U.S. searches for Canadian homes surge 700% since election

Nov 12 2016, 3:19 am

Before the 2016 US Election, many Americans (including Bryan Cranston) said they would move to Canada if Donald Trump was elected President.

Well, game on.

According to Point2 Homes Canada, US-based searches for Canadian real estate have risen 700% since the election on November 8:

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The international real estate site says searches came from all over the US:

Visits came from all cities across the U.S. particularly from New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., Dallas, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, and Philadelphia.

Ontario leads all other provinces but the main cities (‘region’ in Cape Breton’s case) are as follows:

  • Cape Breton traffic: up by 600%
  • Toronto traffic: up by 515%
  • Montreal traffic: up by 430%
  • Vancouver traffic: up by 335%
  • Ottawa traffic: up by 275%
  • Windsor traffic: up by 216%

Keep in mind that Vancouver already has the largest population of Americans living outside of the US while Toronto has the third most and Montreal has the fifth highest collection of American ex-pats. (Tel Aviv, Israel and London, England have the second and fourth most respectively.)

If Point2 Homes’ data is any indication, don’t be surprised if you’re soon saying howdy to your new American neighbour.

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