It’s never too early to begin planning your vacation home purchase. Here’s what you need to know, whether you’re buying tomorrow or 10 years from now.

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If you’ve been wanting to buy a vacation home (or a permanent one), today we’re going to teach you everything you’ll need to know. We’ll also show you the top 10 best places to buy, so if you don’t have an idea in mind yet, we can give you some great suggestions. Before you decide to purchase your perfect getaway, here are some things to keep in mind.

The market is great, and people who have bought in the last few years have seen their equity skyrocket. There are a variety of loans available, and many don’t necessarily need huge down payments. Even if it’s something you’re simply thinking about, it’s a good idea to see if you’re qualified and find out what your affordability is like. It’s never too early to start planning.

Do research on the area you’re interested in. Is it a seasonal place or does it see traffic year round? What is the market doing? You want to purchase at the right time. You also want to go in with a plan, whether you’re wanting to purchase immediately or years from now. You can even leverage your home as a rental or Airbnb for when you’re not there. There are many different options that can help you pay for your property instead of having to wait and save.

“Go in with a plan, whether you’re wanting to purchase immediately or years from now.”

Don’t have an idea of where to buy? Here are the top 10 places to retire:

  1. Lakeland, Florida
  2. Dallas Fort Worth, Texas
  3. San Antonio, Texas
  4. Nashville, Tennessee
  5. Grand Rapids, Michigan
  6. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  7. Austin, Texas
  8. Sarasota, Florida
  9. Fort Meyers, Florida
  10. Lancaster, Pennsylvania

If you need help making a plan, figuring out your numbers, or buying your perfect property, feel free to reach out to us. We have some great agents who will put you on the perfect path toward your vacation home goals. We look forward to hearing from you soon.