Second Homes 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

Vacation Home Market on the Rebound

After several years of negative trends in the real estate industry, finally a sign of life: A market study just out by a Stuart real estate marketing firm shows budding consumer confidence in the second- or vacation-home market. Read...
March 21, 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

Vacation Home Market on the Rise

Sales in many vacation communities across the U.S. soared last year to levels not seen since boom times, driven by deep discounts, cash purchases and buyers' rising stock portfolios. But will it last?...
January 10, 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

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