I'm an equity marketing/investment broker, I'm happy to talk with you about your options. We can discuss general concepts that will apply in any market but you need to know that 'all real estate is local' as the saying goes. There are also some banks that have programs for foreign nationals where if you have credit in your home country, they'll consider that as well for a loan here (I know for sure there's programs for the America's I can talk with them about the Euro zone if you like) Are you investing for cash flow, cap rate, tax shelter, SFR, Multifamily, or other reasons? There are many things that should be looked at, most particularly the local and asset type and where in the market cycle it is because there are value plays that can be made when you look deeper. Regarding the denver market my brokerage is regularly called upon by local media for market trends reporting and we're embedded in the investment community and seen as a resource. Being that you're new to the process, PLEASE talk with someone who can educate you and whenever they tell you something, make them back it up with facts and explain themselves. You're not looking for a salesman, you're looking for an investment specific broker who will take the time to educate you to where the profitability is and fully justify the numbers and how they arrived at those figures. I'm happy to run the financials on anything that you wish to look at, I work with fix and flip, buy and hold long term, multifamily and other investments. I also work with a network of investors who work on terms where depending on how much cash you bring to the deal and type of property, you could very well not need the bank because the seller's will act as the bank and "carry the financing" for you. There are ways to do deals without the banks, so until you get established formally in the US, we can look for solutions without the banks as well. You'll find many brokers who don't work in these ways, so feel free to call on me and we'll have a chat about your situation and goals and see what kinds of real estate fits them. I'm licensed in 3 states and have connections in the other cities you've been looking in (saw your posts) so I can turn you onto investment specific brokers in those cities as well so you don't have to gamble on the web. I'm currently working on these for clients - single family fix and flip, 4 plex, 30 unit apartment, apartment development land, small commercial strip center, as well as traditional home buyer and seller transactions from 150,000 to 2.2 million. Call anytime.