You have magic in those fingers, Girl.
Life felt so much better than in Virginia.
It sounds nice to have a vacation home, but I can assure you lots of issues randomly pop up once you own one. For example, I recently went up to my place in Squaw Valley for four days. When I entered, I found blue and green marker doodles all over my sofa and two sofa chairs! My condo is being professionally managed.
Rental income is also highly contingent on the weather for ski season. These last four years have been pretty dry, causing very little income growth even as the economy boomed back in the Bay Area. When you buy a vacation property, you are wed to that property until you sell.
Most American workers average weeks of vacation a year, excluding those who are able to work from home.
Only after 10 years at one firm did I finally have the ability and the guts to take six weeks of vacation off a year. Before making Executive Director, I knew taking too much time off would be career suicide. They are much more stringent on mortgages for vacation and investment properties because they assume you require rental income to afford the mortgage.
The IRS tax laws even allows you to rent out your vacation home for up to 14 days a year without paying taxes on the rental income generated from those days. But at the end of the day, you must think like the bank and consider any rental income from your vacation place as a bonus.
Forever is a very long time.
Can you imagine losing your job, and losing a ton of equity at the same time? You better have multiple income streamsstrong cash flow, and a financial backup plan if you plan to buy a vacation property.
I paid up for convenience and amenities because I was focused on lifestyle first. Hopefully you can do both.
For the large majority of people, buying a vacation property is a waste of money. The memories over the past eight years of ownership have been wonderful.
Shop around for a mortgage: Check the latest mortgage rates online through LendingTree.
Your goal should be to get as many written offers as possible and then use the offers as leverage to get the lowest interest rate possible. Interest rates have finally started to tick higher post election.
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