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By Jennifer Wehner | Agent in Scottsdale, AZ

Real Estate Agent Caters to Canadians Seeking Second Homes or Relocation


As a busy real estate broker in Scottsdale, AZ I have seen a growing trend of home buyers who are coming from Canada like I have ever seen before in nearly ten years of being a Realtor. With the Canadian currency holding strong compared to the US dollar, combined with depressed American real estate prices, it has created a “perfect storm” for Canadians seeking a second home, investment property, or relocation to Arizona.

Not only are the prices at, or near rock bottom, there is an excellent inventory of a wide array of homes. Whether you are looking for a resort-like condo, a single family home with a backyard paradise, a mansion on Camelback Mountain or Paradise Valley, you will be overjoyed with a great desert lifestyle. I've had the benefit of working with buyers of all walks of life and income brackets. There is one thing they all can benefit from…. it’s a perfectly ripe time to buy. Interest rates are near all-time lows and the home prices appear to be at or near rock bottom. Scottsdale, AZ real estate prices have actually increased nearly 2% from November 2010 through January 2011. This may be a sign the prices in the valley may start to rise.

A nice convenience for Canadians on the west side of the country is that there are direct flights straight to Phoenix.  With average temperatures hovering around 70 degrees between November and March, it’s no wonder more and more Canadians are escaping to the Arizona climate. The warm sunny weather, golf courses, lakes, parks, art galleries, and great dining are a few of the attractions.  Major League Baseball has a large presence during the spring as several teams flock to AZ including the Cactus League Spring Training which is home to the 2010 world champion San Francisco Giants. There are also professional hockey -Phoenix Coyotes, NFL Football-Arizona Cardinals, and MLB-Arizona Diamondbacks teams that call the area home for year round sports.

Acquiring lending for Arizona property is an obstacle that can easily be overcome. I'd be happy to recommend a lender if you have lending questions. If you are interested in a free list of homes for sale in the area click here ARIZONA REAL ESTATE SEARCH or call Arizona real estate broker Jen Wehner now at 480-748-6925

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