I want to share an article that I found very informative on steps to consider when buying a vacation or second home. The purchase of a home, whether a primary residence or a vacation spot, can be a complicated process and a significant financial commitment. However, by following the proper steps, you can make the experience as painless as possible.
1. Determine Your Ideal Location Resort areas usually have a wide range of properties to fit a variety of budgets. The greater the area you’re willing to consider, the more likely you are to find a property that fits your own budget. Things to consider, do you want a private pool, live near a golf course or near theme parks? Side note in Central Florida there are certain areas that are zoned short term rentals while other areas, example East Orlando are primarily zoned for long term rentals.
2. Establish a Price Range Owning a second home should be pleasurable, not the source of constant financial strain. The article suggested, when setting a price range assume your down payment (earnest money), home inspections, closing costs, and furnishing could account for 33% of the purchase price. For an example, if you have $50,000 in cash your beginning price range should be around $130,000 to $170,000.
3. Consider Fractional Ownership
Fractional real estate ownership is an alternative that became popular in the 1990's. This allows several unconnected buyers, or family & friends, to combine their resources and collectively own a beautiful vacation property.
4. Engage a Local Realtor The assistance of a local real estate agent is invaluable during your search for the vacation home of your dreams and one you should not have to do alone. A great agent will guide you through the purchase process, help you find the perfect location (certain areas in Central Florida are zoned for short term rental), mortgage financing, home inspectors, and may assist in property management.
The opportunities are endless – now is the time to begin the search for your dream vacation house with me.
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Buying a Second Vacation Home - Pros & Cons, Things to Consider by Michael Lewis
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"Lance Whipple has been our Realtor for the purchase of three vacation properties in the central Florida area. There are many reasons why we always choose to work only with Lance. First, he is very professional, respectful, trustworthy and incredibly knowledgeable in the local market. One thing we really appreciated is that he is very diligent moving things along with the urgency and at the pace needed. He was always on time, very responsive and was always available when needed, either at the moment or very shortly thereafter. He offered valuable guidance, kept us updated at all times, and helped us navigate through each step of the entire process. He also created a purchase contract that was beneficial to us and protected us as buyers, while being also reasonable and fair to all the parties involved.
Despite all this, I think what we appreciated most was his personal attention, and friendly and positive attitude. Although we knew he had many other clients, he always made us feel like we were the only ones. We highly recommend Lance."