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Annual Foreign Investment in US Homes Declines 5%
The National Association of REALTORS® recently released a survey from April 2019 - March 2020 that shows international foreign investment in U.S. homes had a five percent decrease from the 12 month previous period. Be sure to view the full 2020 Profile of International Transactions: click here.
EB-5 Visa: A Tool for US Economic Recovery?
In light of the coronavirus pandemic causing challenges in the economy, the EB-5 visa program can be a powerful tool to help stimulate economic development and create jobs. The EB-5 Immigrant Investor program is a residency-by-investment program created by congress in 1990 to stimulate the economy through the injection of foreign capital investments that are also required to generate jobs. Read the full article from Forbes: click here.
NAR-India President/President-Elect Highlight Latest Webinar
Listen in to our latest global webinar that welcomed NAR-India President Sumanth Reddy, NAR-India President-Elect Tarun Bhatia, and NAR's Senior Regulatory Representative Russell Riggs, as they discuss the Indian economy, real estate market and global legislation. Check it out now: click here.
2020 Profile of International Transactions
For the past four years, the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® has conducted an annual survey of RRAR Members to help compile and publish its Profile of International Residential Transactions in cooperation with the National Association of REALTORS®. For a full release and downloadable copy of the study, click here.
NAR's Platinum Perspectives Web Series Showcases RRAR Global
Don't miss this conversation with the Platinum Global Achievement Program Award winners, Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® & Global Advisory Group. Listen as Casey Angel, VP of Policy & Engagement and Andrew Sims, CEO of RRAR discuss how the research they’ve done in their local market has connected them to the needs of their members and deepened their connections to the larger global community they serve! Listen to the full interview series, click here.
RRAR Hosts Economic Directors from Triangle & Chicagoland Areas
RRAR's Global Advisory Group has partnered with Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® for their next Global Webinar, sponsored by KB Homes of Raleigh-Durham, as our members continued to expand their business beyond borders. This webinar entitled "Global Impact on Local Markets" will highlight the global nature of our local economic engines. We are excited to welcome our keynote speakers:
• Michael Haley - Executive Director, Wake County Economic Development & Senior Vice President, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce (North Carolina)
• Michael Cassa - President & CEO, Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation, Downers Grove Visitors Bureau (Illinois)
• Casey Angel (Moderator) - Vice President of Policy & Engagement, Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®
To watch the recording of this event, please click here.
FREE CIPS Day with Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®
In accordance with the 2019 Memorandum of Understanding the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® signed with Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® and NAR - India, our Association is set to host a free day of CIPS learning for the REALTOR® Members of those three Associations on April 23rd! For more information, or to register for the event, click here.
RRAR Sponsors Raleigh International Festival & International Focus
The Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® is proud to be one of the Premiere Sponsors of the 34th Annual Raleigh International Festival! Our Association understands the deep importance of our cultural diversity within the Triangle and beyond. For more information on the festival, please visit www.InternationalFocus.org.
RRAR Signs MOUs with NAR-India & Mainstreet Organizations
The Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® signed two Memoranda of Understanding during the NAR Convention, held in San Francisco. These strategic partnerships were signed with RRAR's Ambassador Association, the National Association of REALTORS® - India, as well as domestic partners Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®, located in the Chicagoland area. Click here for full press release and details of these emerging partnerships.
RRAR Wins Platinum Award for Second Year
For the second year a row, the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® has been awarded the Platinum Award for Global Achievement from the National Association of REALTORS®. This award places RRAR in the Top 10% of Global Councils nationwide. Click here for a full release on the award presentation and services provided by RRAR.
TIC Rebrands to Global Advisory Group
To further reinforce the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®'s commitment to global investment, the RRAR Board of Directors has voted to rebrand the Triangle International Council into the newly named and restructured "Global Advisory Group." This transition will bring more global resources to the full RRAR membership and allow for the Association to streamline its global members, Ambassador Association ties with NAR-India, and other internationally themed events and networking opportunities.
Opportunity Zone Seminar with NAR's Evan Liddiard
The Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® welcomed Director of Federal Tax Policy for the National Association of REALTORS®, Evan Liddiard, to discuss Qualified Opportunity Zones with the State of North Carolina & Wake County. For his full live presentation click here.
2019 Profile of International Transactions
For the past three years, the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® has conducted an annual survey of RRAR Members to help compile and publish its Profile of International Residential Transactions in cooperation with the National Association of REALTORS®. For a full release and downloadable copy of the study, click here.
RRAR To Host CIPS Designation Course in August 2019
For the first time, the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® will host the 5-day Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Course! Global real estate opportunities are everywhere. People move to the U.S. from other countries every day and foreign-born individuals residing in the U.S. move to new markets. Americans in your current market may look to invest in property overseas. No matter which audience you cater to, the CIPS designation will provide you with the knowledge, research, network and tools to globalize and expand your business. For more information, or to register now, click here.
ECI Development CEO Michael Cobb Kicks Off 2019 Speaker Series
2019 started off with a BANG as the Triangle International Council welcomed International Developer Michael Cobb of ECI Development! His presentation to our membership touched on insider tips and tricks for outbound investment in other countries, his personal insight to emerging markets, and so much more! Members were even able to enter into a drawing where one lucky TIC Member won a 4 Night/Free Stay in Belize! Check out some of the Q&A portion on Facebook Live Here.
RRAR/International Council Wins PLATINUM Award!
Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® and Triangle International Council has won the highest honor from the National Association of REALTORS® Global Achievement Program, the Platinum Award for 2018. This award is bestowed to Councils & Associations that demonstrate the highest level of programming, education, networking opportunities, and international investment for its members. Read full press release and details here!
RRAR Sponsors 33rd Annual Raleigh International Festival
The Raleigh International Festival is a celebration of global culture, cuisine, arts, entertainment, and cross-cultural communication. The 33rd Annual Festival was held at the Raleigh Convention Center over three days, with attendees experiencing and learning about numerous cultures throughout the world. The Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® and Triangle International Council are not only proud to help sponsor this festival, but to also help educate the Triangle region about global business and real estate investments. Check out our Facebook Live from our booth during the event!
2018 International Day with International Council
Triangle International Council put on a quick, hard-hitting roundtable style International Day for its member and the community of the Triangle! Our panel of experts included: Hannah Chan, Town of Morrisville Councilman Steve Rao, Jennifer Parser, Casey Angel, and Mike Landes. Check out the full highlights here.
2018 Profile of International Buyers & Sellers
For the past two years, the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® has conducted an annual survey of RRAR Members to help compile and publish its Profile of International Residential Transactions in cooperation with the National Association of REALTORS®. For a full release and downloadable copy of the study, click here.
REALTORS® See Strong International Activity, Organize Conference
Members of the National Association of REALTORS®, will travel to Hanoi, Vietnam to join experts in the real estate industry from all over the world to learn, share, connect and transact during the 2018 International Real Estate Conference. Now in its fourth year, IREC will take place at the National Convention Center in Hanoi from September 6-7, with an expo extending from September 8-10. For full release, click here.
International Importance on Display in Washington D.C.
During the Legislative, Mid-Year Meetings for the National Association of REALTORS®, international importance was on display more than ever - Check out this wonderful blog post by NAR Global staff member Cynthia Fauth for a first-hand view of all the happenings!
RRAR Named Ambassador Association to NAR-India
The Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® has been appointed to NAR India as as Ambassador Association by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). This strategic appointment gives association members and citizens of the Raleigh region a unique opportunity to meet and conduct business with counterparts in India.
International Activity in U.S. Slows According to REALTOR® Survey
Rising home prices and low inventory led to a decline in foreign home purchases in the United States. Total international sales totaled $121 billion during April 2017 to March 2018, a 21 percent decline from the previous 12-month period, according to an annual survey from the National Association of Realtors®.