Summer rentals are increasing this year on the Cape, Islands and across New England. The following pretty much sums up what’s happening:

Joseph Wright, a broker on Maine’s Mount Desert Island, said he’s been getting lots of calls over the past two months from tourists looking for summer rentals around popular Acadia National Park.

“I think people are much more comfortable about their job security and are saying: ‘You know what? Let’s take a vacation,’” he said. “The economy still isn’t booming, but people aren’t losing jobs as much as they were a couple of years ago.”

There it is:  jobs, jobs, jobs. It all comes down to jobs.