Manny; I have sold many properties to non-residents. I am not sure what kind of a downpayment is required nowadays in your particular situation. My advice is that you check with a Mortgage Broker or the Lending Department of a Bank to find out what you need to purchase a home as a non-resident. I believe that even in this, hard to obtain loans' year, you can get a loan with a large downpayment as Jeremy suggested. Good luck to you.