These days, more people than ever can afford a second vacation home.
Homeowners have successfully covered their mortgages and leases by renting out as little as one room thanks to sites like AirBnB and VRBO.
According to John Banczak, executive chairman of Turn- Key Vacation Rentals, for every $100,000 you spend to purchase a vacation home, you should expect yearly rental income of $12,000 to $14,000.
In 2017, about 12 percent of home buyers purchased vacation homes. According to Economist Outlook, buyers wanted a second home for vacations (42 percent), for future retirement (18 percent), or because real estate prices offered good deals (12 percent). The median household income in 2016 for vacation home buyers was $89,900.