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John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer (CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)

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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Tough ask right now John DL Arendsen with their economy. I just had 2 Canadian buyers go on hold until year's end to evaluate their commerce conversion rate to US dollars. Palm Desert is suffering this year too, the usual annual Canadian invasion was more of a non-event this year.

Reach out to AZ, WA, OR (even NorCal) agents, they seem to be some of my most consistent second home states.

Oct 01, 2016 02:05 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Enjoy Montreal trip - I was there only once, many years ago, and it was wonderful.

Good luck catching up with any Canadian friends.

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor  is on target IMO

Oct 01, 2016 04:40 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Have fun in Montreal.  Meet exciting people, hopefully some new clients!

Oct 01, 2016 10:06 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Good to see you are picking up a bit of French Canadian language John, this should help with the Quebec market.

Best of Success


Oct 01, 2016 10:03 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Most of our snowbirds do Florida, but I'll keep my ears open!

Oct 01, 2016 09:55 AM
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

Naples is also suffering a loss of Canadians buying and have more of them selling their properties here.

Oct 01, 2016 09:33 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

John DL Arendsen Wish Montreal was a bit closer than 500 miles so Dave & I could join you.  Loved Montreal with many outside dining options but I can't remember names.  Putine would be one of my choices!

Did you stop in Quebec City?  It's on the bucket list for return visit, hopefully next summer.

Enjoy!!  Hope to read a post or two when you get back.

Oct 01, 2016 07:39 AM
John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Our first walk was through a charming little street in "Old Port" with an abundance of outdoor sidewalk cafes which we love as we are avid people watchers. After stopping at each one of them we chose the "Jardin Nelson".


It was by far the best choice we could have made. Indulged ourselves with a bottle of fine Canadian Chard and a rack of ribs. By far the best choice we could have made Mary Yonkers .

BTW, we did stop in Quebec City before arriving in Montreal. I think it had to be one of the most beautiful cities we've ever visited in the World. Walked a good 7-8 miles and love every bit of it.



Truly a very proud people and pristine place everywhere. Don't think we saw a spec of graffiti anywhere and never any trash on the ground. In fact most of the Canadian cities we had the opportunity to explore were very nicely manicured.

Oct 01, 2016 11:03 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi John -- have fun in Montreal and good luck with your networking.  

Oct 01, 2016 10:58 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

sounds like fun

Oct 01, 2016 09:48 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

John DL Arendsen = well, I am not Canadian but snowbird, yes! 

Oct 01, 2016 04:50 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Ask Susan Emo!

Oct 01, 2016 12:25 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

This is a great place to ask that question


Oct 01, 2016 10:59 AM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Hi John,

Enjoy Montreal it is a beautiful city. Right now I think most Canadians are trying to sell their properties down south, with our poor dollar there is money to be made.

Oct 01, 2016 09:26 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Enjoy your time in Montreal.  I wish you all the best with your endeavors. 

Oct 01, 2016 03:54 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Oct 01, 2016 03:08 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Have fun up there and enjoy!

Oct 02, 2016 04:04 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

not at this time

Oct 02, 2016 12:17 AM