While the $8,000 tax credit won’t apply to those of you looking to snag vacation homes (unless of course, this is your first purchase and you intend to use it as your primary residence), the glut of properties available means that there’s still lots of time to close on that cabin of your dreams.
This Tribune Media Services article points to the Midwest–Northern Wisconsin vacation homes in particular–as boasting a hearty supply for potential buyers. Homes aren’t moving fast enough, but if that area interests you, your reserves are strong and you have at least a 25 percent down payment, you can score everything from lake houses to done-up chalets, the story said.
If your vacation style calls for fishing, picnicking and campfires in the remote woods, then there’s no better state than Wisconsin, a year-round escape that prides itself on its lodge lifestyle. Many homes sit on acres of land, sport docks and are fitted inside with pine beams and fireplaces.
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Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.