Vacation Home Buyers Looking for Staycation Luxury
Posted May 16th, 2012 | by The Update
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It used to be that vacation home buyers were snapping up homes on either side of our nation’s coastline, but now they’re looking for something closer to home— within about a 4 hour drive, actually. Thanks to the grand size and variety of climes in our great state of Texas, that means locals in Dallas-Fort Worth have plenty to choose from!
From Second Shelters: Today’s vacation home buyer is older, though affluent families are still buying, wanting a wholesome getaway for the kids). They want to be closer to home and spend less, get less glitz. They also want to buy a home that could convert to a retirement home…
People want to stay within driving distance, says Jon Gray, vice president of HomeAway.com, because they’re more able to maintain the homes, they have better networks in place and friends and family nearby to use and sustain the homes. A March survey by HomeAway Inc. found that the most popular markets among vacationers are now those that can be reached in a drive of four hours or less from home. That then allows those folks to rent the homes, making them decent investments… Click here to continue reading the full article.
Thankfully, for those of us in Dallas-Fort Worth there are plenty of amazing staycation home options! Whether you’re looking for a vacation home or a primary residence that just looks as luxurious as a vacay home, head to briggsfreeman.com to start your search for the best luxury real estate in DFW and beyond. Check out their Escapes Homes page for luxury vacation homes around the world, and see the Ranch & Land page for rustic retreats throughout Texas.