Calling It Home

Where every day can be a vacation

Virginia Beach is a destination that many families flock to year after year in search of peaceful relaxation, succulent seafood and the ultimate bonding experience that comes from spending time at the beach together. What if you could experience all that Virginia Beach has to offer every day of the year?

Imagine waking up to the sound of crashing waves, having your morning coffee in the sun-filled balcony of your elegant villa and walking out the front door to sink your toes in the sand. Make this dream a reality by taking advantage of the fantastic realty opportunities in Virginia Beach. It's a great time to buy, according to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors. "Prices and interest rates are reasonable, and housing opportunities have become quite attractive," he says.

Perhaps you're not ready to make Virginia Beach your permanent home, but a home away from home. Experts say that now is the time to pick out a second home. “In many vacation markets, you can pick up a beach condo or a mountain cabin at a decent price. In some markets, homes are back to 2000 prices,” says Christine Karpinski, director of Owner Community for HomeAway.com. Plus, if you decide to rent out your home to vacationers while you're away, you can pay your mortgage just from the money collected from renting. It's a remarkable investment that pays for itself while you're away, and you end up with a fabulous house to vacation in every year or make your permanent residence one day.

So, whether you’re looking for a unique home away from home or are ready to make that vacation destination a permanent reality, record-low interest rates and an extravagantly large market favor anyone who is looking to invest in Virginia Beach.