Last year, international buyers spent a whopping $41 billion to purchase US residential Real Estate. Some of this is attributable to the weak American Peso, but lower US RRE prices relative to European counterparts are also a factor.
Via Trulia, we can see the fascinating data flow of what overseas home buyers are looking at homes in which states. The global house hunters might surprise you.
Source: Trulia Insigths, American-Hotspots
Hat tip (Flowing Data)