Foreign Investors in U.S. Real Estate – Wonderful for our Economy

If the U.S. economy is as bad as some would have you believe, why do foreign investors continue to flock to our shores to buy our homes, apartment buildings, commercial buildings, land, and anything that smells like “real estate”. Simple: we are the place still most desired, still the safest for investment, still the darling of the world. In 2012, according to the National Association of Realtors, sales to foreign investors will reach 82 Billion in 2012! That will be a 24% increase Year-Over-Year from 2011. The most popular states for foreign investors are California, Florida, Arizona and Texas and the highest number of investors come from China, Canada, and South America. One of the reasons we are with ReMax is because they have the strongest global presence now and for the future among all real estate firms. This helps our Sellers benefit from exposure to the foreign investors and brings us buyers who want to be part of the U.S. real estate market. Global.Remax.com is the dedicated site that has 650,000 ReMax listings to present to the world. On that site – in any of 20 languages and in 85 countries, foreign investors can preview our fabulous listings and interact directly with us. Let us help you and your foreign buyers find your next...

Lake Sherwood | Sherwood Valley

Lake Sherwood and Sherwood Valley take their name from the oldest man-made lake in California and it is central to the history and development of the area. Built in 1904 and over 165 acres in size, Sherwood residents enjoy the shimmering beauty of the lake amid volcanic islands and mountains that surround it.  Fishing, sailing, party-boat “yachting” and kayaking are lake activities and two marinas serve the residents of the community. The lake was first known as Potrero Lake, then became Canterbury Lake. With the 1921 filming of Robin Hood starring Douglas Fairbanks Sr, the change to Lake Sherwood became permanent. Numerous other films and TV programs have and are filmed in the Sherwood area. For many years, Lake Sherwood was a treasured summer retreat or weekend getaway to people from L.A.  Quietly, a small, ecletic community evolved.  Then, in 1986, David Murdock, resident of Hidden Valley, purchased the lake and surrounding acres and the plan for the creation of Sherwood Country Club began. It is a private gated community where over 650 homes will exist when completed within the next decade.  Sherwood has 2 private golf clubs and 2 private golf courses – Sherwood Country Club and Sherwood Lake Club – and opportunities for outdoor recreation and fun with the surrounding open space, parks, walking paths, and...

Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley is an exclusive neighborhood that is home to fewer than 40 families. With lot sizes varing from a minimum of 20 acres to a maximum of over 1000 acres, this historical equestrian and farming area is often the choice of home for industry leaders, sports and entertainment figures and families seeking privacy and space. Surrounded by the Santa Monica Mountains, Hidden Valley lays just north of Malibu and is home to some of the most superb equestrain facilities and avocado groves – a paradise unto...

Westlake Village

Westlake Village, the “city in the country” with beautiful neighborhoods surrounded by hillsides and mountains. Straddling both Los Angeles and Ventura counties, Westlake Village began as one of the first master-planned California communities in the mid 1960’s and continues to be a wonderful place to live, with friendly people everywhere. Designed around lovely man-made Westlake lake with an island of lakeside homes in the middle and marina and yacht club, Westlake Village is a wonderful mix of cul-de-sac streets, parks, hiking, biking. boating and equestrian trails. On any day you will see residents enjoying the outdoors. Try the Farmer’s Market each Sunday morning, meet at Starbucks, shop at upscale Gelsons or Sprouts, enjoy the great retail stores, diverse restaurants, and theaters. Ideal family atmosphere, Westlake Village is famous for excellent public and private schools and growing business...

North Ranch

North Ranch in Westlake Village is a prestigious, sprawling area directly north of the heart of Westlake Village that features some of the most beautiful lands and homesites in the area. North Ranch has primarily custom homes ranging in size from 3500′ to 15,000′ in size on }1 acre to 5-acre parcels, designed by famed architects and built by notable builders. There are many gated enclaves with North Ranch, including Country Club Estates, as well as neighborhoods with single family homes and townhomes. North Ranch Country Club is the centerpiece of North Ranch, known for its 72-hole golf course. Like Westlake Village, North Ranch has superb surroundings, convenient shopping and dining, and the same excellent school...