I Went To Orlando And All I Got Was A Lousy Condo
BankRate has a write up on using a vacation to pick up a house. "Maybe throwing back a few Mai Tais and, checking out the local real estate market? That's no way to spend a vacation, many will say, but it may not be such a crazy idea."
"'There are people who come down here with the express desire to go on vacation and they go home buying a house,' says Marcus Truett, a second-homes specialist in Orlando. 'But there are downsides to buying like that, like people overextending themselves or believing in a lot of hype.'"
"Using your vacation to house-hunt is just a smart way to multi-task."
This has actually come up before, so it must be some sort of trend. The modern vacation/house hunt includes due diligence, according to the story. "While you're there: Find the nearest Starbucks."