RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

MAY 2016

Real Estate magazine is the industry's leading source for real estate news and information since 1980. Published monthly by RISMedia, Real Estate magazine offers timely and relevant real estate news to the industry's top brokers and agents.

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12 May 2016 RISMedia's REAL ESTATE {Did You Know?} #REalityCheck The county with the largest share of second homes is Hamilton County, N.Y., with 79.3 percent, followed by Forest County, Pa., (74 percent) and Rich County, Utah, with 72.7 percent. Source: NAHB In 2015, vacation- home sales declined to an estimated 920,000, down 18.5 percent from their most recent peak level of 1.13 million in 2014. Source: NAR's 2016 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey According to a new survey from Owners.com, the most sought-after luxuries among today's homebuyers are a fully equipped smart kitchen (29 percent) and a spa bathroom (19 percent). Wyoming is the best state for retirement, according to a new Bankrate.com report that examines six key factors, including cost of living, taxes, healthcare, weather, crime and well-being.

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