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The Canadian Snowbird Guide: Everything You Need to Know about Living Part-Time in the USA and Mexico, 4th Edition, Revised & Updated

The Canadian Snowbird Guide, 4th Edition    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-0-470-15375-8
Pages 332
Language English only
Price $26.99
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Written by Douglas Gray.
Published by John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd., 2008.


Each year, more than a million Canadians, affectionately dubbed "Snowbirds," migrate to southern climes to enjoy warm weather and sandy beaches. The strong Canadian dollar is making the trip more affordable and attractive than ever. But post-9/11, Canadians face tighter security, higher health costs, and higher fuel costs when traveling to the US. Canadians must budget accordingly. Especially for first-timers, how can they properly plan their trip to ensure a worry-free time away from home?

The Canadian Snowbird Guide has been a national bestseller since its first publication in 1992. Now in its fourth edition, the guide is bigger and better than ever as it keeps pace with Canadian Snowbirds who are wintering beyond traditional destinations. Snowbirds are also spending more time outside Canada and need to know the rules and regulations for extended stays when it comes to health insurance needs and ensuring their finances and estate planning are in proper order.

Key topics and innovative ideas that The Canadian Snowbird Guide covers include:
  • financial planning for your extended stay in the Sunbelt
  • what you need to know about immigration and customs procedures when travelling to the United States
  • options for out-of-country medical insurance coverage
  • taking care of your insurance needs for your car, condo, or RV
  • 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 United States
  • using a home exchange strategy to help cover the costs of your time in the sun
  • snowbirding in Mexico
  • what you need to know if you plan to live permanently outside Canada
  • FAQ's, forms and checklists to help you organize your trip.
Snowbirds can plan their trips south with confidence and peace of mind knowing that all of the housekeeping details have been attended to. The Canadian Snowbird Guide is an essential reference guide to enjoy your stay in the sun!

Douglas Gray, B.A., LL.B. (Vancouver, B.C.), formerly a practicing real estate and business lawyer, morphed into a businessman, consultant, speaker, columnist, and the author of more than 20 books. His books on real estate, home buying, real estate financing, small business, estate planning, and personal finance have been perennial bestsellers in Canada, and abroad in translation.

Also from Douglas Gray:
101 Streetsmart Condo Buying Tips for Canadians
The Complete Guide to Buying and Owning Recreational Property in Canada

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