Mortgage Rules Toughen Up for Condos in Vacation Hot Spots

January, 13 2021

The new rules could make it tougher for some buyers to get a mortgage on condos in resort areas.

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Vacation Home Sales are Getting a Pandemic Boost

November, 9 2020

Vacation home sales are outperforming total existing-home sales. Sales of homes intended for vacation use rose to 109,100 in the past three months of July-September, a 44% gain from the level of 75,600 sales during the same period last year

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Resort and Second Home Real Estate Market Trends

November, 5 2020

These slides were presented by Gay Cororaton at the virtual Resort and Second Home Committee meeting on November 6, 2020, during the 2020 REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

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Center for REALTOR® Development podcast: Resort and Second-Home Properties

January, 17 2020

Holly Mabery talks about her own experience working with investment and second home clients in Sedona, AZ. She shares ideas for marketing, building connections with buyers, and highlighting what’s so special about your community.

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Court Upholds Denial of Short-Term Rentals

October, 23 2019

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld the ruling that a local zoning ordinance clearly and unambiguously excluded purely transient uses of property.

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Top Vacation Home Counties

October, 10 2019

NAR has identified vacation home counties, the least expensive and most expensive areas, and the income profile of buyers who can afford to purchase a vacation home.

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Top 5 Vacation Home Destinations

October, 10 2019

Top vacation home counties are those where the vacant housing for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use made up 20% or more of the county’s total housing stock.

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Top 5 Least Expensive Vacation Home Destinations

October, 10 2019

Vacation homes can cost less than $100,000 in these counties in Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, Missouri, and Michigan.

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The Addictive and Hopeful World of 'Cheap Old Houses'

March, 8 2021

The Addictive and Hopeful World of 'Cheap Old Houses'

How the couple behind a popular Instagram account featuring historic homes inspired people to move for the chance to restore a fixer-upper.

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7 Home-focused Instagram Accounts You'll Swoon Over

January, 15 2021

7 Home-focused Instagram Accounts You'll Swoon Over

Whether you just love looking at beautiful homes or have a passion for a specific niche, the photo-centric social media app has an account for you.

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Gift Ideas With a Real Estate Spin

December, 15 2020

Gift Ideas With a Real Estate Spin

Check out these books that celebrate home and communities as you do your holiday shopping.

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Are REALTORS® Sold on "Selling Sunset?"

November, 24 2020

Are REALTORS® Sold on "Selling Sunset?"

Going behind the scenes of the luxury real estate business, the reality show has been a hit during the pandemic among largely homebound viewers.

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Outsmarting Racism in 'The Banker'

November, 5 2020

Outsmarting Racism in 'The Banker'

The film, based on a 55-year-old story about racial discrimination in housing and lending, continues to have resonance.
By: 
Jen Bulat

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Why 'Missing Middle Housing' Should Become Less Extinct

September, 2 2020

Why 'Missing Middle Housing' Should Become Less Extinct

A new book shares how "thinking big and building small" could be the housing solution to many.
By: 
Ally Stegman

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Real Estate Is the Star of This Celebrity-Studded Series

July, 30 2020

Real Estate Is the Star of This Celebrity-Studded Series

Watching agents with their famous clients could become your guilty pleasure.
By: 
Ally Stegman

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The Humor We Need Right Now

June, 8 2020

The Humor We Need Right Now

Read and share these jokes that reflect real estate life during a pandemic.
By: 
Ally Stegman

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