Trulia: Most popular U.S. cities for international house hunters

New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas top the list

Real estate search and marketing company Trulia analyzed its 2011 search traffic to determine its largest sources of visitors outside of the U.S., and also to determine which U.S. markets are most popular among those international visitors.

This report lists the 15 nations that are the source of most of Trulia’s international searches. Canada tops the list with the highest volume of visits to Trulia, followed by the United Kingdom and Germany.

This report also lists the top five U.S. cities where visitors from each nation are searching for homes, in order of most popular (ranked first) to least popular (ranked fifth).

Trulia also compiled a list, included in this report, of the top 30 most popular U.S. markets among the visitors from these 15 nations, based on overall search activity. New York City ranks as the top choice among visitors from all of these nations, followed by Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

This Trulia analysis is also featured in the Inman News report: 10 Hot Spots for Global Homebuyers, prepared by Inman News reporter Andrea V. Brambila.

No. 1: Canada
1.   Las Vegas
2.   Los Angeles
3.   Naples
4.   Fort Lauderdale
5.   New York

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No. 2: United Kingdom
1.   Los Angeles
2.   New York
3.   Beverly Hills
4.   Kissimmee
5.   San Francisco

No. 3: Germany
1.   Los Angeles
2.   New York
3.   Cape Coral
4.   Miami
5.   San Antonio

No. 4: Australia
1.   New York
2.   Los Angeles
3.   San Francisco
4.   Beverly Hills
5.   Las Vegas

No. 5: Mexico
1.   San Diego
2.   Chula Vista
3.   El Paso
4.   San Antonio
5.   Los Angeles

No. 6: France
1.   New York
2.   Los Angeles
3.   Miami
4.   Miami Beach
5.   San Francisco

No. 7: India
1.   New York
2.   Chicago
3.   Los Angeles
4.   Brooklyn
5.   Miami

No. 8: Brazil
1.   Miami
2.   New York
3.   Los Angeles
4.   Orlando
5.   Miami Beach

No. 9: Japan
1.   Honolulu
2.   Los Angeles
3.   New York
4.   San Diego
5.   Jacksonville

No. 10: Italy
1.   New York
2.   Miami Beach
3.   Los Angeles
4.   Miami
5.   San Francisco

No. 11: China
1.   New York
2.   San Francisco
3.   Los Angeles
4.   Portland
5.   Las Vegas

No. 12: Netherlands
1.   New York
2.   Los Angeles
3.   Miami
4.   Beverly Hills
5.   Miami Beach

No. 13: Spain
1.   New York
2.   Miami
3.   Los Angeles
4.   Miami Beach
5.   San Francisco

No. 14: Russia
1.   Los Angeles
2.   New York
3.   Miami
4.   Miami Beach
5.   Chicago

No. 15: Switzerland
1.   New York
2.   Miami Beach
3.   Los Angeles
4.   Cape Coral
5.   Miami

Based on the search activity from these 15 countries, here are the most popular U.S. cities, in order of most popular (ranked first) to least popular (30th):

1. New York, N.Y.
2. Los Angeles, Calif.
3. Las Vegas, Nev.
4. Miami, Fla.
5. San Francisco, Calif.
6. Orlando, Fla.
7. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
8. Naples, Fla.
9. Cape Coral, Fla.
10. Miami Beach, Fla.
11. Beverly Hills, Calif.
12. Fort Myers, Fla.
13. Palm Springs, Calif.
14. Brooklyn, N.Y.
15. Chicago, Ill.
16. Kissimmee, Fla.
17. San Antonio, Texas
18. San Diego, Calif.
19. Chula Vista, Texas
20. Davenport, Fla.
21. El Paso, Texas
22. Malibu, Calif.
23. Brownsville, Texas
24. Honolulu, Hawaii
25. Detroit, Mich.
26. Philadelphia, Pa.
27. Boca Raton, Fla.
28. Phoenix, Ariz.
29. Portland, Ore.
30. Jacksonville, Fla.

Methodology:
Lists are based on property views on Trulia.com by non-U.S.-based users between Jan. 1, 2011, and Dec. 31, 2011. International house hunters accounted for about 6 percent of all the visits Trulia received in 2011.
Source: Trulia.

View the full report: 10 Hot Spots for Global Homebuyers.


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