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The USA residential real estate (property) sales market is witnessing an influx of Chinese property investors, purchasing for both investment purposes and for personal reasons.

Research by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) show that the Chinese are just behind Canada as the largest group of overseas purchasers of USA property.

USA today revealed that cities such as New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles are proving to be popular destinations with overseas residential property buyers.

  • 40% of Chinese purchasers are motivated by attractive investment opportunities.
  • 60% buy properties with the intention of sending their children to school in the USA, immigrating or for business purposes.

Sales of investment property in the USA also appear to be booming, with the NAR publishing a study that shows a 64.5% increase during 2011.
Deals on holiday homes saw a 7% rise in the same period.

Great news for international property investors, the strength of the UK pound (GBP)proved too much for weaker currencies and finished higher in March against all major currencies, according to the Currency Index.

Good exchange rates mean overseas buyers can now find property investment bargains in many countries.

The Currency Index have confirmed the opportunity for UK based international investors after examining local property markets around the world.

Excellent prospects for property investors include Australia and New Zealand where residential property price drops of 5.38% and 5.06% have respectively been observed and the Australian dollar currently has the most improved exchange rate, at over 4% cheaper.

In Europe, Greece has shown to have seen the worst property price falls with residential accommodation values 6.3% cheaper than previously. Spain has also seen property prices fall by 3.3%

Sterling (GBP) has become a strong currency and UK based property investors should be ready to cash in now whilst the exchange rates are good, there are some great bargains to be had, all you have to do is look…

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