Forget kitchens and baths: 4 things I learned about real estate in Asia

Why U.S. housing is an attractive investment for many international homebuyers
  • In Hong Kong, floor plans are based on the number of bedrooms, not square footage.
  • You'll never see a bathtub in Singapore, as it wastes space.
  • You'd think every apartment in New York City was either a massive McMansion in the sky or a micro-unit, but there is a vast swath of inventory between the two.

The U.S., and New York especially, are considered a safe hedge for global currencies around the world, especially if the originating country has strict tax laws, cashflow crackdowns, political turmoil or a perfect storm of all three!