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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

6 Reasons to Buy a Vacation Home Now

Here’s a great article from our friends at RISMEDIA. It focuses on Coronado, CA but can apply all over the US.  Enjoy. RISMEDIA, August 11, 2010—As the real estate market continues its bumpy road toward recovery, the vacation home...
August 10, 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

Great Summary of the Second-Home Market Nationally

Check out this post originally published in the Tahoe Daily Tribune by Richard Bolen, REALTOR(R), McCall Realty.   (A quick “shout out” to all our friends in the Lake Tahoe area who helped NAR host the 2010 Resort and...
July 6, 2010

In China: Fake Divorces the Way Around the Second-Home Purchase

This article, from the Legal News Weblog, is a great example of why one needs to understand the cultural issues and the property laws of a country before doing business abroad OR what assumptions a client might have when purchasing...
May 18, 2010

Vacation Home Sales Up But Investment Home Sales Down

While they dominated the housing market in 2009, first time home buyers weren’t the only ones taking advantage of low mortgage rates and affordable home prices. According to recent survey by the National Association of Realtors®, the number of...
April 12, 2010

Investors Are Buying Houses Again

Good news for the second-home market.  What’s happening in your area? More home buyers are snapping up properties with cash, a trend driven in large part by investors returning to the market after four years of falling prices around...
March 23, 2010

Spotting trends in cottage sales and rentals

Looking for a fresh twist on the residential real estate story? There is always the second-home specialty as reported in this article. We’re 10 weeks out from Memorial Day – summer’s unofficial start – so how about a look...
March 22, 2010

Boomers Ready for Retirement Housing

According to John Migliaccio, director of research for MetLife’s Mature Market organization, more than 78 million baby boomers, born between 1946 to 1964, will reach age 55 over the next 10 years. He and other trend spotters believe this...
March 5, 2010

Toll Brothers Reports FY 2010 1st Qtr Results

Here is an indicator of the luxury home market regionally.  What resources do you use to gauge how the economy is effecting your business?  Let us know. HORSHAM, Pa., Feb. 24, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE:TOL...
February 25, 2010