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    How Remote Work Can Power Your Vacation Home Sale

    This year, the opportunity to work remotely has increased the demand for vacation homes. Gay Cororaton, Senior Economist and Director of Housing and Commercial Research at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), notes:

    “Working from home is a positive factor in demand for vacation homes.”

    Buyers are taking advantage of the fact that working from home might be someplace other than their primary residence – at the beach, in the mountains, or somewhere in between. NAR explains:

    Sales in vacation-home counties increased 48% on average year over year in the third quarter; overall, 81% of vacation-home counties saw a year-over-year sales increase.”

    Is it Time to Sell Your Vacation Home?

    If you’ve been thinking about selling your vacation home, putting it on the market now while demand is high might be your best move. Here are two reasons why.

    1. Vacation Homes Are Selling Quickly

    These homes are not staying in the market for very long. NAR also notes:

    In September, 68% of vacation homes sold in less than a month. Historically, about 30% sell that quickly…It’s a pretty amazing uptick compared to past years.”

    2. Home Prices Are Rising

    With an increase in demand, prices go up. NAR continues:

    “In the third quarter, prices in vacation-home counties rose by about 32% year over year. Seventy-nine percent of these counties experienced year-over-year price gains. NAR defines a vacation-home county as one in which seasonal housing accounts for at least 20% of stock.”

    If your vacation home is sitting idle, maybe not attracting as many renters as you usually see, or if you simply want to sell it so you can trade up or take it off your worry list, now may be the time. Demand is high, so you’re in the ideal spot to get a stronger return on your investment today.

    Bottom Line

    Demand is on the rise, so let’s discuss your next steps when it comes to selling your vacation home.

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    Danny Cheung

    I spent almost thirty (30) years with the Department of Defense in hardware/software design, development, operations, maintenance, and program manager before joining the Group in a full-time capacity. I am thrilled to put my years of experience as an Electronics Engineer and Program Manager to assist and lead our Real Estate Group to the next level. I am committed to establishing the tools and resources necessary for our team members to work more seamlessly and effectively, thus ensuring our clients' satisfaction. My wife and I have two daughters and a dog (he’s more like our son). I enjoy traveling and watching sports, especially football…Go Skins!

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