A real estate agent shows a Seattle home for sale to her client from Beijing.
Janie Lee, left, a residential specialist with John L. Scott Real Estate, shows a home for sale to her client from Beijing in Medina, Washington, near Seattle. Ted S. Warren/AP

Chinese citizens are the top foreign buyers of homes in the U.S. As Beijing cracks down on money going abroad, will America’s real estate market feel the impact?

One of the latest listings in the Seattle-area real estate market boasts a newly renovated home with seven bedrooms, heated floors, and a “spacious and tranquil” feel inside the quiet suburb of Sammamish. It’s asking price: $1,260,888. Another listing—this one in Bellevue, with much grander amenities like a built-in sauna and a private tennis court—is priced at a staggering $6,888,000.

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