3 Questions to Consider When Thinking About Buying a Second Home

If buying a second home has been on your mind, there are three questions that’ll help you determine if it’s the right move for you.

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Buying a second home, for some, would be a dream come true—another home away from home. For others, it makes little sense. Those folks wonder, “Where is the value in buying a second home when I could Airbnb wherever I’d like to travel to in the world?” That question is fair, and they’re equally legitimate thoughts on the subject. 

If you’re someone who is leaning toward making this purchase, there are three questions you and your family should consider:

1. Is it going to be fun? A perk of buying a second home here in Colorado is that you’ll never be far from the mountains, and access to skiing, water, and hiking trails could make for long-term enjoyment for you and your family. 
Buying a second home and opening it up for short-term rent when you’re not there is a great way to pay the mortgage and even receive cash flow.
2. Could it make money for us? I’m speaking from experience, as my family and I bought a cabin for vacation stays and with the intention of renting it out when it wasn’t in use. Following the purchase, it didn’t take long before we had renters coming through, helping us shoulder the mortgage cost. This way, we can make visits when we like (Christmastime, the summer months, etc.) and allow renters to stay short-term for the rest of the year. Buying a second home and opening it up for short-term rent when you’re not there is a great way to pay the mortgage and even receive cash flow.

3. Can it grow? Don’t be dissuaded by the fact that growth may not be as rapid as it would be in, say, Denver. Instead, look at this purchase as a long-term investment that you can one day pass along to your children—putting the property in their name, creating an LLC, or buying it with your 401(k) are viable options. 

If you have any questions about buying a second home or if you need any help whatsoever with your real estate needs, please give me a call. I’d love to chat with you!

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