US Vacation Home Counties

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The majority of homebuyers purchase a property to use as primary residence, but some buyers also purchase a vacation home for family use, to rent out, for equity gain, or to use as a primary residence during retirement. This study identifies vacation destination counties, the most and least expensive vacation destination counties, and who can afford to buy second homes.


Top 5 Vacation Home Destinations

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

Educate Yourself

Resort & Second Home Markets Course

This course focuses on the knowledge and skill base that real estate professionals need to specialize in buying, selling, or managing second homes in a resort, recreational, and/or vacation destination and properties for investment, development, or retirement. It is also the core course to take towards RSPS certification.