What to Look For When Shopping for a Second Home

Everyone knows that an occasional change of scenery can be just what’s needed to refresh and relax. Having to book a hotel for frequent travel can be challenging, especially during peak seasons, when availability is scarce and prices are sky high. In cases like these, having your own retreat is much more convenient.

The Right Time for a Second Home

Second homes have become a booming trend in the United States. More than 30 million Americans are expected to enter the second home market within the next ten years. [bctt tweet=”With the housing market flourishing, there’s no better time than now to make the leap into second home ownership.” via=”no”]

Location

If the main purpose is for you to gather together with friends and family, you’ll need it to be in an area that is somewhat accessible for everyone. It should also offer plenty of activities for various age groups. Also take into account the type of lifestyle you want at your second home. A condo can offer a resort-style experience with many of the routine maintenance needs taken care of. Finding a condo in a desirable location offers unsurpassed convenience and value.

Amenities

Condos are much more likely to have a wide variety of amenities than single homes. Many luxury condo communities have pools, waterfront views, security features and much more. These are amenities you’d otherwise have to pay for to get access to at your own house, but they’re a part of everyday living in luxury condos.

Consider Maintenance

Keep in mind that because a second home isn’t your primary residence, you’ll be away from it frequently. Opting for a traditional stand-alone home will require you to hire a management company to take care of maintenance and landscaping.  You will also need to invest in a good security system. Opting for a condo eliminates much of the maintenance associated with home ownership.

Lock and Leave Lifestyle

With high-end finishes, open concept floor plans and high ceilings, luxury housing offers an elevated quality of life. Access to outdoor sports, retail, dining, and entertainment means that there’s truly something for everyone. If you want to unwind after a long week, or invite friends and family for a fun-filled weekend, the lock and leave lifestyle is perfect!

Your Own Getaway

Whether you’re looking to buy a vacation home or simply want to downsize, buying a condo is your best bet. You get all of the benefits of homeownership combined with the ease of maintenance-free living. Life in your own private getaway is nothing short of paradise.

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