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Brazilians, Colombians Top List of Consumers Searching Miami Property

by | Apr 06, 2014
South Florida, the top area in the nation for international real estate buyers, continues to increasingly attract attention from consumers worldwide, according to the 30,000-member MIAMI Association of Realtors.

Miami Real Estate Increasingly Attracting Global Consumers

Miami, FLSouth Florida, the top area in the nation for international real estate buyers, continues to increasingly attract attention from consumers worldwide, according to the 30,000-member MIAMI Association of Realtors.  In February, Brazil again ranked first for foreign consumers searching for Miami properties on Miamire.com, MIAMI’s property search portal.  Colombians were in second place, mirroring results from a year ago.  Consumers from India ranked second, moving up significantly compared to February 2013, when India ranked tenth.

Top countries for consumers searching South Florida properties on Miamire.com in February 2014 compared to February 2013 were from:

February 2014

February 2013

  1. Brazil
  1. Brazil
  1. Colombia
  1. Colombia
  1. Canada
  1. Canada
  1. India
  1. Venezuela
  1. Argentina
  1. Argentina
  1. Venezuela
  1. France
  1. Bolivia
  1. Spain
  1. France
  1. Peru
  1. United Kingdom
  1. United Kingdom
  1. Russia
  1. India

Nationally, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area is consistently one of the top markets for most of the highest-ranking countries searching for property in the U.S.  According to Realtor.com®, the top countries (outside the U.S.) where global consumers were most engaged on Realtor.com® &Realtor.com® International in December 2013 were:

  • *Canada: Detroit, Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Miami
  • United Kingdom: Los Angeles, Houston, Orlando, New York, Atlanta
  • Australia: Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco
  • Ireland: Washington, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas
  • *Brazil: Miami, Orlando, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach
  • India: New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Las Vegas
  • *Germany: Los Angeles, Colorado Springs, Miami, San Antonio, Detroit
  • Japan: San Diego, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Jacksonville, Oahu
  • *Mexico: San Diego, San Antonio, Laredo, Miami, El Paso
  • *France: Miami, Los Angeles, Detroit, Miami Beach, New York
  • China: Los Angeles, Detroit, San Francisco, Irvine, Chicago
  • *Italy: Miami, Detroit, New York, Los Angeles, Miami Beach
  • *Netherlands: Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Las Vegas
  • Philippines: Ashland (AL), Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Houston, Beverly Hills
  • South Korea: Los Angeles, Irvine, Las Vegas, San Antonio, Atlanta
  • *Spain: Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago
  • *Russian Federation: Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago
  • *Sweden: Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Detroit
  • *Switzerland: Miami, Los Angeles, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Naples
  • *Poland: Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Miami

*Country with Miami or Fort Lauderdale as top searches.

Based on the 2013 Miami International Market Report, Miami attracts a significant number of buyers from countries not reflected in property search rankings above, including Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, and Ecuador. 

Miami 2nd Most Searched U.S. City by International Consumers

Miami again ranked second only behind Los Angeles among the top ten overall most searched U.S. cities by non-U.S. consumers throughout the month of December 2013 (latest figures available).  Fort Lauderdale ranked seventh.  If the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market were combined, the ranking would be even higher.

1. Los Angeles, CA
2. Miami, FL
3. New York, NY
4. Detroit, MI
5. Las Vegas, NV
6. Orlando, FL
7. Fort Lauderdale, FL
8. Houston, TX
9. Chicago, IL
10. San Diego, CA

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About the MIAMI Association of REALTORS
The MIAMI Association of REALTORS was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating 94 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida.  Comprised of five organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward County Board of Governors, the YPN Council and the award-winning International Council, it represents more than 30,000 real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage.  It is the largest local Realtor association in the U.S., and has official partnerships with more than 115 international organizations worldwide.  MIAMI’s official website is www.miamire.com.

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Lynda Fernandez,
SVP of Public Relations
lynda@miamire.com 
(305) 468-7040

Teresa King Kinney
Chief Executive Officer
tkinney@miamire.com 
(305) 468-7000

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