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  • MIAMI Realtors Sign Four International Agreements at Miami International Congress

    Jan 07, 2019
    The MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) signed four international collaboration agreements during its recent Miami International Congress. MIAMI now has 204 international partners. These alliances create business opportunities for MIAMI members, enhance Miami’s global position and strengthen the local economy. The bilateral agreements also provide resources, visibility and connections for MIAMI’s international partners.
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  • MIAMI Realtors Partners to Host Miami Shores Plaza 98 Monthly Events

    Dec 26, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) is partnering to host free monthly community events from 5-8 p.m. on Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 9 and April 13 at Miami Shores’ new community destination, Plaza 98, at 9802 NE 2nd Ave. The events are open to all ages and feature family entertainment and games and food and drink for purchase.
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  • Palm Beach County Condominium Sales Continue Rising in November

    Dec 19, 2018
    Palm Beach County condominium sales have now increased in 12 of the last 13 months after another strong November of condo sales, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Broward Condo Sales Rise for Eighth Consecutive Month

    Dec 19, 2018
    Broward County existing condominium sales increased for the eighth consecutive month in November as total Broward home sales increased 4.3 percent year-over-year, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Miami Real Estate Posts Fifth Consecutive Month of Rising Home Sales

    Dec 19, 2018
    Total Miami-Dade County home sales increased 7 percent year-over-year in November, marking the market’s fifth consecutive month of year-over-year transaction gains, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • MIAMI Realtors Signs 15 New Collaboration Agreements with AMPI Chapters in Mexico

    Dec 17, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) is honored to have recently signed 15 new international collaboration agreements with local chapters of AMPI, the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals, at the 2018 AMPI National Real Estate Congress in Oaxaca, Mexico.
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  • South Florida’s Biggest Open House Weekend Set for December 8-9

    Dec 07, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) is organizing South Florida’s biggest open house weekend of the year for December 8-9. MIAMI expects more than 2,000 properties at every price range to host open houses in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties. More than $1 billion in houses and condos are participating.
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  • Palm Beach County Home Sales Register Robust October

    Nov 21, 2018
    Total Palm Beach County home sales increased 17.1 percent year-over-year in October as median prices and dollar volume rose for all properties, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Broward Existing Condo Sales Continue Upward Trend, Surge 20 Percent in October

    Nov 21, 2018
    Broward County existing condominium sales increased for the seventh consecutive month in October, this time rising 20 percent year-over-year, as total Broward County home sales surged 15.1 percent year-over-year, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Miami Real Estate Posts Fourth Consecutive Month of Rising Home Sales

    Nov 21, 2018
    Total Miami-Dade County home sales surged 14.7 percent year-over-year in October, marking the market’s fourth consecutive month of year-over-year home transaction gains, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • MIAMI Realtors Partners with FIABCI-Arabic Countries

    Nov 21, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) recently signed an international collaboration agreement with FIABCI-Arabic Countries during FIABCI World President -Elect and FIABCI-Arabic Countries President Walid Moussa’s visit to Miami, increasing MIAMI’s international partners to 180 (the most of any U.S. Realtor association). The alliance will create business opportunities for MIAMI members, enhance Miami’s global position and strengthen the local economy. FIABCI-Arabic Countries includes United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Bahrein, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.
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  • MIAMI Realtors and Turkey Federation Sign International Partnership

    Nov 21, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) signed an international honorary reciprocal agreement with Türkiye Tüm Emlak Müşavirleri Federasyonu (TEMFED) at the 24th Annual Miami International Real Estate Congress in Coral Gables, increasing MIAMI’s international partners to 179 (the most of any U.S. Realtor association). The alliance will create business opportunities for MIAMI members, enhance Miami’s global position and strengthen the local economy.
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  • Total Palm Beach Home Sales Increase in 3Q 2018

    Nov 07, 2018
    Total Palm Beach County home sales increased 7.4 percent in 3Q 2018 as median prices for all properties rose, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Total Broward Home Sales Increase in 3Q 2018

    Nov 07, 2018
    Total Broward County home sales increased 5.9 percent in 3Q 2018 as median prices for all properties rose, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Total Miami Home Sales Jump in 3Q 2018

    Nov 05, 2018
    Total Miami-Dade County home sales surged 15.2 percent in 3Q 2018 as median prices for all properties rose for the 27th consecutive quarter, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • MIAMI International Real Estate Congress to Feature Delegates from 12 Countries

    Oct 22, 2018
    Delegates from 12 foreign countries will participate in the 24th annual MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) International Real Estate Congress on Oct. 28-30 at the Biltmore Hotel. More than 300 real estate professionals will attend the prestigious event, which will feature 20 industry speakers, numerous panels and marketing sessions.
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  • Total Miami Home Sales Surge a Year after Hurricane Irma

    Oct 19, 2018
    Total Miami-Dade County home sales surged 35.7 percent last month a year after Hurricane Irma brought minimal damage and stalled hundreds of sales in September 2017, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • MIAMI Commercial & Expo to Explore Industry Trends and Opportunities

    Oct 17, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of Realtors Commercial (MIAMI Commercial) will present its 18th annual Commercial Conference & Expo on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Five panels and sessions with more than 15 speakers will analyze the latest trends and opportunities in the South Florida commercial real estate market.
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  • MIAMI Realtors to Showcase South Florida Real Estate at Paris Expo

    Oct 11, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) along with partner association FNAIM Gran Paris will again promote South Florida’s lifestyle and real estate market at one of France’s largest property showcases, Salon National de L’Immobilier, on Oct. 12-14 in Paris. MIAMI will make several South Florida market presentations at the expo, which is expected to attract 7,000 visitors and 70 exhibitors.
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  • Delegates from Six Countries Confirmed for MIAMI International Real Estate Congress

    Oct 10, 2018
    Delegates from six foreign countries have confirmed their participation for the 24th annual MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) International Real Estate Congress on Oct. 28-30 at the Biltmore Hotel. MIAMI will announce more participating countries soon as it prepares to host the international real estate event of the year, attended by more than 300 real estate professionals.
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Florida is Top U.S. Destination for Foreign Home Buyers

by | Jul 20, 2016

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With its all-year sunny weather, resort lifestyle and educational institutions, it's no wonder Florida is the top state in the union for foreign home buyers. Florida finished with the largest share of international home sales in the United States in 2016, according to a new study by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

About 22 percent of foreign buyers purchasing in the United States bought in Florida, according to NAR's 2016 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate. California, at 15 percent, finished second. Texas, with a 10 percent share, finished third. (Complete list is below).

The new NAR study highlights Florida's and therefore Miami's unique ability to attract international home buyers. Miami is Florida's top location for foreign home buyers. In Florida, Miami and Fort Lauderdale account for 50 percent of foreign sales, according to the 2015 Profile of International Home Buyers in Florida.

Foreign home buyers accounted for 36 percent or $6.1 billion of total sales volume, according to the 2015 Profile of International Home Buyers in Miami Association of Realtors Business Areas, conducted by the 41,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

Miami is a worldwide brand, known around the globe for its multicultural and multilingual community. International consumers feel at home here. Miami is geographically close to Latin America and the Caribbean, offers state-of-the-art amenities, world-class beaches, nightlife, premier schools and more.

Miami is the most international city in the United States. About 51.3 percent of Miami residents are foreign born, according to the U.S. Census. Miami's concentration of foreign-born residents is more than double the national average of 19.4 percent. Students at Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the nation's fourth largest school district in the U.S. with 345,000 students, speak 56 different languages and represent over 160 countries.

Top U.S. Destinations of Foreign buyers
(State's share to number of international sales)

  1. Florida 22%
  2. California 15%
  3. Texas 10%
  4. Arizona 4%
    New York 4%
    New Jersey 4%
    Illinois 4%
  5. North Carolina 3%
  6. Maryland 2%
    Georgia 2%
    Connecticut 2%
    Colorado 2%
    Michigan 2%
    Nevada 2%
    Washington 2%

Origin of Florida's Foreign Buyers
Latin America and the Caribbean comprise the largest share of Florida's international buyers. Miami, which is home to Florida's most populated county, is leading the way here. Miami is often nicknamed the Capital of Latin America.

About 36 percent of Florida's foreign buyers come from Latin America and the Caribbean. Here's the remaining breakdown: 25% from Europe, 21% from North America, 11% from Asia/Oceania, 5% didn't disclose and 1% from Africa.

Canadians Love Florida
Florida is the No. 1 destination of foreign buyers from Canada. Canadian buyers typically purchase properties for use as vacation homes, so they tend to locate in states with warm climates and resort areas. Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties are perennially the top destinations for Canadians.

The United Kingdom Loves Florida
U.K. buyers mainly purchased residential property for vacation use, typically in warm-weather states of Florida, California, and Texas.

Primary Residence is Top Reason for Purchase
Forty-six percent of residential properties were purchased for use as primary residences, according to the NAR study. Non-resident foreigners, or non-U.S. citizens with permanent residences outside the United States, are more likely to purchase property as a vacation home or residential rental unit.

Seventy-two percent of non-resident foreign buyers purchased property as a vacation and/or residential rental property for investment while only 21 percent of resident foreign buyers purchased for this purpose. Resident foreigners are defined as non-U.S. citizens who are recent immigrants (in the country less than two years at the time of the transaction) or temporary visa holders residing for more than six months in the United States for professional, educational, or other reasons.

Resident foreigners significantly prefer to purchase detached single-family homes (71 percent) vs. condominiums (12 percent).

International Clients Spend More on Average
On average, foreign buyers paid $477,462 which is higher than the average price of all existing homes sold in the U.S. at $266,683. Over 10 percent of foreign buyers paid $1M and over for their property.

Among the major foreign buyers, Chinese buyers purchased residential properties that were more expensive than properties purchased by other buyers.

Lifting the South Florida Economy
South Florida's unparalleled ability to attract international home buyers and world-class global developers continues to boost the local economy, lift home sales and spur state-of-the-art commercial development. Of the 500,000 new residents who moved to the Miami, Broward, Palm Beach metro area over the last five years, about 65 percent (335,000) came from other countries, according to new U.S. Census data.

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