We have had several posts over the past couple years about the growing demand for second homes. However, a recent report from Redfin says demand those homes dropped 19.3% year over year in August, marking the third-straight month of declines. However, they do predict that interest in vacation homes will likely remain above pre-pandemic levels for the foreseeable future due to the permanent shift to remote work for many Americans.
“The pandemic isn’t over, but the desire to escape isn’t as intense as it was before. People are increasingly returning to life as normal, with kids going back to school and cities coming to life again,” said Marr. “The housing market as a whole is still booming, just not as strongly as it was in the second half of 2020. Homebuyer competition, migration and home-sales growth have all slowed.”