John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor  (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS)

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Michael Jacobs
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It depends.  Do you prefer maple leaves over palm trees?

Oct 02, 2016 01:21 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
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Maybe that could be influenced by who wins the election!

Oct 02, 2016 06:14 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
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My crystal ball broke during the 1989 Earthquake.  I have not been about to replace it.  

Oct 02, 2016 01:50 AM
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Michael J. Perry
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Looks like opportunity exists 

Oct 02, 2016 03:19 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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There are always opportunities

Oct 03, 2016 12:13 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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When it comes to those promising to leave after the election, i think it is all hot air. Some of those celebrities wont be missed if they do. Real folks can not just pack up and leave so quickly and will be in for a shock when they try to get some medical care under the Canadian laws. The shocker will be when people see all the taxes Hillary wants to implement. It may drive the middle class to the poor house. 

Oct 02, 2016 11:15 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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John DL Arendsen - there are 'snowbirds' in US. too....

Oct 02, 2016 03:42 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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 If you're going to invest there, reach out to Susan Emo - She's in Ontario and she's a rock star!  Enjoy your visit!

Oct 02, 2016 02:14 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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    I have friends with VRBO's in North Carolina, Colorado, Arizona.  Hadn't thought about Canada.  Very intriguing idea. 

     What about income taxes/sales taxes, different laws regarding rentals, etc.?

Oct 02, 2016 11:38 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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The money exchange looks good today, but tomorrow may be different and could throw a wrench into things

Oct 02, 2016 11:10 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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John,

I love Michael Jacobs answer.  Most of the Canadian folks I have met are keen on AZ and Palm Springs...A

Oct 02, 2016 06:04 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

John,  enjoy your time in Montreal.  I just heard my hubby make reservations on the beach . . .

Atlantic Sunrise our balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

 

Oct 02, 2016 04:00 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I hear they have something called "snow" in Canada.  I'm not sure I want to learn what that is.  I also hear Ottawa is the second coldest national capital, right behind the capital of Mongolia.

 

But since you're up there, please, please PLEASE send me some Tim Horton's and some Beavertails!!!  That's the main reason I go there.

Oct 02, 2016 03:36 AM
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Sam Shueh
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Why wanting to find a winter wonderland in Montereal from Sunny California? The winter fuel cost will be more than mortgage in Canada.

I still can converse in conversational French so it is not a foreign setting. 60% of locals speak French there.

Again it is a wonderful city to visit considering the French quarter is not often a city one can find in No America.

 

Oct 02, 2016 01:20 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Our friends in Canada no doubt have some good thoughts on this!

Oct 02, 2016 01:06 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
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Snowbirds are coming to Arizona

Oct 02, 2016 12:06 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would check with a Canadian who is up to speed on this market.

Oct 01, 2016 11:54 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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It might be a good idea. The economy is a moving target.

Dec 31, 2016 07:38 PM
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Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

We have plenty of snow bird condo owners here in metro Miami, Ft Lauderdale and Palm Beach.  We see for sale more than purchase we the current exchange rates.

Nov 01, 2016 10:59 PM
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John DL Arendsen
CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

Now that I'm back home I'm actually chickining out and putting my investment energy back into the San Diego market.

Oct 09, 2016 10:38 AM
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Kris Swierz
Agency One - Seattle, WA
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I recently purchased 2 properties in Mexico to do Airbnb & VRBO.  Purchased them one for $35,000 and the other one for $75,000.  The $35,000 unit rents for $50 per night off season and up to $99 per night in the high season. The other rents for $75 per night in the low season and $149 in the high season.  Both have rented for way more days than I thought they would.  Both properties rent out 200 + days per year and have been great investments.  You can check them out on my rental website at Cerritos Mexico unfortninely I can't figure out how to get the calendar working but you can get an idea of what you can get for the price.

 

Kris Swierz

The Force Realty

www.findourpad.com

Oct 09, 2016 08:06 AM
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Debbie Laity
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Try it. 

Oct 08, 2016 11:49 AM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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No clue, I'm not in Canada

Oct 03, 2016 12:26 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Trying to set up these typs of referral networks requires a lot of work, a lot of luck, and in my experience poor results for the effort!

Oct 02, 2016 11:22 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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That would be a stretch for us, at least.

Oct 02, 2016 11:15 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Good luck.

Oct 02, 2016 09:53 PM