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Overseas investors WILL dictate the US real estate market in 2015

by Mark Benson on January 21, 2015

Overseas investors WILL dictate the US real estate market in 2015

Overseas investors WILL dictate the US real estate market in 2015

While many Americans believe that the US economy is in a league of its own, the real estate market will continue to move forward and America is still the major powerhouse of the world economy, this may not necessarily be the situation going forward. There are certainly mixed expectations for the US real estate market over the next 12 months with optimistic hopes of 3% economic growth likely to be dashed in light of the difficult worldwide economy. So, will overseas investors really dictate the US real estate market 2015?

Overseas investment in US real estate

Before we even begin to look at the current structure of overseas investment in US real estate stock it is worth noting that foreign direct investment in the US has fallen from 37% in 2000 down to just 19% in 2013. Much of this shift has been a result of global competition and the emergence of new powerhouses such as those in South America. Even though it is likely this percentage will increase as the US economy strengthens in years to come it is unlikely to return anywhere near the 37% of 2000. [click to continue…]

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