The latest trend in vacation homes or second homes is the resort condo hotel. According to NAR, investment homes accounted for a quarter of all home purchases in 2004, and vacation home purchases an a...
According to David Koenig Dallas Associated Press, more and more people are turning to online websites to advertise their vacation home because it works. Of course he was comparing it to using a local...
Many people who consider buying a second home (or vacation home) face a dilemma. Even if you can afford exactly what you want, and justify the expense, it often feels socially, environmentally and ev...
Part of the American dream is to own a second home where your family can gather on holidays or retreat to on weekends. Many Americans aspire to retire to the mountains, beach, lake, or desert oasis. H...
So you've made up your mind to get into the vacation rental business. Where should you buy a property?Christine Karpinski, author of the books How to Rent Vacation Properties by Owner and Profit from ...
Thanks to the Internet, offering your second home as a vacation rental has never been easier or, potentially, more profitable. In the past, you really had only two choices. You could either list your ...
There are today some 7 million second (or third!) homes in the United States, but only about 1.1 million of their owners (16%) make them available as vacation rentals for at least part of the year. Th...
Imagine sitting on your veranda at the end of a fun packed day, lulled into a feeling of deep relaxation and happiness by a combination of the waves lapping the nearby shore and the cicadas doing thei...
Each winter I escape from the frozen tundra of Michigan to the warm, sunny climate of central Florida. For the past three years, I've chosen to stay at a vacation home in Kissimmee (very close to Walt...
Sometimes we designers become too pre-occupied with mono-toned colors for area rugs, sofas, and drapery or matching all wood finishes. Contrasting colors can be pleasing to the eye if done well, espec...