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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 4 edition (Nov. 7 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047015375X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470153758
  • Product Dimensions: 15.1 x 1.7 x 22.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 590 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #40,448 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

The Canadian Snowbird Guide has been a nationalbest-seller since its first publication in 1992. Now in its fourthedition, the guide is bigger and better than ever as it keeps pacewith Canadian Showbirds who are wintering beyond traditionaldestinations. Snowbirds are also spending more time outside Canadaand need to know the rules and regulation for extended stays whenit comes to health insurance needs and ensuring their finances andestate planning are in proper order.

Here are a few of the key topics and innovative ideas thatThe Canadian Snowbird Guide covers:

  • Financial planning for your extended stay in the Sunbelt
  • What you need to know about immigration and customs procedureswhen travelling to the United States
  • Options for out-of-country medical insurance coverage
  • Taking care of your insurance needs for your car, condo, orRV
  • Ensuring your will and trust are updated
  • The do's and don'ts of buying real estate in the Sunbelt
  • Tax-planning strategies when living part-time in the UnitedStates
  • Using a home exchange strategy to help cover the costs of yourtime in the sun
  • Snowbirding in Mexico
  • What you need to know if you plan to live permanently outsideCanada
  • Forms and checklists to help you organize your trip

Snowbirds can plan their trips south with confidence and peaceof mind knowing that all the housekeeping detailed have beenattended to. But don't leave home without taking The CanadaSnowbird Guide along—it's an essential referenceguide to enjoy your stay in the sun!

About the Author

Douglas Gray, LL.B. (Vancouver, B.C.) formerly a practicing lawyer, morphed into a consultant, columnist, speaker, and author of 24 bestselling Canadian books on real estate, small business, and personal finance. He is the author of many popular real estate books, including Making Money in Real Estate, Real Estate Investing for Dummies for Canadians, and 101 Streetsmart Condo Buying Tips for Canadians. His website is: www.snowbird.ca

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Florida Bound on Nov. 25 2007
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I have been a Snowbird for the past 3 years and wish I had read this book before I started this active lifestle, which I love. It would have saved me a lot of hassle and confusion on all the insurance and tax implications.

It is an excellent book. Very practical and easy to read and packed full of helpful ideas, advice, and invaluable tips. I would highly recommend it to any existing or potential Snowbird, or those who know one.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jasper Taylor on Dec 19 2007
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Top notch information all around. I recently came across Mr. Gray's other book on owning recreational properties and decided to give this one a shot. If you're planning to move to the US or already live there I guarantee that you won't regret making this purchase. Every possible detail that you would ever want to know about is covered in this book. Highly recommended stuff.
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This book is excellent. A lot better than the recommended South of 49, which I also bought.

Doug Moberg
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Excellent! What more can I say? Every little thing you could possibly need to know is in this book. I went through it with a fine tooth and comb and learned so much! Very easy to understand. I highly recommend this book.
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This book is very well written, clear and helpful to all Canadian Snowbird. A must read to stay ahead of the game.
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By harry ridge on March 13 2014
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This book is a must for any (in my case) canadian who is looking at purchasing property in the USA
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