Buying a vacation home can be a wonderful decision for you and your family. A home away from home gives you a place to create memories and even prepare for retirement. As you begin the search for your perfect vacation retreat, make sure you choose a home that will make you happy in the long-term.
Follow these steps to find the right vacation home for you:
Rent before you buy - If you think you have a location picked out for your vacation-home purchase, try renting a home there before you make your final decision. Spend some time really figuring out if this is somewhere you will be able to visit time and time again without longing for a new location.
Act like a local - Before you choose to buy, experience your new town like a local. Talk with some residents and ask them what they admire about the area. Visit during different seasons to see what it is like year-round.
Determine what is important - A vacation property is somewhere you visit to escape, so it should have all the amenities that you want, if they are affordable. Maybe you want a private pool or a large kitchen. Or maybe a large outdoor living space is important to you. Determining these things early in the process will make your search for the perfect home easy.
Open floor plans - For many people, a vacation home is for spending time with friends and family. By providing a space where everyone can laugh and engage in conversation, open floor plans and adequate space for entertaining allow people to make the most of their time.
Proximity to amenities - What attractions or amenities are important to have near your property? Some people enjoy being close to the shops and nightlife, while others prefer a more secluded location.
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When you are ready to purchase your vacation home, I would love to help you finance. I can also refer you to some of my trusted partners to help throughout the process. Call me today to set up an appointment.