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In the past six years China has posed an increased interest in U.S. residential real estate to the point where they have become the top foreign buyer, according to the National Association of Realtors. Despite any tension between the two governments, politics seem to not affect their investments.
The US is not only a trusted location for foreign assets but is now offering services that specifically cater to China's interest in the home market. In previous years, these purchases were done mainly in cash. Lending was not an easy option for foreign buyers so the market mainly attracted the upper class due to their not needing a mortgage. These were typically million dollar home purchases. Now, there are companies that target Chinese buyers, expanding the home search to include lower priced properties sought out by the middle class.
Read more here on CNBC.com and another article here on BloombergQuint.com