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How to Choose a Vacation Home? Let the Experts Guide You

July 2nd, 2013 | by The Update
How to Choose a Vacation Home? Let the Experts Guide You 1175 West Bay Road Harbor Springs MI 49740

Vacation homes, like this property at 1175 West Bay Road in Harbor Springs, Michigan, offer opportunities for generations of memories. Listed by Christy Berry for  $1,495,000.

Summer is here, and vacation time is under way. For homebuyers looking to extend their holidays throughout the year, a destination property can be a smart investment. Expert agents from Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty offer advice on choosing to buy where you play.

“Visit your destination more than once, so you can get a feel for every aspect of the community and how you fit in. If you plan on using the home year-round, make sure to make an off-season visit so you can see what it’s like when it’s less active. What’s beautiful in the summertime might not appeal to you as a retreat at other times of the year.” Nancy Dennis

“In the Southlake area, we have a lot of people who buy lake properties that are 45 minutes to an hour and a half away – not too far from home base. They can leave on Friday after work and return on Sunday, with no need to worry about vacation time. With lake rentals filling up so quickly, buying a lake home makes sense for a lot of our buyers – getting them close to the water and surrounded by beautiful scenery.” Wynne Moore

“Start with the Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty website. You’ll find a good mix of homes in ski, beach and lake communities and you can get an idea of the styles and amenities you like. And I have always told my clients who are thinking about a second home to pick a place that they know will be convenient for family and friends to visit.” Jeff Watson

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is Dallas’ luxury real estate leader, with more than 190 agents in five offices located throughout the Metroplex and access to the global Sotheby’s network, including more than 11,000 agents in 600 offices worldwide. For more information on escapes and second homesranch and land, and luxury homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth region and beyond, go to briggsfreeman.com.

 

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