Second Homes Archive

Another Year, Another Generation

by Melanie McLane Chair, 2012 NAR Resort and Second Home Real Estate Forum It’s spring in North Central Pennsylvania. Fishing season opening day has been here already, and we’re busy getting our cabin ready for the summer. Across my...

Appraisal Landmines for Second Homes

by Melanie McLane Chair, 2012 Resort and Second Home Real Estate Forum Often, one of the biggest issues for REALTORS® selling second homes is obtaining financing, including getting a satisfactory appraisal. To effectively value a second home, the appraiser...
March 30, 2012

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

The World is Watching Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics – But Canada Continues to Watch Arizona’s Real Estate Market

Canadians favor Arizona’s second-home market.  Is there a specific sector that favors your area?  Increase your referrals by telling what’s happening in your area.   PHOENIX, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ — With the eyes of the world fixated on Canada...
February 19, 2010