A reader wonders, we republish:
1. Does anyone have or know where to find information about the historical and/or current percentage of residential properties in San Francisco owned by foreign investors?
2.What is the motivation for foreign investors to invest heavily in residential real estate as opposed to other USD based investments (i.e. stocks, business investment, commercial properties, etc.)? Is it more liquid? Do they get tax breaks? Better ROI? A lower barrier to entry?
3. Would these foreign investors primarily interested in buying individual properties or buildings or land for development? In general, what would make the most financial sense for a foreign investor?
And perhaps you’ll be so kind as to answer (or opine).