Vacation home buying resources

Tips and guides for homeowners and real estate investors who are considering buying a vacation rental property.
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The ultimate guide to investing in vacation rental properties

The smart way to invest in short-term rentals goes way beyond just buying a home and listing it on Airbnb and Vrbo. Learn tips to make a good investment, how to gauge your expected rental income, advice on hiring a property manager, and more.

Getting started guides

Whether you're still deciding whether to buy a vacation rental or wondering what amenities to offer, our guides can help start you off on the right foot.

Best places to buy a vacation home

Our annual data reports rank the best places to buy vacation homes according to cap rate.

Financing a vacation home

Guides to help you with determining whether you can afford a vacation rental property, financing options, tax considerations, and more.