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South of 49: The Canadian Guide to Buying Residential Real Estate in the United States Hardcover – Oct 8 2009


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley (Oct. 8 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470161310
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470161319
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 1.8 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #142,155 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Are you thinking about buying property in the United States? What has triggered your interest? Plans to retire and live in a Sunbelt state? Or perhaps you invest in Canadian real estate and are looking at the US market as a viable way to grow your portfolio.

In either case, you're not alone. Canadians are buying US properties at unprecedented rates. It's hard to turn your back on what appear to be deals of the century. But are they?

South of 49 is a step-by-step guide to purchasing real estate in the US. The authors-Philip McKernan, Dan Sampson and Mike Cunning-combine years of investment expertise to provide the most comprehensive and authoritative book on the subject for the Canadian investor. They traveled to those US states that are the destination points for most Canadians. They met with realtors, lenders, property managers, and investors to collect expert insight into the do's and don'ts of buying property in the US. Here are just some of the things you'll learn about:

  • Setting up a game plan: what are your goals?
  • The differences between US and Canadian real estate law, financing and tax
  • How to decide where to look for property
  • How to evaluate property with potential for cash flow and equity growth
  • How to set up a team of experts in the town where you want to buy
  • Financing strategies
  • Negotiating for and closing on a property

Buying property in the US can pose all sorts of unexpected challenges and pitfalls. Rely on South of 49 to find a property that meets your budget, in an area where the economic fundamentals are strong and offer equity growth for the long term. And if you do plan to spend part of your retirement in the US, you may just find that your investment strategy and retirement strategy are mutually served by investing now and having the property pay for itself.

About the Author

Philip McKernan (Vancouver, BC) is Irish-born and has traveled the world following business pursuits. Now based in Canada, he is founder and president of the real estate investment company Maple Leaf Property. He is also an in-demand speaker at various international real estate and investment forums, where he speaks to achieving personal and business goals using real estate as the primary asset class to generate long-term wealth. His investment portfolio includes properties in Ireland, the United Kingdom, France, Finland, South Africa and North America. Philip has been quoted in the press on both sides of the Atlantic on matters related to international real estate. For more information about Philip, real estate mentoring and events, see www.southof49.com.

Dan Sampson (Vancouver, BC) and Mike Cunning (Vancouver, BC) bring a wealth of real estate knowledge to South of 49. Their combined expertise includes urban planning, building and renovation, and property conversion and management. Their investment portfolio includes both commercial and residential properties. They are experts in property analysis, proper due diligence, assembling teams of experts-lenders, lawyers and realtors-strategic financing, and negotiating and closing purchases and sales.


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By tron bot on Jan. 23 2011
Format: Hardcover
This book could (and should) be no more than 30 pages long. Most, if not all, of the useful information was pulled off websites or other books. The rest is detailed info about conversations the character Ted had on his trips to the states - and convincing his wife to come. Ted talks about the line up at the airport, the drive in a taxi (and everything it passed), and going to watch a basketball game in Phoenix. He also goes on and on about his daughter and what she want's to do while in the states, which would be great if this wasn't a book about buying property. If you know NOTHING about real-estate (like the character Ted) and prefer long drawn-out stories -> this is YOUR book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Angie on Feb. 23 2011
Format: Hardcover
I would have preferred more facts, and less storytelling. I was really disappointed in this book, and would not recommend it to anyone looking into buying real estate in the States. There has to better books with more concise information than this!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dale A. Walters on June 10 2011
Format: Hardcover
Little, if any, specific information about what to what out for, etc. To me, the things investors want to know are how should I own the property, how does the way I own affect my taxes and tax filing requirements, what do I need to know about US estate tax, and US withholding taxes.
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By Nick Gretener on Dec 27 2011
Format: Hardcover
As noted by another reviewer, no real new content here. Spending 20 minutes with Google will get you more. The simplistic story line doesn't help in learning about the subject. Was expecting to get some useful, new info, not the same old basic info that is repeated many times on the Net.
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By REstate fan on Dec 23 2011
Format: Hardcover
If someone is looking to buy in the US I don't think this book will provide much if any useful info. Its a story of a couple and their quest to buy a property. If you are an investor and want answers on tax, estate, and liability issues it will be a frustrating read.
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This book is a great read for anyone looking to purchase property down south. It really helps you take the emotion out of the purchase. It has you step back and create a plan, instead of just jumping in.
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