Paradise regained: Where to find a great recreational property for a good price
Yes, you can still find a great recreational property for a good price — if you know where to look.
Vacation properties in prime areas have soared in price over the past decade and now easily surpass the seven-figure mark in the very hottest neighborhoods. But don’t go thinking that your dreams of finding the perfect getaway are hopeless. We searched for great buys and wound up discovering that the emerging deals are to be found in properties that are just a little unusual. Rather than lakeside cottages or mountain chalets, it’s farms, islands and foreign casas that are drawing the attention of the smart money. Here’s what you need to know about the next frontiers of recreational real estate.