As fall approaches, there is no better time to escape to a seaside destination that still offers up fresh saltwater air without the seasonal crowds. Fortunately, the Christie’s International Real Estate network spans both coasts and beyond, so we spoke with some Christie’s International Real Estate Affiliate owners and agents in coastal destinations to get their expert opinion on what they love about the places they call home – and sell homes.
Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city this summer? Well, you’re not alone. According to a recent report from Redfin, mortgage applications for second homes increased 84% in January year over year. The trend has largely been driven by low mortgage rates and lifestyle changes brought on by the pandemic, as people have realized they can bring remote work seemingly anywhere.
It wouldn’t be spring in the Midwest without the occasional (snow) showers! Now that warmer weather has arrived, some of your friends may be thinking about owning a vacation home.
The timing is ideal since we are in the thick of the busy spring market. And luckily for those of us in the Chicago area, we happen to be just a short drive from some of the best vacation destinations in the region – from Lake Geneva and the surrounding lake areas of Southeast Wisconsin to Harbor Country and St. Joseph, Michigan.
Owning a second home is a big decision. As with any major purchase, there are a number of things to take into consideration before buying a vacation property. If you are thinking about taking the plunge, here are a few thought starters to help you find the right home. Continue reading
While it still doesn’t quite feel like spring, the spring real estate market is already well underway. And with the peak season for housing in full swing, it’s an opportune time for buyers and sellers to make a move.