Category: Global Alliance

Colombians ready to buy U.S. property

Representatives of Florida Realtors traveled to Colombia last week as part of Gov. Rick Scott’s trade mission. Colombians accounted for 3 percent of Florida’s international property sales in 2011 and over 4 percent in 2012; and the country is Florida’s No. 2 trading partner, second only to Brazil. “Colombian interest in Florida real estate is […]

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Hispanics majority of new owner households

The Census Bureau reports that Hispanics created new owner households in the United States at a faster clip during the second quarter even as white and black homeownership continued to ebb. Ownership among Latinos expanded 63 percent to 6.7 million households in June from 4.1 million households in June 2000. Over the same time, homeownership […]

Global Issues

EB-5 Visa The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program that allows foreign nationals to earn visas to live in the U.S. by investing and creating American jobs.  Foreign investors’ use of the EB-5 program increased in 2011, with more than 3,800 EB-5 applications filed, compared to fewer than 800 applications in 2007.  The number of USCIS […]

Global Alliance Luncheon

The Global Alliance had a luncheon recently and if you missed it here are some quick facts for you to consider when looking for buyers and sellers when prospecting: Approximately 25% of ALL sales in Florida are to foreigners Nearly ALL sales to these buyers are paid in ALL-cash 77% of Florida REALTORS have worked […]

January/February ReView 2012

In 2012, our association will fully align with the National Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Global Alliance Council initiative after almost four years of transition. Congratulations to our successive Presidents, Directors and involved committee leadership (especially Angel Ortiz) for transitioning this effort. As individuals and as a profession, we are embarking on an expedition into the […]

CIPS Administration Course

NAR is offering the CIPS Administration Course to ALL who wish to take it – from association staff to brokers and volunteer leaders. Earning the CIPS designation better positions you and your volunteer leadership to support members who practice international real estate in local markets. You can also use the network to stay informed on […]

Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)

Get the World in One Week. August 30 – September 3, 2010 The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) curriculum is the educational foundation of the CIPS Network, distinguishes CIPS designees as individuals who have both hands-on experience in international real estate transactions as well as successful completion of a five-day program of study focusing on […]

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