U.S. Compared to Other Countries

International Trade—Should It Matter to REALTORS®?

Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011

International trade is increasingly important as a major driver of the U.S. economy. It affects American jobs, and the U.S. jobs outlook has a major impact on residential and commercial real estate activity. In addition, approximately three percent of all residential sales in the U.S. are to interna...

U.S. Stellar Bond Rating in Jeopardy: Moody's

Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Rising federal debt could pose a negative outlook for the country’s AAA credit rating, Moody’s warned in a quarterly report on Thursday. The negative outlook would be dropped only if the U.S. imposed measures of fiscal austerity, such as curbing spending or raising taxes, according to the report. ...

International Home Buyers in the US

Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2010

International Home Buying: Highlights from NAR's 2010 Survey by Keunwon Chung, Statistical Economist NAR International real estate purchases in the U.S. continue to account for a significant share of business for many REALTORS®. Beginning in 2007, NAR Research has conducted an annual survey of ...

Comparisons to Japan's Crisis

Posted on Friday, September 10, 2010

n the late 19802 Japan was at the top of its game. The leader in cars, electronics and other industries. With cash to spare. Then real estate and stock prices crashed. And the flow of money through its banking system froze for a logn time. Sound familiar? One fear now is that here in the US ...

What Do They Think of Us?

Posted on Friday, September 10, 2010

Restoring America's Reputation in the World by Andrew Kohut, President, Pew Research Center March 4, 2010 The following briefing by President Andrew Kohut was presented to the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight on the work of the Pew G...

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