According to the
National Association of Realtors®, international buyers from Canada, China, India, Mexico and the United Kingdom remain the major sources of foreign buyers. For the first time, China is the largest country of origin of international buyers, both in terms of units of sales and dollar volume of sales. Chinese buyers also purchased more expensive homes compared to all other buyers.
In terms of location, Florida, California, Arizona, Texas, and New York are the top preferred locations based on the number of reported purchases. The bulk of international purchases are predominantly all-cash sales for single-family homes intended to be used for residential purposes. The buyer's employment, vacation preferences, family, educational, and investment objectives affect the choice of location and the type of property desired.