Going to be away from your weekend home for a week or three? What will become of your indoor plants? Will they have a chance to survive without someone watering them?Read More about How To Water Indoor Plants While You Are Away From A Vacation Home
When you are buying a second home, there are different classifications of the home — which are used for tax purposes — based on how you use the home. These are important to understand as they can determine much about how the home is financed, your mortgage rate, and the taxes you pay on the house.Read More about Vacation Home vs. Investment Property: What’s the Difference?
One of the big challenges to acquiring a second home is to get the money to buy it. This, for most of us, means a mortgage, and the mortgage rules for a second home actually vary considerably from those that apply to a primary residence.
This article will walk through the need-to-know details about getting a mortgage for your second home.Read More about Second Home Mortgage Guide
Secondary homes have different drinking water requirements than a full-time residence. What are these differences, and what should you do to account for them?Read More about Vacation Home Water Testing: A Guide
Composting is a great way to limit your garbage and to create wonderful, clean soil for your garden but composting at a secondary residence comes with some challenges. Is it possible to compost somewhere you aren’t living full-time? Is it worth the effort?Read More about Can I Compost At My Vacation House?
A whole house generator is an amazing addition to any home, especially a second home, but they are expensive to operate. Not only do running hours mean more maintenance, but fuel is expensive and running the generator for hours at end uses a lot of it.
So how do you know if your home is on grid power or generator power?Read More about How To Know If Your Home Is On Generator Power
One of the most stressful parts about a second home is keeping tabs on it when you are away. One of the most valuable things you own is sitting idle, seemingly unprotected and often in a sparsely populated area, while you are hours away living your life. How can you keep track of your house while you are away?Read More about How To Monitor Your Vacation Home When You Are Away
Thinking about buying a vacation home? You know to expect a mortgage payment, home insurance, and taxes, but what else will you be spending money on to support your home?Read More about Vacation Home Expenses Checklist
What temperature should your vacation home be when you aren’t there? Every person you ask will have a different suggestion, so it’s hard to find an answer. Here are our thoughts.Read More about The Best Temperature Settings When You Are Away From Your Vacation Home
A vacation house is largely defined by the fact that you leave it at some point. This involves a shut down procedure that, for some of us, can be a quite involved ritual while for others is as simple as shutting off some lights and closing a few windows.
Here is a guide to shutting down your vacation house when you are headed back home for work on Monday or you won’t be back for a few weeks.Read More about Shutting Down Your Vacation House: A Guide