PROXIMITY TO YOUR
The easier it is to travel to your new home, the more
you will use it. Direct flights from major airports make it
easy to get to highly-sought-after destinations, including
international markets. Or, you may like to stay within a
four- to six-hour drive from your primary home.
Own a Piece of Paradise
Tips to Owning a Second Home By Kelly Godbey
Over 10 years ago, my husband and I made a life-changing decision—one that has brought peace and tranquility to our lives one month,
week or weekend at a time. After some soul-searching,
we purchased a second home—a beach house to build a
lifetime of memories with our family. Every time I cross
the bridge to the island and smell the salt air, it seems
that all of the cares of the world melt away.
Whether the mountain or salt air beckons you, rest
assured that you will not regret your time spent with
family and friends.
According to a 2013 National Association of Realtors
study, 80 percent of second home buyers purchased a vacation home for personal enjoyment, rather than investment. If you have found yourself vacationing to the same
area for several years, you might be in the market for a
second home. The primary motivation for second home
ownership should be to enhance your lifestyle—create an
ideal life, the one you’ve always dreamed of.
Should you find yourself in the market, consider the