Posted in Economist Commentaries, by Jed Smith, Managing Director, Quantitative Research on June 22, 2015Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedinShare on google_plusone_shareShare on emailMore Sharing Services82015 Profile of Home Buying Activity of International Clients. The reported 209,000 transactions—approximately 4 percent of total existing-home sales—were down from the 232,600 delineated in the previous report. However, foreign buyers are an upscale group—purchasing homes well above the average market price. During 2014/15 the average price foreign clients paid for a house was $500,000, compared to the overall U.S. average house price of $256,000. Approximately $54.5 billion of sales was attributed to non-resident foreigners, with resident foreigners accounting for $49.4 billion of sales.