Vacation Homes: Buy Here, Not There

The housing crisis has taken hold across the country in very different ways, and for those fortunate buyers with the resources to purchase vacation homes in this economy, discounts are bountiful. But with more affordably priced markets to choose from comes the daunting task of deciding where to plant roots. That's why ERA Real Estate decided to create a list of five lesser-known vacation hot spots to rival some of the more popular (read: overpriced) markets in the nation. Click through the gallery below to discover five surprising alternative spots you should be buying in.

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