If you have thought about buying a vacation or retirement property in Florida, NOW is the time to act. With the U.S. market starting a gradual rise, there is still unprecedented condominium value to be had in that sunny state. But perhaps you have been wondering about things like taxation, ownership and mortgage options for Canadians, foreclosures and short sales, samples of excellent buys, details on current Florida market conditions, etc.

Baker Real Estate Incorporated wants to help. We have had so many requests from developers to sell their properties in Florida and other cities across the country that we opened a U.S. headquarters based in Boca Raton. The office is overseen by our new Executive Vice President Jack Halkowich, one of Florida’s most respected and experienced real estate executives. Of course, we did all of this after extensive research into the market there, and all signs point to Florida condominiums holding their value over the next few years and increasing in worth as the economy picks up.

And it’s not just developers calling us at Baker Real Estate; we have had countless requests for information from potential purchasers, wanting to know the ins and outs of buying a property in Florida. I am excited to let you know that we have put together a FREE Seminar on Buying Real Estate in Florida, and we will hold it on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at 175 Bloor Street East, North Tower, 3rd Floor Conference Centre.

I will make a presentation, as will Jayson Schwarz, a partner at Danson Schwarz Recht Barristers and Solicitors, and tax consultant Paul Howlett, a partner in Evans Martin LLP. We will cover several topics, including why Canadians are buying Florida real estate NOW due to the Canadian dollar being at a premium, as well as record low prices, offering simply amazing opportunities. And of course, we will be pleased to answer your questions.

If you are going to buy south of the border, go in as an educated consumer. Space at the Free Seminar is limited, so register NOW at www.baker-re.com/freefloridaseminar or call 416-923-4621.