Around here, we have many, many homes, especially the ones I'd classify as Mansions, being bought up by mainland Chinese millionaires. Sometimes, they just buy sight unseen and they pay cash. They are driving up our real estate market out of the reach of the average citizens, and bringing nothing of any real value , as members of the community, becuase either they buy as an investment and flip, or they send their kids to live in these houses, so they can get US educations, and they dont' ever speak to the neighbors, let alone keep up the yard or interact outside of the family or other Chinese people. IT really grates on my nerves. Maybe it's racist of me to think this way, but it feels like MY country is being sold to the highest foreign bidder, and they have no desire to BE Americans, just suck out the wealth that's here and send it back "home" to the rest of the family.
Sorry, minor rant here.