In pursuit of the American dream (house)

Posted to Maps  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Trulia Insights sure has been having fun lately. In their most recent dig into housing trends, the team maps international searches for American homes.

In the past 12 months, American home sellers cut about $24 billion from the homes they’ve listed on Trulia, of which a staggering $3 billion was slashed in Florida. Meanwhile, word on the street is — international buyers spent a whopping $41 billion last year to snap up U.S. homes left and right. Given this fun fact, we thought it’d be pretty fascinating to see where global house hunters are looking. The results will surprise you.

They looked at the top fourteen countries searching for homes in the United States and the top five cities each of those countries searched for. You can either point to a country or a US city. Canadians, for example, seem to be searching for (or maybe just fantasizing about) warmer climates:

The top five cities searched by those in China, however are New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Las Vegas:

[Trulia Insights]

1 Comment

  • Map Makers hate New Zealand. June 17, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Ooops. Looks like New Zealand disappeared off the world map.. again.
    Are all map makers racist? Or is our national cloaking device on the blink?

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