The guide to finding the best brokerage for you

Strengths, weaknesses, culture and more from some of the industry’s best-known and most innovative brokerages, straight from Jeff Lobb, CEO of Sparktank Media.

The essential guide to second homes and vacation homes

At one time or another, most people have dreamt of owning a place where they can get away from it all, whether it be a cabin overlooking a scenic mountain range, a quaint cottage near the lakeside or a breezy bungalow a few steps from the beach. What d…

How this Hamptons agent sells luxury second homes (and you can too)

If your mind is on super-exclusive real estate, Susan Breitenbach is the broker you’re looking for. Her rules for marketing luxury can work in any market.

Survey: What’s the key to buying and selling second homes and vacation homes?

It’s difficult enough owning and maintaining one home, but some homeowners are up for the challenge of adding another property (or two) to their portfolio, whether it’s for investment purposes or just having a place to escape the hustle and bustle of e…

New Vacasa service connects agents with vacation-homebuyers and sellers

Vacasa, a vacation rental startup that has grown to become a serious Airbnb competitor, just announced it’s launching a network that connects real estate agents with buyers and sellers of vacation homes.

5 tips for selling vacation and second homes

Vacation homebuyers may be on a decline nationally (down from 16 percent to 12 percent according to the latest figures from the National Association of Realtors), but experts who work in this segment of the real estate industry are confident about the continued and growing appeal of their product — even during a possible downturn. Here are five tips for selling second homes.

The city with the highest percentage of vacation and investment homes is …

On Monday, LendingTree released its list of cities with the highest share of non-owner occupied mortgages, and the results are surprising.

NAR: Vacation home market cooling while investments heat up

Vacation home sales are down and investment purchases are more prevalent than they’ve been for the past five years, according to the National Association of Realtors 2016 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers survey. …

HappyCo’s inspection app now features business intelligence module, future integration with Buildium

Last month San Francisco-based tech company HappyCo launched a business intelligence (BI) module upgrade to its Happy Inspector app. The app pulls various property inspection data together, which assists multifamily owner/operators, single-family renta…

Is it time to invest in the Jersey Shore?

The real estate market on the Jersey Shore is continuing to show positive signs through 2015. Sales of houses over $1 million reached record highs during the year, rising above figures at the peak of the housing boom, according to market analyst Housin…