The short answer to whether a foreigner can buy a property in the US is “yes”. Whilst some countries restrict the sale of land and property to natives the US does not. Further to this the conditions associated with foreigners buying a property in the US are generally very similar or identical to a native buying property.
One of out every three homes sold in the USA in 2016 was a vacation home or investment property showing demand for second homes is again increasing following a turbulent few years. The reasons for buying a second home may be recreational or investment, often with a view to retirement planning.