10 best places to buy a vacation home


Market Watch Wall Street Journal

Marco Island, Fla.

Median asking price: $499,000

Percentage change from 2012: Unchanged

Marco Island is "the total package,” said Gerry Rosenblum, a Realtor with Prudential Florida Realtor. "There are tons of things to do: boating, fishing, tennis…you name it, we got it.” Marco Island is a popular destination with some people simply because it is secluded on an island, noted Rosenblum. There is a ferry service between Marco Island and Key West. Although Marco Island is still more affordable than it was around 2004 and 2005, Rosenblum said that potential homeowners or investors might want to act quickly because the number of sales currently taking place is "unprecedented.”