Buying a House While Under TN Visa Status

Question: My wife, also Canadian, holds an H1B visa. We would like to buy a house and we are wondering whether this would negatively affect the process for extending my TN visa.

Reply: Contrary to popular belief and some CBP inspectors, individuals under TN status may purchase a home in the U.S. The regulations do not require a TN professional to maintain a foreign residence or prohibit the purchase of a house in the U.S. Granted, the purchase of a home in the U.S. could be perceived as a sign of immigrant intent, but absent other factors, it should not be the sole basis to dismiss a TN application.