With the strength of the Canadian Dollar in 2013, it makes sense that more and more Canadian buyers are flocking into the Sedona Real Estate market. Years ago Canadian buyers were rare, but buyers from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Winterpeg (ahem, Winnepeg) and all over British Columbia are picking up winter homes in Sedona to escape the cold grey days for the 9 months of winter. The saying in Sedona is… “You’ll never have to shovel Sunshine in Sedona!” Canadian buyers are picking up properties all over town in every price range, from affordable condos and townhomes to the top end luxury Sedona real estate with National Forest access, incredible red rock views and luxury amenities. They’re doing it all on the cheap too… compared to historical exchange rates. Only 10 years ago, a single Canadian dollar got you about $0.73 USD and today the Loony is MUCH stronger. One Canuck buck now gets you $1.03 USD. That’s a huge increase in buying power from our neighbors to the North. And… a more important factor is that Sedona real estate prices are at 2003 levels, their dollars get them much more house than ever before.
Sedona buyers from Canada not only see value in the pricing, but they’re drawn here for the same reasons that people from all over the US buy homes in Sedona. The proximity to a major airport helps – we’re less than two hours from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) and halfway between Phoenix and the Grand Canyon. Sedona is a small town surrounded by the Coconino National Forest and is dotted and framed by dramatic red rock mountains, buttes and outcroppings. Home to only 10,000 residents, this visitor friendly city boasts dozens of great restaurants, more art galleries than you could shake a stick at, and a trail system with hundreds of miles of trails through the red rocks that are in the dreams of all hikers, mountain bikers, and trail runners. Whether people arrive in Sedona for the outdoors, the thriving arts community, or a spiritual retreat – they’re certain to encounter all three on their Sedona Sojourn!