The real estate market has been on the rise for several years now providing many people opportunities to purchase second homes, vacation homes, or simply to sell their home to buy a new one. Sales from November 2016 to November 2017 were up 12%, which is just one small indication of the growth within the market.
Many people have been taking the opportunity to look at real estate for sale in Florida, so they can have a quiet and restful place to go when they need to escape the grind, or as a retirement home, so they can avoid the harsh northern winters. Florida’s population grows on a daily basis and the annual number of visitors is more than 100 million. This is because Florida is such an ideal location. People are drawn to the sun, the breeze, and the laid back life style.
There are nearly 10 million people in the United States that own a vacation home, and that number is quickly raising. The median price for a vacation home in 2016 was $200,000, which is up 4.2% from the year before. Now is the time to look for real estate for sale. Beach real estate is becoming increasingly popular, which may cause prices to rise. The key is to get in and get your dream vacation home bought before that happens.
You can choose from a wide range of properties throughout Florida including mansions for sale, luxury apartments for sale, and waterfront homes for sale. If waterfront doesn’t interest you, there are plenty of inland real estate for sale.
Some may be hesitant to buy a second home because then you are set on a specific location for your vacations. You may feel that limits you. However, vacations are about relaxing and recharging. Finding a place that brings you joy and helps you relax will never get old. Take some time and visit different areas of Florida before choosing a home. Take into consideration your favorite activities, favorite restaurants, travel time and location before making your decision.
A well thought out vacation home location can greatly improve your life, your health, and your outlook. Americans are often very driven and focused which leads to over-activity,which can be draining on their health and spirits. Taking time for relaxation, vacations, and fun can greatly improve one’s health and keep them mentally fresh and revived to keep moving forward.
After a long life of working hard, retirement should be a period of relaxation and enjoyment. Buying a second home in Florida gives retirees or “snow birds” the opportunity to still stay close to their communities and home, but enjoy themselves while avoiding the often harsh winters.