House Bargains, Greenback's Woes Draw Northern Buyers Into Sun Belt Markets
Phoenix and other warm-weather cities that have seen real-estate prices crater are newly popular among Canadians looking for second homes or investment properties, brokers and buyers say.
They are lured by the weak U.S. dollar, historically low interest rates and rock-bottom property prices, dragged down by high unemployment and a wave of foreclosures. For the two years that ended in March, Canadians made up the largest percentage of foreigners buying homes in the U.S.—23%—up from 11% in 2007, according to the National Association of Realtors. Arizona and Florida are the focus of their interest, according to the Realtors' group.
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If Canadians are buying in Phoenix I’m sure they’re in Tucson as well. But I’ve yet to run across any of them.
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