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What To Look For When Investing In A Vacation Home

If you have been thinking long and hard about investing in a holiday home then you are not alone. There are thousands of other people around you that are wanting to buy a holiday home as well. This could be to rent out to other holidaymakers or to use for their own personal use. A holiday home generally means a lot of extra work, especially if it has a pool. If you are still unsure about whether this is the right decision for you then take a look at the article below.

Your Budget    

Do you have it in your budget to buy a vacation home for yourself? If not, you could think about getting into the buying and selling of vacation homes. However, if you do want to have this for yourself then you will need to apply for a mortgage in order to buy one. If you don’t have the money to hand then you will need to have a pretty high credit rating in order to be successful with your application. You will also need to work out if you have enough each month to cover the repayments.


Where do you want your vacation home to be located? This is key, especially if you want to rent it out or sell it in the future. It needs to be somewhere that attracts tourists and is also easy to get to. People don’t really want to rent cars and drive around all the time when they are on vacation so think about this as well. If you like the idea of being by the lake then go with this, remember it is your vacation home before anyone else’s. Be aware, homes that are located near the sea or city centers tend to be priced a little bit higher than rural homes.

Additional Features

If you want to make the most of your vacation home and come back relaxed and rejuvenated, think about what you can add to it. This could be anything from a jacuzzi bath, a hot tub, or even a pool. If it will make your break nicer and you have the budget for it then why not? Make sure that you are only hiring the best contractors that have experience installing what you want. Think about the long term if you do decide to rent or sell, how you can keep it looking appealing to buyers.

New Build

Are you going to get a new build or an older home? This is often one of the first questions you need to ask yourself when you are buying a vacation house. If you are buying a new build then you may need to wait if it hasn’t been built yet. This can sometimes be easier as you can specify the type of home you want. If you are buying an older property then be careful of any repairs that need doing when you buy it. Common repairs that need to be carried out are on the roof, think about contacting a Duro-Last roofing contractor if you encounter troubles with your roof.
We hope you found this article helpful and that it gives you lots of advice on buying and owning a vacation home. We hope you have lots of happy holidays there.


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Kaya Wittenburg

Blog Author and CEO

Kaya Wittenburg is the Founder and CEO of Sky Five Properties. Since the age of 10, real estate has been deeply ingrained into his thoughts. With world-class negotiation and deal-making skills, he brings a highly impactful presence into every transaction that he touches.

He is here to help you use real estate as a vehicle to develop your own personal empire and feel deeply satisfied along the way. If you have an interest in buying, selling or renting property in South Florida, contact Kaya today.

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