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

NAR Airs Grievances with Lenders

NAR airs grievances with lenders Realtors: credit too tight, REO and short-sale policies unclear By Inman News, Wednesday, October 13, 2010. Inman News Flickr photo courtesy of TheTruthAbout…Flickr photo courtesy of TheTruthAbout… The National Association of Realtors is holding...
October 13, 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

Did you know…….

that the bill to extend the NFIP was passed by the House on Thursday, Sept. 23 and awaiting the President’s signature. This bill passed the Senate last week as well and extends the program, which was slated to expire...
September 27, 2010

Second-home market offers first-rate deals for boomers

Second-home market offers first-rate deals for boomers By Eugene L. Meyer U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT The housing market reflects a paradox of the current economy: Though some baby boomers are struggling to prevent their primary residences from sliding...
September 27, 2010

Flood Extension Passes Senate – Action Expected in the House Soon

On Tuesday evening, Sept. 21, the Senate passed a bill to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through September 30, 2011.  The House is expected to take up the bill on Thursday, September 23, with passage likely.   The...
September 23, 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