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Florida Real Estate

The Canadian Buyer’s Guide To Florida Real Estate, was written by Canadians for Canadians.

We are Canadians who have lived and worked in the USA for many years.

We have owned both investment and personal properties in New Jersey, Texas and Florida. For us, Florida offers the most rewarding lifestyle and the highest return on our investment.

Our firm is the ONE STOP SHOP for Canadians looking to invest, purchase, finance and manage Florida real estate.

We have offices in the 3 most popular Florida market areas that Canadians Snowbirds flock to: Southwest (Tampa to Naples), Central (Orlando area) and Southeast (West Palm to Miami).

Having spent the last 12 years in Florida, we discovered, there was a ton of misinformation, in print and on the web, regarding Canadian ownership of Florida real property.

We found material authored by Americans, with little or no knowledge of Canadian tax laws.

We found information authored by Canadians, who had never lived or worked in the USA, and had never owned property in the USA.

We found highly technical personal finance books, focused on sophisticated cross border tax planning for the 1%, the super rich, but not very relevant for the rest of us.

The Canadian Buyer’s Guide To Florida Real Estate is written in simple, plain and easy to understand language.

It was written for the rest of us, the 99% of ordinary Canadians, who dream of owning a little piece of paradise in beautiful sunny Florida.

The Canadian Buyers Guide To Florida Real Estate, provides answers to 99% of all the questions, ordinary Canadians have about owning Florida real property.

Please download your free copy, a $24.99 value, our gift to you.

Cindy LeathwoodAbout Cindy Leathwood

Cindy is a native of Ontario, and a well known and highly respected female executive, in the Canadian real estate and mortgage industry. Her career spans 26 years of managing large real estate offices and owning her own residential mortgage company.

Cindy has been “ON-AIR” in Toronto for many years, as the trusted co-host of “The Sunday Money Show”, answering her loyal listeners questions about real estate and mortgage financing. Every week Cindy would get questions from her Canadian listeners, about how to buy real estate in Florida. Every week after the show, she would remark to her husband, “somebody needs to write the definitive book on this subject!” So one day, she and her husband Brent did just that.

Cindy is a Licensed Professional REALTOR® in Florida. Cindy is here to safeguard your interests and carefully guide you through the entire process of purchasing your Florida Dream Home.

Brent LeathwoodAbout Brent Leathwood

Brent is a Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Investment Expert and Building Contractor.

Brent is a prudent and pragmatic Finance and Accounting Professional, who holds both Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration degrees.

Brent is here to safeguard your interests and carefully guide you through the entire process of purchasing your Florida Dream Home and assisting you with any on-going property management requirements you may have.

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(Our Professional Services cost you $0, and more importantly, our special Builder relationships, result in Special Sales Incentives being offered to our Clients. We are here to carefully guide you through the entire new home purchase and financing process. A final word of advice, please read THE BOOK, it contains vital information, every Snowbird, Retiree and New Home Buyer needs to know.)

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There are some really good builders in Florida, and some really bad ones.

We are here to help our clients buy from Florida’s BEST builders.

We are NEW HOME SALES SPECIALISTS for Manatee County: Parrish, Palmetto, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch.

We are NEW HOME SALES SPECIALISTS for Sarasota County: Sarasota, Osprey, Nokomis, Venice, Englewood, North Port.

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“The book is an easy read, touching all the bases a non-resident would need to consider when contemplating a purchase of Florida property. It will be of great interest to anyone who is considering the purchase of a Florida home.”
Roger C., US Real Estate Attorney