Foreign Buyers & Investors Like Florida Real Estate!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with True Sarasota Real Estate


Luxury Home in Sarasota CountySarasota, FL - If you live outside the U.S., but you're thinking of buying a home in southwest Florida, you're part of a growing number of prospective buyers from around the globe.

Sales of U.S. real estate to international buyers totaled $82.5 billion in the year ending March 2012 (a very impressive gain over the $66.4 million in the same period the previous year), and Florida alone claimed a whopping 26% of these real estate sales.

All of this is according to an annual survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Notably, Sarasota real estate ranks high on the NAR's list of most popular markets in the U.S. for international real estate investors. 

International investors and homebuyers have excellent reasons to grab up residential real estate in Sarasota, Florida. U.S. properties can be a good hedge against inflation, and foreign investors are often able to buy with few restrictions. The United States is the most secure and biggest housing market in the world, properties are plentiful, and mortgages can often be obtained without major headaches.

At True Sarasota Real Estate, we understand why so many foreign investors and homebuyers seek out real estate in Sarasota, Florida.

• Sarasota has gorgeous weather (a year-round average temperature of 73 degrees)
• Sarasota's Siesta Beach has been repeatedly ranked as a top beach
• Recreational opportunities abound here - golf, tennis, fishing, boating, biking, and more
• Sarasota is highly acclaimed for its arts: theatre, museums, galleries, and more
• Sarasota has a welcoming attitude toward diverse cultures, ideas, and practices
• Sarasota is an easy drive from the Sarasota-Bradenton Int'l and Tampa Int'l Airports
• Sarasota is a top tourist spot with a flourishing rental market for your investment property
• Sarasota is a leading retirement location, drawing thousands of affluent retirees each year

If you're a foreign investor or homebuyer seeking U.S. real estate, you'll want the services of anExclusive Buyer Agent (EBA) who has experience with international clients. An EBA can be immensely helpful with cutting through the financial and cultural challenges of purchasing a property in the United States.

Here in Sarasota, Florida, our team of EBAs are ready to give you a grand tour, real or virtual, and guide you through every stage of the homebuying process. We're experts on real estate in Sarasota and her Keys, and can show you some of the most attractive homes anywhere in the world, right here in Sarasota. 

For more information on buying real estate in Sarasota, contact us today (941) 918-1956

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John McCormack
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Good morning William -

One can see why Foreign Buyers & Investors Like Florida Real Estate! Anyone in need of a knowledge Realtor® in the Sarasota Florida area would be wise to contact Realtor® William True.  Put William's real estate knowledge to work for you today. 

July 20, 2012 06:53 AM #1
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Erv Fleishman
Realty Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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What you say rings true.

The areas of foreign buyers vary.

Orlando gets lot of UK buyers.

Miami and South Florida get South Americans, Canadians and a variety of other countries such as Russians.

Brazilians and Venezualans were buying to get their money out of South America.

I know some agents in your area who go to the show for foreign real estate in the UK.

July 20, 2012 07:24 AM #2
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David Grbich
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William - what's not to like - Florida and especially the Sarasota area is a great place for investing in real estate. All the best, Dave

July 20, 2012 07:32 AM #3
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William True
True Sarasota Real Estate - Sarasota, FL
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Good morning, and thank you for all the great comments and excellent input! Wishing you all a great day and weekend ahead!

July 20, 2012 07:44 AM #4
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Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
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Nice post William, there are certainly many good reasons for investing in Florida homes and condos.

July 20, 2012 08:17 AM #5
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Roy Kelley
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Prices are up in Maryland and many of the investors are taking advantage of Florida opportunities.

Enjoy the weekend with your camera in hand.

July 20, 2012 08:58 AM #6
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie
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They do indeed love our state........from Europeans to Canadians and South Americans, Florida is popular!

July 20, 2012 01:36 PM #7
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie
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Suggested for a well deserved feature! Have a wonderful weekend, William!

July 20, 2012 01:37 PM #8
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Robert (Bob) Gilbert
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William,

You alwys do such a great job of being a spokeperson for your whole area. I had no idea as to the size of foreign investment in Rel Estate and you are corect it appears Florida is thte state of choice.

July 20, 2012 03:36 PM #9
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Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
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William, we work with many international foreign buyers in Manhattan New York as well.

July 20, 2012 08:00 PM #10
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Robert (Bob) Gilbert
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William,

Just stopping by to say hello and I hope you are having a great weekend.

July 21, 2012 03:28 PM #11
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Joan Cox
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William, you are lucky to have many foreign buyers, and sure you take very good care of them during each and every transaction!

July 22, 2012 06:00 AM #12
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Will,

     Sarasota sounds like a great place to invest? What kind of rental stream can one expect? I hope you are having a great weekend!

July 22, 2012 02:26 PM #13
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Thank you all for your wonderful comments --- very much appreciated!

July 23, 2012 07:11 AM #14
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