Foreign Buyers Snap Up 2nd Homes in the U.S.
The events of 2007 have made the U.S. much more affordable for international home buyers. Severe dollar declines against the euro and pound have made U.S. homes much cheaper for Europeans. But even foreign buyers without that sort of currency advantage are benefiting from sharp drops in housing prices at a time when problems in mortgage lending are keeping many Americans out of the market.
At the same time, many foreign real estate markets, especially in Europe, have experienced sharp increases in home prices.
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(HT: Ben Cunningham)