Posted by Jeff on March 17, 2001 at 19:33:11:
I bought my most recent MH from a guy who lives in Windsor. His health was OK but his “wallet” had begun to hurt. It seems that Canadian money is only worth about 50 cents to the American dollar.
So,yes, we are loosing many of our Canadian Snow Birds for health reasons but a lot more for economic reasons.
Having said that, don’t expect to see a huge exodus of Canuks fleeing the “sunny south” just yet. There are quite a number of well-funded Canadians that are unwilling to give up seventy degree temps in January and February and return to the FROZEN NORTH. Also, in Florida, there are always seniors getting sick and having to sell their winter homes.
Dirk mentioned that some over-55 parks are a pain in the a** to deal with and that is true here, too. But we also have many parks that look like “mid-grade family parks” in other states(& countries) but cater to only those over that golden age of 55.
I guess its time to get to a point. Yes there are deals to be had in Florida due to a number of reasons, but there are deals to be had in Toronto as well for many of the same reasons. Your buying in Florida would present the same problems that I would have buying in Toronto. Also, if you found a MH here for $6000, it would cost you $12,000 Canadian and would probably be too expensive.
If you think you would like to live here and enjoy our “endless summer” then that would be a different story.
Hope I’ve helped…JEFF