International News

Houston ranks in the top half of the world’s best cities

Houston ranks as one of the top cities in the world, according to Resonance Consulting’s 2023 World’s Best Cities report.

Texas is one of the most popular states for international buyers

Texas, California and Florida are the top states in the country for volume of homes sold to international buyers, according to a report from Texas REALTORS®. Using data from April 2021 to March 2022, the Realtor association was able to determine that 8% of all homes purchased by international buyers in the U.S. are in Texas.

Keller Williams expands to Switzerland 

The new franchise will be the brokerage’s 16th in Europe as it pursues other expansion opportunities around the world. 

NAR: Russia-Ukraine tensions unlikely to impact U.S. housing market 

Foreign buyers accounted for less than 2% of U.S. residential real estate transactions last year, and Russian buyers accounted for less than 1% of those, the National Association of REALTORS® reported. 

NAR issues statement on Russia-Ukraine crisis

The National Association of REALTORS® released an official statement this week regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

@properties goes global with purchase of Christie’s International Real Estate

@properties is continuing its expansion strategy on an international scale, announcing today its plan to purchase Christie’s International Real Estate.

Century 21 China Real Estate Announces Acquisition of Beijing-based Agency

Century 21 China Real Estate today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire a majority ownership stake in Beijing Shanggu, an established local primary real estate agency service provider based in Beijing focusing on consulting and sales

China Leads in Global Real Estate Investments

According to Businessweek, China is the top country, for the second year in a row, when it comes to real estate investments. They topped the charts with an astounding $197.1 billion in real estate transactions in 2010. They are

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