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Florida is a popular location for the purchase of second or vacation homes because of the warm weather, beautiful locations, and vibrant communities. If you’ve already got your heart set on buying a second home, here are a few reasons why Florida could be the perfect location for your vacation home.
Whether or not you decide to purchase a waterfront property for sale, buying a home in Florida means that you can have easy access to the beach of your choosing. Choosing a home that is within walking distance to a beach can help you save some money versus a waterfront property, but with similar benefits. With so many beaches in Florida, finding a home that is near or on a beach will not be as difficult as it would be in other parts of the country. Considering the fact that 36% of those that buy vacation homes end up purchasing a home in a beach area, and Florida gives you many options when it comes to beach areas.
Strong Tourism Culture
In Florida, there will always be something fun and exciting to do. No matter what your interests are, there is most likely an opportunity for you to find others to partake in your hobby with you. In tourist towns, there are often new and trendy spots as well as the classic spots that make the town feel so distinct, so there is always something new to do. This means that your vacations will never be boring, no matter how many times you visit your vacation home during the year.
Always Warm Weather
If you’re looking for a vacation home that you can visit year-round, Florida is a great location. In the winter, Florida is still warm, sunny, and beautiful. In the summer, it can be quite hot, but the beautiful beaches and pools as well as various indoor activities can help you cool off. Buying a home in Florida means that you have the option for outdoor activities year-round.
Purchasing a second home in Florida is not also an investment in your future vacations, it can also be a traditional investment. With the popularity of Air BnB, you can easily list your second home for rent for short periods of time when you are not using it. You will most likely need to have a local contact to help with any troubleshooting that you may have to do with your renters, but it is overall very possible to remotely manage a rental property. If you are in a tourist-centered area then it will most likely be easy to rent out your property.
If you decide that you want to go about buying a home in Florida for your vacation home, contact one of the realtors at the Henri Frank Group to begin your process. We are excited to help you find your perfect second home!