US property tops wish list for investors
International real estate investors are back in force and the most popular choice by far is property in North America. USA real estate prices plunged during the global credit crisis and a whole new generation of property investors discovered the rich source of investment opportunities that existed across most regions of the States. A relatively large percentage of residential property in North America is now owned by foreign real estate investors.
During the last eighteen months US house prices have started to recover but even so foreign investors are still really keen to buy American homes. Other choices popular with international investors include the Spanish property market, property in Italy and French properties. The on-going financial crisis across the Eurozone has not deterred foreign investors from picking up properties in several of the hardest countries although still popular the level of interest in property in Italy has declined during the last twelve months.