The Chinese are writing the biggest cheques.
Buyers from China accounted for the largest chunk of the $92.2bn of US homes sold to foreign buyers in the 12 months to March, according to a survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
China generated $22bn worth of sales, according to the NAR, up from $12.8bn the year before (see the third chart).
Measured by volume of transactions, Canadians remained the biggest buyers of homes south of their border, but accounted for about $13.8bn of sales.
The survey from the NAR said: 'Chinese buyers tended to buy properties in higher-priced markets such as California, Washington, and New York, while Canadians bought in lower-priced markets such as Florida and Arizona.'
Overall, volumes of home sales to foreign buyers climbed by 35 per cent. The purchases were split roughly between buyers emigrating to the US and those who bought for investment purposes.
根据全美房地产经纪人协会(National Association of Realtors，简称NAR)的一份调查，在截至3月份的12个月内，美国销售给外国买家的922亿美元住房中，来自中国的买家占了其中最大的份额。