It's a yearly ritual to find out where international investors will put their money. And, the latest AFIRE survey shows that 95% plan to maintain or increase their investments in the U.S., but investor "caution" is also rising.
The survey by the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate shows that foreign investors remain bullish on U.S. real estate. Despite all the uncertainty about interest rates and policy changes out of Washington, AFIRE says investors feel the U.S. far outranks other countries when it come to investing stability and security.
60% of survey respondents say the U.S. is the most stable and secure. Germany Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom also ranked in the top five but with much smaller percentages.
They say the specific qualities they like about the U.S. include an economy that's sustainable and growing, a high degree of transparency, and a fair judicial system. They say that in general, U.S. investments are more secure overall.
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