I live on the Pacific Rim, where there is relative easy access to the Asian marketplace for both buyers and sellers. This region, Greater Puget Sound, is also culturally diverse--with generational settlements of Scandinavians and Pacific Islanders, plus a growing Hispanic community, and recent immigrants from Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Because isn't that of Florida or Hawaii, it hasn't yet become a major vacation home destination; however, it is growing. From an investment standpoint, this is area in the US where property values have continued to increase when other areas have leveled or decreased. This is do primarily to strong employment forecasts.
Other than the picture of rain that pops into everyone's head when Pacific Northwest or Seattle are mentioned, does anyone have any thoughts as to why this region is not more heavily involved in International transactions?