The Americans Are Coming, The Americans Are Coming! (maybe)

Royal Lepage, Canada’s leading real estate services provider, recently released their findings from a nationwide poll conducted after the recent U.S presidential election.  The survey of 1,226 agents from across the country revealed that there had been a significant increase in the number of Americans inquiring about Canadian real estate since the election.

American web traffic on royallepage.ca has been highly correlated to recent U.S political events. U.S originated sessions surged 329 percent the day following the election and climbed 210 percent year-over-year the week after Donald Trump’s victory. Looking at the full month of November, 2016 U.S traffic grew 73 percent year-over-year when compared to the same period in 2015. This trend continued throughout the remainder of 2016, with American web traffic rising by 40.9 percent year-over-year during the 4th quarter.

British Columbia was second to Ontario with the number of total websites sessions logged with 17.4 percent of total U.S regional page views. Ontario received 41.4 percent. Somewhat surprisingly, Victoria received the most B.C views as the preferred location with almost 1/3 of the total while Greater Vancouver garnered 25 percent interest among American home buyers considering a home purchase in B.C. Unfortunately there was no specific data available specifically for North and West Vancouver.

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