Following the example of New Zealand, Canada now restricts the acquisition of second homes to foreigners.
Before them, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Malta or Switzerland decided; most often to preserve landscapes.
But also Croatia or Hungary to prohibit foreigners from buying agricultural land.
Today, the objective is more to lower prices in the real estate sector, to allow local populations to continue to acquire housing.
Although the European Community does not authorize the prohibition of purchase to nationals of its 27 member countries, in Belgium, Spain or France, municipalities or regions continue to study the feasibility of the approach.
Including recently the Balearic Islands.