I Speak Canadian and Other Loonie Tales...

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Buyers' Choice Realty

Yes, you heard me right!  I speak Canadian!  I'm down here in Myrtle Beach armed and dangerous and ready to make some Canadian Buyer a great deal on a Beach Property.  With the loonie now more valuable than the US Dollar for the first time since the bicentennial (that's 1976 in case you forgot), more Canadians than ever are finding Myrtle Beach the most enticing place for that second home, vacation getaway/investment property.

 Average home prices in Canada were $ 317,825 in December ‘07, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association.  That compared with $ 255,211 for single-family homes and $ 218,232 for condos in the Myrtle Beach area in January.

With direct flights offered by Myrtle Beach Direct Air & Tours between Myrtle Beach and Niagara Falls, a Canadian buyer could come for the weekend and leave the proud future owner of an oceanfront property. 

Financing is no longer a problem.  RBC Centura, a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada, with offices in Myrtle Beach is now ready to give our Canadian Buyers a great deal on a mortgage.  While most banks require a visa or passport, RBC Centura only requires proof of Canadian citizenship.

 With oceanfront prices dipping to an all time low-you can buy a fully furnished oceanfront condo for only $ 70,000 US Dollars!!!-now is the time to make good on those dreams of warm Ocean waters and white sandy beaches. 

Your clients are going to buy here.  Why don't you link http://www.myrtlebeachhomes.us to your website and send us all the referrals heading our way.  I will pay you a hefty 25% referral fee right at closing, and I'll make sure your clients get the very best deals possible.  They'll love you for introducing them to me. 

I'm right here by the phone, waiting for your call.  Or e-mail...  By the way: did I mention that I speak Canadian?

Your Myrtle Beach Real Estate Connection, Mirela Monte, GRI, ABR, BIC, SC, NC









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Comments (12)

Mirela Monte
Buyers' Choice Realty - North Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Real Estate

I can always tell who the Canadians are: they are the ones wearing only a T-shirt when it's 54 degrees outside and all the locals are bundled up because it's a bit chilly...

Feb 19, 2008 01:02 PM
Ray Wilson
Meticulous Home Inspection Corporation - Bohemia, NY
NYS Licensed Home and Building Inspector
Hi Mirela. I noticed you don't write 'eh' after every sentence, like many Canadians say, eh? I used to travel to Canada regularly to install glass cutting machinery in cities like Guelph, New London, Hawkesbury, Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, etc. I always enjoyed my travels in your beautiful country, eh? - Ray
Feb 19, 2008 01:10 PM
Mirela Monte
Buyers' Choice Realty - North Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Real Estate
Good information, thank you, Ray!  Every little bit helps when dealing with those Canadians, eh?
Feb 19, 2008 01:36 PM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
Mirela - I used to date one of them (Canadians) and you are right, many words are 'different' -
Feb 20, 2008 12:54 PM
Mirela Monte
Buyers' Choice Realty - North Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Real Estate

...So they tell me...

What do you think about the Loonie gaining so much lately?  This is such a good time for Canadians to buy here...

Feb 21, 2008 04:22 PM
Ann-Marie Clements
Candidate for an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership - Saint John, NB
Ed.D. candidate, Innovative Proactive Principa

Keep in mind, that the average home in Canada is taken from the most populated areas of Canada; Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and Nova Scotia.  Many other provinces within Canada are not going for the prices due to lack of people within those provinces.  So yes, many people from Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and Nova Scotia might flock to Florida, but many of the others, don't see the prices as cheap enough to buy.  As an Ex-American citizen, I see that here in New Brunswick, even though it's starting to transition to a growing economy.


Apr 08, 2008 02:27 PM
Mirela Monte
Buyers' Choice Realty - North Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Real Estate

Ann-Marie:  Good information.  Thank you!

How do you like living in Canada?  Being in Myrtle Beach, I'm spoiled.  I don't think I could deal with such cold weather again (I dealt with it in Romania, the country I was born and raised in).

I'd love to hear from you on this!

Apr 08, 2008 02:43 PM
Paul Viau
Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog - Halifax, NS
Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog + Photo Services

Our Average selling price is pegged at about $190,000 here in Halifax, Nova Scotia. But oceanfront homes go for $450 +.

Thats a good deal considering your not scraping the ice off your car around the first week of April! We have had a terrible winter. Snow / Ice pellets/ freezing rain - You name it. Oh well - We can look forward to a good long golf season of 5 months. 

 I should think about linking my site! Not a bad idea.

Apr 08, 2008 11:18 PM
Mirela Monte
Buyers' Choice Realty - North Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Real Estate

Come see the beach in July!  Check out my new blog and see what you're missing:


Jul 14, 2008 11:55 AM
Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Hey this is before I even joined Active rain......but cool post about canadian buyers!  :-)

Jul 21, 2008 11:18 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

We get a lot of Canadians buying condos in Kihei Maui too.  I can usually spot them by their accent.  Just found this group and joined up.

Jun 02, 2010 11:48 AM
Phil Riek- Future Home Realty-Palm Harbor,FL

Anne Marie- had a client who was tossed between your area and ours. Fortuneately for us he chose the Clearwater/Palm Harbor area to retire. I am keeping your contact info in case of any future referrals. We deal with numerous Canadians. My Real Estate partner just came back from a trip to Quebec and Ontario provinces. So send any referrals our way. Thanks.

Nov 08, 2010 02:49 AM