For 2010 and 2011, Canada has taken over for Japan as the #1 foreign country investing in residential real estate in Hawaii.
I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Michael Sklarz of Collateral Analytics speak today at the Hawaii Convention Center about foreign real estate investment. He had some interesting data that he was able to compile with the help of Title Guaranty.
For the state of Hawaii, Canadian investment in real estate has by far surpassed other foreign countries over the past few years. Over the past decade or so, the Japanese have been averaging 250-300 purchases/per year. Canadian investment is nearing 400 purchases/year over the last 2 years. Following a distant third behind Canada and Japan is Hong Kong. Read entire post →