Averaging all purchasing of real estate over a one-year period, the state of Hawaii is the most expensive of all, with an average house price of $862,958. In contrast, Ohio has the most inexpensive real-estate in the country, with an average house price of $179,071.
It follows that if you're moving to a tourist/ business center such as New York, Florida or California, you can expect higher house prices that those who wish to settle in states such as Utah, Idaho or Arizona.
It is relatively easy for foreigners to buy property in the United States, as there are few legal restrictions governing the sale of real-estate. The one challenge often faced by foreigners when it comes to buying property in the USA is obtaining a mortgage.
However, as with buying a home in any country, those who have taken the time to research the US real-estate market (and especially the market in their state) should have no problem when it comes to fulfilling this important part of their American Dream.