Coming from another country, I am experienced in the trials of the requirements of US Law and Finance in respect to international Buying and Selling of Real Estate.
It's not really that difficult, it just needs patience, knowledge and guidance.
You need to think about your personal requirements and then seek professional help to ensure you know exactly what you're doing and that you're comfortable with it.
Not only have I gone through this, but I have also developed a group of contacts to help Clients work through the process.
I also studied to became a qualified Certified International Property Specialist. [CIPS]