Pea and I moved from Canada to the US in 2012. At the time, the Canadian dollar was stronger than it had been for the bulk of my lifetime, sitting pretty at par or a nose below the US dollar.
Today, the Canadian dollar is worth 0.68 USD. Pea and I have been paid, and been saving, in USD for these four years. We’ve been transferring money to Canada over the past year as we watched the dollar drop and drop, seeing a hefty return for our efforts (in dollar amounts if not actual global value). Pea has more to transfer, and the dollar has just kept dropping.
The net result is that we have approximately 25-30% more down payment than we would have, solely from the vagaries of global currencies.
Such good timing, but never something we could have counted on.