What's the off-shore draw?
Located some 80 minutes southeast of Miami, off the Florida Keys are the Turks & Caicos Islands. Often referred to as TCI for short, this small beautiful British Dependent Territory, south of the Bahamas has grown to become a vacation and retirement destination for many Canadians, and theres no wonder why. No different than the droves of Canadians that head out of the city to cottage country each summer, with multiple direct flights out of Toronto each week, more and more Canadians are opting to invest in a second leisure home in TCI to truly get away from it all and enjoy 12 months of endless summers.
Why buy a home in TCI?
The Turks and Caicos Islands are blessed with some of the most stunning beach coastlines in the entire world and have won many awards for having some of the “Worlds Best Beaches” In less time than you can go from the GTA to Niagara Falls and back, you can be kicking back with a cocktail on one of the best beaches in the entire world. With sandy beaches that stretch for miles as part of a national park system, it comes as no surprise that travellers consistently rate TCI beaches amongst the very best in the world. And with over 300 days of sunshine each year it is hard not to reconnect with nature and indulge in an active outdoor lifestyle.
In the Turks and Caicos you will soon understand that you may never see a traffic jam again. There is not even a single traffic light or fast-food franchise, and for that matter not even a single mall in the entire exists country. But that’s not what you are looking for, its what you are looking to leave behinf. Fortunately, you are not far away from anything and can be where you want to be in an average of 10 minutes. If you do like to shop or wine and dine you will find a cornucopia of boutiques, duty-free, unique eateries, coffee shops, nightlife and fine dining venues. Prefer to eat in and stay connected with the world outside.No problem. What you want is what you get. It is all here. From the simple to the sublime, TCI
is the perfect idyllic setting to get back to basics and redefine life as you have always dreamed it could be.
Whether you are interested in buying a charming Caribbean cottage, penthouse condominium or a lavish villa, the process of buying a home in TCI is easy. In fact, it is very similar to the process of buying a home in Canada.
Given the strength of the Canadian dollar coupled with historically low interest rates, and softening in the marketplace created due to the downturn in the U.S. economy, now is the best time in over two decades to invest in the TCI real estate market. With luxury fully furnished condos minutes from the beach priced from as low as $140,000 ,much less than the price of even a modest cottage in Canada - it's no wonder the number of people arriving in TCI is up by at least10% since last year.