Sue the majority of the information required will be by the lender. If you are going to finance a home here they will need a fair amount of information and documentation. The main question is whether this is a second home, investment property, or are you going to immigrate? I work with some international clients now but, they are immigrating. That process is long and through the US Embassy. As far as just owning property in the US by non-citizens that is not a problem. There are just some tax issues. So depending on the answers to the above questions will determine the answer to yours.