How to Find A Beautiful Vacation Home Within Your Budget

by Tanya Kerr 05/12/2019

A beautiful vacation home that doesn’t overstretch your budget is what everyone craves for during holidays. There is just nothing like it. However, you need some fantastic tips to find that perfect house that fits your family needs and budget:

Do the Research

Finding the perfect holiday house requires a lot of research, both online and offline. When using the internet, sort by budget, so you know what is possible on your budget. There are a plethora of travel blogs and websites out there where you can review and rate various vacation homes. These help you to get an idea which neighborhood has the most beautiful homes and which homes are available for you.

Get an inspector

Before you buy the house, it is advisable you hire a home inspector to examine the house for issues and the condition of its features. Most of these houses that look perfect on photos are nothing close to that in reality. A home inspector will find everything worth finding out about the house and give you a good idea of what it is worth. Make sure you inspect the house before making any payment.

New houses are the best

When looking for a vacation home to buy, try as much as you can to buy a new home. New houses require less maintenance than old or renovated ones. Opt for a new property because it comes with less hassle compared to an older property. A vacation home comes with its set of expenses so buying a new home in pristine condition is the best thing you can do to reduce running costs.

Rent before you purchase

One trick people use when trying to buy the best vacation home is to rent it at first. By doing so, they get to know the house, the faults and things that are lacking. If you are to do this, you won’t even require the service of a home inspector since you will have the first-hand experience. So, rent the house for a month at least, before you finally buy.

Tax implication

Finally, consider the tax implication before purchasing a vacation house. Don’t assume you already know that based on your primary residence because the property tax might run higher than your first house. The tax rate in the area may be higher compared to where you live so be sure to check and calculate it ahead.

Buying a perfect vacation home that fits into your budget can be a daunting experience most times. With the above tips, you won’t be overwhelmed. Speak to a real estate agent to assist you with your vacation home search.

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Tanya Kerr

Thanks for tuning in. I'm a Navy vet, military spouse, and mother, who happens to be an amazing realtor. After moving over a dozen times in 20 years we decided Northern Virginia was the best place to raise our family. I get enormous satisfaction from helping others find and sell great homes in Virginia. I utilize professional staging and photography to ensure you get the greatest return on your investment. I make sure buyers keep the goals and budget in sight as we work together to find the home and community that fits their family. Put Tanya's experience, caring and work ethic on your side, contact Tanya today with your real estate concerns.