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5 Things to Look for When Buying a Luxury Vacation Home
There are many aspects to consider when purchasing a secondary home or a vacation home—especially a luxury vacation home—from the aesthetics of the space to the location and so much more. We’ve rounded up a few of the most important aspects to consider throughout your search for the perfect vacation home.
Think about the aspects of a property that excite you when you’re on vacation: a chef’s kitchen with premium appliances, a hot tub, a rooftop deck, or more fun amenities are great to look for throughout your search and will be a big standout for potential guests.
Modern turnkey property
Although the décor and design will obviously change, a great luxury vacation home is ideally move-in ready, with minimal updates or repairs needed. Styles of homes can certainly vary, but you’ll want to look for a house with an overall modern feel. If you have a larger budget to make property improvements, look for a house with the architecture and floor plan that you desire.
If you’re seeking a beach home, is it walkable to the beach or a 10-minute drive to the beach? If you’re seeking a ski home, does it boast ski-in, ski-out access or are the lifts a bus ride away? Typically, the closer to area amenities a home is, the better. If it’s not so close, ensure there are convenient ways to get there.
Perfect for photographing
Beyond just being aesthetically pleasing, it’s important for your vacation home to photograph well—potential guests of the home will appreciate a space that’s well lit, with photos that accurately depict the space. The way the house faces—east or west is considered the most optimal—may be something to keep in mind, too.
The real estate market is hot right now, especially in certain parts of the country. The demand for vacation rentals is also growing—people want to make up for lost time and get back to vacationing. Keep an eye on market trends to decide where to purchase your home: Some of the most popular growing destinations to buy in right now include Palm Springs, California; Big Sky, Montana; and Seaside, Oregon.
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The Scoop on Inspirato’s Unmatched, Five-Star Service for Homeowners
From maintenance and repairs, to housekeeping and concierge services, you’ll have a dedicated team handling property management needs when you lease your vacation home through Inspirato. We sat down with Portfolio Management Managers Emma Castleton and Ava Brewer, who have both been with Inspirato for almost seven years and excel in providing five-star services to Inspirato’s homeowners. Read on for answers to some of our most frequently asked property management questions.
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Real Estate Market Insights for Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island is nestled among the palm trees on the coast in the charming Lowcountry of South Carolina, offering a fabulous selection of first-class amenities and emphasis on family enjoyment. As a popular destination for the real estate market, with increases in median sale price (+17% to $890,000 YTD as of May 2022*) and decreases in days on market until sale (-23% to 80 days YTD as of May 2022*), it’s now more important than ever to make sure you have a trusted and experienced real estate partner by your side.
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Investing in a Vacation Home During Rising Interest Rates
As interest rates rise, you could be wondering whether or not it’s still a good idea to invest in a second property or vacation home. Keep reading to hear from Alisa Koenigsberg, a loan officer in Colorado who closely studies real estate trends, on why you shouldn’t wait to buy a vacation home. We asked Alisa a few questions about current market trends—see her insight below.
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