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Housing still cheaper in popular U.S. snowbird states than 2006 peak levels, new report shows

TORONTO – Housing prices in popular U.S. snowbird destinations are rising but are still below peak levels seen in 2006, says a new report. The outlook by BMO Financial Group says overall, housing prices in the U.S. have increased by 20% in the last two years, but are only about halfway to the peak levels […]

From $99,999 to $1-million plus: Here’s what Canadians can buy in Florida real estate

September 19, 2014 by  
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Lured by bargain prices, Canadians spent $2.2-billion on Florida property last year, making them the state’s No. 1 foreign buyer of real estate. Half of all Canadian buyers, most of them paying cash, spent less than US$200,000 — about half the average sale price of a home here last month. Only 16% of Canadians paid […]

Canadian snowbirds’ dream of U.S. vacation home fading fast – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

The hundreds of thousands of Canadian snowbirds who flock to the United States are being hit by a falling loonie that should see their purchasing of U.S. winter homes start to slow, says a new report. Here’s what $500K buys in Canada’s housing markets: A lake in Edmonton … a condo in Toronto From four […]

Canadian buyers face more competition as U.S. housing recovers

House prices in the U.S. are showing fresh signs of improvement, and market-watchers say the window of opportunity could be closing for bargain-hunting Canadians eyeing potential investment or getaway properties. As economic collapses go, the U.S. housing implosion ranks among the very biggest. As many as four million families lost their homes in a foreclosure […]

Canadians eye cheap Florida real estate

By Susan Pigg | Joe Waddell got the best cross-border bargain of his life last year — a three-bedroom, 1,700-square-foot condo for just under $120,000 (U.S.). The Fort Myers property is just 15 minutes from southwest Florida’s gulf beaches, within an easy drive of Miami nightlife and, better yet, about two hours from Disney World. […]


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