Baby Boomers Keep Vacation Home Sales High in Florida

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Baby boomer continue to buy their second homes here in sunny Florida. 


Why not? We have warm sandy beaches, great weather and plenty of golf and resorts to keep retirees busy and engaged in activity. 


Florida has been a top vacation home market for over 100 years! 


Many people come here for a vacation and decide to buy a second home here. 


Second home | Vacation Home Buyers Move to South Florida


Most of the people moving here come from high taxed states like New York and New Jersey. Getting out of the snow when you are in your 60's and 70's is also a big reason to buy here. 


Canadians also buy here in Florida. Although because of the dollar, they have not been flocking here as they normally do. 


There is an increased interest from Chinese home buyers. 


Baby boomers keep fueling the Vacation Home and second home markets here in Florida. 

This is a good thing, since many of our foreign nationals ran into some tough times in their economies. 


2007 was the real estate bust here in South Florida. So that means the highest home sales were in 2006, because of the real estate bubble. 


2015 happened to come in second place after 2007 for the highest number of second home sales, vacation homes according to the National Association of Realtors® 2015 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey. 


Many baby boomers are getting ready to retire and they are going to "propel the demand for second homes" ( Lawrence Yun) 


The prices of homes are also on the rise because there are more second home buyers than their are homes to sell to them. 


Vacation home buyers property style breakdown: 

  • 58% Single Family Homes
  • 25% Condo
  • 13% Townhouse 


Vacation homes ( Second Homes) Locations: 

  • 40% Beach Area 
  • 19% Hill or Lake Front 
  • 16% Country 


16% of the home buyers buy their second homes for future retirement. 


If you are planning on buying a second home here in South Florida, contact us and we will find your perfect second home! Call Nestor at 561-753-0135. 



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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Katerina and Nestor,

Well presented on the state of affairs in the South Florida real estate market.  We wish you both continued success.  A

Aug 01, 2016 10:53 AM #1
Grant Schneider
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Hi Nestor and Katerina - yes that will certainly continue.  I concur with your analysis of snowbirds from New York and New Jersey.

Aug 01, 2016 10:55 AM #2
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
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Yes, well presented. It is logical that people would be longing for Florida. The crisis of last decade pushed many people back, but it is changing now.

Aug 01, 2016 11:14 AM #3
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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What great thoughts Nestor & Katerina Gasset. Snow Birds end up in Florida. 

Aug 01, 2016 01:08 PM #4
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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This is good information for people considering buying a vacation home in Florida.

Aug 01, 2016 09:28 PM #5
Evelyn Johnston
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Florida has great retirement communities all over the state. I would love to retire there, but retirement must wait...

Aug 12, 2016 10:42 AM #6
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