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After several years of diligently saving money, I’m nearly ready to purchase my first home. Because I’ve been thinking about buying a home for so long, I know exactly what I want my house to look like. I desire a place that has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. I also need a quiet space to set up my home office in. I want a massive, walk-in closet in my master bedroom. My master bathroom needs to have double vanities, a tiled, walk-in shower, and a Jacuzzi tub. On this blog, I hope you will discover how to set priorities during your new home search. Enjoy!


A New Home Search

What Are You Looking For In Vacation Homes?

Elli Jokela

When you want to invest in vacation homes for leisure, or to make money by renting them out to others, you need to shop wisely. There are many vacation homes and lots on the market, and you want to choose the best one for your needs, not just your budget.

Have a real estate agent who specializes in vacation properties assist you in finding the best one for your goals. Here's a guide that can help you tell homes and lots from one another when you're looking at vacation homes as well.

Proximity to town

Some vacation homes are very remote, making them ideal as relaxing getaway properties. However, a vacation home that is too far away from town amenities and necessities, such as parks, entertainment, food, and other shopping centers might not be ideal as long-term vacation homes.

If you want vacation homes that are intended to be an escape to nature for a few days at a time, then remotely-placed lots are excellent for building. If you want a vacation property that has more entertainment value and local attraction appeal, then look at vacation homes that are in town or closer to town.


No matter where vacation homes are located, if they don't have great views of the surrounding area and some type of privacy, they aren't much different from the other homes on the market. Any vacation homes you look at should have excellent views of the city or landscapes, have beautiful yards, or have no immediate neighbors (or be on a corner lot with few neighbors) to be effective vacation properties.

Before calling your real estate agent to look at any vacation homes you see for sale within your budget, drive by the properties and take a look around. Take note of how long you had to travel to get there and how quiet or loud the area is. Also, note the proximity of neighbors and the type of neighborhood these vacation homes are in. This way, you can decide how private or view-worthy these properties are before you even go into a more in-depth exploration.


Vacation homes should be comfortable, open, and modern in design. If you're buying a cheaper vacation home that needs repairs and renovations, make sure that you can afford these repairs and renovations right away after buying the property. Otherwise, you'll want to reconsider whether buying a fixer-upper vacation home is worth it. You may also be able to negotiate a cheaper price for your purchase to help offset the repair costs.

Keep these tips in mind when looking for vacation homes.