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Feb 15 2009

Foreign Real Estate Investment to Grow

Posted in International Property, Property Finance

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* foreign real estate lenders say they plan to increase lending by 54 percent globally
* equity investors plan to increase investment activity by 40 percent globally
* foreign investors in real estate are expect to spend significantly more investing in US real estate in 2009 than they did in 2008

These are 3 of the findings of the 17th Annual AFIRE Foreign Investment Survey (released Jan. 12th, 2009). Over the years, AFIRE (Association of Foreign Investor in Real Estate) has compiled statistics to provide it’s members with information on foreign investment as well as future trends.

Brazil, India, China, Russia, Mexico, and Turkey are the top ranking countries considered for property acquisitions for 2009; and U.S.A. continues to provide both the most stable and secure real estate investment environment and the best opportunity for capital appreciation.

Ranking of countries for real estate aqcuisitions – 2008 and 2009 – Link HERE
Counties providing the best opportunity for capital appreciation – 2008 – Link HERE

AFIRE currently has nearly 200 members representing 21 countries. Members have a common interest in preserving and promoting investment in cross-border real estate.

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