Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S): I speak Canadian - Canadians buying more Hawaii properties than the Japanese

I speak Canadian - Canadians buying more Hawaii properties than the Japanese

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I speak Canadian - Canadians buying more Hawaii properties than the Japanese

According to the Pacific Business News, Canadians have now overtaken the Japanese as the number one international buyers of Hawaii real estate.  The strong Canadian dollar has had a significant impact on their buying power, which means they can now afford to own a nice beach condo in Kihei or Wailea Maui.  

Canadian Dollar/US Dollar Exchange Rate Graph

Can you blame them for wanting a piece of this paradise where the sun is shining and the ocean is warm all year round?  As a former resident of the Great White North I can attest to the lure of sunny shores, especially in the middle of the Canadian winter.  

Yes I speak Canadian... I am familiar with these topics:

  • hockey - go Canucks! 
  • loonies and toonies - I wonder when the US will get with this program?
  • strata fees - we say condo, you say strata
  • butter tarts - you'd better bring your own when you come to Maui, and please bring me some too
  • Tim Horton - Starbucks take note
  • Canadian Tire Store - they print their own money!
  • The Bay - it's not a body of water
Don't look any further if you're a Canadian buyer who wants to buy a second home on Maui.  Now is the perfect time to invest in Maui Real Estate and start living the dream.  Why not work with a Maui Realtor who can speak your language?  Search for a Maui condo by name right here.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • June 22 2011 08:50PM

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Georgina -  anyone who does their homework like you've done has me sold!   I used to live in Kihea and I'm getting ready to return at some point.  If I have any clients wishing the same, I'll send them your way!

Posted by Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area (Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage) about 7 years ago

This is great.  I just sent my sister who lives in Vancouver, BC the link to your Maui condos.  I can thing of a few other people to pass these on to.

Posted by Marge Draper, REALTOR, Keller Williams Realty, Menlo Park CA (Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto) about 7 years ago

Susan - I hope you make it back here soon!  Thanks for keeping me in mind.

Marge - that's awesome, thank you!  I am happy to do a formal referral for your clients too.

Aloha from Maui!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 7 years ago

wow...that surprises me Georgina that not many Japanese buyers are purchasing in Hawaii and Canada is stepping in.  Glad to hear you speak Canadian :) I just purchased a Spanish speaking lesson yesterday...time to gear up :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 7 years ago

I love this post Georgina! Yes, those Canadians are gobbling up the US properties and I couldn't think of better neighbors to have! China is now the # 2 and Japan has dropped down significantly on the list of foreign buyers.

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 7 years ago

Carole and Barb - thanks for dropping in.  It's a big change for us here in Hawaii, but as you say, Canadians make great neighbors.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 7 years ago

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