Miami has a new number one fan: Colombia.
The South American nation was the leading international source of traffic to the Miami Association of Realtors’ search portal in July, breaking Brazil’s 13-month run at the top.
This is the first time Colombia has taken first place for traffic since May 2014, after finishing second to Brazil for the last six months, according to statistics from the Miami association. Brazil fell to second place in the latest traffic data.
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“Colombian homebuyers have a long history of purchasing South Florida real estate, so the fact Colombia has overtaken Brazil for the most Web property searches is not a surprise,” said Christopher Zoller, 2015 residential president of the Miami association, in a statement.
Colombians rank fourth among foreign buyers of South Florida real estate, with 8% of all international transactions last year, according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors. Colombians moving to South Florida spend an average of $420,000 on properties, the third-highest purchase price among all foreigners.
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Search statistics from July also show increased interest in Miami from Venezuela. The country finished third for the first time since March. France moved from the ninth slot in June to the fourth in July, ranking among the top four for the first time ever. There were also two newcomers on the top 10: Peru and Spain.
These were the top 10 countries visiting Miamire.com in July 2015:
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