The buzz around our ReMax office this past week was all about an article which appeared in the Vancouver Sun on May 28, 2011 (and in the Edmonton Journal on the 28th as well). The article, appearing in a special section entitled “South of the Border”, captured everyone’s attention because in part, it featured our own Dick Sakowicz, as a local Realtor speaking about working with Canadian clients. The issue included reviews of several US cities popular with Canadian snowbirds; Dick was interviewed on our current housing opportunities here in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.
In addition to low US prices and the high Canadian dollar, there are a number of appealing and compelling reasons – such as our desert climate, accessibility, resort lifestyle, urban amenities, and mid-century architecture, all cited here, as reasons for Palm Springs becoming so popular with Canadians. To read the whole article, go to South of the Border -Palm Springs, the online version which appeared on May 27, 2011.
We’d have to say that it’s really fun helping Canadians find their “escape to the sun” home and we enjoy their friendship. Except maybe on the day when the Canadian Olympic hockey team pummeled our own team! Oh well, they were the Olympic hosts so we were happy for them to win the gold. We showed up at a local sports bar to share the fun of watching that game together and were amazed at the Canadian turnout and their huge national flags hastily hung around the bar, (as opposed to our little puny US one we’d grabbed to take along at the last minute). And speaking of hockey, if you’re a fan, you might want to check out the Canucks vs. the Boston Bruins in their faceoff at the Stanley Cup finals, currently in progress. And if you’re Canadians, come check us out!