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A house in San Marino

A house in San Marino, where median home prices have risen -- largely because of Asian home buyers and investors -- even as real estate values in the region have declined. (Gary Friedman, Los Angeles Times / January 27, 2011)

Bill would encourage foreigners to buy U.S. homes

By Jim Puzzanghera and Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times -October 20, 2011, 7:00 p.m. – Copyright © 2011, Los Angeles Times

The bipartisan Senate bill would allow foreigners who spend at least $500,000 on a residential property to obtain visas allowing them to live in the United States.

Reporting from Washington and Los Angeles— American consumers and the federal government haven’t been able to bail out the sinking U.S. real estate market. Now wealthy Chinese, Canadians and other foreign buyers could get their chance.

Two U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would allow foreigners who spend at least $500,000 on residential property to obtain visas allowing them to live in the United States.

The plan could be a boon to California, which has become a popular real estate market for foreigners, particularly those from China.

Nationwide, residential sales to foreigners and recent immigrants totaled $82 billion in the 12-month period ended March 31, up from $66 billion the previous year, according to the National Assn. of Realtors. California accounted for 12% of those sales, second only to Florida.  đọc tiếp

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