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Investing Across Borders

Home may be where the heart is, but for international real estate investors, opportunity
can be found anywhere. Whether you’re looking for a holiday home or a profit-generating
property, you don’t have to limit your search to your local market. Real estate investment
opportunities can be found across borders.

Technology is on your side

Technology has made international investing easier than ever. Investors can gather
important information about exchange rates, foreign economic conditions and more with a
simple online search. Today’s ease of virtual access puts international investors in pursuit
of American assets in a much more advantageous position than years prior. Not only can
you conduct market research online, you can also leverage technology to tour properties
virtually, place bids and work remotely with real estate agents who are local to your
desired market.

Bid & buy online

The abundance of online resources can be overwhelming, but luckily, there are platforms
available to international investors that are designed to consolidate information and
simplify the bidding process, no matter where in the world you’re bidding from. Hubzu, for
example, is an online home auction marketing platform that allows users to browse and bid
on properties from anywhere. When you find a property you like, you can view pictures of
it or even take a 3D tour. After you finish your search, you can bid on the property virtually
and if your bid is selected, communicating with the seller and closing proceedings can also
be done electronically.

Diversification

Investors of all experience levels can appreciate the benefits of technology in their
international real estate investment pursuits. However, seasoned international investors
can also enjoy the diversification opportunities that come with investing globally.
Spreading your property holdings across different markets reduces risk and increases the
value of your portfolio. Real estate diversification consists of:

  • The market where the property is located: These include local, domestic & international housing markets.
  • The property type: Such as land, single-family, multi-family, mixed use, etc.
  • The currency the property is valued in. The strength of the legal tender in your desired market.

With a diverse portfolio, you can potentially mitigate the issues that occur when one of the markets you’ve invested in experiences an economic downturn. When the economy is
riding high, and the dollar is strong, you may be able to benefit financially from having your
assets in these locations.

If you’re looking to expand your property portfolio, you don’t have to limit your search to
the next town over. With the help of technology and the advantages of diversification, you
can make your mark in an international market.

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