Foreign buyers do make the purchase of single family homes and dwellings in Austria with some regularity. Far and above, the greatest number of foreign nationals who are purchasing single family residences in Austria are Germans.
Italians are coming in at second place with citizens from other EU nations coming in rather far behind. Of course, there are some people from other nations that are also making the purchase of single family residences in Austria.
Most people who are foreign nationals who are purchasing real estate in Austria are doing so to establish second homes. For the most part, these homes are being used as retreats and for holiday purposes.