There are several things to consider when shopping around for a second or vacation home, especially in the luxury vacation market. Everything from the overall design aesthetic to the location and more.
These are the top aspects to consider throughout your luxury vacation home search to help you find one that you will be happy to return to for many vacations to come.
Top of the line amenities
Think about the items that you wish you could utilize while you were on previous vacations or maybe renting out a vacation home on a prior vacation. Were you hoping to have amazing outdoor living spaces? Maybe you hoped to have a chef-style kitchen to prepare amazing meals that were healthy and full...
One of the largest national property brokers for the US, Redfin, conducted research and reported that the demand for a second or vacation homes across the country was up 70% from pre-pandemic levels as of October 2021. This number is shown to have jumped higher than August numbers showing a 48% gain but is still below January 2021’s record number of a 91% growth.
Home sales show that they continue to be on the rise during a time when the real estate market traditionally slows down. Many buyers right now are eager to lock in low mortgage rates as several headlines in the news show that mortgage rates are expected to increase especially as we get further into 2022.
What is driving a higher interest in vacation...
Give a thrifty facelift to outdated, careworn kitchen cabinets with a fresh coat of paint and updated fixtures. This is ideal for vacation homes, investment property on Sanibel Island or just trying to find a budget-friendly way to update your kitchen or bathroom.
Adding a gel stain, glaze or high-gloss or chalk-style paint can change your cabinets’ appearance from plain-Jane to shabby chic, rustic, farmhouse, modern or your own special style. An updated color can turn attention away from door styles that are no longer popular and spruce up builder-grade cabinetry.
Of course, it is important to prepare your cabinets for new...