Real estate agents say anecdotal resurgence of American buyers
American buyers enticed by the low Canadian dollar are scooping up B.C. properties, according to several luxury market real estate agents.
Jonathan Cooper, vice-president of operations for the Macdonald Realty Group, says he has anecdotally seen a resurgence of Americans interested in Vancouver homes.
"There was activity from all nationalities around the Olympics, but especially because of our proximity to Washington state, a lot of Americans were here at that time... talked to agents, went to open houses," he says.
"They're high net-worth families who have heard about Vancouver, love how beautiful it is ... and yeah, it's a second home for vacation purposes."