What Cities Do Foreign Homebuyers Want to Live in Most?

by Peter Thomas Ricci

With the Internet, foreign homebuyers have never had it easier buying property in the U.S. But what cities do they favor the most?


It was Thomas Friedman who famously stated that “the world was flat,” and his statement applies perfectly to today’s real estate climate.

After all, Friedman was remarking upon how the technological advances of the last 20 years (the Internet in particular) have rendered borders and geographical divides as a thing of the economic past, and for real estate agents today, websites such as Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com have opened their properties up to an unprecedented audience of international homebuyers.

Given such access, though, what cities are garnering the most attention from foreign homebuyers, and what cities are the most popular with homebuyers of specific countries? We collected data from a recent Realtor.com survey to find out; see the infographic below!