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Size matters – get the size of your holiday home right!

Size matters – get the size of your holiday home right!

After you have zeroed down on the location to buy your holiday home, it’s now time to decide the size of the property and the one that fits your budget and needs.

Moreover you would need to consider your long term usage of your holiday home. Today, your intention to buy your holiday home may be just for yourself, but after a while, you may consider renting it out to

Tips to choosing the right location to buy your holiday home

Tips to choosing the right location to buy your holiday home

 

Choosing the right location is very important for any property acquisition. When it comes to purchasing a holiday home where you intend spending vacations with your family, or maybe in the future when you can earn income by renting it out, the location becomes even more important.

Here are a few points that should be considered, before deciding on the location of your second home:

1- Buying for yourself:

Tips while designing the floor plan for your holiday home

Tips while designing the floor plan for your holiday home

Continuing with our series where we are reaching out to those who are in the process of building their Holiday Home, I felt another article was needed on the things to keep in mind when designing the floor plan or layout of the home.

Firstly I assume that the reason you are reading this blog is that you are not just interested in a holiday home which is a white

So you want to buy some land and build your own farm house?

So you want to buy some land and build your own farm house?

At some point during our life, we all toy with the idea of buying some land and building our own small farm house. As urban educated Indians in well paid jobs, we tend to feel that after we’ve paid up our mortgages that this would be a nice way to invest some money and also build something that we could use in our retirement. Ever since I’ve started TripVillas.com a …

Legal aspects to consider while buying a stand alone villa

Legal aspects to consider while buying a stand alone villa

 

If you are buying a villa within a gated community – whether directly from the builder or from an existing owner  – it is easier to know the legal status of the property. Ideally most builders have the documents required in buying and selling up-to-date and thus save a lot of time for the buyer. Before you decide to buy a stand alone property make sure that it’s a

Buying land versus buying in a gated community

Buying land versus buying in a gated community


A question we keep getting asked by prospective second home buyers is whether we would recommend buying land or buying a home in a gated community. I’ve personally thought extensively about this question and while I would like to give a single answer, my recommendation would depend on the personal circumstances and desires. First, let me summarize what I feel are the advantages and disadvantages of each type of investment:-

Holiday homes Vs. Timeshares Vs. Fractional Ownership

Holiday homes Vs. Timeshares Vs. Fractional Ownership

In many instances we have found upper middle class families confused about the differences between owning a vacation home or second home and investing in a product like a timeshare or fractional ownership. We get this query often and so it makes sense to define these differences.

Owning a holiday home: You own the property as per prevailing property laws in the country and state that the property is in.

Five best holiday home buying tips

Five best holiday home buying tips

Whether you are buying property to be used as a holiday home or a regular investment with full-time tenants, the real estate market is now offering great value to one’s investment.

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Let your holiday rental income pay your 2nd home mortgage

Let your holiday rental income pay your 2nd home mortgage


Buying your second home was perhaps the easiest part compared to what it is afterwards. With every property comes a list of expenses which cannot be avoided and your second home will be no exception.

A typical house will have the following expenses:
(i) Monthly mortgage payments
(ii) Insurance premium
(iii) Maintenance cost
(iv) Renovation or decorating costs.

These expenses come as an extra burden on the homeowner. Considering the

Tips to buying an old home and renovating it

Tips to buying an old home and renovating it

Though considered time consuming, renovating an old house gives the buyer scope to experiment and redesign according to his needs and style. Having said that, if constructing a house from scratch on your own could a pain, buying an old house and renovating it could be equally excruciating. However many home-seekers are now choosing to buy an old house and renovate it themselves.

Experts advice that if one is looking

Long-term lease versus holiday home rental – decide before you buy

Long-term lease versus holiday home rental – decide before you buy

Now that you have decided to buy your second home, it’s time to do some forward planning. There are a couple of questions that need to be answered without much ado. Some such important questions are: Since it’s your second home and you are not going to stay for than a couple of weeks a year, what do you intent to do when you are not staying? Will you keep …

10 Things Holiday Home Owners Should Know About the Average Traveler

Some vacation rental owners just have the edge over the competition because they go above and beyond what’s expected of them, and wow their guests with their hospitality. Are you one of them?

Some holiday home owners just have the edge over the competition because they go above and beyond what’s expected of them, and wow their guests with their hospitality. Are you one of them?

Simply because they don’t want what’s offered in a hotel room, they choose to stay in a holiday home. So you needn’t (shouldn’t to be more precise) ape what a hotel near your property is doing

Top 10 Destinations in India to Buy a Holiday Home in the Mountains

Top 10 Destinations in India to Buy a Holiday Home in the Mountains

As with any real estate, location counts more than any other single factor. The best vacation properties offer something special – view of the ocean, the mountain ranges, a dock on a lake. Mountain living can be a lot of fun. While some people opt to live in a mountain property as their primary residence, many others make them to vacation homes. If you are thinking about buying a property

Making the Most of Holiday Home Times

Making the Most of Holiday Home Times

Holiday Home Times is the leading resource for those looking to invest in a Vacation home, Second home, Retirement home or even a farm or Plantation. The reasons for doing so can vary – including wanting a beautiful place to visit regularly to recharge your batteries or else to have a place to visit in the winters or even simpler – to own an asset that generates a steady stream …