Here’s the Smart Way to Buy a Second Home

Here’s the Smart Way to Buy a Second Home

When you buy a second home is an exciting investment, but it cannot be tackled lightly. Because a house is such a large purchase and long-term commitment, seriously exploring your second home options and maximizing its value is of the utmost importance. You may want to buy a vacation home that you retire to someday, or you might plan to rent it out to earn extra income. Whatever your reasons, keep these tips in mind to ensure that you make the best decision for you and your family.

Buy a Second Home: Pay Off Your First Mortgage First

Managing one mortgage can be challenging enough; when you introduce a second into the mix, you run the risk of losing both houses in the event of financial disaster. Mortgage rates and costs fluctuate, so you don’t want to invest in a second home now that becomes unaffordable later. According to Part Time Money, If you are still a long way from paying off your first home, leave the vacation house on your bucket list and invest your extra money into your current mortgage.

Pick a Good Location

Your second home gives you some opportunity to explore locales you may not have considered as permanent residences. Maybe you live in the suburbs and want a beach-front bungalow to vacation in during the summer, or perhaps you’re looking to buy a larger property with extra land that you can build on and expand as the years go by. Consider how the cost of living will change in the second home’s location and what impact the neighborhood will have on the property’s value in the future. According to Alex Garridos, make sure to always research the area carefully before buying so that you don’t make a bad investment.

Buy a Second Home: Define Your Goals

Owning a second house can have many benefits, including space for relatives to stay when they’re in town, tax write-offs and lineage. The primary use of your second home will have a large influence on the value of its overall investment. If you don’t intend to spend more than a few days a year in it, you may not find the cost worthwhile and prefer to rent instead. According to Priority Mortgage, where your second home is and how you use it impacts how much property tax you must pay and the type of homeowners insurance coverage you’ll need. Work with a real estate agent and a professional accountant to go over the numbers and explore your options. With time, assistance and personal research, you’ll ultimately be able to make the best investment for your life today and for years to come. Looking to buy that second home? Check out our listings!

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0.1842
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$944,242
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31.58
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LEE
COUNTY
Access Undetermined
Bokeelia, FL 33922
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$70,000
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LEE
COUNTY
4199 Bay Beach Ln Dock#3a Ws
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
 
$30,000
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1.08
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
Corner Lot
Lehigh Acres, FL 33974
LEHIGH ACRES Subdivision
$89,900
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0.3162
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
4470 Seagrape Bend #25 Dr
Captiva, FL 33924
SAFETY HARBOR CLUB Subdivision
$184,000
Condo For Sale
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1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
980
SQFT
Riviera #107
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$334,000
Condo For Sale
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3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,663
SQFT
St. Tropez #705
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Fort Myers, FL 33916
Price Change - 5 days ago
$313,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
517
SQFT
Estero Beach And Tennis Club #PH2
7360 Estero Blvd Ph2
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
$49,900
Land For Sale
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0.0429
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
19681 Summerlin Lot 7 Rd
Fort Myers, FL 33908
PALMETTO PALMS R V Subdivision
$325,777
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,828
SQFT
26959 Wildwood Pines Ln
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WILDWOOD PRESERVE Subdivision
$6,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 34, Unit 5265
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$6,999
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 43, Unit 5344l L L
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$5,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 37, Unit 5366
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$8,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 40, Unit 5248l
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$9,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 41, Unit 5187
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$11,999
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 51, Unit 5182l
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$5,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 20, Unit 5284
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$6,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 35, Unit 5248l
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$8,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
11720 Coconut Plantation, Week 34, Unit 5385
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
HYATT COCONUT PLANTATION RESORT Subdivision
$9,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
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