For those considering owning a holiday home, but not sure how to go about it, or what to expect here is a rundown of what is involved with owning a holiday home and how to make it happen.
Looking at your Budget
The first thing you are going to need to do when considering looking into owning your own holiday home is to look into the costs involved and how much of an investment you are going to need to make. Of course this depends on where you want to buy and the kind of property you are looking to invest in, however there are also added extra costs that you will need to take into consideration.
You will need to consider that any second home you buy will incur a transfer duty, otherwise known as stamp duty. You will need to hire a specialist to come and do a professional valuation. You will need to pay out for property inspections and for surveyor to check the structural elements of the property. You will have to pay for the real estate agent fees, the legal fees and the conveyancing costs will also need to be taken into consideration.
Once a holiday home has been bought then there are of course the ongoing living and maintenance costs that you will need to be factored in also. You will need to take out a home and contents insurance policy to protect your home and your belongings. This is particularly important for holiday homes as there will not always be someone there so they can be key targets for thieves. The moving costs and utility bills will also need to be factored in. You will also need to pay the council rates, body corporate fees, maintenance costs and cleaning, furniture and fittings and any building and renovation work that may be necessary. So these extra costs all need to be a part of the budget that you have available for this investment.
Where and How?
Once you have weighed up the costs involved you then need to decide on the type of property you are interested in and the sorts of people you will want to rent it out to, if that is what you intend to do. Holiday homes can bring in a fantastic extra income but it does take time and money to get right at the beginning. Look at well established holiday home areas like Winter Park Real estate, where holiday homes are located in popular tourist destinations that offer a wide of activities to anyone visiting and therefore a steady stream of tourism.
The best place to start in getting the ball rolling, now that you’ve established your budget and you know where you want to invest, is to hire an agent who will be able to guide you through the process. They are the best people to advise you on the process involved and sometimes are even able to take on the day to day management of your holiday home should you want to rent it out to other holidaymakers.