If you are a citizen from another nation, you can still have the opportunity to get a mortgage loan to buy a property in the United States. A mortgage loan to a non-resident person in the U.S.A. is called a Foreign National Mortgage loan. A foreign national who is not a resident of the United States will in many cases seek to own real estate. Financing real estate is generally done by US mortgage companies and banks to United States citizens. The property can become a second or vacation home while staying in America. It could also be an investment property.