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Second Homes, Widespread but Few in Number

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There were approximately 7.5 million second homes in the U.S. in 2018, the most recent year for which data is available. This is 5.5 percent of the nation’s total housing stock. Na Zhao, writing in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB’s) Eye on Housing blog, says the largest share of these homes are in Florida with a total of 1.1 million homes, 14.5 percent of the country’s total. The fewest homes, only 20,000, were in South Dakota NAHB defines a second home as one that qualify for the home mortgage interest deduction using the Census Bureau’s 2018 American Community Survey (ACS). This does not include houses held primarily for investment or business purposes nor does it include homes under construction. Half of the nation’s second homes can be found in nine states : Florida, California…(read more)

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