David Nicholson

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Foreign Buyer Restrictions Now In Place

So... now that the new Federal rule is in place, the question is; Will Canada's ban on foreign homebuyers make houses more affordable?

It is hard to say right now since we are in the slowest part of the year for buying/selling of real estate. But, I suspect it will factor in to the overall market in 2023. It is not the only factor that will have an influence. As you know, interst rates have risen significantly over the past six monthsa and there certainly is a change in the local market here on PEI . Sales have slowed, multiple offers are almost non-existant and length of time on market and expiries are on the rise.

BUT, on the other hand, the Maritime provinces are becoming increasingly attractive to Canadians from across other provinces... especially BC, Alberta and Ontario. 

Time will tell, but historically, no matter what the season; houses will be listed and sold because life goes on. Births/deaths/marriages/divorces and aging continue, no matter the external financial forces.

If you are interested in reading up on the latest news regarding foreign ownership in Canada, here is the link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-foreign-buyers-ban-jan-1-experts-1.6692706?fbclid=IwAR3mhNPmKFBSG9Yy2dVCnaNuiDX0v-cljgr5Bn9n8q0aXXkpDUTzBnhrb2U



Happy New Year!
Well friends... here we are in 2023! I am so appreciative of the privilege I have to work with such a variety of clients from both near and far... but have forged some wonderful friendships in the process!
I look forward to assisting some new and former clients this year. If you or someone you know requires assistance with your real estate goals.
Call me... I will be ready. And you just better Get Packin'!
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