vacation home sales Archive

Behind the 2015 Dip in Vacation Sales; Rise in Investment Purchases

This week’s freezing temperatures (for April) are probably causing many East Coast and Midwest residents to wish they had a vacation home in a much warmer locale. Although Winter 2015 was also bone-chilling, the blustery air wasn’t enough to...

Vacations Prove August Is Not Just for the Dogs

The “dog days of summer” are finally here. It’s hot, Congress is in recess and your favorite baseball team likely packed it in for the season and traded away its $100 million star player for a couple minor league...

Flying Alaska Airlines in July? Check the Seat Pocket.

When your iPad battery dies and you’ve finished your last book, the inflight magazine is usually the best option to waste time before your plane makes its final approach to the runway. While I find most of the articles...

Did You Know? Waterfront Vacation Houses

Are you headed to the lake or beach this weekend? Did you know that 40 percent of vacation home buyers bought a property near a beach, while 15 percent opted for the lakefront? But waterfront isn’t for everyone - 19...

Story Idea—Vacation Homes: Not Just for the Wealthy

When people dream of vacation homes, oftentimes they cut themselves off quickly, thinking they would never be able to afford one. However, new research by the National Association of REALTORS® shows that is probably not the case. While vacation...

[Video]: Why Vacation Home Sales Surged in 2014 (Big Money Real Estate)

NAR Research’s Jessica Lautz has become a media celebrity of late. You may have read her recent comments on millennial homebuyers in Forbes, or perhaps heard her on NJ 101.5 while white-knuckling your way down the New Jersey Turnpike. Jessica...

[Infographic]: 2014 Vacation Home Sales at a Glance

Fueled by strong growth in the stock market and the rise in baby boomers buying second homes, vacation home sales surged in 2014, reaching their all-time high since NAR began its annual Vacation and Investment Home Buyers Survey in...