Vacation Home Sales Retreat, Investment Sales Leap in 2015

WASHINGTON (April 6, 2016) — Vacation home sales cooled off in 2015 but remained at the second highest amount in nearly a decade, while investment purchases increased for the first time in five years, according to an annual survey of residential homebuyers released today by the National Association of Realtors®. Mirroring the strong price growth seen throughout the U.S., the median sales price of both vacation and investment homes surged in 2015.

NAR's 2016 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey1, covering existing- and new-… Read More

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Home owners are flocking to sign up at websites such as Airbnb and Vacation Rentals By Owner, which match people seeking short-term accommodation with property owners. These sites make renting homes easier and more popular and home owners are finding out how… Read More

Did You Know? Vacation Beach Houses

While most buyers purchase a home to use as their primary residence, a significant share also purchase vacation or investment properties. Because the purchase of a non-primary residence is often influenced by different factors than the purchase of a primary residence, it is important to understand how changes in the market environment affect each segment. NAR's annual Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey presents these factors.

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Did You Know? Vacation Buyers' Retreats

While most buyers purchase a home to use as their primary residence, a significant share also purchase vacation or investment properties. Because the purchase of a non-primary residence is often influenced by different factors than the purchase of a primary residence, it is important to understand how changes in the market environment affect each segment. NAR's annual Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey presents these factors.

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