing, and so are prices. The one exception is closed sales. Single-family home sales only improved 1.5% year-over-year, and condo/townhome sales declined. A significant drop-off of short sales explains the weakness in sales. Check out the distressed market in your area at  


British buyers need to  understand the US taxation system. The US taxation system is a complex one and completely different than that in the UK. The US Taxation system involves payments to at least four different levels of government: local, regional, state and federal. Florida is one of only 7 states that does not levy personal […]

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