A couple of senators (one from each side) have come up with a rather interesting idea. Since we have so much bargain real estate that needs to be sopped up and since foreigners like to buy bargains in the US why not give them an additional incentive to buy more of our troubled real estate and throw in a visa with any real estate purchase over $500K. Just to further clarify, it's a residence visa and not a work visa and the owner has to live there at least 6 months out of the year.
You have to admit it makes a certain amount of sense as long as Al Qaeda isn't the one behind the purchases. After all, if you are going to spend $500K on a home shouldn't you be allowed to live in it? But I'm not quite clear on why they care how long the owner lives there. Maybe they want to make sure they spend more money with us.