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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:

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 …

Places to look for your second home

Places to look for your second home


This article was carried by the Times of India on December 4, 2010 under the title ‘Make the Most of your Second Home.’

When the time comes to look for a second home, we all have different ideas about what constitutes a second home. Most people will tend to agree that a second home should be one that is conducive to extended stays and one that probably could

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 …

Top Cities Where NRIs Should Buy Property to Settle

Top Cities Where NRIs Should Buy Property to Settle

With so many upcoming destinations it is indeed a daunting task for Non Resident Indians (NRIs) to choose a location to buy a property in India. Many things need to be taken into consideration – there is the place of your origin where you were born and your extended family must be living, which sometimes is also the first choice. Then there is the accessibility issue. Will you be able

The Comprehensive Guide to Profiting from Asian Holiday Real Estate

Our Buyer’s Guide is a resource for people interested in buying, selling, renting or letting holiday homes in the top tourist destinations across nations in Asia. Our aim is to bring together all information you need to know (as an investor) to ensure that your experience of the holiday home world is as smooth and trouble-free as possible. Here is a simple and handy Holiday Home Purchase Checklist you should

The HHT India Retirement Property Guide: A Must Read for NRIs

The current global economic conditions have once again made India an attractive destination for NRIs to invest in a property. But before investing in real estate in India you must be clear about the actual benefits, the options available, the procedure involved and pitfalls that may accompany such a financial decision.

Our comprehensive property guide for NRIs have some of the top tips, and articles on the rules and regulations

Don’t get Scammed: Buying Outright is much safer than Timeshare or Fractional Ownership

Unlike fractional ownership, a holiday home gives you the pride of owning a property of your own.

Unlike fractional ownership, a holiday home gives you the pride of owning a property of your own.

The concept of fractional ownership of a property was first introduced in the United States more than a decade back and is today being offered by many developers, housing corporations and players in the hospitality and leisure industry.

This type of ownership allows an investor to have a quarter, a fifth or even

Why Buying Early could mean a Stress Free Retirement

Buying a property young

Buying a property early in life makes sense in more ways than one.

People usually say that when it comes to buying a property it is always better to start early in life. But actually is this correct? If you ask me the same question I would rather say it all depends on what you are looking at by investing in a second home and how much savings do you

The 10 ‘First Things’ to think about before buying a Holiday Home

View of the living room at Infinity Residences

A furnished oceanfront property

Buying a holiday home is a dream and aspiration for most upper Middle Class families today. We have seen numerous projects and continuous advertisements promoting the concept of weekend homes. However, until recently second homes used to lack one key component that made them unattractive to investors – Rental income.

Essentially a family owning a second home used to have to reconcile themselves to maintaining a

The Bare Minimum you need to do to earn more than Long Term leasing

Infinity poolMaking money from your vacation home should not be a stressful and time-consuming affair. The most important hurdle to overcome is the mental block with attempting to make money from what used to be an indulgence for you and your family. Things to keep in mind are that beautiful homes need continuous love and care, and this usually means spending significant amounts on upgrading the furniture, adding newer luxuries, a