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Sarasota, 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.