Snowbird rentals, seasonal rentals, and vacation rentals by owner offer direct savings to snowbirds and vacationers. With the belt tightening recession Boomers have started looking to the internet to plan their retirement and egress from the long winters of the north. Finding the perfect seasonal rental by owner at the right price is becoming easier with the recent fall in median home values said Troy Johnson the founder of www.snowbirdseeker.com. He noticed an increase in traffic to the seasonal rental property website as snowbirds began looking for deals. In contrast with the housing boom vacation rentals are easier to find and more affordable. Johnson thinks the dip in rent prices has reached its bottom because of the data released by recent government figures. “Sales of new homes shot up 6.5 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.41 million, according to the Commerce Department.” (Home Sales Soar, ABC news)
Many seasonal rental property services have started helping rental owners list vacation rentals to find renters from the north. Increasingly Snowbirds and Baby Boomers are using seasonal rental websites to test out homes before they commit to buying Florida seasonal rentals. Troy says, “The rental advertising for snowbirds on the internet will continue to grow because it connects people faster and for less money than any other media.” If seasonal rentals in FL are mirroring the economy's recovery than business will pick up for seasonal rentals in other states as well.