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Chris Jaensch Speaking at Sarasota Association of Realtors

Posted: April 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Investor Visas | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Big News!

Chris Jaensch will be speaking at the Sarasota Association of Realtors’ International 101 Seminar.  The event is being held next Thursday, April 19, from 2 to 4, with an opportunity to network over some refreshments from 4 to 5.  The address of the Sarasota Association of Realtors is 3590 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota FL 34239.

The topic of the discussions is “How to Become an International Realtor.”  We are very excited about this opportunity and look forward to sharing ideas and insights with other professionals in the field.

Entry is free for SAR members and $10 for everyone else.

To read more click on the link to the pdf here: SRQAssociationofRealtors

Region in Top 10 for International Home Buyers

Posted: March 28th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Investor Visas, Sarasota Immigrants | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

The “Sarasota Herald-Tribune” has reported that Sarasota county is No. 4 in the country for foreign home-buyers.   In fact, five of the top ten regions for foreign home buyers are in Florida.  They include, “Lakeland-Winter Haven, Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Orlando and Miami-Fort Lauderdale. Tampa-St. Petersburg came in at No. 9.”  In Sarasota County 6.5% of homes are bought by someone from overseas.

Here are some figures:

6.7 percent of buyers were foreign in Sarasota County from May 2011 to January 2012, while 6.1 percent were from another country in Manatee County.

13.1 percent of new homes sold in Sarasota were to foreign buyers while 12.3 percent of existing condominium sales in Manatee changed hands to international buyers.

Most intriguing is this:

The percentage of buyers who pay in cash is even higher than domestic buyers, who in 65 percent of transactions handled by Michael Saunders made their purchase without a loan in 2011, she said.

Most of these foreign buyers come from Canada, with the UK coming in second.  The county is seeing a small increase in the number of home buyers from Asia and Latin America.

Number of German-speaking visitors in Florida increased in 2011

Posted: March 28th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Sarasota Immigrants | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

We learned the following from Cristina Kieser, the director of sales and marketing at the “Florida Sun News,” Florida’s leading German-language magazine:

Florida continues to be one of the most popular destinations for German speaking travelers & investors!

In 2011, 341,000 visitors from Germany came to Florida. That’s an increase of 12% from 2010. With a total of 138,000, the number of visitors from Switzerland jumped by 24%. In the same year, 42,000 Austrians have come to Florida, a 3% increase from the year before.

Feel free to contact Cristina if you would like to advertise with her.

Cristina Kieser

Director of Sales & Marketing

West Florida

Florida Sun Magazine, Inc.

1521 Alton Road # 136

Miami Beach,FL33139

Tel.   305.538.4410

Fax   305.538.1138


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