There was a recent article in the Vancouver Sun titled "Western prosperity buoys real estate in Maritimes" (published Tuesday, May 27, 2008). It explains how an influx of investment from western provinces has helped bolster real estate in the Maritimes.
Atlantic expatriates are returning home with wealth built up in western resource economies, Albertans with oil-patch wealth to spend and British Columbians with real-estate-equity gains to spend. It goes on to say that these consumers are looking for waterfront property and acreages that are affordable and rustic.
We believe that affordable and rustic are some of the primary characteristics of PEI real estate. Century 21 Colonial Realty is very active in ensuring that all of our clients are exposed to this opportunity. We use several techniques such as Google advertising and online classified listings to ensure that our listings are exposed to Western buyers. And of course are agents have plenty of connections and experience in dealing with Western buyers.