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…

8 telltale signs your market is headed into a downturn

One of the truths in real estate is that markets always get worse, and they always get better. What steps can you take to identify what’s ahead for your market? Part 1 of this series outlined how to use the months of inventory to recognize the early wa…

4 local assets that can help rent second homes

As a real estate agent, it can be difficult convincing a potential buyer that a second home or vacation home has more value than just a place to vacation to when you have free time. Clients have the potential to make significant money by listing this s…

Tips to succeed at selling vacation homes online

Vacation home sales boomed in 2014, surpassing previous heights in 2006 according to an annual survey of residential homebuyers released in April by the National Association of Realtors. Vacation-home sales catapulted to an estimated 1.13 million last …

7 takeaways from the NAR Vacation Home and Investment Property Report

With the release of the annual report into vacation home and investment property activity comes confirmation that the second-home market is booming while the rate of investment property purchase is declining. The report touches on many areas that show …