Tag Archives: Second Home

Buying a Home Sight Unseen

In a market where the best homes are selling in days, more buyers are making offers on homes without visiting the home in person. Some buyers can’t wait until their schedule allows for a showing. According to the National Association … Continue reading

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International Home Buyers

There are two types of international buyers. Recent immigrants to the U.S. and non-residents who buy an investment or vacation property. Five countries account for 51 percent of overseas purchases: Canada, China, India, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Housing sales … Continue reading

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Buying a Summer Home

The economy has improved to a point that people are again considering the purchase of a summer home. The primary motivation for a vacation home purchase is, well, vacation. The happiest vacation home owners love spending their vacation in one … Continue reading

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Back to the City

More people prefer to live near the center of a city or town, minimizing commutes and located near restaurants and entertainment.  This seems to be a shift away from the traditional urban migration to suburban space.  But when you look … Continue reading

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Baby Boomers Have a Lifestyle Plan

Most baby boomers plan to move out of their current home and 70 percent believe that the house they retire in – will be the best home that they ever lived in.  25 percent of boomers will likely buy a … Continue reading

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If You Had an Extra $Million

If you had an unexpected million dollars to invest in a home, how would you do it.  Most people would sell their current home and purchase a new luxury home.  Second most popular would be to keep their current home … Continue reading

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Vacation Homes Are Still a Luxury

Despite the improvement in the real estate market, vacation homes remain a buyer’s market.  Unlike a primary residence, vacation buyers are willing to wait years for the right property.  They are well-educated about the locale and the market after years … Continue reading

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