Winterize Your Vacation Home in 4 Easy Steps

Whether you own a beach home, ski condo or lakeside cottage, your vacation home is an important investment that you will want to winterize while you are not there, especially during the long winter months when temperatures dip below freezing and ice and wind storms can knock out electrical power.  Here are 4 easy steps […]

How to Buy a Vacation Home With Family or Friends

You want a lodge in the woods, a cottage by the sea, a chalet by a ski run or a lakeside retreat. But vacation homes are expensive, and who has the time to care for a second home in addition to a primary residence? So, here’s an idea: Split the financial obligations with a friend […]

Keys to Buying a Lakefront Vacation Home

Buying a lakefront vacation home is a bit like getting married: After enjoying the destination as a casual visitor, it’s time to make a long-term commitment and settle down. Where’s a good place to buy? Choosing where to buy depends largely on where you live, what you can afford, and whether or not you will […]

7 Tips For Buying a Vacation Home

by Trey Duling / BiggerPockets @biggerpockets Nov. 6, 2014 You may be tempted to finally buy that vacation place now that the housing market has healed. Here’s what to consider before you start house hunting. Many Americans contemplating a vacation home abandoned that dream when the housing market collapsed. But now that home values have […]