Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home in Brevard County

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX AEROSPACE REALTY www.LauraSellsBrevard.com SL3236966

Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home In Brevard County

 

resort lifestyle home in Brevard County FL

 

As vaccines are administered and travel resumes, many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past year. Some households are focusing their efforts on buying a vacation home rather than staying in a hotel, too. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports:

Second homes (i.e., homes sold to buyers who are not going to occupy the home year-round, but use it as a vacation home, investment property, etc.) account for 15 percent of new single-family home sales.”

It’s not surprising that there’s an increase in demand for vacation homes. The majority of Americans are realizing they prefer to be around small groups, as shown in a recent survey from The Harris Poll:

“Social distancing taught consumers new things about how they like to socialize; (75%) said, ‘during COVID social distancing I realized I preferred smaller social gatherings at home or at friends’ place.’”

Not only are vacation homes seen as a potentially more pandemic-friendly way to travel and socialize, but they can also serve as an extended home-away-from-home. With more Americans being given the option to continue working remotely or retire earlier than expected, vacation homes can be used year-round. The NAHB explains:

“Remote work arrangements have made it possible for some wealthier Americans to move to alternate locations that are not just small, suburban shifts from within their current metro area.  More fundamentally, second home demand may also be benefitting by an acceleration of retirement plans, as well as stock market gains.”

Bottom Line

The demand for vacation homes has increased and will continue to rise as we head into summer. If you own a house in a destination area and have thought about selling, now is a great time to take advantage of today’s high buyer interest. Let’s connect to discuss your opportunities in our local market.

Comments (4)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Laura. Sellers are in the drivers seat in Florida as people a flocking you your state to displace them! Enjoy your day.

Apr 20, 2021 05:26 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Laura, I too think there is a lot of pent up demand for vacation properties, and hopefully this summer, many will take advantage of this! 

Apr 20, 2021 06:10 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Laura! Yes, it is very true, this could be a great year to sell your home

Apr 20, 2021 07:09 AM

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