By Diana Olick, CNBC Real Estate Reporter
NEW YORK ( CNBC) -- Home sales are bouncing along the bottom, home prices still haven't hit bottom, and government proposals to juice the housing market are simply falling flat. The one bright spot in the hardest hit markets is foreign investment. While international buyers made up just 3% of home purchases nationally in September, according to the National Association of Realtors, they made up a far higher share in Miami and Phoenix, where the now-burst housing bubble left the greatest rubble. Investors are buying up the distressed inventory at a fast clip, but not fast enough. So why not try to get more?
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