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Tips for Buying a Vacation Home

Tips for Buying a Vacation or Second Home

Investing in a second home is a great way to vacation.  Whether it’s a beachfront condo or a Disney-adjacent single family home, there are so many wonderful ways to make lasting memories with your family.

But, before you jump in, review these 6 tips:

1. Keep costs within the budget.  Unless you’re paying cash, make sure you get prequalified for a loan before you start looking.  And don’t overspend:  you’ll need cash for ice cream.

2. Determine the frequency of use.  If you’re going to be spending a week or a month at a time at your vacation home, then you may not mind spending half the day in the car (or in airports) to get to your destination, but if it’s a weekend home, you’ll probably want it a little closer. 

3. Pick the right location.  Pick an area that offers what you want.  If you’re not a beach person, maybe homes with the Gulf of Mexico in the backyard isn’t where you should be looking. 

4. Understand upkeep.  If you don’t want to hire a lawn service to mow a large yard, you may want to consider a maintenance-free condo or town home. 

5. Research rental potential and costs.  If you intend to rent out the property, be sure to research things like renter’s insurance and what properties in the area are renting for. 

6. Think about resale and changing needs.  Don’t forget to factor resale value into your decision.

These tips are summarized from Barbara Ballinger.  Read more at Realtor Mag.

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Beachfront Mediterranean with Soaring Ceiling For Sale

Beachfront Mediterranean For Sale

This gorgeous Mediterranean style beachfront home is located in Redington Beach along the silky white sands of the shore of the Gulf of Mexico.

Within you’ll discover 4 bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms in over 5,000 square feet of elegance, and multiple patios and covered porches overlooking the expansive beach and sparkling waters of the Gulf.

Beachfront Mediterranean For Sale

Beachfront Mediterranean For Sale:  sunsets in your backyard

Enjoy Florida’s stunning colorful sunsets every evening from your own backyard.

Beachfront Mediterranean For Sale:  poolIt’s only steps from your heated pool to the Gulf when you want to enjoy a swim.

Beachfront Mediterranean For Sale

Beachfront Mediterranean For Sale

Beachfront Mediterranean For Sale:  gourmet kitchen with granite, stainless steel, and views of the Gulf

The gourmet kitchen comes with granite counters, stainless steel Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, custom designer cabinets, and a walk-in-pantry.

Beachfront Mediterranean For Sale:  master suiteThe huge master suite boasts plenty of sun-filled windows to take in the view of the Gulf right from the comfort of your own bed, as well as featuring two walk-in-closets, a 75-inch TV, coffee maker and refrigerator.

Beachfront Mediterranean For Sale:  Master Bath

Beachfront Mediterranean For Sale:  theater room

The home also includes a newly-installed security system, a Creston iPad to control your automated home, a 40kw gas generator, and a 5+ car garage.

To see details, more photos, and a map, please VISIT THIS LISTING.

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Listing courtesy of CENTURY 21 COAST TO COAST
Photos Copyright 2014 Mid Florida MLS

Beachfront Vizcaya Condo with Wraparound Terrace for Sale

Beachfront Vizcaya Condo with Wraparound Terrace for Sale

This beautiful home is located in Vizcaya of Redington Beach, FL, which consists of 8 luxury condos.

Entering this residence through the private lobby, you’ll discover 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths in 3,940 square feet, but what will really capture your attention are the floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that look out over your private, wraparound terrace and the sparkling Gulf of Mexico. 

Beachfront Vizcaya Condo with Wraparound Terrace for Sale: stuning view of Florida's sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico

Beachfront Vizcaya Condo with Wraparound Terrace for Sale:  a pool and the beach in your backyard

You can spend your days enjoying the sunny Floridian weather, the cool breezes off of the Gulf, and the silky white sands of the beach that are just steps from your private poolside cabana.

Beachfront Vizcaya Condo with Wraparound Terrace for Sale:  with floor to ceiling windows and doors looking out over the Gulf of Mexico

Beachfront Vizcaya Condo with Wraparound Terrace for Sale:  Gourmet Kitchen

The kitchen is a chef’s dream with expansive granite counters, stainless steel Sub-Zero appliances, a built-in recipe desk, and a large pantry.

Beachfront Vizcaya Condo with Wraparound Terrace for Sale:  a Master Suite with a view of the Gulf of Mexico

Relax in your sumptuous master suite which boasts two giant walk-in-closets and automatic shutters that can be opened to a dramatic view of the Gulf.

Who wouldn’t want to wake up to that every morning?

Beachfront Vizcaya Condo with Wraparound Terrace for Sale

Plus, you’ll be pampered by the master en suite with its double sink vanity, separate water closet, jacuzzi tub, and rain shower.

Beachfront Vizcaya Condo with Wraparound Terrace for Sale:  Private Lobby

Beachfront Vizcaya Condo with Wraparound Terrace for Sale

Beachfront Vizcaya Condo with Wraparound Terrace for Sale:  step out of your backdoor onto the silky sands of the beach

This unit also features a separate office, garage parking and storage under the building, and hurricane shutters.

To see details, more photos, and a map, please visit this listing.

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Listing courtesy of COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL
Photos Copyright 2014 Mid Florida MLS

Beachfront “Castle” for Sale in Redington Beach, FL

Beachfront "Castle" for Sale in Redington Beach, FL

This luxurious estate, set right on the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico along Florida’s sunset coast, is brimming with elegant Old World charm.

It has 5 bedrooms and 5 full baths in 4,195 square feet, and was originally built in 1930.

In addition to the main house, the carriage house has a 3-car garage and a 1,000 square foot game room and theater combination, which feature their own kitchenette and bath.

Beachfront "Castle" for Sale in Redington Beach, FL

Beachfront "Castle" for Sale in Redington Beach, FL:  Sunset Behind Pool with Bridge

A walking bridge spans the private pool, where you can relax and enjoy Florida’s colorful sunsets, surrounded by palm trees.

A few steps away are the silky white sands of Redington Beach.

Beachfront "Castle" for Sale in Redington Beach, FL:  Kitchen and Dining Room with Water View

 

Beachfront "Castle" for Sale in Redington Beach, FL:  Kitchen with Copper Stove Hood

Inside, you’ll find soaring ceilings, travertine and Brazilian walnut floors, a Thermador gas cooktop, and a Sub-Zero fridge.

Beachfront "Castle" for Sale in Redington Beach, FL:  Large, Vaulted Master Suite with View of Gulf of Mexico

 

Beachfront "Castle" for Sale in Redington Beach, FL:  Master Bath with Claw Foot Tub

The welcoming master suite boasts its own private balcony, two walk-in-closets, and an ensuite, complete with a claw foot tub and a large shower, that overlooks the Gulf.

Beachfront "Castle" for Sale in Redington Beach, FL:  Large Walk-in-Closet with Custom Built-Ins

Beachfront "Castle" for Sale in Redington Beach, FL:  Media Room

Beachfront "Castle" for Sale in Redington Beach, FL:  Located right on Florida's sunset coast along the Gulf of Mexico beaches.

To view details, more photos, and a map, please visit this listing.

Listing Courtesy PREMIER SOTHEBY’S INT’L REALTY
All photos Copyright 2014 Mid Florida MLS

Own an Island off the Gulf of Mexico in Florida’s Charlotte Harbor

Own an Island off the Gulf of Mexico in Florida's Charlotte Harbor

This one-of-a-kind piece of true paradise can be yours!

Little Bokeelia Island offers over 100 acres of extraordinary tropical living nestled between Little Bokeelia Bay and Charlotte Harbor, just off of the Gulf of Mexico on Florida’s sunset coast.

Own an Island off the Gulf of Mexico in Florida's Charlotte Harbor

Spend your days relaxing with your toes buried in the white silk sands as the sun sparkles on the glistening blue water that stretches to the horizon.

Or enjoy a stroll through your private nature trail as you listen to the leaves of the palm trees gently rusting in the cool breezes sweeping in from the Gulf.

Own an Island off the Gulf of Mexico in Florida's Charlotte Harbor

The island’s luxurious Spanish style home features 4 bedrooms plus a den and 4 1/2 baths in 6,486 square feet of indoor space, as well as numerous porches and patios. 

From the cathedral ceilings to the marble floors and from the family room’s wood-burning fireplace to the beach in your backyard, this sprawling romantic estate is a dream come true.

Own an Island off the Gulf of Mexico in Florida's Charlotte Harbor

Own an Island off the Gulf of Mexico in Florida's Charlotte Harbor

Own an Island off the Gulf of Mexico in Florida's Charlotte Harbor

Own an Island off the Gulf of Mexico in Florida's Charlotte Harbor

Own an Island off the Gulf of Mexico in Florida's Charlotte Harbor

Own an Island off the Gulf of Mexico in Florida's Charlotte Harbor

Own an Island off the Gulf of Mexico in Florida's Charlotte Harbor

Own an Island off the Gulf of Mexico in Florida's Charlotte Harbor

Own an Island off the Gulf of Mexico in Florida's Charlotte Harbor

For more detailed information, please visit this listing:  0 LITTLE BOKEELIA ISLAND BOKEELIA, FL

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Listing courtesy of MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY
Photos Copyright 2014 Mid Florida MLS