The majority of my buyers here in the St Petersburg Tampa Bay Florida area are international buyers. Mostly they come from Canada (especially St John’s New Foundland), Europe and Latin America (Mexico). I truly enjoy working with people from around the world because I love to learn about their countries, cultures and view points. I have to admit, we are very lucky to live in this beautiful part of the world and I like to help them find their little piece of paradise.
Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, August 28, 2012
A study by Florida REALTORS®indicates that buyers from outside the country still favor the state when it comes to residential real estateLatin American and Caribbean buyers accounted for 35 percent of all foreign purchases in Florida, followed by Canadians, who represented 31 percent of the buying activity, and Western Europeans, who made up 22 percent of the volume. Their favorite markets were Miami and Miami Beach, along with Fort Lauderdale.  Overall, Florida REALTORS® calculated, foreign buyers spent $10.71 billion on homesin the state during the 12 months ended June 30, totaling 19 percent of all residential sales volume there.Total sales volume from international clients is up nationwide, accounting for nearly 5 percent of all sales in the U.s. During the 12 months ended March 2012, forigen buyers spent an estimated at $82.5 billion, up from $66.4 billion one year prior, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.

Source: “Foreign Buyers Still Love Florida Real Estate,” Miami Herald (08/27/12)

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