Market Updates Archive

Practice What You Preach

Annie Blatz, RSPS, CRB, ABRM CIPS, GREEN Cape Cod,  Massachusetts How many times have you said “This is a great time to buy.  Interest rates are low, inventory is plentiful and prices are lower than they have been in...
August 30, 2011

The truth behind second-home slowdown

Bob Waun was the guest speaker at the Resort and Second Home Market Forum at the NAR Annual Convention in New Orleans in November 2010....
March 16, 2011

H-2B Workers Have Positive Impact on Many Resort Areas, Report Says

Here’s a great report from NAR’s  Senior Regulatory Representative, Russell Riggs ImmigrationWorks USA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to develop a positive report on the H-2B program.  The report – “The Economic Impact of H-2B...
November 23, 2010

Parents Head to College Towns to Buy Real Estate

This is a great article that highlights other possibilities in the Resort and Second Home market that may be untapped at this time. It's not just about beaches and snow! Enjoy!...
November 18, 2010

NAR, NHC Help Tackle West Coast’s Workforce Housing Issues

WASHINGTON (October 12, 2010) – The National Association of Realtors® and the National Housing Conference have partnered to host a regional forum in Honolulu today to address workforce housing. The goal is to help create more affordable housing opportunities...
October 29, 2010

Advertise Vacation Real Estate

Vacation properties and second homes are wonderful real estate properties to own. And the real estate salesperson who sells these knows the importance of vacation property marketing. If they are actually houses, they will be advertised as houses. But...
September 28, 2010

U.S. Homes Popular with International Buyers

For those that might have missed it, this article by Jim Woodard was published over the weekend. It shows the clear connection between the resort and second-home sector with the inbound international investment into the United States.  If you...
August 17, 2010

Sellers should ensure that condo projects are on approved list for FHA mortgages

At the May 2010 REALTORS(R) Midyear Governance and Legislative Meetings, the Western Mountain Resort Alliance reported survey results regarding the lack of liquidity when it comes to condo financing.  It was clear that this issue is regretfully hurting the...
August 4, 2010

Expand Your Second Home Market: International Interest in U.S. Homeownership Increases

Consider the international investment that comes to your community.  Are you capturing those clients?  See latest research on the international sector nationally. International home buyers are increasingly attracted to property in the U.S., according to NAR’s 2010 Profile of...
July 8, 2010

Latest News: Condo Financing

This article offers a great summary of the new FHA lending rules for condos.  It  was printed on 20 June 2010, The Atlanta Journal – Constitution (Gary A. Poliakoff, Ryan Poliakoff). New FHA lending rules for condos could stall...
June 21, 2010