The real estate market has always been cyclical. Property values tend to fluctuate. However, over the long term, property is an asset class that has a history of
delivering solid returns year after year. After all, land is a finite substance! It is even scarcer in coastal areas.
A second home does not have to sit unoccupied while you are away. If you rent your property for no more than two weeks during the year you can keep the revenue
tax free! The mortgage, interest and property taxes you pay for the property are completely deductible from your gross income! Here are some more tips on tax benefits for owning a second home.
You can elect to rent out your property more extensively while you are away. This is a great way to help cover the costs of ownership. Renting the property out to
other vacationers makes it possible for many of our clients to be able to purchase their “dream life” home. Generally, the more expensive the home, the higher the
rents you can expect. In the section below on taxes you will also see the tax and financial benefits you can achieve when renting your second home.
A second home is the beginning of a legacy for your family. There is something to be said for the familiar comforts of a “home away from home.” When you return to
the same location, year after year, you have the opportunity to establish long-term friendships with area neighbors and your family has the chance to catch up with
each other’s lives in a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere. You also have the option to pass it on, so that future generations can enjoy
an inheritance of great memories and take advantage of the opportunity to pass down family traditions.
You worked hard to get where you are – now is the time to enjoy it. When you buy a second home, you gain the advantage of owning and enjoying property in a
prime location even before you retire! And if you decide to make your second home your new primary home, the transition will be seamless. Many of our clients are
buying their dream home now in order to secure their future residence.