International Homebuyers Put Tampa Bay Real Estate on Most Searched List

Among the country’s most popular metro real estate markets, the Tampa Bay real estate market is No. 8 in international online traffic, according to realtor.com’s latest international demand ranking for the year 2016. Ranking is based on three values: the number of listing views from international searchers, share of overall international traffic and propensity for traffic compared to the U.S. overall propensity index.

Here are the top 20 real estate markets, based on international traffic:

1.   Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Florida
2.   Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California
3.   Bellingham, Washington
4.   Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, Hawaii
5.   Urban Honolulu, Hawaii
6.   Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
7.   New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania
8.   Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
9.   Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas
10. Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Florida
11. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada
12. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona
13. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, California
14. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida
15. San Diego-Carlsbad, California
16. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
17. Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
18. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-Virginia-Maryland-West Virginia
19. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin
20. Yuma, Arizona

The top countries where most prospective homebuyers are searching online for Tampa Bay real estate are:
1. Canada
2. United Kingdom
3. Australia

The Tampa Bay metro real estate market is among the 5 most searched markets among international home buyers in 3 regions of the
world:

Northern Europe
1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California
2. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
3. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Florida
4. New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania
5. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida

Western Europe
1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California
2. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Florida
3. New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania
4. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
5. San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas

Caribbean
1. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Florida
2. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
3. New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania
4. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
5. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia

As you can see in the above lists, Florida metro real estate markets remain among the most desirable U.S. markets among international homebuyers.